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Address: Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: 401 847-0298
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Classic Cruises operates the 58' classic motor yacht Rum Runner II and the...

Classic Cruises operates the 58' classic motor yacht Rum Runner II and the 72' sailing vessel Madeleine. Rum Runner II offers guests an exhilarating passage through Narragansett Bay taking guests back to the era of prohibition. Experiance the breeze as it fills the sails on Madeleine, a traditional schooner, as she glides past Newport's historic scenery.

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Highlight of bachelorette weekend!

I CANNOT say enough good things about this experience. The booking service was fantastic (they allowed me to buy tickets a month in advance and they refunded me a ticket we didn't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Mariafairbairn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I CANNOT say enough good things about this experience. The booking service was fantastic (they allowed me to buy tickets a month in advance and they refunded me a ticket we didn't end up using) as was the expertise of the captain and the friendliness of the crew. The FREE Narragansett beers and champagne were flowing, but the views speak... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great sail! Crew was attentive, knowledgeable, and funny while providing the history and the folk lore of the landmarks and lighthouses and also the yachts currently in the harbor. Made for a wonderful afternoon!

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Seattle,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My teenage daughter and I had 36 hours in Newport and spontaneously decided to jump on the 12:30pm 1.5 hour cruise on CC's sailboat, the Madeline. The trip was very reasonably priced and everyone from the ticket seller to the crew (Chris, Dan, and Kari) was super friendly. We had a gorgeous day with great wind and the experience was... More 

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Thank StephanieinSeattle
North Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great experience! The crew was fun and professional. Smooth sailing and complimentary champagne, beer, water and ice tea. Small bathroom below deck. I would definitely recommend it and don't forget to tip the crew, they work hard.

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Hudson, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful sailboat, very friendly and fun crew. Don’t expect a history lesson but they’ll answer your questions well if you ask. They also told fun anecdotes and shared about some of their favorite things to do and places to eat in Newport. It was an absolutely beautiful sail, fun and relaxing. Very reasonably-priced, as well. Bottled water and iced tea... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went out on Madeline. The staff was great. Very informative and friendly. The sail was relaxing and exciting at the same time. Great value for the money and easy to book online.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great! While you won't get a lot of history or local trivia, it is a most delightful sail. They offer champagne for adults or beer. The crew and captain are fantastic, playful and charming. Fun with families with (younger) children too. The schooner is in top shape and is a beauty. Great service. Will go back if and when in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful experience. Amazing sunset! Great tour guides had pointed out many sites on the bay. Champagne toast and beer was an added touch.

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Thank Mary Ann G
Hughesville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

My family embarked on the sunset cruise. 1.5 to 2 hours sailing in Narragansett Bay looking at lighthouses and fabulous houses, having champagne and watching the sun set. I asked my kids after our vaction what was the most fun, and they all said the cruise was the best. (Adult kids, BTW).

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Thank mkilgus
Princeton, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

We took the sunset cruise at 6:30pm on 07/03/2016. We were a family of 7 and the quiet, gentle sailing in Newport Harbor was lovely. Complimentary beer and champagne and no one got sea sick. Thought it would be nice but ended up being the highlight of the weekend. Crew was fantastic and entertaining and be sure to tip them... More 

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CruiseNewport, Manager at Classic Cruises of Newport, responded to this review

The Sunset Sail on board Madeleine is one of most popular trips we do. We get underway, hoist the sails, shut the engine down and go by the wind. Relaxing and watching the sun setting over Narragasett Bay is such a beautiful way to end a busy, hectic, fun-filled vacation day. More 

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