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Sail Newport Sailing Excursions

Bowen's Wharf, Newport, RI 02848
+1 401-862-8441
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Ranked #8 of 48 activities in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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English first
Jamestown, Rhode Island
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We had a beautiful and relaxing sail on the Adirondack schooner. As we sailed past historic sites and beautiful scenery the crew gave interesting descriptions and historic facts- very informative in a relaxed manner- not just a download of touristy talking points. The cruise was filled to capacity yet never felt crowded- great drink prices too! All around best way... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

We had a great time on our voyage. Drinks were very reasonable ($4 Dark & Stormy). Captain and Crew very attentive and fun. Highly recommend this for a fun, adult time.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

If you're looking for a chatty noise box interrupting an otherwise beautiful sail on the sea, this isn't it. The staff are very friendly, and are more than happy to answer questions about whatever you see. And they do chime in from time to time and make their way around the boat to give everyone a chance to interact. The... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed an afternoon sail on the Adirondack II, and the weather was ideal. Although we enjoyed the ship with only about 18 passengers aboard, we felt it lacking in information about what we were sailing by, or any history about the area. In fact, one of the first things the captain tells everyone is that he will not be... More

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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Ken and I decided on the 3:00 trip and it was windy enough to have a real sailing experience. The crew of 3 were great! They will talk to you about the area if you ask… but, it's harder if windy and they are busy also getting drinks for people. We loved it! Thank you to a great crew! And... More

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Helen V, Manager at Sail Newport Sailing Excursions, responded to this review

I’m so glad to hear you had a good sail on our boat. She really sails well, and is fun to steer. Next time you should ask to steer the boat. And thanks for your review of our crew! They work hard but really enjoy being out there with all our guests. More

Austin, Texas
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5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This was okay - would have been a lot better if the crew had not been so focused on flirting with the young single girls on the boat. Note for families, this is an alcohol heavy focus. They have water for free. The sail and scenery itself were beautiful. It would have been nice to get more information regarding what... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Had a great experience on this sale. Everyone was very friendly and accommodating. They offered several places for us to visit during our stay in newport. Great advice!

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Oceanside, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We had a really enjoyable sail on the Adirondack. The Adirondack is very comfortable and provides an easy and relaxing sail. The crew is excellent, very accomodating and they provide a nice overview on some of the history of Newport during the sail as well. Highly recommend.

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Smithfield, Rhode Island
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

My husband and I have an great experience. The crew was very professional and very friendly. It was very relaxing and soothing.

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Durham, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Our family enjoyed this experience very much. We took my 11-year-old granddaughter and her friend, also 11. The girls loved the movement of the boat and watching the crew handle the sails. The crew were friendly, knowledgeable and experienced. Drinks were available and there is a restroom on board. We sailed out into the harbor and along the shoreline to... More

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