Public sails in Newport are fantastic! Newport is the sailing capital of the United States and home to one of the prettiest harbors in the world!
Sit back and relax or get involved as we sail you through Newport Harbor, into Narragansett Bay and along the shoreline of Newport’s picturesque Ocean Drive. You’ll get great views of the Pell Bridge; Fort Adams, the largest coastal fortification in North America; Clingstone, “the house on a rock” and Hammersmith Farm, the former Summer Whitehouse of President Kennedy. Vintage America’s Cup boats, lighthouses, super yachts and weekly races are common sights. No sailing experience is required on our public sails!
Our captains and crew know the history of the sights and will point out the highlights with light, informal commentary. No two trips are exactly alike since the wind and tide vary daily and we try to sail as much as possible.
Guests are welcome to help raise sails, take the wheel and sail or relax and enjoy the sights. Since we sail in protected waters, the sailing is very smooth. Queasiness, even for our most apprehensive guests, is never an issue!
We offer daily public sails aboard Aquidneck and Sightsailer. Each offers a different sailing experience. Read more about our boats on Our Fleet page.
Whether you’ve never set foot on a sailboat, or are an old salt, Sightsailing’s public sailing cruises in Newport are legendary, enjoyable and fun for all!
See Newport. Sail Newport!
Public Sails regularly sell out. We strongly recommend booking online in advance.
Have more questions about our booking policies, the weather or where to park? Check our FAQ.
Ready to Sail? Book online or call (401) 849-3333.