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“Take the Helm!”
Review of Schooner Madeleine

Schooner Madeleine
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$139.00*
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Full Day Newport Harbor Sail from New Hampshire
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed September 9, 2012

We recently, were fortunate enough to take the late afternoon cruise on the 72 foot Schooner Madeleine from Bannister's Wharf in Newport. With an amazingly informed and friendly crew of true sailors, a small group enjoyed our memorable trip around Newport Harbor in this pupose-built, wooden hulled ship flying 2000 square feet of sail.
The crew seemed to know everything about every sailing ship we passed as well as the history of this famous venue. They pointed out America's Cup winners and contenders, gave dates and facts that made the impromptu narrative as enjoyable as the sail itself.
The highlight of the trip was when the Captain asked if I wanted to take the wheel! Amazing how that little act could bring out the 12 year old boy in a grown man.
I highly recommend the Madeleine Harbor Cruise for anyone looking for a unique experience at a reasonable price. And, if you are really, really lucky, you may be able to take the helm and re-visit your inner child.

3  Thank dogwriter
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

We sailed on a beautiful, clear, sunny day. The schooner had less than 20 people on board. Our captain, Jonathan, really knew so much about his ship and Newport Harbor. Thrilling ride, not crowded at all and a nice sunny glow after our ride!

Thank moreenf
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

We sailed on the Madeline for a small cruise around the bay. It was such a great afternoon. We were celebrating a birthday on board, and I can't say enough about the crew. They were just great. I would not hesitate for a minute to do this again. One of the nicest afternoons of the summer.

Thank judyrog
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

Experience the beauty & of Narragansett Bay & Newport Harbor with an entertaining crew. The scenery is breathtaking & being on the bay under sail is peaceful. I can't think of a better way to spend an evening.

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Reviewed August 29, 2012

The Madeleine is a wonderful schooner who took me on my first sail. The crew was fun and friendly and was able to tell us about the shoreline sights we were seeing. The evening started out unpromising but turned out spectacular with a sunset of pure fire. What a great way to see the harbor! The sunset cruise included champagne and beer.

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