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Tour code: 6034SAIL
Experience an unforgettable nautical adventure and take home second-to-none bragging rights with this 2-hour Newport cruise. Sail aboard an actual America's Cup 12-meter yacht, which navigates you past top attractions including the New York Yacht Club, Newport Pell Bridge, the Rose Island Lighthouse and Fort Adams. No prior experience is necessary — try your hand at sailing, or simply hang back and enjoy the ride. Expert crew will ensure a safe and enjoyable 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

2 Hour Newport Harbor Sail Aboard Former America's Cup Yacht

Sailing in Newport

During this thrilling 2-hour sail on Newport Harbor, get a glimpse into what an America’s Cup competitor feels like when navigating the Rhode Island waters. A variety of departure times is available to suit your schedule. Half an hour prior to your selected time, meet your seasoned captain and crew near the Mooring Restaurant at 1 Sayer’s Wharf.

After a safety briefing, hop aboard a 70-foot (12-meter) yacht that actually was used in the America’s Cup races. Your captain and crew will assist those who would like to participate in sailing, and no experience is required. Or, simply sit back and soak up the sights including Jamestown Harbor, the Rose Island Lighthouse, the New York Yacht Club, Hammersmith Farm, Fort Adams and Newport Pell Bridge. You’re in good hands either way!

Enjoy chilled water and juice on board; you’re also welcome to bring your own snacks. After taking a turn at the helm or just admiring Newport from the water, return to the departure point, where your once-in-a-lifetime sailing experience ends.

Customer Reviews

David G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Nice trip, good wind, pleasant crew.

Thomas T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

My wife and I went up to Newport RI last weekend for our 25th Anniversary. I surprised my wife with this trip and it was fantastic! We spent 2 hours aboard the Heritage with Capt Gus, Jenny and Dunkin and they really made it enjoyable. The views were great, racing the Dolphins along side the Yacht as well as taking a turn at the Helm was awesome!! Would hightly recommend this trip!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great sail! Captain and crew very accommodating! Would love to do it again

Christopher B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

What a great time!! The crew was wonderful made this one of the best experiences. would highly recommended doing this. Love it.

Joseph W

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.

Al E R

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.

Dr frank

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

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

John M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

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

Laurie G

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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