Pedicabs in Newport, Rhode Island

Real Estate Agent


Pedicabs in Newport, Rhode Island are eco-friendly and a popular means of transportation in this tourist destination for locals and tourists, young and old, alike.  Visitors from all over the world travel to Newport, whether it's to unwind, explore or play.  Newport has its historic mansions, unique restaurants and an active nightlife, all of which can be accessed using the pedicabs.  Most pedicabs can be found awaiting passengers at Newport's downtown Bannister Wharf, or about town as they drop off passengers, and they operate until 2:00 a.m., often peddling cruise ship passengers about town.  Pedicab operators take up to four passengers about town in seven-hour shifts.  A benefit of taking pedicabs is the knowledge of the pedicab operators of the town, often making the trip itself a highlight of a Newport visit.

Independent contractors are hired to cycle the pedicabs in Newport, Rhode Island and work for tips, handing over a percentage of their tips to the company for whom they work.  There are two pedicab companies, Pirate Pedicab and Newport Pedicab

Newport Pedicab began in May, 2006 and is currently Newport's #1 pedal-powered transportation service.  Their telephone number is (401) 432-5498, and they offer services for small and large events, weddings and the like.

Pirate Pedicab opened in 2011 and can be reached at (401) 413-5953. Pedicab advertises that it is "more than just a tour - it is an adventure" and specializes in weddings, bachelorette parties and special events, as well as the individual booking.

        ~ contact me for all your real estate buying, selling or rental needs:


Trish Vasseur, Realtor©  556-6548                                  
                          SRES® - Seniors Real Estate Specialist®
                          SRS - Seller Representation Specialist
                                    Military Relocations
                                    Licensed in RI & MA

- See more at:




Posted by


Trish Vasseur, Realtor©  401-556-6548                                  
                          SRES - Seniors Real Estate Specialist
                          SRS - Seller Representation Specialist
                                   Military Relocations
                                    Licensed in RI & MA


Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate


Interesting post.  Next time we're in Newport, we will have to take a pedicab ride to see the sites.

Jan 07, 2014 11:26 PM
John F Muscarella
Broker/Owner, Venice, FL, Florida's Suncoast

Thanks for this Trish.  Was in Newport this past fall and enjoyed it.  I usually visit a couple of time per year but it had been almost 2 years this last visit. 

Jan 08, 2014 07:23 PM
Trish Vasseur
Newport, RI
Newport County Realtor

It's a great service and really can make the difference between a run-of-the-mill visit and a true adventure.  These drivers know so much about the area and truly enjoy meeting a variety of people.  They sometimes are subjected to some not-so-friendly comments, usually late at night after customers have been drinking, so they would appreciate some friendly tourists.

Jan 08, 2014 09:08 PM