Coastal Queen and Jamestown Newport Ferry, both operated by parent company Conanicut Marine Services Inc. and based in Jamestown and Newport, R.I., specialize in event cruises and private charters in the Newport Harbor and lower Narragansett Bay area. Their boats can accommodate 34 to 140 passengers. In addition, they have a range of smaller boats that can comfortably shuttle guests from port to port if only transportation is needed. 140-passenger Coastal Queen has ample space—an enclosed main deck that features a beautiful teak wood bar, and a covered top deck with roll-down side curtains—so guests can cruise in comfort. The cruises take guests out and around the historic landmarks and lighthouses surrounding Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay for spectacular sightseeing. These boat rides are perfect for showers and brunches, as well as wedding rehearsals, ceremonies, receptions and related events. The charter team will work with your caterer, music supplier, florist, etc. to bring the event you envision together. CruiseRI.com is the showcase for all of Conanicut Marine Services’ boats—check out the site and click on "Private Charters" to complete an online charter request form—the charter manager will respond promptly.