Coastal Queen is a pristine, 58-foot cruising vessel that is owned and operated by Conanicut Marine Services Inc., a family-owned and operated business that has been a part of the marine industry in Jamestown and Newport since 1974. Coastal Queen Cruises, launched in 2019, offers daily cruises, sunset cruises, special event cruises, group tours and private charters. The cruises depart from Bowen's Wharf, Newport, with some special events departing from East Ferry Wharf in Jamestown. Cruises offer tourists and locals alike the opportunity to see the spectacular sights of Newport and lower Narragansett Bay, up close from the water. Sightseeing opportunities include views of the Newport Harbor lighthouses, "Clingstone" the house on the rocks, forts, Jackie Kennedy's childhood home Hammersmith Farm and miles of spectacular and charming New England coastline.
Local history buffs may remember Coastal Queen originally as the Viking Queen. This ship sailed Newport Harbor and lower Narragansett Bay for many years. She took a brief detour to New York until Bill Munger, CMM, Founder and President of Conanicut Marine Services Inc., spotted the ship for sale and brought her back to Newport Harbor. She was restored to her full glory, renamed Coastal Queen, christened and re-launched in her home waters of Narragansett Bay.
Coastal Queen offers panoramic views and ultra-comfortable seating from anywhere onboard. The upper deck features a hard top, open-air seating for fresh ocean breezes and clear, side curtains that roll down for comfort when the weather warrants. The glass-enclosed lower deck features a grand teak wood-center bar, mini snack bar, restrooms and is ADA accessible. The vessel seats up to 140 passengers and is spacious, cozy, and heated on chilly days—so cruises can operate throughout most of the year—weather permitting.
Coastal Queen Cruises eagerly awaits the opportunity to take you on an enjoyable and memorable tour of her home, Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay. Welcome aboard!