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About Sightsailing of Newport
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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TexasBred1967 wrote a review Sep 13
59 contributions11 helpful votes
We took a spur-of-the-minute trip on the Aquidneck. We'd stopped for lunch at the marina and saw an earlier cruise going out. We were hesitant because my cousin gets seasick. The nice young ladies at the ticket desk felt we were safe on this cruise because it's not open water. They were correct. We did just fine with illness. The trip was beautiful and we saw things we probably wouldn't have seen otherwise. The young men on the boat were knowledgeable, nice, and friendly. Just be sure to have some tip money! Since this was last-minute for us, we were short on cash. They deserved more than we were able to give at the end of the cruise. You're allowed to bring you own food and drinks on the trip. But, they also sell tickets to purchase beer on board. I highly recommend this trip. It was about the perfect length of time - 90 minutes.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Rox000 wrote a review Sep 13
United States53 contributions
I did sunset couples romantic cruise amazing experience boat was nice and crew was so smart funny welcoming helped me get over my fear of sailboats I felt safe and comfortable social distancing was I effect in a very effective secure way. Sights were beautiful .
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Neil wrote a review Sep 8
Brisbane, Australia4 contributions
Amazing crew. They put the sails up, keep the champagne flowing and the Newport Coastline speaks for itself. Made us forget about the pandemic for two hours. If you’re looking this up and considering it, do yourself a favor and just book it.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Katiecoutu wrote a review Sep 2
3 contributions2 helpful votes
It was worth the cost ten times over! Colin, our captain was amazing and gave us a great ride! We saw a perspective of Rhode Island that we had never seen before! They made it easy and fun! We brought our own food and drinks to enjoy and got to see lots of RI landmarks! Highly recommend!!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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slcfashion wrote a review Aug 2020
New York City, New York14 contributions9 helpful votes
My BF and I took the champagne sunset sail and it was great. The staff was knowledgeable and super friendly. Gorgeous views in a great setting. Only complaint would be the champagne is super cheap.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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