Starting this Saturday, March 6, you can once again join Save The Bay aboard one of their education vessels as we motor through historic Newport Harbor and observe seals at Citing Rock.

One-hour seal tours are entirely boat-based, while 1.75-hour tours include a visit to the grounds of the Rose Island Lighthouse. Tours departing from Bowen’s Ferry Landing at 30 Market Square in Newport.

Save The Bay states on their website that Seal Tours are proceeding in accordance with Rhode Island Department of Health guidelines. A complete list of COVID-19 policies and procedures is available here.

Tours this weekend will take place at 3 pm and 4:15 pm on Saturday and at 10 am and 11:15 am on Sunday.

Pricing for the Newport Seal and Rose Island Tours are as follows;

One-Hour Tour – $22 non-members; $17 Save The Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12; $0 children under 3 years.

1.75-Hour Seal and Rose Island Tour – $47 non-members; $37 Save The Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12; $0 children under 3 years.

Learn more and see the full schedule at

Westerly Nature Cruises will resume in October 2021, according to Save The Bay’s website.

This story was originally published on March 5, 2021.

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Belmore was born in Providence, Rhode Island; grew up and graduated high school in Coventry, Rhode Island; and lived in Newport, Rhode Island for more than ten years. He currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals.

He and his wife, Jen, as well as their two dogs (Aero and June), recently moved to Alexandria, Virginia. Belmore travels back and forth to Newport every couple of weeks to cover events, work on story ideas, to meet with What'sUpNewp's on-the-ground contributors, to visit friends, and to eat as much seafood as possible.

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