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Sightsailing of Newport

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Address: 32 Bowen's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: 401-849-3333
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Description: 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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Sail and Sightsee - Loved this Adventure

Absolutely a must when visiting Newport. Fun, informative crew were almost artful in the handling of this vessel. Beautiful views of the shoreline, magnificent homes and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Absolutely a must when visiting Newport. Fun, informative crew were almost artful in the handling of this vessel. Beautiful views of the shoreline, magnificent homes and the scenic area we sailed. Our sailing adventure was not crowded by overbooking and we easily adjusted to see or photograph different sights. An incredible experience - very highly recommended.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We knew we wanted to take a sailboat excursion while in Newport and I didn't book one ahead of time because I wasn't sure of timing /weather. We ended up walking up about 15 minutes before the 4:15 sailing and jumped on it. It had been raining earlier in the day and was still quite overcast but they sailed anyway... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We took a morning sail mid-week on a perfect June day. There were only 7 other people on board plus two crew. Kyle and Nellie made everyone feel welcome and included without being too chatty. They pointed out a few sights and shared a few local anecdotes, but otherwise left everyone alone to enjoy the gorgeous day. We wished we... More 

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John H, Owner at Sightsailing of Newport, responded to this review

We're happy you had an enjoyable sail with us aboard Sightsailer. Kyle and Nellie are the main captain and crew aboard Sightsailer and we will pass your positive comments on to them. Thanks for your feedback! More 

New Castle, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This is a fun sail. The crew and passengers alike were very fun loving, townspeople. The sunset was remarkable from the sailboat. This was my first ride in a schooner and I highly recommend it. We saw such great views of some of this summer homes. I would definitely book this excursion again.

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John H, Owner at Sightsailing of Newport, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback and and glad you had a nice sail with us. We hope you'll sail with us next time you're in Newport! More 

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

The Aquidneck was a beautiful ship and was professionally crewed. Other ships I've been on like this pack you in like sardines and you have a hard time finding seats but not on this one. Everyone had a seat. If you want to help raise the sails, find a seat near the masts because they ask for volunteers at the... More 

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John H, Owner at Sightsailing of Newport, responded to this review

We're really glad you had an enjoyable sail, appreciate you're feedback and hope to see you on you're next visit! More 

Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We have taken this tour a couple of times. Each time we are pleased. We did tthe morning sail once iwth mimosas which was nice. I appreciate that they allow you to bring food on baord, are very helful with boarding the vessel, and keep the atmosphere fun and entertaining. Each time we learn a little something new with the... More 

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Hampton, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

My wife surprised me with a sailing trip for our anniversary. When we walked up to the dock and I saw this stunning sailing vessel, I felt like a little kid. The ship is gorgeous, meticulously maintained and cleaned, and one of the safest in the industry. The captain and crew were fun, friendly and welcoming. Unlimited mimosas was nice!... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We went sailing on this large sail boat on a cold windy day last week. Never-the-less, we had a great time. The staff was exceptionally friendly, explaining the boat and its operations. The strong wind made us tip from side to side, but nothing too severe so even the most queezie of us didn't have any problems. My only disappointment... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

First and foremost, I have read previous reviews with very Positive comments and I just do not get it. Maybe we had a "bad ride." If you looked around the boat at other passengers I don't feel that anyone had a good time. Several parties, including our own, actually asked if it was almost over. Although the crew was friendly... More 

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John H, Owner at Sightsailing of Newport, responded to this review

We are disappointed and apologize for you having anything less than a thoroughly enjoyable experience with us. Unfortunately on the day of your trip, it was very warm inland but windy and only in the low 60's along the coast making it feel significantly colder on the water. The water in May is still very cold, making trips, especially towards... More 

Mansfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We came across this by chance when looking at the Discover Newport website. It was a great choice from which to see the start of Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race. The skipper, crew and shore team were very friendly and helpful. Refreshments and drinks were not served but the water sold at the office for $1 was the... More 

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Address: Address: 32 Bowen's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: 401-849-3333
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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