Shuttles & Parking

NEWPORT NAVY BASE PARKING  -- NO PARKING ON NAVY BASE

There will be no on-base parking for swimmers or kayakers for the 42ND Annual Save The Bay Swim. Swimmers and kayakers will park at the Newport Grande Slots parking lot just 3 miles from the Base. Newport Grand Casino address:  150 Admiral Kalbfus Road, Newport.  Phone: 401.849.5000.

YOU will no longer receive a BLUE NAVY pass.

NEWPORT PARKING CHANGES  -- NO PARKING ON NAVY BASE.

SECURITY-- Navy force protection rules stipulate swimmers and spectators ARE REQUUIRED to take shuttles onto the Base. Security will not let anyone on Base who is not on a shuttle or does not have a kayak on their car (for kayak drop off). SWIMMER, KAYAKER, SPECTATOR and VOLUNTEER names will be on a Navy Master List at Newport Grande Slots. You MUST have a LICENSE with you for identification.  SPECTATORS will be allowed on the shuttles with ID if their name is on the security list with their swimmer.

SPECTATOR PASS FOR NEWPORT NAVY BASE:  2018 SPECTATOR LIST

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER YOUR SPECTATOR

SWIMMERS MUST submit the name of your spectator no later than July 27 to allow them on the Navy Base.
SWIMMERS AND KAYAKERS WILL BE ON THE LIST AS PART OF REGISTRATION

SHUTTLES
NEWPORT GRANDE TO NAVY BASE: 4:00 am to 6:00 AM
NAVY BASE TO NEWPORT GRANDE: 7:00 AM to 7:20 AM
JAMESTOWN TO NEWPORT GRANDE: 7:30 AM to 9:25 AM


SWIMMERS, SPECTATORS, VOLUNTEERS
1.Go to Newport Grande, 150 Admiral Kalbfus Road, Newport.

2.Follow the signs/flaggers to park your car in the lots at Newport Grande parking lot on the southeast side of the lots.

3.Bring your LICENSE to the table with Navy Security near the Shuttles.

4.The Navy staff will check your id against the master  list of ALL SWIMMERS, KAYAKERS, VOLUNTEERS, and SPECTATORS. Click here to sign up spectators

5.The Navy staff will stamp/mark you hand to confirm your ID.

6.Return to your car to drop off your ID and gather any belongings.

7.Enter the shuttle to travel to the Navy Base.

8.Swimmers and kayakers must check in together so please allow plenty of time to drop off, shuttle back and check in with your kayaker. 

KAYAKERS

1.Report to the Newport Officers' Club, 95 Perry Rd, Newport, RI 02841 to drop off their kayak.

2.Pull up to the Kayak Unloading Area and let staff pull the kayak onto the beach.

Kayakers DO NOT NEED TO GET OUT OF THEIR CARS.

3.Return to Newport Grande Slots.

4.Follow the signs/flaggers to park your car in the lots at Newport Grande parking lot on the southeast side of the lots.

5.Bring your LICENSE to the table with Navy Security.

6.The Navy staff will check your id against the list of ALL SWIMMERS, KAYAKERS, SPECTATORS.

7.The Navy staff will stamp/mark you hand to confirm your ID.

8.Return to your car to drop off your ID and gather any belongings.

9.Enter the shuttle to travel to the Navy Base.

10.Swimmers and kayakers must check in together so please allow plenty of time to drop off, shuttle back and check in with your swimmer. 

SWIMMERS, KAYAKERS, SPECTATORS TRAVELING TOGETHER.

There will be no walk ups or drops off to the Base. If you are a kayaker driving your swimmer and spectator, you will all be on a list at the Navy Security.You will ONLY be allowed on BASE if you have a kayak on your car. If you are a swimmer/spectator as a passenger in the car with KAYAK.

1.Drive through Security and show IDs for ALL approved passengers.

2.Report to the Newport Officers' Club, 95 Perry Rd, Newport, RI 02841 to drop off their kayak.

3.Pull up to the Kayak Unloading Area and let staff pull the kayak onto the beach. Kayakers DO NOT NEED TO GET OUT OF THEIR CARS.

4.Return to Newport Grande Slots.

5.Follow the signs/flaggers to park your car in the lots at Newport Grande parking lot on the southeast side of the lots.

6.Bring your LICENSE to the table with Navy Security.

7.The Navy staff will check your id against the list of ALL SWIMMERS, KAYAKERS, SPECTATORS.

8.The Navy staff will stamp/mark you hand to confirm your ID.

9.Return to your car to drop off your ID and gather any belongings.

10.Enter the shuttle to travel to the Navy Base.

11.Swimmers and kayakers must check in together so please allow plenty of time to drop off, shuttle back and check in with your swimmer.

SPECTATOR OPTIONS:

Once swimmers have entered the water, the shuttles will return spectators to the Newport Grande and will ALSO take any spectators or volunteers to the finish in Jamestown. ALL SPECTATOR NAMES MUST BE SUBMITTED to Save The Bay or they will not be permitted to enter the shuttle to the base.

Spectators can depart the shuttle at NEWPORT GRANDE and take their own vehicle to Jamestown OR  take the shuttle to Jamestown and return to Newport Grande on the shuttle back from Jamestown after the event to get their car. There will be limited parking on the Jamestown side at the Conanicut Boat Yard, 20 Narragansett Avenue, Jamestown, RI 02835, just past the Turnpike and Bridge Authority on the left.

JAMESTOWN SHUTTLES: There will be shuttles from Jamestown back to Newport Grande Slots. NO KAYAKS allowed. The last shuttle will be at 9:25 am