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More than a dozen yacht companies operate tours of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay. Outings usually run two hours and cost about $25 to $35 per person.
Madeleine. Madeleine, a 72-foot schooner, departs from Bannister's Wharf for 90-minute harbor and sunset sailing cruises. 24 Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI, 02840. 401/847–0298. www.cruisenewport.com. $37 sunset cruise, $28 daytime cruise.
Newport Majestic Cruises. The 92-foot double-decker luxury yacht Majestic takes passengers out on Narragansett Bay to see lighthouses, the Newport Pell Bridge, and other landmarks. Brunch, lunch, and sunset dinner cruises cost $45-$70 per person. Seal-watching tours are offered during the winter. 2 Bowen's Ferry Landing, Newport, RI, 02840. 401/849–3575. www.newportmajestic.com.
RumRunner II. RumRunner II, a 1929 motor yacht built for two New Jersey mobsters to carry "hooch," leaves from Bannister's Wharf. 24 Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI, 02840. 401/847–0298. www.cruisenewport.com. $26 Smuggler's Cocktail Cruise, $20 East Passage narrated tour.
Sightsailing of Newport. The 80-foot schooner Aquidneck and two sailboats depart from Bowen's Wharf for up to two-hour tours of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay. 401/849–3333 or 401/849–3333. www.sightsailing.com. $28.50-$37.
Old Colony & Newport Railway. The vintage diesel train and coaches follows an 10-mi route along Narragansett Bay and makes 80-minute round-trips to Middletown on Sunday at 11:45 and 2. Newport, RI. 401/849–0546. www.ocnrr.com. $13.50 parlor car, $10 coach.
Viking Tours of Newport. Take a trolley tour of Newport daily from mid-April through October and on Saturdays November through early April. 401/847–6921. www.vikingtoursnewport.com. $25-$52.
Newport Historical Society. Various walking tours are available from April through December. Newport, RI. 401/841-8770. www.newporthistorytours.org. $12.
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