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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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Sailing on a 12 meter yacht

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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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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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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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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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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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We booked a sight-see sail tour for the first time in advance, during our vacation in Newport in August. We were a party of two seniors, who have never had the experience of sailing. Upon arriving at the Newport Hotel and Marina, we were pleasantly surprised that we only had to walk outside the hotel to embark. This was one... More 

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New York, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We sailed on US-21 American Eagle - 1964 America's Cup Contender - which also turned out to beTed Turner's racer. It was amazing to be on this historic 12 meter sailboat and race around the harbor and under the bridge where the America's Cup races originated. The captain and crew were great and tried to get as many people to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We sailed on the Nfertiti recently and found the experience fun and exhilarating. It was a great adventure, especially for someone who has NEVER been on a sailboat. The staff was fun and exciting. We felt safe and were even asked to help sail the vessel. Well worth the money.

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Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Went for a sunset sail with these folks one fine evening last summer and had a great time. If you visit Newport you just have to go for a sail, and it might as well be on one of the 12 meters. They have a lot of history behind them, and sailing in one of these yachts feels like a... More 

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Address: 49 America's Cup Ave, at the Newport Harbor Hotel Marina, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: 401 849-5868
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport

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