In & On The Bay

 

Whale Watching

          

Frances Fleet ............... 783-4988

www.francesfleet.com

Port of Galilee in Narragansett.  Whale watching, deep sea fishing.

 

Swimming

 

The Providence Recreation Deptartment maintains six public pools. Call 421-7740, x440  for hours and information.  All of the pools listed also have easily accessible playgrounds and water parks (except Zuccolo).

 

   ● Almagno Pool - 675 Plainfield St.

   ● Selim-Rogers Pool - 60 Camden

   ● McGrane Pool - 404 Dexter St.

   ● Davey Lopes Pool and

    Recreation Complex-248 DudleySt.

    (questionable reopening at press time)

   ●  Zuccolo Pool - 18 Gesler Street

 

Also, check out the YMCA’s, Aquatics at the Dwares JCC, Pods Swimming, Envious Swimming, Boys & Girls Clubs for swimming lessons.

 

Water Excursions & Tours           

 

Providence & North

 

Blackstone Valley Explorer ............... 724-2200

www.rivertourblackstone.com

40 passenger riverboat tours the Blackstone River.  Guided tours, educational and group tour packages.  Operates Sundays, May-Oct. Charters and senior groups welcome. Call for special family events.

 

La Gondola ............... 421-8877

www.gondolari.com

Enjoy a gondola excursion along the Woonasquatucket and Providence Rivers and view the revitalization of the city, river walks and waterfront parks. 3 goldolas; up to 6 passengers each.  Family packages available.

 

Save The Bay Lighthouse Tour ............... 272-3540 ext 133

www.savebay.org/lighthouse

Save The Bay’s narrated lighthouse cruises offer breathtaking views of the Newport Pell Bridge, Prudence Island, Gaspee Point and historic Fort Adams, as well as up to 20 active and inactive lighthouses that have played an important role in the history of Narragansett Bay. Tours depart from Providence or Newport, and many offer a tour of the inside of a lighthouse. Proceeds of lighthouse tours are used to support the restoration and preservation of the Pomham Rocks and Rose Island lighthouses. Choose from four different tours:

*Sunset Lighthouse Tour

  (90 min., depart Providence)

*Northern Bay Lighthouse Tour

  (3.5 hours, depart Providence)

*Southern Bay Lighthouse Tour

  (3.5 hours, depart Newport)

*Ultimate Lighthouse Tour

  (7 hours, depart Providence)

 

Taunton River Tours ............... 617-331-9829

riceman67@verizon.net

Charters, tours and guide service.  Mt. Hope Bay, Bristol, Newport, Narragansett Bay.

 

 

East Bay

 

Flyer Sailing Tours ............... 848-2100

www.FlyerCatamaran.com

Next to Inn on Long Wharf in Newport. 57 foot catamaran, Seasonal (June-Oct.), scenic tours.

 

Herreshoff Marine Museum ............... 253-5000

www.herreshoff.org

Set sail in Bristol Harbor and Narragansett Bay. Choose a tour, private lesson, or charter with a professional captain and crew.

 

Schooner Adirondack ............... 847-0000

(Summer ticket booth) .....  846-3018

www.sail-newport.com

This 78-foot vessel replicates the appearance of a classic sailing vessel indigenous to Newport Harbor at the turn of the century.  Daily summer sails from Bowens Wharf,

Newport.

 

Schooner Aurora ............... 849-6683

www.newportexperience.com

Goat Island, Newport, near Marina. View beautiful Narragansett Bay on a 101-ft topsail schooner.  Wednesday, beginning in June.

 

Schooner  Madeleine ............... 847-0298

www.cruisenewport.com

Daily departures in season from Bannister’s Wharf in downtown Newport aboard 72-foot schooner, Madeleine.

 

Viking Tours of Newport ............... 847-6921

www.VikingToursNewport.com

Daily 1 hour tours of Newport Harbor May-October. Bus tours too.  

 

West Bay and South County

 

RI Lighthouse Cruise and Newport Harbor Tours ............... 295-4040

www.rhodeislandbaycruises.com

Aboard 400-passenger Millennium

catamaran. Departs from Quonset Point in N. Kingstown. Operates May - October.   

 

Sea Princess/The General ............... 294-0021

www.brandarismaritime.com

Harbor launch, Wickford Town Wharf. Call about scenic cruises, ice cream cruises, special occasions and dinner cruises. Youth programs and harbor tours on The General.

Ferries

 

Block Island High Speed Ferry  ................. 783-7996 or 1-866-783-7996

Interstate Navigation Company, Pt. Judith and Newport.  

www.blockislandferry.com

Get to Block Island FAST on the hi-speed Block Island Ferry! From Point Judith, RI, you're there in only 30 minutes. During the summer, you can also take a hi-speed ferry from Newport AND Fall River. The Newport ferry leaves from downtown next to Perrotti Park while the Fall River hi-speed leaves from the Fall River State Pier and travels to Newport before going on to Block Island. However you get there, you'll walk off the boat to sandy beaches, great restaurants, walking trails, nature preserves and historic sights. Come for a day or stay longer at an Old Harbor Victorian-era hotel. Or book a narrated group tour with lunch for 25 or more by contacting the Group Sales Department at 866-783-7996, ext. 124. 

Block Island Traditional Ferry ................... 783-7996 or 1-866-783-7996

Sail Away on the Block Island Ferry! Enjoy a leisurely sail from Point Judith, RI, to Old Harbor, Block Island, and walk off the boat to a variety of shops and great restaurants. Take in the island's nature trails, historic sights or sandy beaches. With enclosed passenger areas and snack bar, the Traditional vehicle ferries carry passengers, cars, motorcycles and bicycles and leave multiple times daily. Narrated island tours with lunch are available for groups of 25 or more through our Group Sales Department, 866-783-7996, ext. 124.

 

Bristol to Prudence and Hog Islands .................... 253-9808

Church Street Wharf on Thames St.  www.prudenceferry.com

 

Jamestown & Newport Ferry ................. 423-9900

www.jamestownnewportferry.com

www.conanicutmarina.com

One East Ferry Wharf, Jamestown. Stops include Rose Island (lighthouse), Jamestown, Fort Adams/Museum of Yachting, Bowen’s Wharf & Perrotti Park (Newport). 

 

Martha’sVineyard Fast Ferry .................  295-4040

www.vineyardfastferry.com

90 minute trip from Quonset Pt.  

Also Sunset Cruises. 

 

Steamship Authority  ................. 508-548-5011

www.steamshipauthority.com

Leaves from Woods Hole for Martha’s Vineyard and from Hyannis to Nantucket.  Call for schedule.

Contact Us:

 

P.O. Box 613, Wyoming, RI 02898 

sheryl@fullchannel.net

Tel: 401-247-0850 

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