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June 24, 2024

Come Take A 2024 Fourth of July Fireworks Cruise in Newport, RI

fourth of july fireworks cruise

Want to do something exciting and unique for the upcoming holiday? Come take a Fourth of July fireworks cruise in the Newport Harbor in Narragansett Bay.

The 2024 Fourth of July Fireworks are scheduled to begin at 9:15 pm, weather permitting.

This unique experience offers local families and tourists an unforgettable way to celebrate Independence Day.

Come, we’ll explore why this sailboat ride should be on your summer bucket list, how to secure your tickets, and what you can expect on board.

Why Take A Fourth of July Fireworks Cruise?

Newport is not just a beautiful coastal town; it’s a place steeped in American history.

Founded in 1639, Newport played a significant role during the American Revolution.

From its historic mansions to the oldest synagogue in the United States, Touro Synagogue, the town is a living museum.

Celebrating the Fourth of July here adds an extra layer of significance, making your cruise not just fun but educational too.

The city’s historical landmarks and colonial-era architecture provide a stunning backdrop to the fireworks display.

Imagine sailing past sites where revolutionary heroes once walked as you await the brilliant fireworks show.

It’s a history lesson and celebration rolled into one.

Discover Newport has more details on the event.

Guide to the Best Spots for Viewing the Fireworks from the Water

When it comes to viewing July 4th fireworks, the best seats are undoubtedly on the water.

A Fourth of July fireworks cruise in Newport offers spectacular views of the fireworks display, free from the crowds and with the added bonus of a cool ocean breeze.

Here are some of the best spots to catch the fireworks:

  • Newport Harbor: Anchored in the harbor with the best land views, giving you a front-row seat.
  • Perrotti Park: A dog-friendly, waterfront park.
  • King Park: A historic park with a waterfront beach and public restrooms nearby.
  • Narragansett Bay: Enjoy the fireworks from a sailboat on the water for the best seat in the house.

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Photo taken by Author, Narragansett Bay

Each spot has its unique charm, and the cruise will often take you to multiple locations to ensure you get the best possible view.

Activities and Amenities For The Whole Family

Worried about keeping the kids entertained?

Well, fear not. Fourth of July in Newport, RI is designed with everyone, even the dog, in mind. 

Although there is no official celebration, you are welcome to set up a picnic and let the kids and dogs run free.

We encourage you to meet the locals and eat, drink, and shop at the local restaurants and shops.

If you’re really looking to impress and want to have a unique and memorable holiday, we suggest coming aboard our private yacht and watching the sky light up from Narragansett Bay.

Booking info can be found below.

Booking Information and Tips for Securing Tickets

Securing your spot on the Fourth of July Fireworks Cruise is easy but requires a bit of planning, especially since tickets sell out fast.

Here are some tips to ensure you don’t miss out:

  • Book Early: Tickets go on sale months in advance and sell out quickly.
  • Visit Our Website: Book online to join us on our special 4th of July Fireworks Cruise
  • Bundle Up: The nights can get chilly on the water so be sure to bring a cozy sweatshirt or a blanket.

We also offer private and group sailing lessons as well as sunset cruises every day of the week in case tickets sell out.

We look forward to setting sail with you!

Wrapping Up

The 4th of July Fireworks Cruise in Newport, RI, is more than just a boat rideā€”it’s an experience filled with history, excitement, and breathtaking views.

Whether you’re a local family looking for a unique way to celebrate or a tourist wanting to add something special to your trip, this cruise offers something for everyone. 

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity. Book your 4th of July cruise with us!

And if you’re interested in learning more about sailing, consider signing up for Newport sailing lessons.

Celebrate Independence Day like never before, and create memories that will last a lifetime.