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Address: 49 Americas Cup Ave, at the Newport Harbor Hotel Marina, Newport, RI 02840-3001
Phone Number: 401 849-5868

America's Cup Charters is Newport, RI's premier sailing company chartering...

America's Cup Charters is Newport, RI's premier sailing company chartering the legends of the America's Cup trophy. We’ve been chartering the America's Cup legends since 1986. We also offer daily ticketed sails for individuals. Our fleet includes the illustrious Intrepid - the two time winner of the coveted America's Cup trophy, Weatherly - winner of the America's Cup and also one of the few yachts listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Ted Hood's infamous Nefertiti, and former ocean racer Ted Turner's champion and America's Cup contender American Eagle. Race, train, or just relax aboard the legendary 70' long 12-Meter Class yachts. This can be an interactive hands-on experience, no sailing experience necessary, or a casual relaxing sail. Each yacht has a captain and two crew members on board to interact with our guests. We give people the chance to feel what it's like to be part of an America's Cup experience. The protected waters and predictable breezes of Narragansett Bay make for a comfortable racing and cruising experience.

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WOW! this was a great outing. Real sailing on a real sail charter. We went almost horizontal! The charter was gorgeous, the sailing was perfect. The crew was the best.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Burbank, California

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Burbank, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

WOW! this was a great outing. Real sailing on a real sail charter. We went almost horizontal! The charter was gorgeous, the sailing was perfect. The crew was the best.

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League City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

We had a blast on this sail. We had the evening sunset sail (5:30pm to 7:30pm) and it cost less than $200 for my wife, 7 year old son and I. The captain and crew were friendly. You get to sail on one of their yachts which has sailed in or won an America's cup race. It is a 12... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Had a fantastic sail with Walter and his crew! Very personable and professional. My husband had a hand at the wheel that brought him back to his younger sailing days! Thanks to Bruce for handling our reservations. When we return to Newport we will most likely sail with this crew again, perhaps even do sailboat races. Loved the history of... More 

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Belchertown, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

We took a two hour sailing excursion on the Nefertiti on a Saturday afternoon in May. I had never been on a sailboat before. It was our anniversary and this was a special thing for us and we were not disappointed! When we signed up online, we got an e-mail from Bruce outlining what our afternoon would be like and... More 

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Victor, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

I was on a memorable trip with my husband's group in Newport, Rhode Island, we signed up for the Regatta outing, even though I am skiddish on smaller vessels. I was afraid I would feel out of control, and that there could be choppy waters. There were four boats in the Regatta, and we were the lucky ones, as we... More 

1 Thank Kimmie075
Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Took a 2 hour cruise on the 12 meter America's Cup boat Intrepid in Newport RI today. A gift certificate from my son & daughter provided the opportunity during the Newport Boat Show. The captain and crew of the boat explained the safety precautions and we cast of the dock located at the Newport Harbor Hotel which is in the... More 

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AmericasCupSails, Manager at America's Cup Charters, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed sailing on Intrepid....It's a sailing fantasy we get to live every day and share to thousands of others. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

A beautiful day. Great crew. Sailed on Nefertiti. We worked some of the boat stations. Sometimes a little boring is good.

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Jericho, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We participated in a two hour casual sail on the legendary 12 meter Yacht Nefertiti, leaving from the Newport Harbor marina docks . There where 8 more guests on board with a crew of 3. Winds where 8-10 knots and we just had the most terrific sail out of the harbor into the bays seeing some of the other legendary... More 

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London UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed our sail yesterday on the Nefertiti... Walter, Ben and Nick were great and invited us to assist with raising and trimming the sails and also allowed us to steer the yacht. The Nefertiti is a magnificent vessel and allowed us to get a taste of what it would feel like in a race with the boat tilting... More 

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Brick, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

We were interested in doing a boat tour but wanted something a little different. The Americas boat tour fit perfectly we had a hands-on experience of operating Nefertiti an actual America's Cup 12 metre sailboat. With only 16 people on the boat everyone had the opportunity to get involved one way or another. Captain was awesome and knowledgeable and crew... More 

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