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2 Hour Newport Harbor Sail Aboard Former America's Cup Yacht provided by 12 Meter Yacht Charters

2 Hour Newport Harbor Sail Aboard Former America's Cup Yacht

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Seize the chance to sail aboard an America’s Cup racing yacht and take its helm on this one-of-a-kind sailing trip from Newport. Rather than settling for and chartering a standard yacht; go aboard, meet the crew, and admire sights such as Fort Adams as you cut through the waves. Opt to relax or try sailing with help from your skipper; and enjoy chilled water and juice as you cruise.
You'll start at
The Mooring Seafood Kitchen & Bar
1 Sayers Wharf, Newport, RI 02840, USA30 minutes prior to your departure time, meet at 1 Sayer’s Wharf at the entrance of the Mooring Restaurant. Look for a 12 Meter Yacht Charters representative outside next to the ramp of the Mooring Restaurant.
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  • Pass by Fort Adams State Park
    Pass by 12 Meter Yacht Charters
    Pass by Rose Island Lightouse
    Pass by Hammersmith Farm
    Pass by Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge
You'll end at
The Mooring Seafood Kitchen & Bar
1 Sayers Wharf, Newport, RI 02840, USA30 minutes prior to your departure time, meet at 1 Sayer’s Wharf at the entrance of the Mooring Restaurant. Look for a 12 Meter Yacht Charters representative outside next to the ramp of the Mooring Restaurant.
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  • Cruise Rhode Island’s seas on an authentic America’s Cup yacht from Newport
  • Hassle-free way to emulate a pro-sailor on a 70-foot (21-meter) racing boat
  • See Fort Adams and Jamestown Harbo; opt to try sailing, and enjoy water and juices
  • Bring food on board if you wish; no sailing experience required
Important Information
Departure Point
The Mooring Seafood Kitchen & Bar, 1 Sayers Wharf, Newport, RI 02840, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Expert captain and crew
  • Beverages (chilled water and juice)
  • Food (may bring food on board)
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of 6 passengers apply in order to operate. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • No children 4 years or younger allowed on board
  • Weather conditions may vary; please dress accordingly and bring layers
  • Our yachts’ decks remain similar to their America’s Cup racing days. There is a sunken cockpit area with bench style seating for 6-8 guests. The remaining guests will sit directly on the yacht’s deck. There are no cushions on board the yacht but you may bring your own aboard if you wish. During certain sailing maneuvers, you may be asked to change where you are sitting on the boat. Under the crews’ direction, you are welcome to move around and explore the yacht during your sail.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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alexandrab582 wrote a review Yesterday
Newport, Rhode Island19 contributions5 helpful votes
Had a wonderful 2 hr sail around the harbor. Come here 2x a year fist time with this company and highly recommend. The crew was awesome boat in tip top shape.
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Kimberlee C wrote a review Aug 2020
3 contributions
It surpassed expectations. The crew was knowledgeable and friendly. Two of my kids participated in hoisting the sail and the wheel . We cruised by the bridge, Beaver Tail, Hammersmith farm etc. The feel of the wind and sun and smell of the ocean tickled all senses. We
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Date of experience: August 2020
Kathleen C wrote a review Jul 2020
9 contributions3 helpful votes
This trip was everything we hoped it would be. My husband and I wanted to move beyond the quiet 2 hour harbor cruises and take a real ride on the waves. America's Cup Charters seemed like the perfect way to accomplish this - and they did not disappoint one iota!!! The crew
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Date of experience: July 2020
Melanie S wrote a review Nov 2019
Cary, North Carolina2 contributions
The crew was knowledgeable about America's Cup as well as the sights of the Harbor, so you get 2 trips in one!
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Date of experience: August 2019
rhwilkin wrote a review Oct 2019
Keystone, Colorado100 contributions15 helpful votes
As I sat and enjoyed the sail, my husband crewed. Was able to take the helm for a large portion of the time we were sailing. The Captain and crew made the time on the water a tranquil experience. The weather was a little cool but blue skies and the crisp air had the feel of
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Date of experience: September 2019
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By: 12 Meter Yacht Charters
Aboard again
We come back every year fir this sailing experience. The rain stopped the clouds cleared, the winds were 10 knots
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excellent sailing
Had a great time sailing in Newport on the 12 meter boats. Will definitely be back for more! Staff was great and I
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American Eagle
What a wonderful sail. The ship is in great hands with our cowboy captain. His maneuvers the ship like a pro. Even
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This was such an amazing and fun filled activity. I highly recommend. Everything from start to finish was great. Th
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Great trip.
Crew could not have been nicer aboard Nefertiti and answered all of my amateur questions without making me feel lik
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MOST AMAZING experience for My husband and I. BEST 7 year anniversary event for us. Kevin and his crew were the G
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An evening sail
I took my grad daughter on for first 12 Meter sailboat ...she loved it and there wasn’t too much wind so she LOVED
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First time sail
Sailed on Nefertiti, beautiful boat and a great experience. Crew was friendly and knowledgeable and kept everyone e
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Billy P
way better than a basic sunset cruise!!
It's an adventure vs a basic boat ride with other outfits and the crew was excellent. Great fun as sime got to part
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Must Do In Newport
This was such a great experience. I am an avid sailor and the experience was amazing. Couldn’t even imagine how gre
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Great Sailing!
A fun 2hr sail with others out for a time on awesome boats. The wind was moderate, but enough to get the boat movi
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A Great Adventure
We had such a great time on Heritage a week ago. We had never been on such a wonderful boat and we loved it. The
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Martyn A
Awesome experience
Having never sailed before we decided to do something different whilst visiting Newport as a stop on a cruise. We c
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Fantastic !!!!!!!!
Took a 2 hour sail in early October. The weather was a perfect combination of sun and wind. The Captain and crew we
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derek b
Sail the bay on a fast boat.
Great sail with Nora and the boys. As soon as we left the dock we were surrounded by 100’s of boats (some were mill
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  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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