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Address: 12 Bowen's Wharf, Newport, RI 02480
Phone Number: +1 401-851-1216
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Description: Set Sail aboard the America's Cup 12 Meter yachts of Newport, Rhode...
Set Sail aboard the America's Cup 12 Meter yachts of Newport, Rhode Island! 12 Meter Charters offers customized group charters and daily sail cruises aboard our America's Cup 12 Meter contenders. Participate in the sailing or just sit back and enjoy the sights! Our professional team has over 100 years of combined sailing experience - let them share their passion for 12 Meter sailing with you!
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My boyfriend and I booked this for my birthday and what a fantastic trip it was. The crew was super nice and told us about the beautiful mansions and houses on the cliffs that we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I booked this for my birthday and what a fantastic trip it was. The crew was super nice and told us about the beautiful mansions and houses on the cliffs that we passed. Make sure if you do go that sailboats do tilt and people with queasy stomachs may have a difficult time if you aren't used... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I chartered 12 Meter for Corporate Team Building Sail and my team and I loved it. Everything was great from working with Merideth to book it from sailing with Capt Gus and his crew. The Capt and Crew were great at explaining the more technical parts of sailing and working the boat. In addition, there local knowledge of the history... More 

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Laconia, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Went on the Heritage for a bachelorette party at 8:30 am. The staff was excellent and the ship was really neat. You got to help the staff put up the sail and they let anyone steer the ship if they wanted to. Everyone liked Gus the captain! The person who booked it even bought us a bottle of champagne. I... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A group of 12 of us went on an early morning cruise for my future sister in law's bachelorette party. We had a great time. She was especially excited to steer the ship. I'd highly recommend for a private but fun time. And thanks to the crew for putting up with us :)

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Kevin and the folks at 12 Meter Charters made our Friday evening so fun! After the initial terrifying "tacks" that the boat took, we all became used to the quick turns and position changes, and we enjoyed every second of the trip. It was myself, my husband, 10 year old son and 8 year old daughter. The crew was wonderful,... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We took a sunset sail and absolutely loved it! our crew was awesome...thank you Gus, Eli, Jenny & Sam! And Meredith is a rock star! :) You can participate in it (steering the boat, help hoisting sails, etc.) or sit back & enjoy the ride as we did. The crew was so friendly & informative...they really took their time with... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We went on the 4th of July fireworks cruise and it was amazing. What a great way to watch the fireworks! We brought wine in athletic bottles and snacks. It was great fun! There was another couple on the boat whose wine bottle had a cork and they forgot their corkscrew - but no problem, the crew supplied a cork... More 

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We have sailed with 12 Meter Charters on Heritage many times. Meredith always handles the operations flawlessly. The crew, on the most recent sail, apt Gus, Eli and Jen, always do a great job making certain the passengers have a great time, are informed of the boat's history and point out the surrounding highlights. Go for a sail and enjoy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The America's Cup boats are some of the finest and fastest sailboats, and Heritage is one of the best of them. My friends and I were picked up at 5:15 on time, on Thames St. for a two hour sail in Newport harbour and beyond. The crew were very friendly, and made us feel safe while having fun. We were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

There is no better way to see the beautiful Newport fireworks than by boat and 12 Meter Charters was fantastic! The crew was friendly, knowledgeable and ensured we all had a great time. Highly recommend!

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Address: 12 Bowen's Wharf, Newport, RI 02480
Phone Number: +1 401-851-1216
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport

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