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Newport, Rhode Island: Scenic Narragansett Bay Cruise

1. Newport, Rhode Island: Scenic Narragansett Bay Cruise

Take in the classic New England fall scenery aboard the comfortable Coastal Queen on a city cruise from Newport, Rhode Island. Listen as local guides share their knowledge of the historic sites that surround the Newport Harbor and the Jamestown shoreline. See historic church steeples, Bowen’s and Banisters Wharves, lighthouses, forts, mega yachts, mansions, and more on the tour. You may even spot a seal or two. The Coastal Queen offers maximum comfort and has a weatherproof interior that can be heated on chilly days, a bar, panoramic views, and an open-air top-covered deck where the side curtains can roll up for catching the ocean breezes or rolled down for warmth.

Newport, RI: Evening Cocktail Cruise of Narragansett Bay

2. Newport, RI: Evening Cocktail Cruise of Narragansett Bay

Experience Newport Harbor and Lower Narragansett Bay as the sun goes down while sipping a special complimentary drink. See mega yachts, lighthouses, historic church steeples, the Newport Pell Bridge, Rose Island, the Jamestown shoreline, historic forts, and so much more from aboard the Coastal Queen. Enjoy panoramic views from the warm and weatherproof main salon or from the open-air upper deck. Additional refreshments are available for purchase at the cash-only bar onboard. Coastal Queen staff follow the most current health guidelines to ensure your experience is safe and enjoyable. After the cruise, take a moment to walk around and soak up the vibrancy of this coastal town. Checkout out the shops or enjoy a sweet or savory treat in one of the many cafes lining the port.

Newport: Motorized Yacht Sightseeing Cruise

3. Newport: Motorized Yacht Sightseeing Cruise

Enjoy a sightseeing cruise of Newport Harbor aboard a classic motor yacht and discover the city's coastline from the water. See waterfront mansions and former speakeasies, and hear interesting stories about the people who occupied these properties back in the day. Head to the meeting point and board the Rum Runner II, a classic yacht built in 1929 during the height of Prohibition. Learn about how the boat was originally built for 2 New Jersey mobsters and how she was used to elude the Coast Guard while smuggling contraband cases of rum and other alcohol. Cruise by Newport mansions and former speakeasies, lighthouses, islands, and many other points of interest along the waterfront, listening to interesting stories about them as you sail. Take advantage of the covered area or soak up the sun on the open section of the deck. Book your sightseeing cruise during a morning departure time to take advantage of the morning mimosa cruise and enjoy a complimentary mimosa to sip on during your boat tour.

Newport, RI: Lighthouse and Mimosa Cruise

4. Newport, RI: Lighthouse and Mimosa Cruise

Start your day in with style on a 75-minute, narrated lighthouse tour of scenic Newport Harbor. Take in some classic New England scenery aboard the boat, while sipping a morning drink. Listen as local guides share their knowledge of the four lighthouses surrounding Newport Harbor. Along the way, see historic church steeples, the Jamestown shoreline, the Newport Pell Bridge, Clingstone, Hammersmith Farm, the Newport Harbor mansions, mega yachts, offshore lobster and fishing vessels, and so much more. Kick back in the warm, covered, and virtually weatherproof main salon, or hit the open-air upper deck for catching the ocean breeze. Wherever you choose, enjoy sipping your drink while taking in the panoramic views in absolute comfort

Newport, RI: Autumn Lighthouse Cruise of Narragansett Bay

5. Newport, RI: Autumn Lighthouse Cruise of Narragansett Bay

Enjoy Daffodil Days with a sightseeing lighthouse cruise from Newport or Jamestown. Jump aboard for a uniquely narrated tour in a spacious, warm, and cozy environment. Take a seat at the beautiful teak wood bar and have a refreshment as you sail through Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay. Board the Coastal Queen and welcome the blossoms and fresh air. Celebrate the coming of spring while listening to an interesting commentary and enjoying a drink at the bar. The boat is spacious, warm, and cozy, with each seat guaranteeing a panoramic view of the surrounding harbor and bay. Stand up and move around the spacious vessel, look out over the Atlantic Ocean, and try to catch sight of a seal or two in the water. Sit in the covered salon for some comfort, or get out on the upper deck and soar with the wind.

Newport Sightseeing Schooner Sailing Tour

6. Newport Sightseeing Schooner Sailing Tour

Cruise through Newport Harbor and experience Narragansett Bay like never before! On this 1.5 hour sightseeing cruise, you'll see some of Rhode Island's most captivating coastal sights, including Fort Adams State Park, Rose Island and so much more. Ride aboard the Schooner Madeleine, a smooth, gentle sailing Schooner with some speediness to boot. Madeleine is a 72-foot 2 masted schooner, which was specifically designed and built to carry passengers easily and safely sailing through the local waters of Newport. The schooner Madeleine maintains 19th century sailboat style with a 21st century sailing comfort and convenience. Beverages are available for purchase onboard.

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What people are saying about Newport, Rhode Island

We had friends in from Ohio who never been to the ocean. The weather was perfect and our tour guide did an amazing job telling the history of the bay. We look forward to doing it again, this time for the sunset cruise!

It was so fun and informative. We had a beautiful sunny day so it was very enjoyable.

Great way to experience the beauty of the coast line. Relaxing and educational.

Relaxing and informative way to see part of Newport. Great commentary and boat.

We really enjoyed our trip to Newport RI and can’t wait to return.