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Address: Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
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Enjoy a breathtaking motor boat tour of Newport Harbor and relive the speed...

Enjoy a breathtaking motor boat tour of Newport Harbor and relive the speed and thrill of the chase of the smuggler boats from the days of Prohibition. Motor yacht Rum Runner II, which was originally built for two New Jersey mobsters to elude the Coast Guard offers the luxury of a classic yacht and intrigue you would imagine of a high-speed bandit motor boat with a history all her own while touring Newport Harbor.

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 December 2016
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North Brunswick, New Jersey
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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.

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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 you for letting us know how your trip went and I hope we get to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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.

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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 beautiful sights. She was built for speed to outrun the coast guard during the prohibition... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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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 insight and behind the scenes facts that only a local would know. :) Thank you... More 

East Hampton, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 perspective. A friendly, helpful and well informed crew made this a highlight of our stay.... More 

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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 means the trip is informative, entertaining and loads of fun. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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 you can bring your own drinks onboard as long as they are In plastic. They... More 

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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 just the right amount, allowing you to sit back, relax, enjoy the views and enjoy... More 

Wallingford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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.

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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. More 

New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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 go faster everybody screamed yeah!!!!!! Next time I visit I would like to go on... 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 - although not narrated, its very scenic. This cruise we play music and serve rum punch... More 

Mansfield, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 the first on board and able to find seats under the canopy for shade. They... 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 next visit, I hope you get a chance to come back out with us and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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.

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