Rose Island Lighthouse & Harbor Cruise

Rose Island Lighthouse & Harbor Cruise

2.5 hours | Newport | N P T - 6 1 0
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$ 99.95
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Points of Interest

  • Newport's Rocky Coastline
  • Rose Island Lighthouse
Moderate activity

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Take a relaxing harbor cruise through Narragansett Bay en route to the restored 1870 Rose Island Lighthouse. Enjoy panoramic views of Newport's legendary rocky coastline and lively commentary by your captain, who will point out important landmarks en route to the Rose Island. Explore the functioning beacon and living museum for an opportunity to learn how lighthouse keepers live and work. Built on Rose Island during the Revolutionary War, Fort Hamilton protected Newport from attack until the end of WWII. Today it is a wildlife refuge and home to a host of migrating birds. When you complete your exploration of this scenic area, the cruise vessel will bring you back to the pier.

Special Notes:

This tour will operate rain or shine. Since Rose Island is exposed to weather, we suggest you wear comfortable non-slip footwear as well as a Windbreaker or rain jacket. This tour is only suitable for those in good physical condition. To explore Rose Island, there is walking involved.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced


Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from the tender pier via vessel to Rose Island

Transport type: Motorized Vessel
Transport Capacity: 30
Travel time: 00:50
Inside visit: Yes
Air conditioned: No
Walking distance: 10
Steps: 4
Restroom available: No
Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Arrive at Rose Island for visit of lighthouse

Transport type: Walking
Time at site: 01:10
Inside visit: Yes
Walking distance: 300
Steps: 35
Restroom available: Yes
Shopping available: Yes
Photo/video restrictions: No
Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Depart Rose Island back to the ship

Transport type: Motorized Vessel
Transport Capacity: 30
Travel time: 00:30