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“Relaxing way to see Newport”

Sightsailing of Newport
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Owner description: 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.
Boston, Massachusetts
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260 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Relaxing way to see Newport”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013

Had 2 adults and 2 teens visiting from out of town. Wanted to show them the sites of Newport.

We couldn't have picked a better day to go on our sail tour. The weather was sunny and not too hot. Ed was our captain. He was a very relaxed informative tour guide. He let our teens try the wheel on the water.

The tour was 2 hours long. We say a lot from the water including lighthouses, and million dollar homes.

Very relaxing way to see Newport.

Visited July 2013
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Cornwall, New York
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“Wonderful sail......awesome crew”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013

We had a very pleasurable sail around Newport Harbour on the Aquidneck. It was about 1 hour and 45 minutes long, which was just perfect. We have two kids, age 10 and 12 and they enjoyed it as well. It was safe, and the crew explained everything to us before we set sail. The crew spent alot of time getting to know everybody on board and were very personable and highly skilled. I always worry about safety more than the average mom and did not feel scared to have my children's safety in the hands of such a wonderful and careful crew. I would definitely take this sail around the harbor again. They were all very experienced sailors.

Visited July 2013
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Dracut, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Sailing the bay to end the day....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

Simply a great take when visiting Newport. Once we navigated out of the marina the sails went up and we were on our way. Great crew allowing people to help raise the sails and steer the boat as wanted offering many tidbits of information about the sights along the coastline. Great way to end the day escaping the stress of life if only for 90 minutes.

Visited July 2013
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Philadelphia
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“Great trip. Highly recommend!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

Great trip, perfect length (2hrs), and fun facts learned. I did this with my girlfriends for my bachelorette party in Newport. Crew, Charlie & SeaBass were so fun and injected humor throughout the trip. Highly recommend!

Visited June 2013
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Lynn, Massachusetts
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155 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“A glorious 90 minute tour of Newport Harbor on a majestic 3 sail Schooner.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

A sweltering hot July 4 in Newport RI & we decided it would be fun to take the 90 minute tour of the harbor. What a great decision. Went at 2 pm & had plenty of seats on the schooner with 3 crew detailing the various sites of Newport from the harbor while handling the 3 huge sails, and making certain we knew we would not fall into the water when boat keeled to one side due to the waves. It was absolutely divine on the ocean. The ship is beautiful & was really fun. If you are afraid of the tipping of the boat in the waves it may not be for you though. I am so happy we decided to go on this trip. Highly recommend it on a lovely day.

Visited July 2013
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