Sailing Cruise Aboard the Schooner Aquidneck
Sail Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay, two of the most beautiful bodies of water in the world, aboard a schooner that will glide through the beautiful waters of Rhode Island. This tour offers transportation of unparalleled beauty: with the ship's flag blue hull, billowing sails and wood trim, she is a magnificent, elegant vessel both dockside and under sail.
The 80-foot schooner was designed to carry guests in safety and provides a smooth, stable and comfortable sail. Teak benches and chair-height cabin tops provide comfortable seating and lounging for everyone. The uncluttered decks and wide beam enable guests to move about with ease.
Sail through Newport Harbor into Narragansett Bay and along the shore line of Newport's Ocean Drive. The sights are spectacular and the sailing is first rate.
Guests may help raise sails and participate in the sailing or sit back and relax. The harbor and the bay also offer some of the best sailing conditions in the United States. Nowhere else can one so easily experience superb sailing conditions while viewing stunning seaside estates, famous yachts and other visually exciting sights set against the backdrop of a colonial town and beautiful rocky shore line. Only in Newport.
Tour the major sights including Goat Island, where the U.S. Navy made most of the torpedoes used in WWII; Fort Adams, one of the largest forts on the East Coast; Hammersmith Farm, the summer Whitehouse of JFK and Clingstone, an iconic home perched on a rocky outcropping. Vintage America's Cup boats, lighthouses, superyachts and weekly races are common sights.
The captain and crew all know the history of the harbor and the bay and will point out the highlights and provide narration. They will also happily answer questions!
This tour is fun for all ages so book now and enjoy an exciting schooner sail in Newport aboard Aquidneck. Please note that this tour is not handicap accessible, and children under 6 are not able to participate.
Reviewer: Barbara Liggett
We really enjoyed this trip. The crew members were friendly, knowledgeable, and it was fun to watch them handle the boat. The tour operator allowed us to switch to a later cruise when we called to report we were dalayed getting ashore from our ship. Much appreciated!
Reviewer: Kent Cahill
Sailing across those pristine waters in Newport, R.I., where everyone from the Kennedys to the students at the Naval War College have learned to harness the winds, was a sublime use of an afternoon.