Blount Small Ship Adventures

461 Water St
Warren RI  02885

Phone: (800) 556-7450

Blount Small Ship Adventures

Blount Small Ship Adventures, the original small ship adventure cruise-line, is celebrating 50 years in business in 2016 and was voted 10 Best in River Cruising by USA Today. Headquartered in Warren, RI, BSSA has long prided itself on offering a casual cruising environment for travelers who want to go where the big ships cannot. Built on a tradition of adventure, the company’s founder Luther Blount, a prolific inventor and shipbuilder, began building boats in 1947 and then personally delivered them around the globe discovering adventure along the way. In 1966, Luther decided that he wanted to show his friends and family all of the incredible destinations he’d been exploring, so he began building passenger boats.

With the mind of an engineer and the heart of an explorer, Luther built unique boats with patented features such as retractable pilothouses and bow ramps that allowed passengers to go from ship to shore. He later coined the term “small ship cruising”. His ships were built for the purpose of taking travelers through the nooks and crannies of a place, going where the other couldn’t. He created itineraries for explorers, for those who wanted to tread lightly, going beyond the usual tourist meccas finding experiences you can only have when you get to know a place through its people.

Today, Luther’s daughter Nancy is at the helm of Blount Small Ship Adventures, as President of the company. His two other daughters Marcia and Julie are President and Vice President of Blount Boats. BSSA owns two 83-passenger vessels and takes travelers through unique waterways to destinations throughout the US, Canada, and the Eastern Caribbean. Sailing with Blount means navigating the waters less traveled in a personal, uncrowded way. It’s going places that are inaccessible to larger cruise ships, docking where private yachts dock, and getting away from manufactured experiences. On a Blount cruise, you’ll never stand in line or feel lost in the crowd. With only 83 passengers, every cruise experience feels exclusive and personal.

Go where the big ships cannot!

Blount Small Ship Adventures offers highly authentic and personal experiences aboard amazing ships that can go where the big ships can’t. Unique destinations are a hallmark of travelling with Blount, from the sun drenched Caribbean to scenic Canada, the Great Lakes, and the Erie Canal. The freedom to go anywhere gives the like-minded, curious guests travelling with Blount Small Ship Adventures the chance to travel like explorers, immersing themselves in the best of local culture. Founded in 1966, the company operates two U.S.-registered and U.S.-crewed ships. Each ship holds 83 passengers, features patented designs such as retractable pilothouses, a shallow draft, and bow landing ramps that enable them to access remote destinations larger ships cannot. The company was recently named one of the 10 Best River Cruises by USA Today and 10Best in their 2016 Reader’s Choice Awards.

Blount Small Ship Adventures takes travelers away to places they cannot get to on large ships and motorcoach tours. Ships with bow ramps and retractable pilot houses mean you go deep into the nooks and crannies of the world, and along the way, discovered

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Founded: 1966

Categories: Cruise, Travel Agency, Travel/Leisure

Hours

Mon: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tue: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wed: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thu: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Fri: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm



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Past Events

Blount's VIP Experience: View the Volvo Ocean Race 2018

Blount's VIP Experience: View the Volvo Ocean Race 2018
10:00 am - 05/16/2018

At Blount Small Ship Adventures

Blount Small Ship Adventures is offering a 6 day experience during the Volvo Ocean Race 2018. Departing round trip from Providence, RI, you will cruise to Newport,...

Webinar: Cruise with HistoryNet

Webinar: Cruise with HistoryNet
07:00 pm - 02/28/2018

At Blount Small Ship Adventures

Cruise Through History with John Quarstein on 4 BSSA Small Ship Cruises! Join Historian John Quarstein & Travel Educator Carol Parsons from the comfort of your...

Blount's Independence Day Cruise

Blount's Independence Day Cruise
12:00 pm - 06/30/2017

At Blount Small Ship Adventures

The Fourth of July is one celebration that New Englanders take very seriously- and it's never just a day long. Bristol, RI, the town next to Blount's home port of...

4-Day New England Island Escape

4-Day New England Island Escape
10:00 am - 06/24/2017

At Blount Small Ship Adventures

Kick off your summer on a yacht-style cruise through Block Island, Martha's Vineyard and Newport with less than 84 passengers onboard. Cabins are limited and selling...

Islands of New England Beach Blast Weekend Cruise

Islands of New England Beach Blast Weekend Cruise
10:00 am - 06/15/2017

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Kick off your summer on a yacht-style cruise through Block Island, Martha's Vineyard and Newport with less than 84 passengers onboard. Cabins are limited and selling...

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