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“YOU HAVE TO DO THIS.....” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sightsailing of Newport

Sightsailing of Newport
32 Bowen's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
401-849-3333
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Ranked #11 of 47 activities in Newport
Type: Tours, Ships
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Owner description: Sightsailing of Newport offers daily sailing cruises, tours and private sailing charters in Newport aboard the sailing vessels Aquidneck, Sightsailer and Starlight. Aquidneck and Sightsailer were built specifically to take people sailing who have never sailed before. Both are very smooth sailing; seasickness is never an issue. Both offer tickets for public sails and are available for private charters. Aquidneck is an 80' schooner. She is comfortable, stable and offers a relaxing sailing experience. She sails comfortably with up to 49 guests. Sightsailer is a 46, comfortable yet racy sloop, which gives a greater sensation of sailing than Aquidneck. She sails comfortably with up to 13 guests. Starlight is an O'Day 34' sloop that offers the feel of sailing on a private yacht since it sails by private charter only with just 2-6 guests. Starlight is luxurious and comfortable.Aquidneck sails 7 days a week from May-October.Sightsailer and Starlight sail 5 days a week (Thursday thru Sunday)in July and August and weekends only in June and September.
Putnam Valley, New York
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“YOU HAVE TO DO THIS.....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2010

October 11, 2010.....This is our second time doing the Aquidneck Schooner sail. It was even better than last year and we did not think it could be topped vs. a year ago. The boat is awesome and the crew excellent. They really know their stuff. We felt safe and comfortable from the moment we stepped onto the boat. We had an incredible day of sailing......WORTH every penny......really and truly. We hope to do it again in 2011. AWESOME !! AWESOME !!

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Lebanon, Ohio
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“The crew cared enough about passengers,they went back for my hat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2010

You would expect a crew to do their job and take passengers for a ride for the aloted time and distance,to sail according to rules and keep passengers safe,but when my hat blew off and Green turned the boat around to fish it out of the water,I knew that my daughter and I were with the right company! Green,Kevin (and I forget the 3rd crew member's name) made our jaunt very fun and informative. As they allowed passengers to help with sails and ropes and sterring,many offered to participate and the time was very enjoyable.My daughter and I (from Ohio) counted this as an event that we may never get to duplicate,but hope to again,with Aquidneck. God Bless you all. Rev. R. Steve Tufts

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Middletown, Rhode Island
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“50th Surprise Celebration”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2010

John,
Thank you for helping to make Jeff's surprise birthday such a success. Everything was done so well, from the suggestions of caterers, the delivery of the beer and wine to your great crew! Even though Hurricane Earl attempted to put a damper on our day, all went without a hitch. As you know, I was concerned about a couple of the passengers with the high winds and seas....however your crew did a fantastic job of trimming the sails and everyone was quite happy. Many of our guests came to us and said, "This was the highlight of our summer! Thank you so much!". What more can be said?

Thank you again for such a fabulous day!

Carol

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Hartford, Connecticut
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“My Wedding on the Aquidneck”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2010

We had an amazing day on the last weekend of 'summer'. It entailed our wedding, which took place on the Schooner 'the Aquidneck'. The 'crew' did a fabulous job taking us out into the bay and then drifting a bit while our ceremony took place.
The staff were wonderful recommending a local liquor store who delivered beer and wine to the schooner prior to our sail, where it was kept onboard in a cooler for our guests to enjoy during the sail.
We look forward to coming back and sailing a couple of times a year, as we had before we decided to have our wedding ceremony on the boat. It is something I would do over again and again - one our family will remember for a LONG time!

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Kansas City
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“An enjoyable way to end the day - on the water. Thumbs up.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2010

Our first trip to Newport, and this ended up as one of the hoghlights of the weekend. We plan to return.

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