Contrary to popular belief, boats are actually much safer than cars, which inexplicably sink every time you drive them on water. Take a proper water road ride with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $20 for a round-trip ferry ride for two, valid Monday through Thursday (up to a $37 value)
- $20 for a round-trip ferry ride for two, valid Friday through Sunday (up to a $37 value)
Round-trip tickets enable passengers to hop on and off the ferry as frequently as they want. The ferry runs on weekends-only from May 25 through June 9 and from September 9 through October 14; it runs full time from June 10 through September 8.
Jamestown Newport Ferry
Every year come springtime, Jamestown Newport Ferry's vessels wake from their winter slumbers to tote passengers around the waterways of lower Narragansett Bay and Newport Harbor. Since 1974—when boats finally replaced motorized sea turtles as the main form of water transportation––the service has made summer travels a cinch with one-way and round-trip ferry rides to the region's scenic shores. Passengers enjoy unlimited hop-on, hop-off capabilities during one round-trip ride that allow them to sightsee, join historical tours, visit museums, and savor new dining experiences. Two-hour narrated tours take passengers past Castle Hill, Goat Island, Lime Rock, and Rose Island lighthouses. Since gray seals can often be spotted near Rose Island, special seal-sighting tours run exclusively in March and April during low tide for optimal viewing. Jamestown Newport Ferry rents out its ships, Jamestown and Katherine, for special events, too, including birthdays, weddings, and company outings.