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Address: Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: 401-847-0298
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Description: 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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Sunset Cruise Monday June 29th - Champagne & Beer - Excellent experience

What a way to celebrate any special occasion - for us it was our anniversary (26th) and the crew certainly made it special -- as I was allowed to raise a sail, to steer the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Stamford, Connecticut, United States

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Stamford, Connecticut, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

What a way to celebrate any special occasion - for us it was our anniversary (26th) and the crew certainly made it special -- as I was allowed to raise a sail, to steer the sailboat and all while being generously served champagne. We've taken many boating excursions in our marriage, but this one in Newport really stands out -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

My husband and I had a really nice time on this sailboat. Iced tea and water was passed around and the crew was really friendly and pointed out some interesting sights along the way. I thought they would have asked for some volunteers to help raise the sails as that would have been nice but they didn't, maybe they had... More 

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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Our friends from Middletown suggested taking the Madeleine as the best way to see Fort Adams and experience a quiet sail in the harbor. We were not disappointed. If you are looking for a peaceful 90 minute sailing experience- this is it. This is not a 'tour' so there isn't a great deal of narration as you go ... the... More 

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Marlton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

We had a great time sailing on the Madeleine. Although it was June it was a chilly day to begin with and was freezing on the boat-the boat does have blankets but they weren't enough to keep me warm. Just keep that in mind for future voyages. I would definitely have enjoyed it more. Complimentary beverages like water and iced... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The Madeleine and her crew were brilliant and it was a most pleasant way to spend an afternoon. Whether you have sailing experience or not it a chilled out way to see Newport from the water and you are not expected to do anything other than enjoy.

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La Habra, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I had always dreamed of going sailing and the Madeleine did not disappoint! The ship was beautiful, and the crew was fabulous! Also, the price was reasonable. It was great day on the water! Thank you!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

While in Newport for a wedding, my husband and I decided at the last moment to take a sail on a very cold and blustery day. I have to say that we really enjoyed the sail with a very experienced sailor who had wonderful stories about his experiences on the water. The boat was very comfortable and the staff professional.... More 

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

We love thrilling sails and are so glad you enjoyed your "unexpected excursion". Since we are located right in the heart of the downtown restaurant, shopping area, we get a few guests on board that walked by, looked at Madeleine and decided to go on the next sail. These last minute unexpected excursions can be some of the most fun... More 

Baltimore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The crew was fantastic, and the sail was the perfect time and location . Saw all the harbor, the bay and the beautiful surroundings. Recommendation for a bad back to sit in the rear of the boat was perfect. Better than an amusement ride! What a great time! thanks.

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

Glad you had a great time on sailing on Madeleine. You are correct about the seating arrangement. Back aft in the cockpit (where the Captain steers from) is seating the has backs to it. Good place to sit if guests want to lean back against something. Up forward, the seating is more casual - guests can lounge on the cabin... More 

greenville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Captain Peter, Chris and Charlie were a perfect crew. Their job was to safely get us around the harbor and back. In addition to a perfect, albeit a bit cold day it was a perfect sail. You always knew safety was first and this is a very well cared for schooner. The crew also made sure everyone was comfortable ,... More 

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

Our last sailing of the year had great wind and glad you were able to experience it right before we put the boats into maintenance mode for the winter season. As long as everyone dresses for the cooler weather, there is great sailing later in the fall and less crowds as well. Charlie is one of our newest deckhands and... More 

Felton, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We sailed on a very good sailing day--go wind, good weather. Good crew. Nice views of places of interest on shore. Only sails in the bay so no opportunity to view the large mansions on the ocean side. Would recommend. Very nice ship.

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

Thanks for sailing on Madeleine! Good wind and good crew make for a great sailing experience on her. Most of our sails are an hour and a half so we don't get to go over to the ocean side of the island but we do sail down to the mouth of the bay to get a good look out on... More 

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Address: Address: Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: 401-847-0298
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport

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