Jamestown Newport Ferry Tours and Cruises Overview

Now Accepting Charter Reservations for 2021

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Give the Gift of a Ferry Ride or Coastal Queen Cruise!

Our ferry service and scenic boat cruises are the perfect things to do in Newport! We will be following current sanitization guidelines so you can relax and enjoy your trip.

Jamestown Newport Ferry offers Hop-On Hop-Off ferry service on M/V Katherine, Scenic Cross-Bay Cruises on M/V The Jamestown, and Scenic Bay Cruises, Morning Mimosa Cruises, Sunset Cruises and special-event cruises on the M/V Coastal Queen. Explore an offering below for more information.

Gift Cards are also available.

All vessels are available for private event charters.

Hop-On Hop-Off Ferry


The daily unreserved Hop-On Hop-Off ferry service between Jamestown and Newport will run through to October 12, 2020. Routes include stops at Fort Adams, Ann Street Pier, Perrotti Park and Jamestown Village (Rose Island is currently closed due to current conditions). Options include round-trip or one-way tickets and a reduced-rate Evening Special after 4 p.m. All vessels have an onboard bar for refreshments.

Surfaces are sanitized on each run and seating has been limited to allow for social-distance seating.

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Coastal Queen Cruises

STILL CRUISING THROUGH TO THE NEW YEAR! Coastal Queen Cruises has you warm and covered on departures from Bowen's Wharf, Newport. Narrated Scenic Bay Cruise boat tours are running weekdays in the afternoon. Weekend cruises will feature Holiday Lighthouse Cruises. Coastal Queen has an onboard bar for refreshments. Check out our Local Happenings and Events page for exciting special events cruises. Reservations are required for all cruises. Capacity is limited to half to allow for social-distance seating and has sanitized surfaces on each run. Mask required to board. Cruises will run as seasons permit.

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Scenic Cross-Bay Cruises

SEE YOU NEXT SEASON—These cruises have ended for the season.

Charming vessel The Jamestown offers a narrated tour on its Scenic Cross-Bay Cruises and an evening Sunset Cruise. These Newport boat tours are a close-up way to see lower Narragansett Bay and Newport Harbor. Private cruises are also available. These boat tours and cruises leave from 1 East Ferry Wharf in Jamestown.

Surfaces are sanitized on each run and seating has been limited to allow for social-distance seating.

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Private Event Charters

Give your guests an event they will remember by taking them on a cruise around the Jamestown shoreline and beautiful Newport Harbor aboard one of our vessels. Our Coastal Queen has 140-passenger capacity for large events (currently limited to 50 percent due to the pandemic), ferries Katherine and The Jamestown are perfect for smaller gatherings. All three boats have onboard bars. If you need event transportation we have a fleet of launch-type shuttle boats available as well.

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Places to See

Our ferry destinations and scenic cruises offer opportunities for sightseeing and exploring the area. Whether you’re visiting or commuting, these boat rides are a great way to get outdoors and get up close to all the beautiful Jamestown, Newport and Narragansett Bay vistas.

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