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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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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

Glenn S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great yacht, crew and experience. Allowed to be at the whelm and grinder as you were interested. Ferrying to yacht took longer than expected but overall experience was terrific! Felt completely safe yet got to have a thrilling time.

Hilda K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

priceless...Duncan and crew were outstanding. gave us a great overview of the 23 ship from early 70's! TIP: don't wear sandals, flip flops or hats. if you do they will place underneath. Hats were offered for purchase and water were provided at no charge. thanks for the GREAT memories!

Barbara B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

The trip was fabulous!! I took by two granddaughters, ages 15 and 13, and their Mom and Dad. The crew headed by Capt. Gus was great!! Everyone enjoyed the sailing experience. It was a perfect night for a sail. My granddaughters got to heist the sail, and one of them even got to steer the ship. I would totally recommend it. We were on the Heritage.

Patricia U

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We had a great time! The weather was perfect and the sailing was quite exciting. Captain Kevin, Nate, and the other mate, a lovely young woman, were all terrific. We learned about the Bay, the ship, and sailing. Extremely enjoyable way to see the sights!

Craig B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The crew was great and boat was amazing.

John O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Columbia is THE gem of the ocean , and Cpt Kevin is a worthy and capable skipper. Wind blew 18 -20 kts; , we flew 8-10.
Wonderful outing.

Charles S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

A real treat - everyone should cruise on a racing sailboat. Got to work the winches and pilot the boat.

Beth B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

I bought this as a surprise for my husband on our honeymoon. Worth every penny! I personally am terribly afraid of the water, but this was the smoothest, most fun thing I and #39;ve ever done. The crew was amazing and you could be all laid back or super into the sailing. I definitely recommend this!

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!

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