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Schooner Madeleine

Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
401-847-0298
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Ranked #10 of 49 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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New York City, New York
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120 reviews 120 reviews
46 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

If you have a nice afternoon/evening in Newport, this is a wonderful way to spend some time before dinner. (I'm sure the sailings during the day are fun as well, but we had only a couple of days to see the mansions, so the champagne cruise at 4:30 - it goes later during the summer - fit in perfectly.) The... More

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Ogden, Utah
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20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Went on the schooner Madeline in Rhode Island it was a lot of fun the captain and crew handle the boat perfectly. It was amazing how they could put it into the wind and it would tip on its side and go real fast. During the ride the crew would tell us about the mansions in Newport Rhode Island and... More

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Montgomery, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

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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CruiseNewport, Manager at Schooner Madeleine, responded to this review

Thanks for sailing on Madeleine each September. The fall has some of the best sailing of the season. It can be much cooler on the water so everyone should dress for the temperature of the day but the air is crisp and clear, the leaves are starting to change colors and not necessarily as many guests on board as in... More

Middletown, Rhode Island
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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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CruiseNewport, Manager at Schooner Madeleine, responded to this review

We LOVE hearing from a frequent sailor - thanks for sailing with us so many times. We are planning on implementing a frequent sailors program next season so please inquire with us when we start sailing again in the spring. Madeleine is a great sailing experience and a great way to show visitors the area. Rum Runner II is our... More

San Diego, California
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15 helpful votes 15 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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CruiseNewport, General Manager at Schooner Madeleine, responded to this review

We are so glad to have been able to give you a great experience on Madeleine. The sunset sail sail is so popular and frequently sells out so I'm glad you were able to get on board. Getting out on the bay, enjoying the breeze filling the sails, the beautiful scenery and a great sunset all make for a great... More

Cortlandt Manor, New York
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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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CruiseNewport, General Manager at Schooner Madeleine, responded to this review

James and Dillon make a great team of deckhands sailing Madeleine. We have enjoyed having both on board for multiple seasons and are looking forward to having each of them return next season. We think there is no better way to enjoy the sights along Newport's waterfront than on board Madeleine. While we always recommend a sweater or jacket on... More

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

Madeleine's sunset sail is the most popular trip we offer. Sunsets on the bay can be amazing and what better was to watch than by sailing along on a Schooner. Our crew love chatting with our guests and even though Madeleine is not a formally narrated tour, they do point out highlights and are eager to answer any questions guests... More

Boston
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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CruiseNewport, General Manager at Schooner Madeleine, responded to this review

Thanks! We think going on Madeleine can be a great way to sit back and relax while sailing out on the bay. Our crew love chatting with guests and they know the area well which can be helpful if you looking for opinions on great places to eat or visit in Newport. We love seeing our guests have a great... More

Attleboro, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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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CruiseNewport, General Manager at Schooner Madeleine, responded to this review

Thanks and glad you chose Madeleine to sail on. We agree that its a great way to see Newport from the water while also relaxing on deck under billowing sails. Madeleine has been very popular ever since she started sailing here in 1991. You are correct in that our narration is much more informal on Madeleine than it is on... More

New York City
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118 reviews 118 reviews
71 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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CruiseNewport, General Manager at Schooner Madeleine, responded to this review

We're happy to hear you enjoyed your sail. Newport has always been known as one of the sailing capitals of the world and we strive to show our guests a great sail and an enjoyable experience. We do take guests of all ages on board and our sailing season runs from end of April through the first weekend in November. More

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