Yacht Rum Runner II

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Enjoy a breathtaking classic motor yacht tour of Newport Harbor aboard the yacht Rum Runner II. Relive the speed and thrill of the chase of the smuggler boats from the days of Prohibition. Yacht RUM RUNNER II was built during the height of Prohibition for use in the rumrunner trade.  Today she now offers the luxury of a classic motor yacht and the intrigue you would imagine of a high-speed bandit with a history all her own. This vessel is 58 feet and can take up to 49 passengers.

Enjoy a sightseeing boat tour aboard Rum Runner II! You will cruise by Newport mansions and former speakeasies, lighthouses, islands, and many other points of interest. This restored Elco motor yacht carries you swiftly and safely through the local waters of Newport. Enjoy an adventurous sightseeing cruise with us! Originally powered with three Liberty aircraft engines, she has been re-powered with twin turbo-charged 350HP Caterpillar Marine Diesels.  This will ensure your Newport Harbor experience is both thrilling and comfortable. Rum Runner II is a comfortable motor yacht with a covered area aft for guests to get out of the sun. Enjoy the tour given by our talkative and friendly crew. They will enlighten you to many of the interesting stories of the houses and the people who occupied them back in the day.


The stern of the Yacht Rum Runner II with a group of customers sitting enjoying drinks with a lighthouse in the background and the sun setting

Lighthouse and Coastal Tour

This is the best Newport sightseeing boat tour in town! Join us for a 75-minute narrated tour aboard our motor yacht the Rum Runner II. Rum Runner II is a classic motor yacht similar to the rum running boats of the 1920’s. She is a beautiful boat that will help you explore Newport’s coastal waterfront. Sit back and enjoy as our knowledgeable and informative crew provide narration about scenic estates, the Castle Hill Lighthouse, naval history, as well as Newport’s rich and famous! One of the best things to do in town is this Newport sightseeing boat tour as it is a top rated tour by many! Don’t hesitate to bring an extra layer because weather conditions can change rapidly and temperatures are lower on the water than on shore. Sunscreen and a hat are suggested when sitting on deck. Don’t forget to bring a camera! If you want to be guaranteed a seat on board, please reserve ahead – particularly on weekends. Enjoy a beverage on board after purchasing tickets at our booth before your trip. This cruise is not BYOB.

  Depart: Bowens Wharf   Boat: Yacht Rum Runner   Cost: Adult $45 | Seniors $42 | Children $35

A group of four girls clinking their drinks together, while sitting in the back of the yacht Rum Runner for a Newport Scenic Sunset Cruise

Scenic Sunset Cruise on yacht Rum Runner II

This is the best Newport scenic sunset cruise in town! Join us aboard our scenic 60-minute motor yacht cruise and enjoy the sunset like never before! Explore the water as we glide past picturesque coastlines, the Castle Hill Lighthouse and the beautiful homes and sites of Narragansett Bay. This Newport scenic sunset cruise is lightly narrated and a great way to spend time with friends and family while experiencing Newport from the water. Don’t hesitate to bring an extra layer because weather conditions can change rapidly and temperatures are lower on the water than on shore. There will be beverages for purchase before you get underway so please check in with the booth staff about buying one or two! This cruise is not BYOB and is for adults (12 and older) only.

  Depart: Bowens Wharf   Boat: Yacht Rum Runner   Cost: Adult $45 | Senior $42

Yacht Rum Runner II cruising in Newport Bay

Evening Cocktail Cruise on yacht Rum Runner II

Join us for a 75-minute Newport evening cocktail cruise to relax and unwind with friends and family aboard our motor yacht the Rum Runner II. This cruise is lightly narrated with beverages available for pre-purchase at our booth to enjoy on board. Enjoy a breathtaking classic motor yacht tour of Newport Harbor. Relive the speed and thrill of the chase of the smuggler boats from the days of Prohibition. Rum Runner II was built in 1930’s during the height of Prohibition. Today she now offers the luxury of a classic motor yacht and intrigue you would imagine of a high-speed bandit with a history all her own.  This Newport evening cocktail cruise is perfect after a long day of sightseeing and before your dinner reservations! 

  Depart: Bowens Wharf   Boat: Yacht Rum Runner   Cost: Adult $40 | Senior $37

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