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Address: 12 Bowens Wharf, Marine Max entrance, upstairs and to the left., Newport, RI 02840-3005
Phone Number: +1 401-851-1216
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Set Sail aboard the America's Cup 12 Meter yachts of Newport, Rhode Island!...

Set Sail aboard the America's Cup 12 Meter yachts of Newport, Rhode Island! 12 Meter Charters offers customized group charters and daily sailing cruises aboard our 65 foot America's Cup 12 Meter contenders. Participate in the sailing or just sit back and enjoy the sights! Our professional team has over 100 years of combined sailing experience - let them share their passion for 12 Meter sailing with you!


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The BEST sailing tour in Newport!

My boyfriend and I have gone on sail tours in Newport before, but nothing compares to 12 Meter Charters! The crew is fun & informative, and you have the option to join in on... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and I have gone on sail tours in Newport before, but nothing compares to 12 Meter Charters! The crew is fun & informative, and you have the option to join in on raising/lowering the sails! We sat up in the "adventure zone" (front of the boat) & got (willingly) splashed by the waves & had the best time!!!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to get on the 1958 Winning Sail Boat "Columbia"! Captain Kevin and two crew mates Paige and Nate were friendly, funny and just a great team. We toured the bay and did some "real" sailing --- just a top notch experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First I was planning on booking this Yact for my husband and myself for our anniversary since we would be in Newport that day. I then decided this was too cool to not share with our children who are 9 years old and 12 years old. I booked for the 4 of us, and then my sister who would also... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is very rare that you get to actually live out history. We all go to see museum exhibits but few actually get to experience them. 12 Meter Charters lets you live history in a most exemplary manner. You sail in a 12 meter yacht that competed in the America's Cup trials. If you desire you can actually crew the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The 12 meters are truly classic racing yachts and an important part of American yachting history. The sail around Narragansett Bay is a wonderful way to experience sailing history while enjoying the beauty of Newport and the surrounding area.

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Warminster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

This was a great way to start our Newport vacation! These boats are so beautiful and can really go fast. The crew was great and will also give you the opportunity to hoist the sails or steer the boat if you so desire. What a great way to get a over veiw of newport, so glad we did this!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Mid-September on the water off Newport was fabulous. The crew was professional and friendly and keen to get the passengers to take part, raising the sails and having a go at the helm. It had been a lifetime ambition of my wife to sail an Americas Cup boat and this was the perfect way to do it. Highly recommended.

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Rehoboth, Massachusetts, Usa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I received a two-hour sail as a gift from our son and daughter-in-law. We went out this afternoon on Heritage, with Captain Duncan and crew members Tom and Chris. Everything about our experience was positive, including being greeted at the meeting location by Meredith, launch transportation out to Heritage, and the actual sail. We were fortunate to... More 

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Hingham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

Fantastic experience - Dunkin our captain and Eli and Chrissy our crew were great! Friendly and interesting, fun facts and stories about the area as we sailed the harbor.

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North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Not much better than being in Newport RI, on the water in the summertime. 12 Meter Charters offers one of a kind sailing experience on historic sailboats. You can be part of the crew if you like or just take in the experience. The captain and crew were helpful and took time to explain and teach.

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