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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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Montgomery, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We vacation in Newport each September and make sure we book the Madeleine Sail each time. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable of many of the sites along the way. We have done both sunny and overcast days and it is always enjoyable. Downside - only 1 1/2 hours long, I could do a half day!

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Middletown, Rhode Island
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I've been on Madeline probably a dozen times now, as I take work visitors on the boat when I can. So I have sailed with many different captains and crew, but they all seem professional and while narration is not necessarily included, I have found that a crew member or the captain will provide plenty of information when asked. Newport... More

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San Diego, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

We bought tickets for this sunset cruise after a horrific customer service experience at Gansett. They were a bit pricier than Gansett, but since drinks were included, it ended up evening out. This trip was amazing. Great sights, the sunset was beautiful and the tour guides were friendly. They certainly mended our bad experience at Gansett! When we got to... More

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Cortlandt Manor, New York
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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28 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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116 reviews 116 reviews
70 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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3 attraction reviews
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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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