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Schooner Madeleine

Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
401-847-0298
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Ranked #6 of 41 activities in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Great Neck, NY
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

The staff could not be better. We have taken this sail each time we visit in Newport. A good value and a wonderful experience. Bring a blanket for sunset cruises in the Autumn. It can be really cold. This review is for a trip in October 2011, but I wasn't yet a member of TripAdvisor.

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Platte City, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013 via mobile

Did the sunset sailing cruise inboard the Madeline through Newport Schooner tours on 15 Oct. The tour was supposed to be for about 1.5 hours, but actually went almost 2 hours...not a bad thing. The cruise was up into the Naragassant Bay, but not too far out...weather was wonderful and, yes, we did make it in just as the sun... More

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

I am so glad you enjoyed your sunset sail on Madeleine - sometimes the sunset sail can run a little longer if no one is in a rush. In the fall, we can get some of the best sunsets of the sailing season. Its probably the most popular sail that we do. We have a couple ifferent sails we offer... More

Shreveport, Louisiana
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99 reviews 99 reviews
63 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Me and my wife were looking forward to doing a sunset cruise as we boarded are ship I took notice that it was by far the most beautiful in the wharf we were at and though I was worried we wouldn't actually get to see a sunset at first as it was quite cloudy our knowledgable captain Pete told us... More

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

So glad you enjoyed your sail on Madeleine - the sunset sail is so popular. We like to run overtime sometimes if there is a spectacular sunset or if guests arent in a rush. We have several boats with diffent cruise iteneraries so there is something for everyone. I hope we will get to see you here the next time... More

SXM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We were lucky enough to take a sunset cruise on an evening with spectacular color and impact. I can't imagine a better viewing point than aboard the handsome Madeleine, being treated so well by Captain Pete D'A and the support crew and commentary. Well worth it!

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

Hello and thank you for your lovely review. Captain Peter is great and everyone enjoyes their time on board with him. Madeleine's sunset sail is probably the most popular cruise that we do - through the summer months its generally sold out in advance. We sail until November third and even though people need to dress warmly, there is great... More

Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

With so many vessels to choose from, it can be a bit overwhelming deciding which one to go on. Thankfully the staff at my hotel recommended the Madeleine and I'm glad they did. We left for a sunset cruise but the clouds kinda got in the way; no worries, the crew just went with the wind and had us all... More

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

We understand what you mean when trying to figure out which boat you should take - with so many out there, we try our best to stand out among the fleet. We have been here over 20 years making Madeleine the oldest operating schooner giving guests a memorable sail along Newport's waterfront. We have several boats and have a wide... More

Maryland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

There was not much wind but the crew did a great job and we had a nice ride. The complimentary champagne and beer were a nice touch.

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

Hi and thank you for your review - Madeleine does sail well in a nice breeze and its not that often we dont have breeze later in the day. For the times when its not so breezy, its still fun being on board and getting to see some great scenery. Our crew has been sailing on Madeleine for some time... More

Montville, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

The crew of the Madeleine were friendly efficient and humorous! We've never sailed before and had the most picture perfect weather day! They offer several expeditions daily and provide soft drinks. The crew had my husband help lift the sails which was a thrill for him! Can't wait to return to Newport and maybe try the Rumrunner next!

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

We are so happy you chose Madeleine for your first sailing experiance and loved hearing that you had a great time. Perhaps next time your husband can take the wheel and really get a feel for her sailing. Rum Runner II offers a completly different experiance. Built back in 1929, she was built for speed to outrun the Coast Guard... More

Trumansburg, New York, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

We make it a point to take a sail on this lovely schooner every time we visit R. I. The crew and captain are invariably friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The ship is stunning and comfortable and very seaworthy. We always try to go on a day with brisk wind - sitting on the deck with feet braced against the gunwales... More

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

Hi Ellie!! So nice to see you sailing on Madeleine again. Its alway a pleasure. And thanks for your review - we like a breezy day too. It makes it more adventurous. Cant wait to see you again next time your in town. More

Manorville, New York
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

Went on the trip Labor Day weekend. Was an overcast day, but the views were great! The crew kept it interesting. Would definitely do it again.

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

Hi Louann, Thanks for your review. What a nice way to spend soome time over Labor day weekend. Its a busy boating time and happy to have had you on board. Even sailing on an overcast day can be incredibly interesting and the view is still spectacular with all the estates, islands and lighthouses. Hope the rest of your stay... More

Flagstaff, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We sailed on the Madeleine in September 2013. We went on Monday which was less expensive and much less crowded than the weekend. The crew was very friendly and more than willing to answer questions and converse with the five of us on the boat. We went out of the Newport Harbor, up past the Old Fort, saw some nice... More

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

Hi and thanks for sailing on Madeleine. We're glad you chose us for your sailing experiance on the bay. Im sorry we didnt have champagne for you - champagne and beer is served on our sunset sail. We do take everyone's comments to heart and perhaps next time you come to Newport and go for a sail, you may find... More

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