If you're looking for a spirited and lively sailing experience, sail on Sightsailer! Sightsailer is 46 feet, light, with a large sail plan and long cockpit. She sails with a maximum of 13 guests and is fast, fun and comfortable. She is a great boat for a sailing cruise in Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay!
Compared to Aquidneck, Sightsailer is lower to the water, which means your closer to the action and get more of a race-boat style sailing experience. When it’s windy, Sightsailer will heel (lean) over more than Aquidneck which many find quite exciting! Non-sailors should not be alarmed: the sail is always very smooth. If Aquidneck is a Cadillac, Sightsailer is a two seat convertible sports car. Both are fun, yet in different ways.
Sightsailer has a fully cushioned cockpit complete with back and footrests and two swiveling stern seats to take in the action. When the wind is light to moderate in strength, guests may also sit up on deck. Since Sightsailer is low to the water, guests will enjoy their sail more if they are able-bodied and can get up and move around especially on breezy days.
Sail through Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay past all the famous sights. Our captains and crew know the history of the harbor and bay and will point out the highlights. Guests are welcome to take the wheel and sail or sit back and relax. No sailing experience is required.
For private charters, Sightsailer has a cockpit table for light food and an Igloo cooler for drinks. For private charters, see our Food and Drink page for food and drink suggestions. A stereo with I-Pod interface is available as well as blankets and rain jackets for cooler weather or a passing shower. Sails are 1.5 hours. Join us for a morning, afternoon or sunset sail!