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Sightsailing of Newport

32 Bowen's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
401-849-3333
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Ranked #8 of 48 activities in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Ships
Owner description: Sightsailing of Newport offers daily sailing cruises, tours and private sailing charters in Newport aboard the sailing vessels Aquidneck, Sightsailer... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

My husband and I just returned from a wonderful sunset sail! Friendly and knowledgeable crew, perfect temperature and wind, and a beautiful sunset! Champagne, beer, soda and water all available. Booked online as the space fills up quickly! Well worth the money!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This is exactly what I had hoped for and they came through. We had the most incredible Captain I could have asked for in Captain Mike he was awesome, personable, and knowledgeable. He made our special day possible. We couldn't have planned a more romantic, serene, and picture perfect evening. Thank you Mike and the receptionist staff they were incredible.

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Easthampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Great afternoon aboard the Aquidneck. Amazing views of Newport, friendly and knowledgeable crew made for a wonderful trip!

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Billerica, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Great friendly staff. The sunset cruise was well worth the $38 pp with beer and champagne. The sunset was beautiful!

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Lee, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This was great way to explore Newport. The crew are friendly, knowledgeable and very personable. They point out highlights but this is not a narrated tour, as such, and is a very enjoyable experience if you like the large sailing ship experience. There is nothing better than hearing the wind in the sails as you view the sights.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Sure, the weekend of music was insane, but the two hours we spent sailing Saturday morning with Captain Mike was a perfect hangover cure and absolute blast. the oday was in perfect condition, the wind was ripping and we caught two 12 meters crisscrossing beneath the Jamestown bridge. Thanks for a making the weekend, Mike. @flatbobby

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Took the two-hour sail on the Aquidneck in the afternoon, around 2:30p. It was such a relaxing way to see part of Newport's coastline. The guys from Sightsailing were extremely friendly and informative, but still gave you plenty of space to enjoy the scenery and relax.

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

We're glad you had a nice time. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you on your next visit to Newport! More

Meriden, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The crew was friendly, attentive and informative. And at $30 per person for an hour and a half, I think it was a deal. I would definitely do this again.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Went out on a private charter on Starlight on Saturday morning before Folk Festival. It was a beautiful morning with a perfect breeze and Mike made for the perfect experience. We cruised around the harbor and he gave us a lot of opportunity to do as much as of our own sailing as was practical. Great, laid back guy with... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

There are a plethora of boat tours in Newport and it could be kind of overwhelming to pick the right one and not get sucked into a tourist trap. We chose Sightsailing of Newport on a recommendation from our hotel. They offer 3 different tours. $29.99 on a boat seats approximately 35 people. $34.99 for a 14 person boat and... More

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