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A day trip to Newport Rhode Island

What better way to spend summers in Rhode Island than in Newport? Read on for tours and attractions available through our Pilot House, things to do morning, noon, or evening, free outdoor music series at Bowen’s Wharf and ways to stay active this summer!

Book Tours & Attractions at Pilot House! 

You’ve definitely gone by our Pilot House while walking along America’s Cup Avenue, but we bet you’re not aware of everything we have to offer! Stroll in, see beautiful Bowen’s Wharf merchandise such as dog collars, hats, t-shirts, and other great gifts and discover so much more than meets the eye!

Our partnerships with local tours make it possible to schedule and purchase a variety of Newport activities right from the Pilot House. Some tours even give priority and get you ahead of the line when you purchase from us! Next time you’re heading to Bowen’s Wharf or just looking for something fun to do with friends and family, make sure you stop in our Pilot House and talk to our friendly, local staff.

Some activities you can expect to find at the Pilot House are:

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Tours & Attractions

Day Trip or Night Out — You Pick! 

Bowen’s Wharf is a vibrant destination for locals and visitors alike, featuring an array of locally-owned stores, restaurants and activities to suit any occasion. Whether you are commemorating a special milestone such as a birthday or anniversary; enjoying the company of friends on your bachelorette celebration; or simply seeking fun things to do with loved ones during the day – there’s something here for everyone! If you ever need some help finding out what’s happening in Newport that day, don’t forget to check at The Pilot House.


Escape the Newport hustle and bustle by visiting Bowen’s Wharf during the week or early in the day! It’s a great way to embrace nature as you take pleasure in leisurely strolling around and discovering our waterfront property. There’s no better feeling than enjoying a lovely day outdoors, so come on down for an unparalleled experience!


Newport is committed to shopping local! Every Monday, swing by Miantonomi Park on the corner of Dexter and Hillside Avenue for the town’s newest marketplace: The Miantonomi Farmer’s Market. To get your groceries Wednesday-style, head over to Aquidneck Growers’ Market in Memorial Blvd Park right across from International Tennis Hall of Fame. In observance of their plastic bag ban policy, remember to bring your own container – we recommend Sea Bags’ new series “doggie bags” that are available at their store along Bowen’s Wharf!



Rekindle your love and ignite the spark of romance with a breathtaking sunset sail along Newport’s waterfront. Your date will be mesmerized by the picturesque views while you sip on complimentary champagne and beer aboard Sightsailing’s cruise. Let this romantic experience mark either the end or the beginning to an unforgettable night in Newport!

Come and experience the luxe atmosphere of 22 Bowen’s Wine Bar & Grille, located directly by the waterfront. Feast your eyes on our vibrant indoor setting that provides an upscale dining sensation or head outside to Portside for summer cocktails and casual cuisine while you take in all Newport has to offer during its season! Reserve today for a night you won’t forget!

Don’t forget to leave some space for a delicious dessert from Sprinkles! From classic hard scoop, soft serve, milkshakes and Italian ice – you can find something to satisfy your sweet cravings with your date. To ensure that all of that sweetness doesn’t cause messes in the car afterwards, enjoy them on their comfortable patio.


Where to Stay 

If you’re looking for the absolute best in marina service, look no further than Bowen’s Marina! Our first-class facilities provide amenities and services to accommodate yachts up to 185′ LOA. With a Fitness Center & Pool just steps away and a range of restaurants located along Bowen’s Wharf, everything you need is within walking distance from our dockside location.

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