Rhode Island Division

The Rail Explorers: Rhode Island Division is presented by the Newport and Narragansett Bay Railroad. Enjoy an unforgettable scenic ride along historic Aquidneck Island and spectacular Narragansett Bay.

Rhode Island  July 4 VIP Tours - (with mimosas!!) now available. Book Now!

July 4 VIP Tickets

Celebrate Independence Day in style with Rail Explorers! A special day of VIP tours to launch the new 'Southern Circuit'.  A limited number of guests will ride to our secluded waterfront picnic area and join us at the clifftop mimosa bar, serving mimosas, fresh juices, soft drinks, organic frozen treats, fruit, wine and cheese. With expansive 270 degree views encompassing the islands of Narragansett Bay, Jamestown and the Newport Pell Bridge this is a truly magical location. Tours are round trip, with 1 hour at the picnic area. Please allow 2.5 hours for this experience.  Tickets sold per person: Adults $55, Children $35 .

The Rhode Island Division offers 2 tours 

  • 'The Northern Ramble' - a six mile exploration of the historic railroad between Portsmouth and the Sakonett River. Available April through Nov, 4 times per day. Tour takes approximately 60 minutes. Please allow 2 hours.
  • 'The Southern Circuit' - a special 8:30am and 6:30pm tour only offered during July and August. Bring a drink or a snack to enjoy during a 20 minute break at our waterfront picnic area before riding back to the station. Tour takes approximately 60 minutes. Please allow 2 hours.


  • A Tandem Explorer (two riders) is $75
  • A Quad Explorer (up to four riders) is $125
  • Single VIP seat next to a tour guide is $45
  • 10% discount for bookings of 10 or more (conditions apply)
Parking and check in for all tours: 1 Alexander Road, Portsmouth, RI. 

Rail Explorers: Rhode Island Division is now open. Book your tour now!

Stay on the rails with the Newport and Narragansett Bay Railroad

Why not combine your Rail Explorers Tour with dinner on the ' Grand Bellevue' - an elegant dinner train experience. Or maybe a ride on ' The Ice Cream Train' - after riding with Rail Explorers you deserve a treat! Check out the many train tours and experiences available on the Newport and Narragansett Bay Railroad at   www.trainsri.com

Catskills NY Division

Join us in New York's Catskill Mountains to discover the rails that run alongside the Esopus Creek from the beautiful village of Phoenicia.

Rail Explorers: Catskills Division bookings have been delayed due to track work on the railroad. The Catskill Division will be opening in the spring of 2018.

Adirondack Division

The future of the Rail Explorers: Adirondack Division, which has operated since 2015 between Saranac Lake and Lake Clear is uncertain. New York State is pushing ahead with plans to replace the railroad between Lake Placid and Tupper Lake with a multi-use trail. The Adirondack Scenic Railroad has challenged the decision to remove the rails, but at this time a judgement in the court case has not been reached.  At Rail Explorers we are hopeful that the State's short sighted and misguided plan can be defeated and that Rail Explorers can continue to offer tours along this spectacular historic railroad. Rail Explorers will not be operating in the Adirondacks during 2017, but hope to return in 2018.

Delaware Division

Rail Explorers: Delaware Division, which operated alongside the Wilmington & Western Railroad in the spring of 2016 will not be available in 2017. We hope to return to Delaware in 2018.