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Rum Runner II

Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
+1 401-847-0299
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Loved the sightseeing adventure on the Rum Runner. Well narrated adventure by the crew. The... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2016
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North Brunswick, New Jersey
Highlight of a weekend + in Newport

Best tour on a boat ever. This was the highlight of our Sunday through Tuesday trip to Newport... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2016
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Reviewed 17 December 2016

Loved the sightseeing adventure on the Rum Runner. Well narrated adventure by the crew. The history of the Rum Runner is interesting as well.More

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CruiseNewport, General Manager at Rum Runner II, responded to this review

So glad you loved your cruise on Rum Runner II. She's a great boat with lots of history - built in 1929, she was used to smuggle rum and other contraband alcohol. Load of history to her and so much history along Newport's waterfront. Thank...More

Reviewed 12 October 2016

Best tour on a boat ever. This was the highlight of our Sunday through Tuesday trip to Newport. Friendly staff, informative during the harbor tour.More

Thank Donald F
CruiseNewport, General Manager at Rum Runner II, responded to this review

Thanks for letting us know Rum Runner II was the highlight of your cruise - we couldn't ask for better than that. :) Rum Runner II is a boat with a lot of history (built back in 1929) and we get to see so many...More

Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We had a great afternoon on the harbor on the Rum Runner II cruise. The captain and tour guide were both great and as the guide was a local, she was able to give great insight to the area and its history!More

Thank Sydney C
CruiseNewport, General Manager at Rum Runner II, responded to this review

Thanks for letting us know you enjoyed your cruise. Rum Runner II is a fun adventure offering loads of scenic and up close views of many points of interest along the waterfront. Our Captains and Guides are from the area and offer a lot of...More

Reviewed 19 September 2016

Our excursion on the Rum Runner II was great fun and informative. Captain Mark and first mate Nora shared stories of the history of Newport, boats in the harbor, the light houses and their keepers. Seeing Newport "cottages" from the water added a whole new...More

Thank Teri K
CruiseNewport, General Manager at Rum Runner II, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear that you loved the cruise and it was the highlight of your stay. Letting us know that really means a lot to us. Rum Runner II is a great trip and when Captain Mark and Nora get together, it...More

Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We were here for a bachelorette weekend and did he early cruise while we waited for the rest of the party to arrive. Tour was at 11:45 and departed on time. Boat was comfy and the crew was great. Your was approx 75 minutes and...More

Thank B D
CruiseNewport, General Manager at Rum Runner II, responded to this review

Thanks for letting us know how your cruise went and we are glad you loved it. Rum Runner II's Lighthouses & Mimosas cruise is one of our most popular trips - especially for bachelorettes. Its not as much history as our afternoon cruises but gives...More

Reviewed 12 September 2016

This was a great trip! only $35.00 and they served beer or rum punch. The crew took us all over the harbor and east passage.

Thank Arnie S
CruiseNewport, Manager at Rum Runner II, responded to this review

Hi and glad you had a great trip. The Smugglers Cocktail Cruise is a great trip after a fun day on shore. Sit back, listen to music, see some great sights and have "happy hour" on the water.

Reviewed 5 September 2016

Wonderful Beautiful Cruise I enjoyed the cruise so much. The weather was beautiful the ride was excellent the atmosphere the music very nice. I hear the rum punch was excellent. When the driver that was in charge of the cruise asked if we wanted to...More

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CruiseNewport, General Manager at Rum Runner II, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us know you had a great time on board Rum Runner II. She is such a popular boat and since we have 3 different itineraries, there is something for everyone. The Smugglers Cocktail Cruise in the evening is very popular -...More

Reviewed 1 September 2016

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this boat tour of Newport bay area. The scenery was great, the tour guide very good in her comments, and the various sights interesting. It was a hot, sunny day, so we got there early to be one of...More

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CruiseNewport, Manager at Rum Runner II, responded to this review

Hi and thank you - we are always so happy to hear about our guests experiences. Rum Runner II is a lot of fun, has loads of history to her and there are some great, up close views of so many beautiful sights. On your...More

Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We had such a blast on the Rum Runner II!! Nora, our guide was so personable and a great story teller-- we were captivated by her light house stories!! The mimosa's were absolutely delicious as well! Overall, great time I would absolutely recommend it!!

Thank Sam P
CruiseNewport, Manager at Rum Runner II, responded to this review

Nora is just awesome! You are always guaranteed a great laugh with the Rum Runner crew :) We are so glad that you enjoyed our lighthouse tour. Mimosa's are always the cherry on top! Thank you for your recommendation!

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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Went on a Sat 9:30am mimosa lighthouse tour. It was very informative, the crew was great, and the cool breeze was terrific.More

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CruiseNewport, Manager at Rum Runner II, responded to this review

Can't beat that cool water breeze! The 9:30 tour usually has less people (only the early bird gets the worm!) so it is a very relaxing tour to start your day. We hope you were able to learn a whole lot about the history of...More

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Leslie W
Has spring boat tour season started?
30 March 2017|
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Response from CruiseNewport | Property representative |
Hi Leslie - not yet. Our first day of service is April 29th with our schooner Madeleine. Rum Runner II starts service on May 6th. We are usually the first boat to start up for the season and the last to end the season... More
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David K
How long in the light house tour? what time in the morning does it start? We will be coming to Newport on August 3rd through the 5th how early should we book with you for that tour? We are looking for a nice morning cruse of the light houses.
3 July 2015|
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Response from CruiseNewport | Property representative |
Hi, thanks for your inquiry. Our Lighthouses & Mimosas Cruise lasts approximately an hour and a half. We take you buy a number of lighthouses in the southern end of Narragansett Bay and on board we serve mimosas... More
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David K
What is the pricing of your tours? I also noticed some of the people in the photos have drinks in there hands is there refreshments on the tours?
12 June 2015|
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Response from CruiseNewport | Property representative |
Hi, We offer several itineraries. sylvi97 did our East Passage Express on Rum Runner II which offers non alcoholic beverages complimentary. Our morning Lighthouses & Mimosas cruise offers mimosas and croissants as well as... More
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