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Schooner Madeleine

Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
401-847-0298
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Ranked #10 of 48 Activities in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Enjoy our sailing tours and sunset harbor cruises through Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay aboard our classic sailing yacht Madeleine. We offer... more » Owner description: Enjoy our sailing tours and sunset harbor cruises through Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay aboard our classic sailing yacht Madeleine. We offer sailing harbor tours and sunset sailing cruises aboard a 72-foot schooner sailing yacht Madeleine, which was specifically designed and built to carry passengers easily and safely sailing through the local waters of Newport. The sailing yacht Madeleine maintains 19th century sailboat style with a 21st century sailing yacht comfort and convenience. « less
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Cortlandt Manor, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It's a ninety minute sail on a 72 ft boat that features three sails and two very informative deck hands James and Dillon. They were pretty funny as well and were generous with waters, soft drinks and blankets for those who came unprepared for the evening chill on the water.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

One of the most pleasant sails in Newport is the sun set cruise on the Schooner Madeleine. It leaves approximately at 6:30 and takes you on a 1 1/2 to 2 hour tour of the Newport Harbor. The tour ends with a picturesque sun set over Jamestown. This tour includes complementary beer and champagne for the adults. The crew is... More

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Boston
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This was my first time on any sailboat. It was a smooth ride, the crew was able to take advantage of the light winds. Crew was funny and knew their history which they pointed out throughout the trip. They live in the area so they also helped visitors with suggestions on where to eat, visit, etc during their stays. I... More

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

We thorougly enjoyed our 90 minute tour of the harbor on the Schooner. Make reservations in advance- it fills up fast for every trip out, we would have like to go on the sunset cruise but were unable due to bookings. The day trip was lovely and a nice break from the crowds. My only issue was we sat toward... More

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New York City
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Took a sail on the Madeline with young children and enjoyed it very much. The sailing was smooth and the staff was friendly. If you are in Newport, you must go for a sail.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We went on the Madeleine for a morning sail. It was a great 90 minute trip around the harbor. The crew was very friendly and knowledgeable about the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We did a 90 minute afternoon cruise and it was great. The crew was very informative pointing out all the sights and answered all questions. The Captain allowed the kids on board and anyone else to take the helm and the kids was all smiles. The wind was just right so the sail was perfect. There were complimentary water and... More

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Fleming Island, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My wife and I sailed on the sunset cruise July5th. The crew was most friendly and helpful, and answered many of our questions. The cruise went all over the inner harbor of Newport. Luckily, we had a fresh breeze and could tack the boat. There were some young folks on board that got a little rambunctious, but the crew handled... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We booked one of the afternoon day sail tours. It was a nice trip that takes you towards Jamestown and Castle Hill. The crew is knowledgeable and points out interesting things during the tour.

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New Jersey, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We had a great time on the Schooner Madeleine. The crew was very knowledgeable about the area and made sure to talk to everyone. The sailing was just terrific! Why listen to the sounds of an engine when you can sail the seas! I would definitely do this again!

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