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About Schooner Madeleine
Enjoy our Scenic Day Sails and Champagne Sunset Sails through Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay aboard our classic sailing yacht Madeleine. We offer sailing harbor tours and sunset sailing cruises aboard a 72-foot schooner sailing yacht Madeleine, which was specifically designed and built to carry passengers easily and safely sailing through the local waters of Newport. The sailing yacht Madeleine maintains 19th century sailboat style with a 21st century sailing yacht comfort and convenience.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Captain Zane and the ladies were an awesome crew and we had a blast out on the water. I would go every day if I could.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Alonzo C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Captain Wes and the crew were great. My adult family took a mid-day sail with just 2 other couples and the crew kept things entertaining. It was a nice hour + in the harbor.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank LongIslander49
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I sailed on the 2:30pm cruise with Captain Wes, Meg, and Shiva (sorry don't know how to spell it). Had a wonderful time enjoying the sites! The lady deckhands were great and provided lots of fun information on what we were looking at. We were...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank goldsmre
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am sure if you get on the boat you booked, it is a lovely tour, but you better make sure the employees are competent enough not to book you on a different boat than you asked for. This morning, we decided to book a...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank alexistravels1980
CruiseNewport, General Manager at Schooner Madeleine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Alexis, I'm so sorry about the confusion and not being able to get out on the water. I see you booked your trip yesterday morning and at that time, we only had our classic motor yacht Rum Runner II going to the fireworks display....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been taking the Madeleine cruise every time I've visited Newport for the the past 20 years, and I have to say it's never been better than last week's cruise with Captain Wes. He is the most positive person I've met in a very long...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank aserekian
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

During our week-long trip to Newport, we decided a ride aboard a sailboat was a must. We happened upon the Madeleine and thoroughly enjoyed the two-hour trip in the bay. The crew (Captain Zane, First Mates Shivani and Trudy) were very nice, easy-going and so...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank rcbrig827
Reviewed August 13, 2019 via mobile

Went with my 15 year old daughter. We had a wonderful cruise. The crew was cheerful, knowledgeable, and helpful. They engaged everyone, including families with little kids.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank erikr344
Reviewed August 10, 2019 via mobile

My husband surprised me with the one and a half hour sailing excursion on the Madeleine. It was a enjoyable experience. The crew was professional and knowledgeable about the local history and were able to answer all my questions. Included in the excursion is a...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank JoJoLeo1
CruiseNewport, Manager at Schooner Madeleine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

How wonderful and what a great surprise for you! We're so happy you enjoyed your experience. While not a formally narrated cruise such as our other boat (Rum Runner II) offers, our crew are very knowledgeable on the area. They walk around the deck, chat...More

Reviewed August 9, 2019

We really enjoyed our recent ride on the Schooner Madeleine. We were originally scheduled to go out on a day when it poured, and they called us and said it was cancelled but we could easily rebook for the next date, which turned out to...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Heatho007
CruiseNewport, General Manager at Schooner Madeleine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're so happy that you were able to reschedule due to the weather - and even happier that you LOVED your sail aboard Madeleine. We think our crew is top notch and they absolutely love making sure all our guests walk away with great memories...More

Reviewed August 7, 2019

Captain Wes, mates Trudy and Tebow were excellent! Great day to sail, very windy, all was handled professionally with a touch of humor. Informative and funny- a great recipe for success.More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Scott D
CruiseNewport, General Manager at Schooner Madeleine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

You picked a great day to sail and a great crew to sail with. Captain Wes is so much fun and very entertaining. Trudy and Tebow are great at sailing Madeleine as well as extremely knowledgeable on the area. While not a formally narrated tour,...More

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Hi! Thanks for your inquiry. The Champagne Sunset Sail is the most popular trip that we do and does sell out most every night of the week through the summer. If you are travelling to Newport anytime between mid September... More
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