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May 13, 2014

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"Bay Adventures" in Full Swing at Save The Bay

Departures from both Providence and Newport

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – With warm weather finally upon us, there is no greater time to take advantage of Bay Adventure programs and explore the beautiful Narragansett Bay. Save The Bay’s spring and summer programs for the public are in full swing and include lighthouse tours, Prudence Island trips, marine science cruises, and more.

The first trip of the season, a Northern Bay Lighthouse Tour, departs from Providence on Saturday, May 17. Tickets here

Bay Adventure trips are offered continuously from May to October. Details are outlined below:

LIGHTHOUSE TOURS

Save The Bay's Lighthouse Tours are the only cruises on Narragansett Bay that include a stop to tour the inside of a lighthouse. Since four different types are offered, there is an experience that is right for each lighthouse aficianodo.

  • Ultimate Lighthouse Tours include visits to more than 20 lighthouse sites in Narragansett Bay. A stop at Rose Island includes lunch and a tour of the lighthouse and grounds. (7 hours)
  • Southern Bay Lighthouse Tours will allow you to see the historical sites of the lower part of Narragansett Bay, including the Newport Pell Bridge, Fort Adams, and Prudence Island. This tour visits close to a dozen active and inactive lighthouse sites and tours Rose Island Lighthouse and its grounds. (3.5 hours)
  • Northern Bay Lighthouse Tours cruise the upper reaches of Narragansett Bay and Providence River. These tours allow for breathtaking views of Gaspee Point, Hog Island, Prudence Island, and Conimicut Point and visits up to 10 active and inactive lighthouse sites, including a tour of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse. (3.5 hours) 
  • Providence Sunset Tours start at Fields Point in providence and travel south for a guided cruise of the Upper Bay. You'll enjoy the historic views of Gaspee Point, Conimicut Light, Nayatt Light, and Pomham Rocks Lighthouse. (90 minutes)

PRUDENCE ISLAND TRIPS

Prudence Island Trips allow passengers the opportunity to join a guided hike with a Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve  (NBNERR) staff member, go on a self-guided hike, or explore the beach and island independently. This 5-hour trip is perfect for anyone who enjoys swimming, hiking, bird-watching, and exploring.

MARINE SCIENCE CRUISES

Marine Science Cruises use specialized scientific tools to learn about water quality, catch plankton to observe on a projector, and help pull in a bottom trawl. Creatures caught will be placed in custom touch tanks. This is a perfect trip for all ages, especially adults interested in the marine environment, as well as our future scientists.

CHARTERS

Private charters of Save The Bay vessels are also available for groups and events. Cruises can be customized and can depart from most anywhere in Narragansett Bay or the South Coast. For more information, visit www.savebay.org/charters.

About Save The Bay and its Bay Adventures

Save The Bay protects, restores and improves the ecological health of the Narragansett Bay region, including its watershed and adjacent coastal waters, through an ecosystem-based approach to environmental action. The organization promotes responsible tourism, which includes respect of 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. To learn more, visit www.savebay.org/adventures