• Location: Newport, Rhode Island
  • Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)
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Take in Rhode Island’s scenic shoreline on a 90-minute sightseeing cruise through Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay. Aboard an open-air, fully restored lobster boat, enjoy a narrated tour as you pass Newport and Jamestown harbor fronts, and see landmarks like Fort Adams, gilded-age mansions and the famous Clingstone house. Your trip includes a complimentary Rhode Island-styled refreshment, as well as a cash bar.


  • Fully narrated tour
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Family friendly
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

What You Can Expect

Newport Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

See it all from the water

Arrive early to the launch point at Bowen’s Wharf, where your memorable sightseeing cruise departs at set morning and afternoon hours. (Please see ‘Important Info’ tab for sail times.) Board the lovely MV Gansett and find a comfortable seat in the cabin or on the open deck for the 90-minute float through Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay's East Passage. Relax and admire unobstructed views of the shoreline and attractions like Fort Adams, Hammersmith Farm, the Kennedy Compound and the fascinating Clingstone ‘House on the Rock’.  

As for refreshment, morning cruisers are offered a complimentary mimosa, freshly-brewed coffee, tea, and juice. Afternoon guests partake in a complimentary offering of regional beverages like Del's Lemonade, Yacht Club soda and Coffee Cabinets. A cash bar is also available, serving local beers, wines and hard cider.

Your cruise ends back at the departure point with plenty of time to explore the bay front.

Customer Reviews

Dina Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Informative AND entertaining!
After doing all of the walking, self-guided tours of the mansions and some quick shopping, this tour was the perfect way to end our day trip to Newport.

Viator will be the first place I check when looking for something to do at all of our vacation destinations!

Claire B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Excellent. Nice boat, brilliant commentary ...very funny! And super weather too!

Ann P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Great experience! Friendly, knowledgeable staff!

Monica F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This was an amazing tour! It was relaxing and entertaining and they served us drinks and a wonderful snack! Would do it again and recommend it!

Jolene G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Crew was wonderful and the cruise was great. A lot of interesting information and history in the 1.5 hr tour. Would definitely recommend to anyone who has a short amount of time to explore Newport.

Ahmed M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Great cruise with professional crew and an excellent tour guide.

Marc S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Thanks for an informative and fun way to see the bay and surrounding areas! Our tour guide was awesome and the complimentary drink was a nice touch.

Eileen O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Wicked Awesome! - not crowded - interesting and Verrrrrrryy entertaining narrator! and free lemonade
city parking is very close by
great views of humongous sailboats under full sail

Marie P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Our tour guide was amazing and provided a fun and educational historic overview of some beautiful homes and popular sites. As a native Rhode Islander, there was so much I didn't know. The Clingstone House by far was the most intriguing!!

Shannon M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

A wonderful and affordable trip which includes a drink and an entertaining tour guide. Greatly recommended when the weather is nice to go out boating.

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