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Address: Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: 401-847-0298
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Enjoy our sailing tours and sunset harbor cruises through Newport Harbor...

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.

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Full Day Newport Harbor Sail from New Hampshire
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Great crew and spectacular views!

This review is well over due! I had the pleasure of being on the Madeleine last April 2015. I had a great experience . I've never been on a Schooner sailboat before and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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New York City, New York

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New York City, New York
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This review is well over due! I had the pleasure of being on the Madeleine last April 2015. I had a great experience . I've never been on a Schooner sailboat before and the experience was terrific. The boat leaned and bounced on the waves (adding to the experience), and the crew worked really hard to make sure guests were... More 

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CruiseNewport, Manager at Schooner Madeleine, responded to this review

I'm so glad that you had a great sail - and thanks for saying so. Newport is one of the sailing capitals of the world and its an experience that shouldn't be missed when people visit Newport. Next time you visit, you should try our sunset sail on Madeleine - just as fun as the day sails but your on... More 

Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

We were in town for a few days and made reservations for a sunset cruise , it was the most fun one could ever want to have ! I would highly recommend this when your in Newport!

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CruiseNewport, Manager at Schooner Madeleine, responded to this review

Glad you enjoys the sunset cruise. Its one of more popular cruises that we do. We're one of the oldest boat companies giving tours in Newport - 25 years - and we always strive to give everyone a great time out on the water. More 

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

My sister and I took the sunset sail. It was fabulous. The crew serves unlimited champagne and beer. The sail itself is great. Amazing views of the coast, gorgeous sunset and a beautiful sail boat. What a great way to conclude a fabulous day in New Port!!

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CruiseNewport, Manager at Schooner Madeleine, responded to this review

We love the word "Fabulous" when our guests describe their cruise!! We thing all our cruises are that good. We have 5 different itineraries on two different boats so next time your in Newport, you might like to try our Lighthouses & Mimosas Cruise or perhaps our evening cruise on Rum Runner II. Thanks for letting us know how we... More 

NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

What a fantastic experience. I've never been on a sailboat and I can't wait to go again. Top notch crew. So friendly and so informative. And the on the sunset sail, they kept the drinks flowing. Worth the money, and time. I would love to do it again and would definitely recommend it.

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CruiseNewport, Manager at Schooner Madeleine, responded to this review

We are so happy you enjoyed the Sunset Sail. Its great to have first time sailors on board! We operate from the last weekend in April through the first weekend in November so we hope you'll be back to Newport for another great sail. We love what we do and we always strive to give all our guests the best... More 

Woodbridge, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

A special way to see Newport Harbor ....aboard the schooner Madeleine!!! Our crew was exceptional! Extremely accommodating to a disabled member of our family who was unsure of taking the sailing tour. Rachel and crew ably assisted her onboard and the sail was very enjoyable for all. A special thank you to Kim who made sure that someone would be... More 

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CruiseNewport, General Manager at Schooner Madeleine, responded to this review

thanks you, we always strive to help everyone get out and enjoy a great sail. Our crew is always there to assist anyone who needs extra assistance whether its getting on and off the boat or moving about while on board. We're are so happy to hear you enjoyed the trip and we do think Rachel is a wonderful deckhand... More 

Quentin, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We were able to book the afternoon sail on the Schooner Madeline. Capt. Chris and the crew were amazing. It was a very windy day and with all the sails up (not all the way), we still were gliding along at a really good clip. We were on the side of the boat with the railing almost dipping into the... More 

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CruiseNewport, Manager at Schooner Madeleine, responded to this review

We're so glad that you took advantage of a windy day to come out sailing on Madeleine! The wind does tend to pick up a bit now that was are in the later part of out season and fall is almost here. It's so lovely to experience fall in Newport, although it does get much cooler out on the water... More 

Windsor, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Really great way to see Newport from the sea. Very pleasant crew with lots of anecdotes to share with passengers, highly recommended especially on a hot day, the sea breeze was very welcome!

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CruiseNewport, Manager at Schooner Madeleine, responded to this review

We love to hear that you enjoyed your morning sail! Getting out on the water, especially on those hot summer days, is a great way to enjoy the sea breeze and sights of Newport. Sightseeing on the water allows you to enjoy the sights of Newport from a different perspective and learn a bit of history along the way. We... More 

Lindsay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Excellent tour. Charlie and Matt were very informative. Highlight of my trip! excellent day on the bay and very economical!

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CruiseNewport, Manager at Schooner Madeleine, responded to this review

So great to hear your sail on Madeleine was the highlight of your trip! Many of our crew members are locals and are very familiar with the area and the sights you see while you are out on the water. We also have Rum Runner II which offers a formally narrated tour on the East Passage Express. It's a great... More 

Centereach, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Great and affordable experience for families or couples. View is amazing and tour guides and crew is so kind and know a lot if history of the area and sailing.

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CruiseNewport, Manager at Schooner Madeleine, responded to this review

So happy to hear you enjoyed your time sailing on Madeleine! The sights you see while you are out sailing on the harbor and bay are incredible! Getting out on the water allows you to see Newport from a different perspective than you would on land, all while enjoying a relaxing sail. It's always great to hear that our crew... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

Very engaging crew. we took the sunset cruise out at 6:30 p.m. wonderful time talking with the passengers. Champagne was fantastic all you want. Would you do it again.

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CruiseNewport, Manager at Schooner Madeleine, responded to this review

So glad to hear you enjoyed your sunset sail on our schooner Madeleine! What a great way to enjoy a summer sunset! Our sunset sails are one of our most popular trips and we definitely recommend our guest bring a camera to take advantage of the great photo opportunities while they are out on the water. It does get a... More 

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