Sunset Cruise with Gansett Cruises in Newport, RI

Badge of ExcellenceNewport, United States

From USD 38.00

Select Date and Travellers

Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover Rhode Island’s beautiful coastline on this 90-minute sunset cruise through Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay. Climb aboard the 50-foot restored lobster boat and listen to the guides share stories and history about the area. Sample some of the state’s cuisine—a quahog “stuffie—and a champagne toast as you watch the sun dip below the horizon.
  • Take a 90-minute cruise through Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay
  • Listen to stories about the culture and history of Newport from the crew
  • Enjoy light refreshments and some of Rhode Island’s cuisine
  • Watch the sunset over the waters and take in the picturesque views

What's Included

  • 90-minute Narrated Sunset Harbor Cruise
  • Live Commentary On-Board
  • Breathtaking views of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay during sunset
  • Light Refreshments
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 2 Bowens Wharf
    2 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840, USA

    Departure Point: Bowen's Wharf Address: Gansett Cruises 2 Bowen's Wharf Newport, RI 02840

Start time

06:30 pm

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Gansett Cruises

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Strollers and car seats are not allowed on board, but can be stored at the ticket booth while on board.
  • Wheelchair access to the boat, must be able to manage 3 steps to get on and off the boat. Wheelchairs cannot come aboard. Please let us know if assistance is required.
  • Please dress appropriately to current weather conditions
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking-If booking more than 10 call 401-619-1300 to Book
  • For your safety please wear soft soled shoes. No heels allowed
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years old
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Trained ADA service animals only, no pets
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 49 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Traveller Photos

See more
185 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
Showing 1-10 of 185 reviews
Great Experience !
Leann_P, Oct 2022
Booked this on a whim & so glad we did. Views were amazing & the staff was very customer centric! 10/10
Our guide was fantastic. ...
Scott_M, Oct 2022
Our guide was fantastic. Give him a raise. Boat was perfect size. Only thing would be great if it left a little later to truly capture the full sunset. But I would highly recommend
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Hi Scott we appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback! We will certainly take our timing into consideration as we create our schedule for next year. Glad to hear you enjoyed our cruise!
Marvelous time, would do over many times.
Victor_N, Oct 2022
We had a wonderful time. This tour should be on your schedule, always. The crew makes you feel so at ease, comfortable and welcome. We would repeat this every time we visit Newport.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with Gansett Cruises! Looking forward to seeing you next time.
Relaxing sunset tour
Susan_B, Oct 2022
It was the perfect amount of time on the water to enjoy the magnificent views of the shoreline! Plenty of interesting stories of the history of the area.
October skies were beautiful
Pam_M, Oct 2022
Relaxing time- great experience from booking the tickets to exiting the boat . The crew went out of their way to make you very important
Our 2nd Wedding Anniv in Newport, RI
Lisa_O, Oct 2022
Scott and I enjoyed our 2nd wedding anniversary on the cruise. We met new people who were a delight to visit with & the sunset was amazing. Thank you. Lisa & Scott
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Wishing you a very Happy Anniversary! Thank you for choosing to join us in your celebrations. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your cruise aboard Gansett!
Nice and relaxing guide...
Jon_M, Oct 2022
Nice and relaxing guide informative lots of ships to look at and historical buildings on shore nice to have drinks on board
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you for your review! Happy to hear that you enjoyed the stories and drinks aboard Gansett.
The whole experience was...
Anthony_C, Sept 2022
The whole experience was great, easy to book and easy to find. Was kept up to date with emails. The crew was fantastic and were really knowledgeable of the area.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
We are so happy to hear that your experience starting with booking was smooth. Thank you for your review!
Judy_E, Sept 2022
Our narration guide was fabulous! She had so much knowledge to share that it made the event a wonderful learning experience. The water and sunset were more than perfect!
Beautiful evening on Narragansett Bay
Lois_R, Oct 2021
We had a delightful cruise on a beautiful fall night. Our narrator was fantastic with wonderful stories, interesting facts and delightful humor. The ride was smooth and safe.
Enjoyable experience
Linda_C, Oct 2021
This was a really nice tour!! Patrick the narrator was excellent and we had nice drink service at our seats with a free glass of champagne and a yummy stuffed clam! I highly recommend this tour!
Stephanie_B, Sept 2021
Excellent tour guide. Very knowledgeable and fun! Had a lot of insider information about the Newport area.
Beautiful sunset cruise
arimark, Oct 2019
Relaxing, Informative and just great to see the sunset from within the harbor. Loved the Colorado guide-quirky & laid-back!
lovely evening sightseeing cruise
Tim_P, Sept 2019
WE went on the 5.15pm evening cruise and although it was getting windy and cooler, the lovely setting sun as we neared the end of the cruise was spectacular. This is well worth the investment to take this tour, the Stuffies and Champagne are free and drinks to purchase are served throughout the trip by Mo. The guide was very good, lots of boat and local scenery knowledge and jovial with the audience. Views back inland from the sea give a wonderful different perspective of some of the great houses and gardens around the bay.
Crystal_A, Sept 2019
Love. Love. Love. Fantastic cruise! What a great way to see the sunset. From start to finish, was one of the highlights of our trip to Newport. Tour guide was knowledgeable (and had a great sense of humor), the hostess was so warm and friendly, and the captain gave us a smooth ride. Highly recommend!
Very enjoyable!
Kathleen_K, Aug 2019
I took the sunset cruise with husband and adult daughter. We enjoyed ourselves very much. The narrator was very good and we learned a few things that we didn't know before. The complimentary stuffie and champagne was a nice touch. We didn't expect much of a sunset as very cloudy. But it turned out to be a spectacular sunset! We will definitely go again.
Glorious Sunset!
Marianne_E, Aug 2019
Our sunset cruise with Patrick as our guide was fantastic. Weather, food and drinks were super. Patrick was extremely entertaining. I would highly recommend this to our friends and would take it again.
Fabulous Sunset Cruise
William T, Aug 2019
The narrator on our cruise was knowledgeable, informative & entertaining! Crew were courteous and helpful. Champagne & Stuffie were a nice extra touch. Boat was roomy and itinerary was great. Would definitely recommend this sunset cruise!
Great value
Glen_B, Aug 2019
Sunset cruise was very enjoyable! Tour guide/ narrator was very knowledgeable on several key landmarks and yachts. The stuffies and champagne was also a great addition. Highly recommend This Newport Harbor Cruise.
Harbor Cruise
knmk96, Aug 2019
The trip went off without issue. The guide was knowledgeable and funny! The stuffies were fantastic. We truly enjoyed ourselves.