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Events Calendar & Tickets

Special Event Cruises aboard the Coastal Queen allow you to see the sights of Narragansett Bay from the water while enjoying a special featured event, such as a beer tasting, a wine and cheese pairing, live music, seal tour or other entertainment. Explore our Events that depart from Newport, Jamestown or Wickford below.

Rhythm and Blues Cruise on June 1, 2024

It’s time for some rhythm and blues aboard the Coastal Queen! Piped-in hits from the early days to the present will be playing, while guests cruise across the bay and around the historic Newport Harbor area. Coastal Queen's spacious interior is weatherproof and the covered top deck will have the side curtains up or down for comfort.

June 1, 2024
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June 1, 2024
7 pm
Jamestown
90 minutes
$40
Coming Soon
Father’s Day Cocktail Cruise, June 16, 2024

Celebrate Dad on a Father’s Day Cocktail Cruise on the Coastal Queen. Enjoy a bartender's special cocktail (one is included in the price of the cruise) while viewing the many beautiful sights along the way. The boat has a cozy and weatherproof main deck and a covered top deck with clear, roll-down side curtains for comfort.

June 16, 2024
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June 16, 2024
6 pm
Newport
75 minutes
Starting at $38
Coming Soon
Newport to Bermuda Race Start Cruise, June 21, 2024

NEWPORT DEPARTURE—Join Coastal Queen to watch the start of the Newport Bermuda Race and listen for the committee boat to sound the gun for the start. Guest commentator, author Carol Cronin, will narrate. A catered lunch and Dark ’n’ Stormy cocktail is included in the price of the cruise. Binoculars will be onboard.

June 21, 2024
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June 21, 2024
11:15 am
Newport
3 hours
$100
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Newport to Bermuda Race Start Cruise, June 21, 2024

JAMESTOWN DEPARTURE—Join Coastal Queen to watch the start of the Newport Bermuda Race and listen for the committee boat to sound the gun for the start. Guest commentator, author Carol Cronin, will narrate. A catered lunch and Dark ’n’ Stormy cocktail is included in the price of the cruise. Binoculars will be onboard.

June 21, 2024
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June 21, 2024
12 noon
Jamestown
3 hours
$100
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Take It To The Bridge Duo Performance, July 2, 2024

Come aboard the Coastal Queen to enjoy the sounds of the Take It to The Bridge duo, Greg Marcotte and Carl Bugbee, as they play the top 40 hits of the past seven decades. Spacious Coastal Queen has a weatherproof interior and will be serving your favorite cocktails at the beautiful teak-wood bar.

July 2, 2024
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July 2, 2024
7 pm
Jamestown
90 minutes
$50
Coming Soon
Newport Fireworks Funk and Soul Cruise, July 4, 2024

Come aboard Coastal Queen to see Newport’s fireworks display up close from the Bay. Enjoy a summer beverage from Coastal Queen's grand center bar while watching the show and listening to some wonderful funk and soul music.

July 4, 2024
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July 4, 2024
8:30 pm
Newport
75 minutes
$70
Coming Soon
Jamestown's Independence Day Fireworks Cruise on July 7, 2024

Come aboard Coastal Queen in Newport, to see the Jamestown Independence Day fireworks up close from the Bay. Enjoy a summer beverage from Coastal Queen's grand center bar while watching the show. Seating is limited, reserve your seat today!

July 7, 2024
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July 7, 2024
8:30
Newport
1.25 hours
$70
Coming Soon
An Evening With the Irish Band Turas, July 9, 2024

Join us on the Coastal Queen with this dynamic band that plays traditional Irish music as well as modern compositions. Enjoy a beer from the bar as you cruise along the Jamestown shoreline, cross Narragansett Bay and sail into the scenic Newport Harbor area.

July 9, 2024
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July 9, 2024
7 pm
Jamestown
90 minutes
$50
Coming Soon
Island Time Steel Band Cruise, July 16, 2024

Enjoy traditional Caribbean Island music infused with the spirit and rhythm of Latin Jazz. Along the way you will see the beautiful sites that makeup the Jamestown shoreline and magnificent Newport Harbor.

July 16, 2024
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July 16, 2024
7 pm
Jamestown
90 minutes
$50
Coming Soon
Lois Vaughan Jazz Trio Evening Cruise, July 23, 2024

Come enjoy jazz music and a stunning water view on this evening cruise. Coastal Queen will host Lois Vaughan, a Newport-based piano and keyboard player, specializing in classic jazz and Latin music ranging from Gershwin to Brubeck. The boat is cozy and spacious indoors and the top deck is covered for pleasant cruising.

July 23, 2024
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July 23, 2024
7 pm
Jamestown
90 minutes
$50
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Wine and Cheese Tasting Cruise with Specialty Shop Grapes & Gourmet, July 30, 2024

Join Grapes & Gourmet and Coastal Queen for another fabulous wine and cheese tasting! As you sip your wine on this blue-moon evening, you will cruise along the historic sites in Narragansett Bay and magnificent Newport Harbor. Coastal Queen's spacious interior is weatherproof and there is a covered top deck.

July 30, 2024
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July 30, 2024
7 pm
Jamestown
90 minutes
$50
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Sharks Come Cruisin' Band on the Evening Cruise, Aug. 6, 2024

Coastal Queen has the band that will have you singing and swash-buckling with songs of sea shanties and maritime music. Order a drink and enjoy the cruise around Jamestown, Narragansett Bay and Newport. The boat is cozy and spacious indoors and the top deck is covered for pleasant cruising.

August 6, 2024
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August 6, 2024
6:15 pm
Jamestown
90 minutes
$50
Coming Soon
Summer Favorites and Jimmy Buffett Hits Live Music Cruise, Aug. 13, 2024

Brian Cabral makes a second summer appearance onboard the CQ! He will be performing local summer favorites live on this cruise—and that includes classic Jimmy Buffett hits! Relax and enjoy the music as Coastal Queen cruises from Jamestown to the fabulous sites that surround the Newport Harbor area. Coastal Queen will have palm trees onboard!

August 13, 2024
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August 13, 2024
6:15 pm
Jamestown
90 minutes
$45
Coming Soon
Stone Cold Gypsies Live Performance Cruise, Aug. 20, 2024

The Stone Cold Gypsies band will play a mix of R & B, country and reggae in this live performance. Enjoy the music and the sights that surround Narragansett Bay, Newport Harbor and the Jamestown shoreline. The main deck is heated and the top deck has roll-down curtains for warmth.

August 20, 2024
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August 20, 2024
6:15 pm
Jamestown
90 minutes
$50
Coming Soon
The Narrow River Band Cruise on Aug. 27, 2024

Watch the sun set aboard Coastal Queen while The Narrow River Band plays hits from James Taylor and The Beatles, some jazz and your favorite songs to dance to! The boat's interior will be warm and cozy and the top desk is covered and enclosed for comfort.

August 27, 2024
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August 27, 2024
6:15 pm
Jamestown
90 minutes
$50
Coming Soon
Children’s Halloween Party Cruise, October 27, 2024

Coastal Queen welcomes the kids for this special Halloween-themed cruise. There will be a costume contest, treats and Halloween tunes for the kids to enjoy as the boat cruises across Narragansett Bay and into Newport Harbor. Coastal Queen is covered, warm, weatherproof and ready to cruise!

October 27, 2024
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October 27, 2024
11 am
Jamestown
60 minutes
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Newport Illuminated Boat Parade, Nov. 29, 2024

Join Coastal Queen as she crosses the bay to be part of the Newport Illuminated Boat Parade in Newport Harbor. Coastal Queen, award winner in the 2019 parade, will join other decorated boats in the harbor’s festival of lights.

November 29, 2024
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November 29, 2024
4:30 pm
Jamestown
About three hours
$TBA
Coming Soon
Candy Cane Express Cruises for Kids on Dec. 1, 2024

Time for holiday fun on the The Candy Cane Express Cruises for kids. These boat rides will cruise about Newport Harbor and the bay. Mrs. Claus will read to the kids while hot chocolate is served. The boat will be cozy and warm with its weatherproof interior. A candy cane will be given to each child as they depart the boat.

December 1, 2024
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December 1, 2024
11 am and 1 pm
Jamestown
60 minutes
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Coming Soon
Holiday Bubbly Cruise, Dec. 1, 2024

Enjoy a little bubbly while Coastal Queen pipes in favorite holiday music and cruises about the sites and scenery of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay. A glass of prosecco is included in the price of the cruise.

December 1, 2024
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December 1, 2024
3 pm
Jamestown
75 minutes
$42
Coming Soon
Holiday Bubbly Cruise, Dec. 7, 2024

Enjoy a little bubbly while Coastal Queen pipes in favorite holiday music and cruises about the sites and scenery of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay. A glass of prosecco is included in the price of the cruise.

December 1, 2024
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December 1, 2024
3 pm
Jamestown
75 minutes
$42
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Candy Cane Express Cruises for Kids on Dec. 7, 2024

The Candy Cane Express Cruises are holiday fun for the kids! These boat rides will cruise about Newport Harbor and the Bay to see the sites and scenery. One of Santa's elves will read to the kids while hot chocolate is served. A candy cane will be given to each child as they depart the boat.

December 7, 2024
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December 7, 2024
10:30 am and 1:30 pm
Jamestown
60 minutes
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Coming Soon
Coastal Queen Brings Santa and Mrs. Claus to Town, Dec. 7, 2024

Santa and Mrs. Claus are arriving onboard the Coastal Queen on Saturday, December 2 at 1 pm and then proceeding up to 20 Narragansett Avenue to visit with the children at the Conanicut Gift Shop. Parents will have the opportunity to take photos of their children with Santa.

December 7, 2024
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December 7, 2024
Arrives at 1 pm
Jamestown
Coming Soon
Holiday Bubbly Cruise, Dec. 8, 2024

Enjoy a little bubbly while Coastal Queen pipes in favorite holiday music and cruises about the sites and scenery of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay. A glass of prosecco is included in the price of the cruise.

December 8, 2024
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December 8, 2024
3:15 pm
Newport
75 minutes
$42
Coming Soon
Holiday Cranberry Mimosa Cruise, Dec. 14, 2024

Coastal Queen’s Holiday Cranberry Mimosa Cruise will take you on a holiday tour of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay while festive music is piped in and the boat is decked out with coastal holiday style. A special cranberry mimosa cocktail is included in the price of the cruise. The boat is cozy and warm and has a weatherproof interior.

December 14, 2024
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December 14, 2024
11:15 am
Newport
75 minutes
$42
Coming Soon
Holiday Cocktail Cruise, Dec. 14, 2024

Coastal Queen’s Holiday Cruise will take you on a holiday tour of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay while festive music is piped in and the boat is decked out with coastal holiday style. The boat is cozy and warm and has a weatherproof interior.

December 14, 2024
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December 14, 2024
3:15 pm
Newport
75 minutes
$42
Coming Soon
Meet and Greet Cruise with Santa on Dec. 15, 2024

Coastal Queen will host a special Meet and Greet Cruise with Santa Claus. These cruises will feature hot chocolate and a candy cane will be given to each child as they exit the boat. Check out the special family rate and reduced rates for kids.

December 15, 2024
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December 15, 2024
11 am and 1 pm
Newport
60 minutes
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Coming Soon
Holiday Bubbly Cruise, Dec. 15, 2024

Enjoy a little bubbly while Coastal Queen pipes in favorite holiday music and cruises about the sites and scenery of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay. A glass of prosecco is included in the price of the cruise.

December 15, 2024
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December 15, 2024
3 pm
Newport
75 minutes
$42
Coming Soon

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