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5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

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  • Location:Newport, Rhode Island
  • Duration:2 hours (approx.)
Sail aboard an America's Cup 12-meter yacht for the ultimate Newport nautical experience! This 2-hour Newport Harbor cruise lets you ride in a yacht used in the America’s Cup races, passing popular Newport sights such as Fort Adams, Newport Pell Bridge, the Rose Island Lighthouse and the New York Yacht Club. Participate in sailing or simply sit back and enjoy the exciting ride. No sailing experience is necessary, and your expert crew will ensure a safe, enjoyable and memorable time on the water.


  • Newport sailing experience aboard a real America’s Cup yacht
  • Feel what it’s like to be a pro competitor as you navigate Newport Harbor on a 70-foot racing yacht
  • Participate in sailing with the help of your expert captain and crew, or sit back and enjoy the sights
  • Admire popular Newport landmarks such as Fort Adams and the New York Yacht Club
  • Enjoy chilled juice and water on board, and bring food if you like
  • No sailing experience required

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What You Can Expect

Newport Harbor Sail Aboard Former America's Cup Yacht

Sailing in Newport

Thirty minutes prior to your chosen departure time, meet at 1 Sayer’s Wharf near the Mooring Restaurant to meet your expert captain and crew and receive a safety briefing. Then, hop aboard a 70-foot (12-meter) yacht used in the famous America’s Cup races!

While in the hands of your crew, enjoy an exciting, scenic 2-hour sailing experience on Newport Harbor. You’ll feel what it must be like to be an America’s Cup competitor as you navigate the Rhode Island waters. Sit back and enjoy the ride or show off your skills by participating in the sailing! Your captain and crew will help those wishing to be involved in the sailing, and no experience is necessary.

Popular sights you’ll see on your cruise include the Rose Island Lighthouse, Hammersmith Farm, Jamestown Harbor, the New York Yacht Club, Fort Adams and Newport Pell Bridge. Enjoy chilled water and juice on board; you’re welcome to bring your own food to eat while enjoying the sights.

This once-in-a-lifetime racing experience will not only be an unforgettable nautical adventure, but also give you second-to-none bragging rights at home!

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This trip was booked for our 15 year old son and two 14 year old friends visiting from Costa Rica. They loved it. My son wants to take sailing lessons now. The crew were great. It seemed to me they were genuinely more interested in making sure everyone had a good time than worried about the money. Refreshing.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was the best part of our family's trip to Newport. Kevin was our captain, he was friendly, informative, and easygoing. He offered to let my 10yo steer the sailboat. He was ecstatic! The sailboat was in fantastic condition, the day was perfect. I truly enjoyed seeing Newport from this vantage point. The check in process was easy, and the check in person was friendly and helpful in giving directions. It was a thrilling adventure.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great people, outstanding views, and a wonderful experience. The effort went VERY WELL.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Gus, Jenny, and Duncan were a terrific crew! What an amazing experience !

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Our sail was terrific. We highly recommend this ability to sail on a historical boat. Our captain Kevin was extremely knowledgable and his crew Kelsie and Charlie were very engaging and got us all involved.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

The Captain and the crew were most hospitable. They educated us about sailing skills and the boat show. I highly recommend this sail!

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