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SEE OUR FAQ FOR DRIVING DIRECTIONS & PARKING SUGGESTIONS

Email: info@sightsailing.com

Our dockside office is often very busy so before you call, please read our FAQ section to see if any of your questions are answered there.  If you have a question regarding a private charter, please fill out the inquiry form on that portion of our website or contact us using the info provided below.

Tickets for Public Sails on Aquidneck & Sightsailer: 401-849-3333

Private Charters on Sightsailer & Starlight: 401-619-0202

Private Charters on Aquidneck:  Call John Hirschler at 401-862-4718

Boats docked at:

Sightsailing of Newport
32 Bowen’s Wharf
Newport, RI 02840

Mailing Address:
22 White Terrace
Middletown, RI 02842

Please be on time. We recommend checking in at least 20 minutes prior to departure. If you are late for a public sail, we will not be able to hold the boat for you since we have a schedule to adhere to and can’t keep other guests waiting. If you miss the boat, there is no refund.

On weekends and during special events, Newport can get quite crowded. Allow yourself and any other members of your party plenty of time to park and get to the boat.

We are located at 32 Bowen’s Wharf. Bowen’s Wharf is on America’s Cup Avenue in the heart of downtown Newport.

Bowen’s Wharf is off of America’s Cup Avenue. A good address to put into your GPS is 49 America’s Cup Ave which is the address for The Newport Hotel which is next to Bowen’s Wharf.

There is a small parking lot at Bowen’s Wharf just past 49 America’s Cup Ave that holds about 20 cars. It’s first come, first served and fills up fast. The largest and least expensive parking garage in Newport is at the city garage at the Discover Newport Visitor Bureau at 23 America’s Cup Ave. The lot is less than a 1/4 mile or 5 minute walk from the dock. There are also other lots and meters all along Thames St and America’s Cup Ave. Check out our Where to Park FAQ for a parking map.

You cannot drive onto Bowen’s Wharf; you need to park and walk onto it.  Once you’re at 49 America’s Cup Ave., look for the very tall flagpole with all sorts of colorful flags on it. Walk to that flagpole and at the foot of the small parking lot you will see our small house and big blue awning which says Sightsailing!

If you’re walking around, ask anyone where the Black Pearl Restaurant or 22 Bowen’s restaurants are. We are located right between them.

From Middletown:

Take  Route 114 into Newport.  Follow Route 114 until it becomes Broadway and all the way  into Newport.

Approximately one mile from city line, just past City Hall, turn right on Marlborough St.

Take a left at traffic light in front of Marriott onto America’s Cup Ave. and Bowen’s Wharf will be a 1/4 mile on right.

From Middletown near First Beach, follow Memorial Boulevard to America’s Cup Ave.  Drive along America’s Ave until 49 America’s Cup Ave and you’ll see Bowen’s Wharf next to the Newport Harbor Hotel.

From New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Points South:

Take Interstate 95 North

Exit onto Route 138 East Kingston/Newport

Continue on Route 138 to Pell/Newport Bridge

Take first exit off bridge (Scenic Newport exit)

Take right off exit ramp and drive straight through 1st set of traffic lights.

At 2nd set of lights turn right on America’s Cup Ave. Drive past the Visitor’s Bureau and the Marriott and continue along America’s Cup Ave.  Bowen’s Wharf will be 1/3 mile on right.

From Cape Cod and Points East:

Take 195 West to Fall River

Take exit for Route 24 south Newport

Follow Route 24 south which turns into Route 114

Follow Route 114 until it becomes Broadway and all the way  into Newport.

Approximately one mile from city line, just past City Hall, turn right on Marlborough St.

Take a left at traffic light in front of Marriott onto America’s Cup Ave.  and Bowen’s Wharf will be a 1/4 mile on right.