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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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New York City
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91 reviews 91 reviews
51 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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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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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Fleming Island, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My wife and I sailed on the sunset cruise July5th. The crew was most friendly and helpful, and answered many of our questions. The cruise went all over the inner harbor of Newport. Luckily, we had a fresh breeze and could tack the boat. There were some young folks on board that got a little rambunctious, but the crew handled... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We booked one of the afternoon day sail tours. It was a nice trip that takes you towards Jamestown and Castle Hill. The crew is knowledgeable and points out interesting things during the tour.

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New Jersey, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We had a great time on the Schooner Madeleine. The crew was very knowledgeable about the area and made sure to talk to everyone. The sailing was just terrific! Why listen to the sounds of an engine when you can sail the seas! I would definitely do this again!

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We spent 90 minutes sailing on the Madeline in near perfect weather. The crew was informative of the harbor and answered all our questions about sailing. Probably the highlight of our stay in Rhode Island! Highly, highly recommend you take this sail!

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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We wanted to make sure that we got a chance to sail during our time in Newport. We had 4 kids with our group - two 2-year olds, a 4-year old and an infant. Schooner Madeleine welcomed all of them all. They provided life vests, which we put on the kids, though they weren't required, and if there was one... More

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Indianapolis
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

After a week in Newport my sister and I decided to take a sunset cruise aboard the Madeleine. What a mistake! We were NOT told that this was a "booze cruise" and not a tour or narrated cruise. Whenever we ask one of the crew members about a sight, we were told to "go ask the Captain, I'm new and... More

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Green Pond New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

The wind was perfect for an exciting ride. The crew was informative and personable. A great way to see Newport from the harbor.

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CruiseNewport, Manager at Schooner Madeleine, responded to this review

Thanks for enjoying the "wicked good ride"!! We love to hear all the interesting ways people describe their experiences. In a good wind, its an adventurous sail that cant be beat. Combine that with a view of Newport that you cant get from driving, its the ultimate way to have fun and enjoy the sites. More

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