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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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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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Great way to watch the sunset

We were in Newport for our honeymoon and thought a sunset cruise would be suitably romantic thing to do. It was brilliant. The crew are great, and very entertaining, but also... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

We were in Newport for our honeymoon and thought a sunset cruise would be suitably romantic thing to do. It was brilliant. The crew are great, and very entertaining, but also allowing us to enjoy the sunset. Would certainly recommend it.

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Oliva, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

See the Americas Cup port from the sea onboard the schooner "Aquidneck". Excellent and experienced crew with jolly commentary. Tack past the legendary New York Yacht Club (we will beat them next time with Ben Ainsley!), Fort Adams and the Newport Bridge, which is said to have cost more than the moon landings.

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Abernathy, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Easy to get to and purchase tickets. These folks are first class in what they do and also entertaining. Safety was first then the fun began. 80' & 37 tons of fun for over 1.5 hrs. What a joy it was! I'll be back.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

We were on the Sightsailer - a 12 passenger sail boat. Great crew and helpful staff at ticket desk. Our captain was John - and we had a great sail despite an unexpected rain squall that came up while we were out. The Sightsailer is equipped with rain slickers - which helped but did not totally keep us dry -... More 

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Milltown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Could be the best sailing company in Newport. Very professional and friendly. Treated us with respect and answered all questions. Even gave a us a coupon for a return visit since there was no wind the first day we went out. Would use them again without hesitation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

Sunset cruise on 9/13, little concerned because it had been pouring for hours. SO GLAD WE TOOK A SHOT. The skies cleared, the views were amazing and the crew was friendly and engaging. The Aquidneck was the smoothest sail I have ever done, and I would absolutly do it again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Took visiting family there. Simply a blast. The day was sunny, not too warm, perfect for taking pictures and enjoying the ride. All of the sailors were good in sharing storyline. A must do for visitors in summer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

The crew and the wonderful schooner Aquidneck made this a terrific event for our quick trip to Newport, Rhode Island. The boat was not overcrowded so there was plenty of seating and we were able to move around the safe parts of the boat. The crew interacted with the guests and answered all the questions. We had perfect conditions for... More 

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

We're so glad you had a thoroughly enjoyable sail. We appreciate your feedback! More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

We took a 10 am cruise on the Aquidneck. The boat was a bit crowded and the seats weren't that comfortable. The crew was very friendly, but they didn't tell us too much about what we were passing. We were a bit disappointed and would try another company next time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

My friends and I enjoyed this sail in the middle of the afternoon. Good thing we loaded up on the sunscreen because we were completely exposed to the sun. The crew was excellent and had great senses of humor, they pointed out interesting sites on the way, and it was very pleasant. Two problems I had: it was a tiny... More 

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