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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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Warwick, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Spending a beautiful August afternoon on a 12 Meter yacht in Newport was awesome enough, but given the opportunity to participate as part of the crew racing against another 12 Meter was exceptional! Be adventurous! The captain and crew were very professional but also fun and informative. Experience first hand what Newport is all about!

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Wellington, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Even if you are not a sailor while visiting Newport this is not an excursion to be missed. The staff is knowledgeable and very attentive. This excursion captures some of Newport's hisory as well as the history of the sport of saiiling. I would highly recommend this adventure

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We had another perfect sail. Seems 12 Meter Charters has connections with the weather gods whenever we book a sail. It was the usual afternoon southwest wind blowing at 10 to 15 knots with plenty of sunshine. Heritage had a fair amount of maintenance done during the winter and it showed. The wooden hull glistened and the topsides were refinished.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Imagine a clear evening in the East Passage of Narragansett Bay with a nice southwest breeze on board a vintage 12 Meter America's Cup yacht. That was the backbone of a wonderful 2 hours on Heritage, a 1970 wooden hull 12 Meter beauty that raced for the right to defend the cup. Add to the nostalgia, a terrific crew, headed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

If you're looking for a true sailing experience on the beautiful waters of Newport,RI on a gorgeous sailboat...this is it! Plus, the crew is sooo incredibly nice! Will definitely do it again!

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Bear, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My family of four with two teens had a terrific sailing trip with 12 Meter Charters. The rainy weather subsided just in time for our sail and we had great wind coming out of the Newport marina. My wife took the helm for a spell and my son helped with the sails. It was a great late afternoon/evening adventure for... More

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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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New York
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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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