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On Watch Sailing

270 Bellevue Ave # 255, Newport, RI 02840-3516
+1 401-239-2229
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Freakin' Awesome!

First, Captain Green Brett is a fantastic host, knowledgeable sailor, and professional business... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
Brian S
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Louisiana
Excellent experience

What a great private sailing experience! Captain Green made this 60th birthday surprise for my wife... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2017
Gary V
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Newport Rhode Island, finest sailing on the East Coast! Let us show you Newport Harbor, with its classic and mega-yachts and picturesque surroundings before venturing onto Narragansett Bay, with its rocky shoreline, lighthouses, beautiful bridge and mansions. With a capacity of up to 6 persons, Lyra sails daily from Newport, Rhode Island, from mid-April through the end of November. We offer private two-hour, half-day and full-day sails as well as advanced sailing instruction.
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270 Bellevue Ave # 255, Newport, RI 02840-3516
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

First, Captain Green Brett is a fantastic host, knowledgeable sailor, and professional business owner. We were looking for a sail without having to be onboard with a bunch of strangers, so this was perfect, just my wife, myself , and the captain. We had booked...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 25 September 2017

What a great private sailing experience! Captain Green made this 60th birthday surprise for my wife a special event. His knowledge of local history and sailing was fantastic. His photos of all of us were outstanding. The larger boats can't compare to this experience.

Thank Gary V
g8brett, Owner at On Watch Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

That's what it's all about!

Reviewed 6 September 2017

We wanted to try a smaller sail with our friends who were visiting from out of town. We had been on a larger boat before (25 people or so) so this time we wanted something a little more intimate. We had a great time sailing...More

Thank Karen Z
g8brett, Owner at On Watch Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Karen, I think you've described On Watch's niche. Thank you for the review!

Reviewed 6 September 2017

My partner and I signed up for a two-hour sunset sail with Captain Green. And we did so with trepidation. My partner has a pretty serious motion sickness problem and we weren't sure how this was going to go. But we told Captain Green -...More

Thank BunnyWatson49
g8brett, Owner at On Watch Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

We are fortunate that Newport is adjacent to Narragansett Bay - there are always protected areas to sail in. For readers of this review, the "no jimmy buffet zone" policy applies to the use of Lyra's BlueTooth speaker and is a product of Captain Green's...More

Reviewed 2 September 2017

We spent the most wonderful 2 hours with Captain Green on his gorgeous boat. It was a way better experience than going out on one of those big charters. Captain Green made us feel right at home, took us wherever we wanted to go, was...More

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g8brett, Owner at On Watch Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

It was lovely having you on the boat - I'll be looking at your ideas for the website over the winter. Thanks again!

Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

What a pleasant way to spend our morning with Captain Green. He was not only knowledgeable but takes great photos as well. We have taken other group boat trips but for a private family excursion this was well worth it. We will be back to...More

Thank Jacqui W
g8brett, Owner at On Watch Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

I'm glad you enjoyed the photos and the trip. See you next time!

Reviewed 8 August 2017

After a wild week for my son's destination wedding, on our last evening we stumbled across this sailing charter. I am a intermediate sailor myself, and will admit somewhat of a snob when it comes to sailboats. If you like traditional sailboats, this is a...More

Thank jdep9762
g8brett, Owner at On Watch Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thank you for this lovely review and I hope all is well with the bride and groom... I'm glad we were able to do so much with our trip!

Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

We sailed this past weekend with Captain Green. We were supposed to go out on Saturday, but the weather was not looking cooperative. Captain Green contacted us in advance of the weekend to make sure that we would be going with the best possible conditions....More

Thank Leslie S
g8brett, Owner at On Watch Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

... And it was worth the postponement - I'm glad we were able to adjust the schedule!

Reviewed 28 July 2017

Our recent half day sail with Captain Green on Lyra last week was a great experience. If you are in Newport RI a harbor tour is a must! Captain Green is a very knowledgeable person and was kind to share his knowledge of boating, the...More

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g8brett, Owner at On Watch Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Sailing is such a great past time because it has so many faces, from racing to relaxing to being a mode of transportation to new places. Thanks for sharing you time with us!

Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Had a 2 hour private cruise with Green on the Lyra. Very nice experience. We've done the big boats in Newport (Rumrunner, Madeline) but for the 4 of us this was so much nicer. Went where we wanted. Could get as much or as little...More

Thank Mark M
g8brett, Owner at On Watch Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

I think you've summed up On Watch's niche perfectly. Thank you for taking time to review us!

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Mustangtait
6 July 2016|
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Response from g8brett | Property representative |
All sails at On Watch are private. If you would like to stream music on Lyra's Bluetooth speaker with your device you are welcome to, but it's entirely up to you.
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Mustangtait
6 July 2016|
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Response from cyberigloo | Reviewed this property |
$290 for a very nice and informative 2 hour sail. it was a very nice time. Capt. Green also let me take the helm. It is also customary to tip 15-20%. He is well worth it! Enjoy.
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