Public Sails

A Newport sailing cruise is 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, see 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.  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. No sailing experience is required. Since we sail in protected waters, the sailing is very smooth.  Queasiness, even for our most apprehensive guests, is never an issue!  


Whether you've never set foot on a sailboat, or are an old salt, Sightsailing's public sailing cruises are legendary, enjoyable and fun for all!  


We offer daily public sails aboard our sailing vessels Aquidneck and Sightsailer. Each offers a different sailing experience.  Read more about Aquidneck and Sightsailer on Our Fleet page. Have more questions?  Check our our FAQ's .


Ready to Sail?  Click here to book online.