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Address: 49 America's Cup Ave, at the Newport Harbor Hotel Marina, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: 401 849-5868
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Description: America's Cup Charters is Newport, RI's premier sailing company chartering...
America's Cup Charters is Newport, RI's premier sailing company chartering the legends of the America's Cup trophy. We’ve been chartering the America's Cup legends since 1986. We also offer daily ticketed sails for individuals. Our fleet includes the illustrious Intrepid - the two time winner of the coveted America's Cup trophy, Weatherly - winner of the America's Cup and also one of the few yachts listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Ted Hood's infamous Nefertiti, and former ocean racer Ted Turner's champion and America's Cup contender American Eagle. Race, train, or just relax aboard the legendary 70' long 12-Meter Class yachts. This can be an interactive hands-on experience, no sailing experience necessary, or a casual relaxing sail. Each yacht has a captain and two crew members on board to interact with our guests. We give people the chance to feel what it's like to be part of an America's Cup experience. The protected waters and predictable breezes of Narragansett Bay make for a comfortable racing and cruising experience.
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Brilliant way to spend a few hours

We really enjoyed our sail yesterday on the Nefertiti... Walter, Ben and Nick were great and invited us to assist with raising and trimming the sails and also allowed us to steer... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
London UK

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed our sail yesterday on the Nefertiti... Walter, Ben and Nick were great and invited us to assist with raising and trimming the sails and also allowed us to steer the yacht. The Nefertiti is a magnificent vessel and allowed us to get a taste of what it would feel like in a race with the boat tilting... More 

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Brick, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We were interested in doing a boat tour but wanted something a little different. The Americas boat tour fit perfectly we had a hands-on experience of operating Nefertiti an actual America's Cup 12 metre sailboat. With only 16 people on the boat everyone had the opportunity to get involved one way or another. Captain was awesome and knowledgeable and crew... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

What a treat to have a sunset sail on the Intrepid, a two time Cup Winner. Crew was fantastic, interacted with passengers and taught us a lot about Newport. A beautiful and easy way to see the sights! For those that want to learn more about sailing, passengers can be extra deck hands, too. Factoring in time to leave the... More 

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Andover, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We were on the 2 time cup winner, Intrepid. Breathtaking, my husband is a huge sailing fan, he was a grinder, trim jib, raise main sail and helped reef main sail when done. I was a bit nervous at first, however, it was so relaxing and exciting at the same time. Scenery was gorgeous! Highly recommend this awesome experience!

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

If you're a sailing fan, there's nothing better than sailing on a 12 meter yacht. We had a great afternoon sailing on Nefertiti with only 8 passengers and a crew of 3. Ben, Zach and Billy, the crew, were terrific and engaged everyone working the boat. Nefertiti is well equiiped. We were offered beverages while out sailing and foul weather... More 

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Lehighton, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Got tickets on line, had only seven people that day, crew was excellent, fantastic time, put rail in the water, even got to skipper the boat, just amazing!! even if your not a sailor, next time in Newport im going again !! Ed Smith, Lehighton, PA sailed on june 24, 2015.

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I confirmed a trip with them a week in advance and planned other things around it. I got to the assembly point and no one was there. I then looked at my phone and discovered they had cancelled the trip barely an hour before because, they said, not enough people had signed up. They surely knew about this more than... More 

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Julie L, Manager at America's Cup Charters, responded to this review

Our public apology to Kim L, after we've already given our apologies to her in private. We are sorry to have disappointed a valued client. Unfortunately weather and other circumstances are out of our control. June can be slow for reservations due to weather so when taking bookings our Sails Coordinator will inform clients that bookings can be slow this... More 

San Carlos, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We were in Newport for the Volvo races and set up an afternoon charter with Julie. She is GREAT, on top of everything and we had a very cool day on the water on board American Eagle. This was a bucket list item, we would recommended this to anyone!!!

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Boston, Ma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My two were back from college so it was my wife and I. Our 21-18, and 13 year old daughter and it was great. Went on Nefertiti and had a blast . Going to make it a yearly thing.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We sailed on the Intrepid, winner of 1967 and 1970 Cups, and enjoyed every single minute. You can volunteer to help rigging, which is quite an interesting and humbling experience. She was fitted with racing sails on that day, God, did she fly! The crew was very competent, friendly and knowledgeable. Water bottles were distributed, I only wish I could... More 

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