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

Newport, United States
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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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Expert captain and crew
Beverages (chilled water and juice)
Food (may bring food on board)

Departure Point

The Mooring Seafood Kitchen & Bar, 1 Sayers Wharf, Newport, RI 02840, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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.
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Fort Adams State Park
Fort Adams State Park
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12 Meter Yacht Charters
At our office guests may purchase tickets or crew apparel: hats, T-shirts, sweatshirts.
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Rose Island Lightouse
Rose Island Lighthouse is an iconic New England lighthouse just outside of Newport Harbor.
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Hammersmith Farm
Hammersmith Farm was originally the Bouvier Estate where former First Lady Jackie O grew up.
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Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge
Sail near the longest suspension bridge in New England.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of 6 passengers apply in order to operate. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • No children 4 years or younger allowed on board
  • Weather conditions may vary; please dress accordingly and bring layers
  • Our yachts’ decks remain similar to their America’s Cup racing days. There is a sunken cockpit area with bench style seating for 6-8 guests. The remaining guests will sit directly on the yacht’s deck. There are no cushions on board the yacht but you may bring your own aboard if you wish. During certain sailing maneuvers, you may be asked to change where you are sitting on the boat. Under the crews’ direction, you are welcome to move around and explore the yacht during your sail.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
  • OPERATED BY 12 Meter Yacht Charters

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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What is the maximum group size during 2 Hour Newport Harbor Sail Aboard Former America's Cup Yacht?
This activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers.

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  • "The only thing I would say is the boarding may be difficult for elderly." See review


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Great Sailing
, Oct 2020
Great Sailing experience! Highly recommended especially for people who never sailed before! Dress warm for afternoon tours!
Sail away!
, Sep 2020
Pay attention to parking and directions. Leave plenty of time because of traffic. The sailing was great except the main sail broke. The deck hands more than. made up for it. They were personable, knowledgeable, told us about the area and answered every question. The only thing I would say is the boarding may be difficult for elderly.
, Sep 2020
Cannot comment on the tour but had an emergency come up last minute and could not make it and was told that they would not refund the $. Just a heads up.
, Sep 2020
We had a great time. Yacht was amazing. Excellent captain and crew - we learned a lot. Perfect amount of time.
American Eagle
, Sep 2020
We had a beautiful day on the American Eagle. The captain and crew were very friendly and capable. They gave us a bit of history once we were under full sail. Great experience would highly recommend.
Newport Sail
, Jun 2020
Fantastic experience. Worth every penny Kevin and his crew were wonderful. Definitely want to do again.
A Thrilling Sail!!
Carol D
, Aug 2019
My husband and I just loved this experience. It was a very windy night but our crew of 3 were expert sailors and maintained a steady keel. They were also very knowledgeable of the history in the Narragansett Bay area and entertained us with exciting stories. We highly recommend this adventure.
12 Meter Charter
Howard G
, Aug 2019
It was a thrill to be on an America's Cup champion boat. The ride was smooth and the crew first rate, especialy Nate!!
Interesting Sail
, Jun 2019
I anticipated that the sail would be cancelled due to the thick fog/poor visibility. The sail proceeded despite the weather and you couldn't see much as a result. It was an interesting experience however.
Great scenic sailing trip!
, Jun 2019
We took our whole family out on the sailboat for a birthday surprise. It was an exciting but also relaxing with so many beautiful scenic views of Newport and Jamestown. HIGHLY RECOMMEND! I will do again with girlfriends in July for sure!

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