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  •  July 14, 2015
     6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Enjoy a breathtaking classic motor yacht tour of Newport Harbor and relive the speed and thrill of the chase of the smuggler boats from the days of Prohibition. Motor yacht Rum Runner II was built back in 1929 during the height of Prohibition. Originally built for two New Jersey mobsters to elude the Coast Guard while speeding cases of “hooch,” it offers the luxury of a classic yacht and intrigue you would imagine of a high-speed bandit motor boat with a history all her own while touring Newport Harbor.

Aboard the high speed motor boat Rum Runner II, you will cruise by Newport mansions and former speakeasies that were fueled by seaborne smugglers back in the 1920’s and 30’s. This restored Elco Motor yacht carries you swiftly and safely through local waters of Newport Harbor on an adventurous motor yacht tour. Originally powered with three Packard airplane engines, she has been re-powered with twin turbo-charged 350HP Caterpillar Marine Diesels, to ensure our Newport Harbor tour is both thrilling and comfortable.

Newport Harbor is one of the most historic, exciting and beautiful harbors in New England and a harbor tour or late afternoon Smugglers Cocktail Cruise on Rum Runner II is the best way to experience it.


Please arrive by 6:30 for check-in – Boat leaves dock at 7:00 pm and returns at 8:00 pm

Food & Beverages included

Beverages:  Bottle Water | Ice Tea | Beer | Rum Punch

Register early – Tickets are limited


Venue Phone: 401-847-0298

Venue Website:

24 Bannister's Wharf, Newport, Rhode Island, 02840, United States


Madeleine & RumRunner II are located on Bannister’s Wharf, right in the heart of historic down town Newport. Our ticket booth has a dark green awning and is right next to the outdoor patio of the Black Pearl restaurant.