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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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Sailing away for our 25th Wedding Anniversary

We were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary and chartered the Aquidneck for a sunset cruise. 44 of our family and friends joined us in Newport. With all the different... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Union, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary and chartered the Aquidneck for a sunset cruise. 44 of our family and friends joined us in Newport. With all the different activities we had for the weekend, sailing aboard the Aquidneck was at the top of their list that they enjoyed most! The crew was great! They patiently waited for us. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Went on a private charter for 2 hours on the Starlight boat, and it was excellent. I would definitely recommend to anyone visiting to splurge and do a private sail if you can. Our captain was extremely friendly and answered many sailing questions. He let us take the wheel, and explained a lot of landmarks in Newport. You learn a... More 

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NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great crew that made the short 1:40 trip pleasant enough. Had a chance to see some of the mansions from the sea. For those who are real sailors, this is likely not enough but for us landlubbers it was a fun excursion.

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Longueuil, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Took a late afternoon cruises at 4:15pm because the sunset one was soldout. We were recommended of this time because wind is often better than in the evening. We truly enjoy the descriptionf of the areas by the team and the views too. Worth the trip!

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NYC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

It was a nice sunset sail. Watching the sun go down on the water cannot be beat. Tour was okay - not much to see or talk about but crew did their best. My beef is that with prices like that for a sail, I kind of get insulted when they ask for a tip at the end.

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Middletown, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I had the pleasure of being a passenger on the Aquidneck and all I can say is thank you for a wonderful sail. The crew was professional, friendly and informative.

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

You HAVE to take the sunset cruise on the sail boat! The entire experience, from the boarding to the disembarking was phenomenal and flawless. Crew was very knowledgeable, courteous, and engaging. Great for couples, but do not hesitate to take the kids, especially if you can get them to help raise the sails. Champagne flows freely the entire cruise and... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My wife and I were in Newport, RI for the week of July 6, 2015. While we were fairly active for the duration of our stay, we particularly enjoy being on the water. Over the course of seven days, we found ourselves on sailboats 3 separate times. Perhaps deliberately, we chose progressively smaller vessels as time passed. We started (along... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Shortly after arriving at Bowen's Wharf we saw that a morning sail cruise was being advertised for the schooner Aquidneck at a slightly reduced cost. Our small group of 3 couples took advantage of the offer, listed as a1hr 40 minute cruise. A great trip under full sail out to the heads and back. A guided commentary and the opportunity... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is tough for me because it was both good and bad-- but the bad made it so I would never go through this company again. I booked 8 tickets for my sister's bachelorette party-- it wasn't a crazy bunch, and we booked the 10am mimosa sail. I am going to give the background on this-- not because I need... More 

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

We’d like our readers to know that we endeavor to leave as close as possible to our scheduled departure times for our public sails and urge everyone to arrive, check in and receive their boarding passes at least 20 minutes prior to departure. Traffic on the island can be very heavy, particularly on weekends, and it can sometimes take much... More 

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