Reviews of Gansett Cruises (Travel Agency)

2 Bowens Landing, Newport, RI 02840, United States

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REVIEWS OF Gansett Cruises IN Rhode Island

Edna Prieto

This cruise was so much fun! It had many great sights, lots a history told, a champagne toast and the most beautiful sunset view. The crew were extremely friendly and professional. Can’t wait until my next one.

Steven Blake

Great customer service. Entertaining narrator. Nice boat. Great way to see the harbor, all the boats, lighthouses, and coastal properties from the ocean side.

Andrew Daughters

Shannon Kelso

Alison Shirley

This was an amazing boat ride through the Newport Harbor! The guide made the trip funny and interesting as we rode around the beautiful harbor! We learned a ton about the history, boats, and houses located in the harbor! We highly recommend this tour, and yes furry friends are also welcome :).

John Whelan

One of the best tours I've ever experienced.....

Shannon Wittwer

Toni Mills

Loved this narrated tour of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay. We were a party of 5 including two young boys and an adult on crutches. The boat was ideal for us all, the boys roamed on the foredeck and up on the top deck while the adults relaxed on the main level in the shade. Choice of complimentary dels lemonade or warwich ice cream where a pleasant bonus. The commentary was both informative and amusing. Be sure to make an effort to find Gansett as she is tucked away at the end of Bowens Wharf next to the Aquidneck Lobster Company. I already am making plans to take visiting friends and my Mother on a cruise this summer.

Joseph Couto


Peggy McCarthy

The 12:30 afternoon cruise was very relaxing and informational. Great crew. We are planning on going again. A must to do in Newport, R. I.

brandon chiappetta

The crew, the veiws, the price are great.

Nancy Eastwood

Anna McClain

Aiden Toth

Alana Lafferty

Sim G

Had a blast nice boat great tour guide

Tom O'Loughlin

On time departure, good information and (two) free local RI beverages on the boat made it a great activity.

Sharon Wu

gail golden

What a great cruise!!! Our tour guide Chris was fantastic!!! Not only was he very knowledgeable pointing out all the places of interest and the history behind them.He also has a great sense of humor which made the trip so much fun!!!! Would definitely recommend taking this cruise and will do it again on our next visit!!!!

Geng Shen

Raven Atria

Great crew and tour

Jessica Lambiase

Bought 13 tickets to celebrate a birthday, we didn’t all get there at the same time so we split into two groups and it was still great. Narration was great, funny and easy to follow, great route. Just a beautiful night everything was great.

Carole Brooks

Dave Pincy

Scott Stein

The lighthouse and mimosa tour was great!Really enjoyed the cruise! Great crew! Would definitely recommend this for anyone that's in town for the day!

Badri Raghavan

My family and I loved this cruise! The captain and his crew have an excellent, engaging tour of the Newport harbor. Wasn’t too long or too short. Highly recommend.

Lisa DeMase

We have come to Newport every june for a week for the past 10+ years and Gansett tours is always something we love to do! Captain John and the staff are wonderful, the ride is beautiful and the narrative is great. They even have treats for everyone depending on the cruise. We really do it now to take in the beauty of Newport from the water and love that it's 1.5 hours. We highly recommend this wont be disappointed!! Thank you for yet again another wonderful cruise today!!!

St Bird

Enjoyed the experience greatly and awesome staff.

Christy Voelker

Awesome guide, great info, very funny and entertaining! Beautiful boat!

amanda Nevitt

We did the sunset cruise and it was such a nice night. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable of local history,even as a native rhode islander I learned a thing or two. I highly recommend them.

Nicole A

I grew up in RI and have been to Newport countless times, but taking this tour was a wonderful experience. Chris narrated beautifully and I learned a lot. I believe the other staff member's name was Sarah, she was very friendly and welcoming. Would absolutely recommend the mimosa cruise!!

Sheri Rogers

Fun time.

Raymond Mullaney

I've taken7 out of town friends on 3 trips. All raved about it. I'll take ALL my out of town visitors on this tour.

Cheryl Whipple

Love this cruise! Very attentive hosts. Despite the rain and the soaking we received as we tooled around the bay, we enjoyed the corny jokes of our tour guide and were thankful for his helper who brought us rain ponchos, complimentary stuffies (stuffed quahog or clam) and champagne, other drinks, snd collected our empties. Sorry we forgot ypur names! Yes, it was wet and No, we did not see a sunset, but the weather is what it is! Highly recommend this 1.5 hour cruise. We learned something new even after years of Newport boat and other tours. Gonna keep it to ourselves so as not to spoil your cruise! Will return on a hopefully fairer weather day!

Melvin Ramos-Yambó

Kevin Banahan

Great time even with it being foggy. Great tour and nice and friendly crew. Tour guide was very informative and even being in Newport many times, learned a lot. Nice champagne toast. Even had a wedding proposal on our tour. Great time by all. Want to go back on a clear night. Was great to be able to take our dog and saw a few on ours that night.

Alex O

Loved it! Would like to go again. We went on the 5 o'clock sunset tour and the views were stunning. The tour guide was entertaining and informational. The complementary stuffed clam was tasty. I would definitely recommend this tour to friends!

John Kryspin

Great tour guide, great wine and food and nice beer

Deb Thompson

Almut Prang

Hannah Lipman

We went on this 90 minute tour around the harbor with Patrick as our tour guide and Jeff as captain. We had the BEST time. The crew could not have been nicer and Patrick was both hilarious and informative. It was a gorgeous day and we had the best experience! Highly recommend Gansett Cruises.

Mario Tavares

Dan Dyer

Nice tour, says 90 mins it's was 70 mins

Dawn Dolloff

Great guide, great boat, great ride. I definitely will do it again!

Mary Lou Reska

Rasika Kumar

Great experience .. absolutely worth it


Becky Chodzin

Had so much fun. The guide was funny and informative. Liked the stuffie (Delicious). Wear layers and a hood (hats don't work too well) because it can get windy and chilly at certain points on the trip. Length of trip was perfect and a good deal for the price. SIT ON THE TOP FOR UNOBSTRUCTED VIEWS. SIT ON THE BOTTOM FOR A CUSHIONED SEAT AND BACK.

Marie pla

For the price $20.00 is a nice cruise.

Sylvia Collins

Chris Tofanicchio

Great tour with a complimentary beverage. Our tour guide Christopher was very informative and very funny. The entire staff were professional and welcoming.

Melanie Rebecca

My husband and I first went on a Gansett Sunset Cruise last year while visiting Newport. We just returned from another weekend and had to take the time to enjoy another fantastic cruise. The staff is wonderful and the guide, Patrick, was quite entertaining. The captain was an excellent navigator, as we did have to deal with some waves from passing boats. The onboard wine was probably the most inexpensive glass of wine in Newport ($5!). It was also very tasty. The views were spectacular and we saw a stunning sunset. For the price of the trip, you cannot beat this experience. I would most definitely recommend!

Lynne McCaskill

Best sightsee cruise I have ever taken. John was awesome! Friendly, knowledgeable, funny and made the cruise most special!!!

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Giuliano Conte

Good location and friendly staff, but it was really choppy today and 3 of us were getting sea sick. Also FYI the "Del's & Vodka" isn't Del's lemonade with vodka. It's a lemon drop drink that comes in a can and isn't iced.

debbie barandiaran

It was a good price for what we got. Commentator was more focused on the ships in harbor than things about the harbor. Sunset cruise was enjoyable. Drinks and food was provided. Crew was nice.

Chris C

My Wife & I took The Gansett for a Sunset tour this past September. It was the most perfect evening. Great staff on an immaculate boat, taking an informative tour of the harbor. Patrick was a plethora of knowledge. Drinks were made well. Enjoyed the complimentary "stuffies" and the champagne. Highly recommended.

Robert Nelson

Fun, interesting, and scenic tour from a totally different perspective than from the land. Sunset was awesome!

Rebecca Ferrer

We loved our Gansett Cruise. It's a beautiful and informative way to see the bay. Our guide Patrick was amusing and interesting, they serve complimentary drinks, and the boat is very comfortable. There is a top deck for amazing views and the crew can answer any questions you may have about the sites of Newport. A great way to spend part of your day for all ages.

Jennifer Carbone

A Wonderful afternoon cruise on a beautiful boat. Saw a lot of the Newport Mansions.

Beth Cellini

Cannot hear the narration ask him twice to speak louder did not at all drinks only no food very rude narrator when asked anything... Waste of money children are screaming bloody murder awful trip never do it again..

Jan Lauffer

It was wonderful~ an easy camaraderie with a spectacular sunset!

Renee Cavanaugh

Fun, fun, fun. Lots of information given about Newport and Rhode Island. The staff was sooooo friendly and knowledgeable. I would recommend this trip to any visitorsm

Ilia Malkovitch

Sunset cruise was perfect, and a good value too since it includes a snack and a drink. Sit up front for best views

Carolyn K

We went on a 90 minute afternoon cruise during the week and had a wonderful time! It was so interesting to hear about the history of different types of boats in the harbor (and I am not a boat person). Our tour guide and captain were fantastic (both at navigating the busy water and explaining the views). The boat was very dog and family- friendly— loved we were able to bring our pup! This is a great way to see Newport as a tourist and to hear about the history of the area.

Thomas Surprenant

Had a beautiful day last Monday for our 10:30 mimosa cruise. Captain and First Mate were courteous and professional. Our tour guide John was very personable and knowledgeable of the areas rich and long history. Cruise boat is just the right size , superbly maintained and felt very safe. Enjoyable trip, highly recommend this nice cruise around the harbor and Narragansett Bay.

Denise Farrell


Valeria Valencia

Funny and great commentary! Appreciated the baked clam and champagne toast. Recommend for all groups- families, friends, couples!

Steve Acorn

We had a great time the staff and boat were great

Louis G

Fun and friendly crew.

Yoel No

A must thing to do while in Newport RI with your dog. Staff was very friendly and the views of the Newport area with the sunset in the background was just unforgettable!!

Justin Darling

Loved it! What a great 90 minute tour!

Thomas Gallagher

A Really Nice Experience. A Complete "Up-Close and Personal" Historical Narrative Account of Newport Harbor That Can Only Be Experienced By Boat⛵ and Water Access. A Truely Unique Experience.

Matt Laprade

Very nice tour. Sit on the right side of the boat. Almost all things to see are on the left. Spent 90 minutes with my head turned.

John Anzuoni

Amy Kane

It was over all a nice trip out, But beware if you are sitting on the wrong side of the boat, you wont be able to really see anything the guide is talking about. Which was extra frustrating, because my husband and I got there early enough, we had our pick. And we asked the girl in the booth where to sit, and she gave us no guidance at all. We were unaware, and we missed seeing a few things, because we simply were seated on the opposite side. We wish someone would have recommended better seating for us.

Greg Harris

On Tuesday, September 4th, 2018, my wife & I toured on the Gansett cruise ship and we had a wonderful time from beginning to end!!! While riding on our Gansett cruise ship, we got the chance to view and travel on the beautiful Narragansett Bay, learned and came across many wonderful attractions such as several Gilded Age Mansions, the location that hosted the wedding reception of JFK and his wife Jackie Kennedy and various historic light towers. Much kudos should be given to our tour guide, John, who not only displayed tremendous knowledge of Newport County, but also cracked quite a number of wisecrack jokes. If you are traveling through Newport, definitely hop on the Gansett cruise. My wife and I had a wonderful time on this tour based attraction and so would you!!!

Sharon Smith

lovely cruise around Newport. you get a water view of some of the magnificent homes. very nice crew.

Tyler Lund

A wonderful tour run by exceptional staff. The cruises are well worth the price and though I wish it had been longer than 1.5 hours, this was only because it was such a great experience. That they are dog friendly makes it all the better and makes for a perfect vacation tour. The sunset tour is also great and while I wasn't a huge fan of the champagne, it was a very nice touch, especially with the stuffed clam, all included in the price. Beers were additional, but a great addition. The boat is fantastic, very modern, clean, and spacious. We stayed on the bow with our dog for the whole trip, and it got a bit chilly as the sun set and we picked up speed, so bring a sweatshirt. The staff was fantastic and very attentive. The tour took in the harbor including the super yachts and America's cup racers as well as some of the mansions, the fort, and the bay. Very informative and interesting as well. A perfect way to spend time in Newport.


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