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Reviewed August 14, 2013

Had a wonderful 1.5 hour afternoon sail on the Schooner Madeleine! The kiosk is staffed with friendly folks who are happy to help you select a sail that will work for your schedule and describe the route. I chose the afternoon sail which went close to Castle Hill and back. Our captain was Pete and he was so friendly and accommodating. He let some folks steer the schooner so they could have their captain photo opportunity and he answered all of the questions we could throw at him about the area, where to go, what to do, about the boats, etc. I wish the tour could have been sailed closer to a few of the landmarks, but otherwise it was great. (Note: around town there are free maps of the area that have a $3 off coupon - which made the sail just $27 ...)

Date of experience: August 2013
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CruiseNewport, General Manager at Schooner Madeleine, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2013

Hi and thank you for letting us know how your sailing experiance on Madeleine was. Im happy to hear that you had a wonderful time. Captain Peter started sailing with us about 6 years ago or so and knows the area well. Next time your back in Newport,, perhaps you can try Rum Runner II for a more upclose view of the shoreline. RumRunner II was built in 1929 and can get into some plaaces other vessels including Madeleine cant get into. Where Madeleine is more for a reat sailing experiance, RumRunner II is more for upclose views along the shore and lots of historical information on the area. Thank you again for taking time to enjoy the sail and we look forward to having you back again soon.

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Reviewed July 30, 2013

11/2 sail with a great crew! We went out to the mouth of the bay, and were told about a number of houses on the shore.

Date of experience: July 2013
Thank Blake S
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CruiseNewport, General Manager at Schooner Madeleine, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2013

It is nice to get out there and "feel like a Kennedy". Im so glad that you enjoyed your sail with us. We offer several different cruises on a couple different boats so I hope that next time your in Newport, you'll come back and cruise with us again. Thanks for choosing to sail on Madeleine while you were in town.

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Reviewed July 24, 2013

This was a lovely sunset cruise with informative narration. There were plenty of refreshments for all offered by a friendly crew. There were a lot of passengers so seating was tight and moving about difficult. But a sail you should not pass up.

Date of experience: July 2013
Thank beach405
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CruiseNewport, General Manager at Schooner Madeleine, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2013

Hi and thanks for letting us know about your experiance on Madeleine's sunset sail. Its by far the most popular cruise that we do - also meaning tickets sell out early for that particular sail. Sunset is always so nice on the water and shouldnt be missed while in Newport. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay and look forward to having you come back and try on of our other cruises next time your here.

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Reviewed July 23, 2013

We decided at last minute to go on sailing trip. Crew was very informative and friendly. Sites were great and sailing smooth.

Date of experience: July 2013
Thank victorgunnar
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CruiseNewport, General Manager at Schooner Madeleine, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2013

We are so glad to hear that you had a nice relaxing time on your cruise. We strive to give our passengers the best experiance they can have on board and its always so nice to hear about everyones experiances. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Newport and look forward to having you come back and ride with us again on your next visit.

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Reviewed July 20, 2013

With a friendly and knowledgeable staff, you can kick back (well, hang on a bit) and relax on this sailing vessel, see the sights, enjoy being out on the water and get a seaside feel for Newport.

Date of experience: July 2013
Thank deborahdorm
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CruiseNewport, General Manager at Schooner Madeleine, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2013

Im so glad you enjoyed your sail on Madeleine - it is a fun way to get out on the water, relax and enjoy the sights. Madeleine is a great sailing experiance and it so nice to hear baclk from our guests. Next time your up this way, you should try our other boat 1929 classic motor yacht RumRunner II. Lots of fun on the water but a completly different experiance than Madeleine.
Thanks for letting us know how much you enjoyed the sail.

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