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Sightsailing of Newport

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Address: 32 Bowen's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
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Sightsailing of Newport offers daily sailing cruises, tours and private...

Sightsailing of Newport offers daily sailing cruises, tours and private sailing charters in Newport aboard the sailing vessels Aquidneck, Sightsailer and Starlight. Aquidneck and Sightsailer were built specifically to take people sailing who have never sailed before. Both are very smooth sailing; seasickness is never an issue. Both offer tickets for public sails and are available for private charters. Aquidneck is an 80' schooner. She is comfortable, stable and offers a relaxing sailing experience. She sails comfortably with up to 49 guests. Sightsailer is a 46, comfortable yet racy sloop, which gives a greater sensation of sailing than Aquidneck. She sails comfortably with up to 13 guests. Starlight is an O'Day 34' sloop that offers the feel of sailing on a private yacht since it sails by private charter only with just 2-6 guests. Starlight is luxurious and comfortable.Aquidneck sails 7 days a week from May-October.Sightsailer and Starlight sail 5 days a week (Thursday thru Sunday)in July and August and weekends only in June and September.

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The crew is friendly, knowledgeable and fun. We usually take the cruise every time we're in Newport and they don't just point out the same things every time, but will also mix in... read more

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5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Avon, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The crew is friendly, knowledgeable and fun. We usually take the cruise every time we're in Newport and they don't just point out the same things every time, but will also mix in some knowledge about the weather, the tides and anything else yo want to ask.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

The 6 of us took a private sail tour aboard the Starlight with Captain John. John was very experienced and knowledgeable about the Newport area. We brought our own champagne and got to celebrate my Father's 70th on the open waters. If was raining when we left but never felt unsafe, it added to the laughs and adventure and ponchos/coats... More 

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Jaffrey, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Great time cruising the Newport Harbor. Rain started to come in and shorted the trip a bit. Was given a refund but I don't think it was necessary as we were out on the water about 1.5 hours. The crew were awesome and kept us entertained. I would definately sail with them again. Very fun.

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Abington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Great crew, great sail. We'll be back again and again to experience this Newport treasure. See you in the summer of 2017.

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Westfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This was a wonderfully relaxing way to spend some time on the water. I've done this sailing charter twice this past summer and both times were fantastic. The boat is beautiful and this is the perfect way to truly enjoy Newport Harbor. The sail is only 1.5 hrs long which is enough to enjoy the sights without getting bored. The... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

an excellent experience of how people used to travel regularly by sailboat. great professional staff give it that special touch

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Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

My wife and I spontaneously decided to take a tour around the harbor. We could not be happier with our decision. The crew was courteous and had a great sense off humor. They pointed some interesting facts and history of Newport. Would definitely do it again.

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Saint Charles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

From the start of making the reservation to the actual sail, very organized. The actual sail was relaxing, informative and absolutelt breathtakingly beautiful!! I am ready to do it again.

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Milford, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Was relaxing and informative. I would recommend for couples trying to fill the day. Duration of sail was just right.

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Newport, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Bridal party, what else?! It was awesome loved the BYOB and funny crew - can't wait to go again next year

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