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Sightsailing of Newport

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Address: 32 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3005
Phone Number: 401-849-3333
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Sightsailing of Newport offers daily sailing cruises, tours and private...

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.

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We had the most glorious sail! Ed was our Captain; he was so personable and informative. Very attentive to my 8-year-old son who was eager to learn about sailing. Ed also gave us... read more

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Providence, Rhode Island

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had the most glorious sail! Ed was our Captain; he was so personable and informative. Very attentive to my 8-year-old son who was eager to learn about sailing. Ed also gave us interesting info about the sites. We set sailed on time and enjoyed every second!

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Honesdale, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great trip around the bay. Crew was very helpful in giving information about the area. Served drinks aboard ! Was a lovely ride. A must do.

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Thank Poonel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Board the schooner Aquidneck and take in Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay, see the sights and enjoy the crew's love of sailing. The morning mimosa sail did not disappoint!

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Thank Rich M
Somerville, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Last Sunday evening, my wife and I took friends visiting from Baltimore on the sunset sail. Unfortunately, it was cloudy and there was no sunset to speak of, but the crew was awesome, and the sail was flawless. I highly recommend this trip!

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We're so glad you enjoyed the sunset sail despite it being overcast. Thanks for your feedback. More 

Medford, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had a two hour charter aboard the 34 foot O'Day Starlight with Captain Ed Early on a beautiful morning. Captain Ed is knowledgeable about the area and gave a nice narrative. He's a social, intelligent, chatty, interesting guy and we enjoyed him. Booking by phone was great and checking in was easy. It's in a central... More 

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Murrysville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great quick sailing trip - gracious and upbeat crew giving neat local tidbits about the rich and famous! Lots to do in Newport before and after!

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Thank Jane L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on starlight with John... I have lived there for a long time & I loved the entire trip. Peaceful...Beautiful... Well worth it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first time sailing. I thought my heart was going to jump out of my throat because I was so scared. It didn't take long and the sails were up and I had a big smile on my face! What a beautiful sail!!! My only wish is that it could last all day. They shared some history of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took a Sunday afternoon 1 1/2 hour sail on Sightsailer the smaller yacht. It was a beautiful afternoon with light winds, the crew were excellent & are very reassuring for those a bit nervous on the water. They were also knowledgeable on the area & the sights although it is not a sail with commentary as such. I highly... More 

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Canton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Comfortable sail, beautiful boat, awesome time. I chose family with teens, but it was family with a 21 year old. Great way to spend time with our college age daughter.

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