Jamestown Newport Ferry Tours and Cruises Overview

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Our ferry service and scenic boat cruises are the perfect things to do in Newport or Jamestown. We follow all current safety and sanitization guidelines so you can relax and enjoy your boat ride.

Jamestown Newport Ferry offers Hop-On Hop-Off ferry service and may offer Scenic Cross-Bay and Sunset Cruises later this summer.

Coastal Queen offers Scenic Bay Cruises, Morning Mimosa Lighthouse Cruises, Sunset Cruises and special-event cruises. Visit this link to see all of Coastal Queen's cruises and boat tours.

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 start up in May, 2021. Routes include stops at Fort Adams, Ann Street Pier, Perrotti Park, Rose Island Lighthouse and Jamestown Village. Options include round-trip or one-way tickets and a reduced-rate Evening Special after 4pm. 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


Check out the Coastal Queen's new website, listing all of the boat tours and cruises here.  

Coastal Queen cruises feature a narrated tour on the Scenic Bay Cruises, Lighthouse Cruises and Mimosa Cruises. The Sunset Cruises are more casual and offer a drink of the night. All boat rides depart from Bowen's Wharf, with some special events departures from Jamestown. Reservations are required for all cruises. Capacity is limited to allow for social-distance seating and surfaces are sanitized on each run. Mask required to board.

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Scenic Cross-Bay Cruises


We are checking The Jamestown's schedule to see when we can plan some Scenic Cross-Bay and Sunset Cruises for this summer.

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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