East Coast Passage Express

Rumrunner II’s East Passage Express –  a great cruise to get a good general overview of Newport’s waterfront and a lot of history on many of the points of interest along Newport’s waterfront.  Rum Runner II was built in the 1920s as an original rum smuggler during the height of prohibition. While back in the 1930s she was outrunning the Coast Guard, today she is a Coast Guard inspected vessel that will take you on a safe and scenic passage through the Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay.  The East Passage Express is approximately 75 minutes in length and includes a formally narrated tour. We’ll take you up close along the shoreline for some breathtaking views of a number of estates, Fort Adams and some of the largest private yachts that make Newport their summer port of call.  This cruise gives you a great overview of Newport’s waterfront and what makes our city by the sea one of the premier boating capitals of the world.  For your convenience, a restroom is available onboard. Keep in mind that weather conditions can change rapidly, and that temperatures are lower on water than on land. Please dress accordingly.   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. Drinks are available for purchase!

This trip gives the most history

  • America’s Cup Race and identifying 12 meter yachts
  • Newport’s historic waterfront
  • Kings Park
  • Fort Adams
  • Brenton Cove
  • The Point section (oldest neighborhood in Newport, dating back to the 1600s)
  • Trinity Church (George Washington worshipped here)
  • St Mary’s Church (weeding of John Kennedy and Jaqueline Bouvier – summer Whitehouse during the Kennedy administration)
  • Fort Adams
  • Jamestown
  • Fort Wetherill
  • Castle Hill
  • Brenton Point
  • Mega yachts that call on Newport
  • And so much more
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