Stop #2 on the Jamestown Newport Ferry is Rose Island Lighthouse. Its fully restored and functional lighthouse is a living piece of maritime history. The Rose Island lighthouse and Fort Hamilton are open daily from May through October. Regular daily visits (during the season) include a general information tour by their island greeters and there is also a self-guided tour brochure that permits the visitor to explore the lighthouse grounds on their own. Guests may be allowed access into the lighthouse in small groups, but should check www.roseisland.org for conditions and updates. Other activities include beach combing, fishing, bird watching and swimming (no lifeguard). Picnic tables and public toilets are available. If you plan on visiting the Rose Island Lighthouse you will need to purchase a roundtrip Jamestown Newport Ferry ticket as well as a separate Rose Island Landing Fee ticket. Both can be purchased on this site, when you click the "Purchase Ferry Tickets" button at the top of the page. The island is closed to the public during fundraisers. For Rose Island information, call 401.847.4242.View Ferry Schedule
The Candy Cane Express Cruise is holiday fun for the kids! The boat ride will cruise about Newport Harbor and the Bay to see the festive lights and scenery. On the Nov. 28 cruise, Mrs. Claus will read to the kids and on Dec. 4 a Christmas elf will read to the kids, all while hot chocolate is being served. The boat will be cozy and warm with its weatherproof interior. A candy cane will be given to each child as they depart the boat. On Nov. 28 the boat departs at 3pm and on Dec. 4 the boat departs at 10:30 and 1:45pm.
Check out Audrain Auto Museum's Virtual Exhibits with their CEO Donald Osborne. They may be doing more in person events as the state opens up. This is an ongoing event, ignore dates below!
Coastal Queen’s Holiday Cruise will take you on a holiday tour of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay to soak up the festive lights and the coastal holiday spirit. The boat will be cozy and warm! The boat departs Jamestown at 3:15pm.