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12 Meter Charters

Address: 12 Bowen's Wharf, Newport, RI 02480
Phone Number: +1 401-851-1216
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Ranked #1 of 55 Activities in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
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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!
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I was born and raised in Colorado...not many racing yachts around here. But I've always been interested in the America's Cup yachts. On a recent cruise, we stopped in Newport. I booked a 2hour sail and was not disappointed. I sailed (and even "captained" for a short time) the Heritage. I loved that the passengers were encouraged to either sit... More

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Schnecksville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Took a spin on the Columbia. The crew was very friendly and pointed out numerous places of interest around the waterfront. It was quite windy and a bit chilly but what else is to be expected in October! This was definitely a worthwhile activity as it is both fun and a great way to see Newport from a different angle!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

What a great experience! Everyone at 12 Meter Charters is fantastic, from Meredith who books your trip to the fun, knowledgeable crew. The 12M yachts are incredible! Can't wait to go back to Newport and sail on Columbia again! Thanks y'all!!

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Ashburn, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We booked a 2 hour afternoon cruise with 12 Meters charter and what a wonderful afternoon it was. We set sail aboard The Heritage, the last wooden boat to sail in America’s Cup. The crew was wonderfully engaging and had a vast knowledge of the boat, America’s Cup race and Newport. You can be as involved as you want. The... More

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Pomfret Center, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I saw my first 12 meter sailboat in the early 1960's as a young boy in Newport and had always wanted to sail on one of these sleek racers. This year, I learned my wife of 25 years, and a native of Newport, also had always wanted to sail on a 12 meter. We sailed on Columbia this September on... More

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Terryville, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Had Capt. Gus and 3 crew who worked well with we guests. I was aboard Heritage for the 3 hour "race" against Columbia. Two beautiful boats. Gus got everybody involved, and with the crew there was a real camaraderie. I ended up having a blast with the deck crew, found out one guy had a Lightning, my grinder partner is... More

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Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Let's set proper expectations. You will be sailing on a former America's Cup boat. Remember that the boat was built for speed and not for a leisurely, comfortable cruise. There's one seat behind the wheel, but most of the time, you will be sitting on your bottom on the deck. I think some of the ladies on my cruise were... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Boat was in excellent form, crew was very friendly and engaged with those on board. Booking was simple through the Attwater hotel and everything was on time and beyond expectations. Highly recommend!

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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We went on Nefertiti on a very breezy day, the breezier the better. Great crew, boat and views. You get to help raise the sails and steer, sorry sailors I don't know the technical terms.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Great Crew! Great ride!! I'm a sailor and i was smiling ear to ear! Check the weather make sure you have at least 10kts. of wind. Wear proper shoes, the boat will heel!!

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