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Sightsailing of Newport

32 Bowen's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
401-849-3333
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Ranked #9 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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Greenfield, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Perfect day, perfect sail. Our first time sailing and it was heavenly for these 2 Midwestern land-locked sailors. Smaller boat let us feel it all. My husband was even able to drive a little bit. Shout out to our crew, Becca and John, who patiently answered all our questions. Highly recommended.

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East Hartford, CT
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We picked the right boat for the light winds we experienced that July day. This unique design sailed smartly around the harbor. Captain John and mate Rebecca were capable of answering our questions without being pushy with unrequested information. If you're looking for a nice, relaxing but informative cruise, this is it.

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Bohemia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

OK...Haley...this one's for you! Had our second great sail on the Aquidneck...and no it won't tip over 37 tons of lead down below.

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Ohio
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Enjoyable trip. Comfortable boat, beautiful sunset, perfect weather, knowledgable and outgoing crew and beverages were included on the sunset cruise. We were torn whether or not to take a larger boat but feel we made the right decision. Our group was smaller and everyone easily interacted, if they chose, with each other and the crew. Several in our group struggle... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 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

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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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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