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Special cruises

Rum Runner II and Madeleine offer a variety of special event cruises throughout the season. Please contact us for more detailed information such as dates, availability and schedule.

 

Lighthouse Tours:

“Although only 48 miles from north to south, Rhode Island boasts over 400 miles of shoreline containing numerous small islands, bays and inlets. The most prominent feature is Narragansett Bay which hosted no less than 29 of the state's 32 lighthouses”*

*Credits to author James Clafin ‘Lighthouses and Life Savings'.

The Rum Runner II is a truly unique yacht for a lighthouse excursion as we can customize our tour to fit your specific needs. For example, in just two hours, you can view and learn the history of six lighthouses in the Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay. We also offer more extensive tours that include an actual in person viewing of the restored Rose Island Lighthouse built in 1869 which now operates as an inn.

 

Fireworks Cruises:

Rum Runner II and Madeleine provide the perfect platforms for fireworks viewing. Whether for the Newport , Jamestown or Navy Base annual celebrations, you'll enjoy breathtaking firework displays over the Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay onboard either the motor yacht Rum Runner II or the Schooner Madeleine.

 

A beautifully restored classic motor yacht, the Rum Runner II is an authentic prohibition era rum smuggler from 1929. Rum Runner II provides excellent viewing and speed due to her stealth design and at 58' we carry up to 49 passengers in comfort and style.

 

Rum Runner II is U.S. Coast Guard inspected annually, and is equipped with a clean rest room and a quality P.A. System. Captain Mark Paltridge has safely piloted Rum Runner II for over 15 years and personally trains all crew and tour guides. Rum Runner II has an open deck plan with partial covering for shade. A light jacket is suggested and we ask that if possible, our guests wear shoes with soft rubber soles.

 

 

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