Responsible tourism is about respecting the environment, learning about regional culture, and contributing towards our local economy. Each one of Save The Bay’s tours encompasses all of this and more. Proceeds are used toward educating our youth about Narragansett Bay.
Lighthouse Tours (departs Providence and Newport)
Save The Bay's Lighthouse Tours are the ONLY cruises on Narragansett Bay that include a stop to tour the inside of a lighthouse. We'll provide the binoculars, but bring your camera! You won't want to miss this trip of a lifetime!
Save The Bay offers four (4) different lighthouse tours:
Prudence Island Tours (departs Newport)
Have you visited the pristine habitat in the middle of Narragansett Bay? Come join us for an exciting excursion to beautiful Prudence Island!
Trips from historic Newport and Providence arrive at the Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NBNERR) on Prudence Island, where passengers can join a NBNERR-guided hike or explore the beach and island on their own.
Save The Bay educators have an interactive family zone on the beach to help the younger passengers explore the interesting tidal waters of Prudence Island!
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Marine Science Excursions (departs Newport)
Onboard one of our education/research vessels, you'll use specialized scientific tools to learn about water quality, catch plankton to observe on a projector, and help pull in a bottom trawl. Then, you'll check out your haul of some of the Bay’s most interesting inhabitants in our custom touch tanks! This is a perfect trip for all ages, especially adults interested in the marine environment, as well as our future scientists!
Includes a discounted rate to explore our Exploration Center & Aquarium at Easton’s Beach after the trip.
- $25 for Save The Bay members
- $35 for non-members
Departure time and location
11:00 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. from Newport. Tour is 2 hours.
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What to expect
Come prepared for a few hours on the water -- hats, sunscreen, light outerwear for the afternoon sea breeze, and snacks. Lunch, non-alcoholic beverages, and binoculars are provided.
For more information or group rates
Contact Rupa Datta at 401-272-3540 x133
Cancellation policy for all tours
Our trips will not be deterred by light rain. We will run the tour rain or shine. However, your safety is our priority. The captain may decide to cancel the tour in the event of extreme weather conditions. In that case, you will be notified both by email or phone. We will attempt to reschedule or you will refunded you in full. A cancellation made by the passenger less than 48 hours (2 days) from the departure time is non-refundable.