Water activity

Newport, RI: Narrated Lighthouse Cruise

4.6 / 5

32 reviews

Activity provider: Conanicut Marine Services
Water activity

Newport, RI: Narrated Lighthouse Cruise

Activity provider: Conanicut Marine Services
Likely to sell out

From US$ 38.10 per person

Likely to sell out

Sail into the historic Newport Harbor during this sightseeing boat tour in Rhode Island. View the magnificent coastline filled with lighthouses, harbor mansions, and picturesque skylines.

About this activity

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Duration 75 minutes
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Feel the wind on your face on this sightseeing cruise from Newport, Rhode Island
  • Take in the scenic coastlines as you sail around Newport Harbor
  • Marvel at picturesque lighthouses, harbor mansions, and Clingstone
  • Enjoy the cruise inside the glass-enclosed bottom deck or the open air top deck
Full description

Sit back and relax on this leisurely boat tour around historic Newport Rhode Island. Once aboard, you will cross the lower part of Narragansett Bay as you sail into the famous Newport Harbor. Take in the breathtaking coastline, marvel at iconic lighthouses, and view magnificent harbor mansions along the way. 


During the spring cruises, you'll witness Daffodil Days, where you can celebrate spring's arrival with fresh blooms and fresh air. In the fall, you can cozy up on the covered upper deck. The main salon is warm and features a grand central bar. Seasonal beverages will be served at the bar where cash and credit card are accepted.  


On the tour, you will see and hear about the lighthouses of Goat Island, Rose Island, Castle Hill, and Lime Rock, and also learn about neighboring sites like the harbor mansions, churches, historic Fort Adams, Jamestown Village, the Newport Pell Bridge, and more. You may even see a local seal in the water.  


Either before sailing or upon your arrival back to shore, take a moment on land to walk around and soak up the vibrancy of the port. Take a pause and enjoy a sweet or savory treat in one of the many cafes lining the port.  


Feel free to pick up a drink, have a seat, and take in the sights. Coastal Queen is spacious which allows you to move about throughout the cruise. 

  • Sightseeing cruise
  • Live commentary
  • Local taxes & fees
  • All necessary safety equipment
  • Food (snacks available for purchase)
  • Beverages (available for purchase)
  • Gratuities (optional and greatly appreciated by the crew, cash only)

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Meeting point

Look for the Coastal Queen docked at Bowens' Wharf.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Cash
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Non-folding strollers
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • If a cruise is canceled due to weather, customers will receive a refund or they can change their reservation to another day with available cruises
  • A restroom is available onboard the vessel
  • Only ADA service dogs are permitted
  • Carry-on alcoholic beverages and food are prohibited; snacks and beverages can be purchased from the onboard bar
  • Children must be supervised at all times while onboard
  • Strollers must be collapsed and stowed during the boarding process
  • Coastal Queen is handicapped-accessible; please call our main office for accommodations
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 32 reviews

Review summary

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Hard to hear tour guide (especially with others talking).

June 25, 2022

This tour was very enjoyable and informative. The crew were also very friendly. It offered the information that I was looking for. I had read a book on Ida Lewis (Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter) and I wanted to see the location where this true Newport heroin saved all those lives. Great book and tour that explained her life in Newport!

June 23, 2022

June 22, 2022

Product ID: 393771