About Us

About Us

Coastal Queen is a pristine 58-foot cruising vessel that is owned and operated by Conanicut Marine Services Inc. – Jamestown Newport Ferry. Coastal Queen Cruises offers daily cruises, special event cruises and private charters from both Jamestown Village and Bowen's Wharf in Newport, located in the heart of the Newport waterfront. Cruises offer tourists and locals alike the opportunity to see the spectacular sights of Newport and Narragansett Bay from the ocean. See the lighthouses, Clingstone "House on the Rocks", Hammersmith Farm of Jackie Kennedy fame, and miles of spectacular and charming coastline. In addition to the views and sightseeing, patrons may opt to book fun additions to our cruises such as mimosa toasts, wine and cheese pairings, live music and more.

Coastal Queen offers great sightseeing views and ultra-comfortable seating from anywhere onboard.  The upper deck features a hard top, open air seating for catching fresh ocean breezes, and side curtains when the weather warrants. The glass-enclosed lower deck features a grand teak wood-center bar, snack bar and restrooms. The vessel seats up to 140 passengers. On chillier days, the boat is heated for comfort. This boat is fully ADA accessible.

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 Cruises eagerly awaits the opportunity to take you on an enjoyable and memorable tour of her home, Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay. Welcome aboard!

Newport RI scenic bay cruise on the Coastal Queen