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12 Meter Charters

49 Bowen's Wharf, Newport, RI 02480
401-851-1216
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Ranked #2 of 41 activities in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Oxford, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Richland, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

It was a fabulous day to sail. The trip out was fun, everyone had a chance to pilot the boat and view the sights. On the way back the wind picked up and we were all on the edges of our seats literally. The crew was so good there was never a moment of concern. We had the best sail... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
47 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We did it as part of the cruise excursion, so we had a great morning sail. On their website, they only had evening tours. In any case, it was a bit more expensive since it was with the cruise, but it was a great experience. We had great wind and I got to participate in the actual sailing. We sailed... More

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Parma Heights, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We had the pleasure of sailing on the Columbia, which won the America's Cup in 1958. The crew was organized and friendly. My husband and I were able to help raise the sail! They offer the option to participate or you are more than welcome to just relax and enjoy the ride. We were fortunate to have perfect weather during... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

I booked this sail because I wanted to take some type of boat tour around Newport and I had never been on a sailboat. I told my husband we were taking a 2 hour sunset sail and he wasn't all that excited because he assumed it would be a boring sail (so did I but I just wanted to see... More

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West Warwick, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

My office team took an excursion on a gorgeous Wednesday night on the Columbia boat. Kevin, Laura and Chris manned the sailboat and were so courteous with us, fielding some of my our silly questions (ie has anyone ever fallen in? and excuse me what is that island over there?) and being involved with us, yet unobtrusive. They made me... More

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

We returned to heritage, this time with our 13 and 9 year old daughters. They are now spoiled. Captains Gus, Cedar and Eli put them through the chores of tailing lines, setting sails and taking the helm on a beautiful sail out of Newport Harbor and into Narragansett Bay. We had the added pleasure of watching some of the sailing... More

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Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

This sailing experience was something I'll never forget... The crew of Captain Gus, Cedar and Max were all exceptional sailors and very personable individuals which enhanced my enjoyment. I was was on a siblings weekend with my family and my five brothers and uncle were also, aboard the Heritage that day... It was my first opportunity to sail and between... More

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Coventry, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Great experience. Wonderful evening sailing around Newport and under the Newport bridge and up Narragansett Bay. Can't imagine a nicer evening sail on a charter than this one was. It was a small group and not crammed on the boat with too many other people. Plus the history of being on Columbia, the first of this vintage 12 meter to... More

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Newport, Rhode Island
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I am a local Newporter and have been on the water many times before. Nothing has compared to the excitement and fun of running up Narragansett Bay in a 12 meter America's Cup sailboat! It was a perfect day for a sail, which meant spending a lot of the time perpendicular to the water. The crew was terrific! The Captain,... More

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