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“stately lady, wonderful crew” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Schooner Madeleine

Schooner Madeleine
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$119.00*
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Full Day Newport Harbor Sail from New Hampshire
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Owner description: Enjoy our sailing tours and sunset harbor cruises 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.
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“stately lady, wonderful crew”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2013

We were lucky enough to take a sunset cruise on an evening with spectacular color and impact. I can't imagine a better viewing point than aboard the handsome Madeleine, being treated so well by Captain Pete D'A and the support crew and commentary. Well worth it!

Visited October 2013
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CruiseNewport, General Manager at Schooner Madeleine, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Hello and thank you for your lovely review. Captain Peter is great and everyone enjoyes their time on board with him. Madeleine's sunset sail is probably the most popular cruise that we do - through the summer months its generally sold out in advance. We sail until November third and even though people need to dress warmly, there is great sailing on the bay at that time of year and the sunsets can be sppectacular. Thank you again for sailing with us and we hope to see you back on your next visit to Newport.
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Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
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“Gorgeous ship”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013

With so many vessels to choose from, it can be a bit overwhelming deciding which one to go on. Thankfully the staff at my hotel recommended the Madeleine and I'm glad they did. We left for a sunset cruise but the clouds kinda got in the way; no worries, the crew just went with the wind and had us all relaxed, filling us in on the history of various boats etc. The entire crew was wonderful, hearing their stories and knowing when they asked ours, they were really interested in hearing them. I liked how they joked with each other

Visited October 2013
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CruiseNewport, General Manager at Schooner Madeleine, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
We understand what you mean when trying to figure out which boat you should take - with so many out there, we try our best to stand out among the fleet. We have been here over 20 years making Madeleine the oldest operating schooner giving guests a memorable sail along Newport's waterfront. We have several boats and have a wide range of boating experiances to choose from. I hope that next time your in town, you'll come back to ride with us again - maybe try our Lighthouses and Mimosas cruise.
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“Good Tme”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2013

There was not much wind but the crew did a great job and we had a nice ride. The complimentary champagne and beer were a nice touch.

Visited September 2013
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CruiseNewport, General Manager at Schooner Madeleine, responded to this review, October 4, 2013
Hi and thank you for your review - Madeleine does sail well in a nice breeze and its not that often we dont have breeze later in the day. For the times when its not so breezy, its still fun being on board and getting to see some great scenery. Our crew has been sailing on Madeleine for some time now and are very knowledgable on the area as well as being avid sailors. Its always nice to sip champagne as your watching the sunt set over Narragansett Bay. I hope the rest of your stay in Newport was enjoyable and that you'll come back and try one of our other cruises next time your here.
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Montville, New Jersey
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“Wonderful tour and Sail!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

The crew of the Madeleine were friendly efficient and humorous! We've never sailed before and had the most picture perfect weather day!

They offer several expeditions daily and provide soft drinks. The crew had my husband help lift the sails which was a thrill for him!

Can't wait to return to Newport and maybe try the Rumrunner next!

Visited September 2013
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Thank tlkk45
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CruiseNewport, General Manager at Schooner Madeleine, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
We are so happy you chose Madeleine for your first sailing experiance and loved hearing that you had a great time. Perhaps next time your husband can take the wheel and really get a feel for her sailing. Rum Runner II offers a completly different experiance. Built back in 1929, she was built for speed to outrun the Coast Guard while smuggling rum during the Prohibition Era. Hope we get to see you back on board soon.
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Trumansburg, New York, United States
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“Great Sailing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2013

We make it a point to take a sail on this lovely schooner every time we visit R. I. The crew and captain are invariably friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The ship is stunning and comfortable and very seaworthy. We always try to go on a day with brisk wind - sitting on the deck with feet braced against the gunwales while th Madeleine leans into the wind is fabulous!

Visited September 2013
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Thank Ellie H
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CruiseNewport, General Manager at Schooner Madeleine, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
Hi Ellie!! So nice to see you sailing on Madeleine again. Its alway a pleasure.
And thanks for your review - we like a breezy day too. It makes it more adventurous. Cant wait to see you again next time your in town.
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