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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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Nice Way to Watch the Sun Set

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Loved the sightsailing trip, the whole family enjoyed it. Just wished it was a longer trip though. Crew was great and kids even got to help raise the sails. Would do this again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We were spending a long weekend in Newport and wanted to get a lot in (did the Cliff Walk and Mansion Tour as well) so the sunset sail seemed like a nice way to end the day. The crew was very helpful and attentive throughout the cruise which lasted a little over an hour. Since it was October it was... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Rented the Aquidneck to watch the Volvo Ocean Race, In-Port Harbour Race in Newport. The crew was great, and tolerant of a bunch of rowdy sailors. The provisioning was super easy, and the heads ("facilities") were clean and easily accessible. All stuff you want on a boat. Boat handling was good, if a little timid. Will definitely recommend folks to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

My boyfriend and I went on a day trip to Newport. I had never been on a sailboat before, so we chose the larger ship. It was soooooo much fun. I was able to hoist a sail when they asked for volunteers. We sat up front and could hear the crew clearly. They walked around and talked to different groups... More 

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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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