Newport RI Cruise Port

Guide to Cruise Ports and Terminals

Newport RI Cruise Port

Cruise ships arriving in Newport, Rhode Island anchor in the east passage of Narragansett Bay between Conanicut Island and Aquidneck Island.

Cruise passengers are then shuttled by tender boat into Newport Harbor where they disembark at a pier located beside Perotti Park (at the intersection of Americas Cup Avenue and Long Wharf Mall).

Public Transportation

Port Shuttle

Most tourist attractions in Newport are within walking distance of the tender location so a shuttle is not required.

Bus Service

The Rhode Island Public Transport Association (RIPTA) operate trolleys and busses in Newport RI.  A single fares is $2.00. Day passes can be purchased for $6.00.

For more information regarding public transit, please visit

Cliff Walk, Newport Rhode Island
Cliff Walk, Newport Rhode Island

Visitor Information

Newport Rhode Island

The city of Newport is home to 11 oceanfront mansions built in the 19th century.  Visitors can see them from the 3.5 mile Cliff Walk, a footpath that meanders along the eastern edge of the peninsula.  The walk features spectacular ocean views.

Visitors can also enjoy the crooked colonial streets, some historic churches and a spectacular yacht harbor in Newport.

Map of Newport RI Cruise Port

View map of the Newport Rhode Island Tender Dock.

Weather in Newport, Rhode Island

Average daily temperatures by month in Newport RI are as follows:

Month Minimum Maximum Precipitation
Jan 23 38 4.2
Feb 23 39 3.5
Mar 31 46 4.5
April 39 54 4.3
May 48 64 3.5
June 58 72 3.1
July 64 78 3.0
Aug 65 77 3.7
Sept 58 71 3.6
Oct 48 62 3.7
Nov 38 52 4.5
Dec 29 43 4.3

Free Wifi Service

Free Wifi is available at many restaurants and cafes in Newport RI.

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