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“A "Must Do" when in 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.
Reviewed August 25, 2010

II had the wonderful opportunity to sail with Sightsailing twice this summer. (First with a group of colleagues and the other with my 7-yr old daughter) Both times were simply fantastic. The location, the boat and the crew were second to none. The crew was extremely knowledgeable and had quite a sense of humor.

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Reviewed August 25, 2010

we 2 couples chartered this boat for my cousin's birthday. 2hrs of sailing in Newport Harbor with skipper Dan, well trained and personable, telling us about Newport history and its sailing communtiy . if we knew how to sail, Dan would have let us run the boat. its a really nice comfortable boat. A special experience.

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Reviewed August 25, 2010

The very best way to connect with the history of Newport is to take a sail around the harbor. We took the sunset sail w friends who were celebrating their anniversary. The captain was an experianced sailor, friendly and extremely knowledgeable about the history of Newport. We brought a nice bottle of wine along w some crackers and cheese and had a truly delightful 2hr sail. We thought the cost was a teriffic value! Bring your camera. The harbor is filled with beautiful boats, homes and views!

Thank joycem033
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Reviewed August 25, 2010

In celebration of our 5 year wedding anniversary, my husband and I invited 4 other family members and took a private 2 hour sail on the 34' Starlight. We had our own captain, who was great. He was very fun, prompt at the dock, knowledgable about the area and what we were seeing, and flexible in terms of where we went and what we did. The best part was docking in a cove near the Newport Harbor and getting to jump off the boat and go swimming! In addition, I found the price very reasonable compared to another private charter that we had done a few years ago. We were allowed to bring whatever food and drink that we wanted onboard, and there was even a downstairs (out of the sun) area with a bathroom!

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Reviewed June 28, 2010

I thoroughly enjoyed our tour - I went on the morning sail (it's less expensive and comes with mimosas!" and the crew was entertaining and informative. The sailboat is gorgeous, and it really gave a different view of newport. Would love to do it again!

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