Join us aboard the Coastal Queen for a fun-filled, 90-minute tour of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay. Our guides will share their knowledge of many of the historic sites that surround beautiful Newport Harbor and the Jamestown shoreline. You may even see a seal or two! Coastal Queen has a weatherproof main salon that can be heated on chilly days, and an open-air, covered top deck for catching the ocean breezes and roll-down curtains for warmth. The centrally-located bar has your favorite beverages. Cruises depart Friday–Sunday through Dec. 19 from Bowen's Wharf and depart at 12:15 and 2:05pm—and from Jamestown at 1pm.
Each tour ventures off the beaten path to at least six independent restaurants. Guests can sample creative foods featuring local ingredients, learn about the chef’s background and food philosophy, and get a glimpse of the city’s food scene.
The Museum of Newport History & Shop, located on Washington Square at 127 Thames Street in the 1763 Brick Market, is available to visit Tuesday through Friday 11am-3pm and Saturday and Sunday 9am-1pm. Visit NewportHistoryTours.org or call 401-841-8770. Virtual tours at https://newporthistory.org/tours.
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.