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Private charter boat Tabasco cruising through Newport harbor. A beautiful couple enjoys the experience.

A Cruising Experience for Everyone

From an hour to the whole day, we can't wait to have you aboard!

All charters are 100% private, BYOB, dog friendly and include a USCG licensed captain
Strict 6 guest maximum

Prices are per charter, not per person

Charter Options & Pricing

*Peak-Season Rates Listed*

(June 15-September 15)

Early & Late Season rates automatically applied when booking.

The Claiborne Pell Bridge in the morning. Enjoy a morning harborside cruise in Newport, Rhode Island. Complimentary coffee and baked goods with every morning charter.

Morning Harborside Cruise

1 Hour



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Private charter boat Tabasco cruising Newport harbor, with mansions and yachts in the background.

Harbor Cruise


1 & 1/2 Hour




Sunset in Newport, Rhode Island from Castle Hill Lighthouse. Enjoy a Sunset Cruise aboard a beautiful picnic boat for golden hour photos.

Sunset Cruise


1 & 1/2 Hour




A group of charter guests swimming from the boat. A dog overlooks them enjoying the swim. All charters are dog friendly.

Half Day Adventure


3 & 1/2 Hours




An Experience Like No Other

Each cruise comes with a Captain and deckhand to wait on you every need.

Expert Crew

Every charter is manned by a licensed captain ready to make your cruise unforgettable. Our crew is ready to answer all questions about the area, the boat, and love to give recommendations of our favorite spots in town! We are here to serve your every need and bring you to places you cannot see anywhere else.  

All cruise are BYOB and come with many complimentary food and beverage choices.


We are BYO! Feel free to bring all of your favorite food and beverages. We have large cooler full of ice, along with plenty of plates, napkins, utensils, glasses, etc. to serve anything you bring along! Our crew offers full service help preparing items and serving them to you if requested. We also have cocktails available for purchase onboard, along with complimentary water and soft drinks  

A couple points towards incredible sights as they cruise Newport, Rhode Island

Fully Private

We love our friends on the large tour boats, but we also know some folks just want time to themselves. Aboard our comfortable picnic boat, it is only you, the people you invite, and your provided crew. We never sell public tickets and six guests maximum keeps the crowd size small. This gives you an intimate perspective of the harbor and a view of Newport like no other. 

Charter Boat motoring at speed through Narragansett Bay

Know Before You Go

Before you book, here are some important notes. Following checkout, you will receive a confirmation email to provide further information before your cruise. 

Every cruise with Sea Newport is 100% private. Once aboard, it is only you and the people you invite, along with our provided crew.


We can accommodate up to 6 guests maximum. We wish we could have more, but this is a regulation set in place by the US Coast Guard. If your party is greater than six, we are more than happy to refer you to our friends who can accommodate larger groups.

Sea Newport never has a set route. We can go wherever you would like, as long as we can get back in the time provided. We do allow swimming when safe. 

We are BYOB and have a large cooler to keep all of your libations cold.


Add-on options are available and now COMPLIMENTARY. To add a selection, click the checkbox when checking out. Morning Harborside Cruises include coffee & baked breakfast items courtesy of Springline Coffee. Daytime cruises (Harbor Cruise, Sunset Cruise, and Half Day Adventure) include charcuterie courtesy of Bellevue Boards. No purchase or pickup required. Please note any allergies in the Cruise Notes.


Complimentary soft drinks and water are provided aboard.


Let us know how we can make your trip special! Give us a call or send us an email to organize special arrangements.

Sea Newport is dog friendly

What To Bring

We try our hardest to have everything you may need aboard, but your cruise will definitely be more enjoyable when you pack these items. 

  • Sunscreen

  • Hat

  • Sunglasses

  • Towel (if you plan to swim)

  • Extra layer (it can be chillier on the water than on land)

  • Your favorite snacks and beverages

  • Your dog!

Charter guests pouring champagne and eating charcuterie aboard our private charter boat.
Tabasco is docked on Bowens Wharf in downtown Newport, Rhode Island. Our dock is directly beside The Lobster Bar restaurant.

About Our Vessel: M/V Tabasco

Originally hailing from Sebasco Harbor just outside Phippsburg, ME, Tabasco is a 32 foot Wasque (way-squee) powerboat built in Martha's Vineyard in 1973. She spent nearly her entire life in Maine, named as a play on words of her hailport of Sebasco, ME. Before starting her new life in Newport, her loving owner of over 25 years spent countless summer days enjoying time with friends and family on her off the Maine coast. 

Now a Newport gal, Tabasco is a head turner with her classic styling and modern amenities. She sports ample deck space which we like to call her "flex space." With an aft lounge bench, moveable deck chairs, and table, it is the perfect space for serving both charcuterie boards as well as showing off your best dance moves. She has a full audio system with Bluetooth connectivity to make sure the mood is set or the tunes are pumping.

Bulk Packages

Pay Once & Save!

Get the lowest price per cruise by buying in bulk! Quantities are limited.

The perfect option for guests who plan to cruise multiple times a season

Private charter boat from the side in Newport, Rhode Island. Beautiful blue powerboat with up to six guests. Bulk packages available.

Harbor Cruises Only

3 Pack

Available for any hour and a half cruise offering.


Daytime Cruises

Sunset Cruises

Weekdays or Weekend


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Half Day OR

Harbor Cruises

2/4 Mix Pack

Mix and match with our most flexible package!

Choice of:

4 Harbor Cruises 

2 Half Day Adventures 

Mix to get 1 Half Day and 2 Harbor Cruises.


Daytime Cruises, Sunset Cruises

Weekday or Weekend


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Harbor Cruises Only

5 Pack

Available for any hour and a half cruise offering.


Daytime Cruises 

Sunset Cruises

Weekdays or Weekend


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Charter Package Details

When you purchase a cruising package from Sea Newport, you are given ultimate flexibility. To schedule your charters, simply call, text or email us. Bookings are available on a first come first served basis. Check our real-time booking calendar here on our website to verify your desired time is available. After the booking is reserved, you will receive a confirmation email . Make sure to note if you would like to include any add-ons. If for any reason you need to rebook, the $25 rebooking fee is automatically waived for package holders. You may also cancel a charter booking at anytime without penalty.

Packages are transferable between family, friends, and guests. Charters should be scheduled by the package holder if possible.


Packages are nonrefundable.

For inquiries and to purchase a package, email 

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