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12 Meter Charters

12 Bowen's Wharf, Newport, RI 02480
+1 401-851-1216
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Ranked #1 of 48 activities in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The Heritage is a beautiful sailing vessel with a great crew. We happened to have perfect sailing weather - warm sunny and breezy. What a blast. The relaxed crew and atmosphere made the sail totally enjoyable. If you are looking for cocktails on the harbor this is not the cruise for you. If you want an awesome sail with hands... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We signed up for an afternoon sail on the schooner Heritage with Captain Gus. We had perfect weather with lots sun and wind. The crew was awesome, very accommodating and informative. The cruise lasted about 2 hours. They have soft drinks and you can BYOB if you want alcohol. You are also encouraged to help out a little with sails... More

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Manchester, NH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We ended up on the sailboat Columbia after our hotel forgot to book our original powerboat for the day and it couldn't have worked out better for us. Captain Kevin had to assemble a last minute crew for our chartier, but we would have never guessed it. Erin and Chris were totally professional sailors and very personable. And Kevin was... More

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Cranston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I chose to use 12 Meter Charters for a 50th birthday celebration for my wife. Meredith and the crew of the Adirondack II took great care of us and our 38 guests. My wife had the time of her life. A perfect evening for a sunset cruise with family and close friends.

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St. Thomas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

It's truly a unique opportunity to be able to race aboard the boats that competed in the America's Cup. You are not only out enjoying beautiful Newport Harbor from the water but also experiencing a piece of yachting history. We raced aboard Columbia which won the America's Cup in 1958, the captain and crew were absolutely phenomenal; they were more... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We were in Newport for our first wedding anniversary and our parents bought us the sailing cruise as a gift. The experience was fantastic. We sailed on Columbia with Captain Kevin and had an amazing time. The views were incredible and I even got to participate a little, which was a ton of fun. It's definitely more of a true... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

This sailing experience was a lot of fun and not your typical cruise. You sail on a yacht that competed in the Americas cup. We sailed on the Heritage which has a beautiful wood hull. The views are beautiful and our crew was able to answer questions about the sights and about sailing, which made the experience even more fun.... More

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Newport, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We chose to sail again with 12 Meter Charters because of previous sails with them. Newport is the sailing capital of the world and the Newport Harbor is meant to be sailed! The 2 hour harbor cruise offers so much more than what a sight seeing or sunset cruise offers, what's better than helping out the crew or to feel... More

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Great weather and calm seas contributed to the wonderful experience on board Heritage yesterday! All five of us had a terrific time out on the water! This boat is built for speed and not for comfort, so be prepared to move around to accommodate the crew movements and rigging changes. Definitely recommended for anyone that has that unfulfilled America's Cup... More

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Millbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

This is a fun,fun,fun, sailing experiance -not for the faint of heart. I highly recommend you try to sail with Captain Cedar. She made the experiance even more special than it was.

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