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Come sailing in Newport, Rhode Island, the sailing capital of the world!  Former home of the America's Cup races, the sailing in Newport is considered by many to be the best anywhere!  


And, with one of the prettiest harbors in the country, the sightseeing in Newport is spectacular.  Sail by beautiful harbor-side estates, world famous yachts, iconic islands and many other sights, all set against a rocky shoreline and historic town.


Founded in 1990, Sightsailing is the oldest, locally-owned outfitter in Newport offering sailing cruises, sunset sails, sightseeing cruises and private charters.   


No experience is required and all are welcome. Welcome aboard!





Your Newport Sailing Experience

Sightsailing offers daily sails aboard three sailboats: Aquidneck, Sightsailer and Starlight.  Each offers a different sailing experience. 


Sit back, relax or get involved. 


Choose from Morning Mimosa Sails, Afternoon Day Sails, Champagne Sunset Sails or arrange a Private Charter.


Our captains and crew are outstanding hosts.  We love to sail and it shows. Read our reviews on TripAdvisor.


Come experience the refreshing breezes, sights and sailing in the City-By-the-Sea.  A sail in Newport will be the highlight of your day! 









Morning Mimosa Sail

There's no better way to start your day in Newport than sailing past stunning sights, while sipping a cool Mimosa aboard schooner Aquidneck! Sit back and relax, help raise sail, or take a turn at the wheel. Complimentary Mimosas included in ticket price.

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Afternoon Sail

Step aboard one of our three sailing vessels for a refreshing afternoon sail. We offer public sails and private sailing charters aboard Aquidneck, Sightsailer and Starlight.

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Champagne Sunset Sail

There is no better place in Newport to view the sunset than from the deck of one of our boats, sipping your favorite beverage while watching the sun go down! Sunset cruises, both public and private, are available on all three of our sailboats- Aquidneck, Sightsailer, and Starlight.

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Private Charter for 2-6 Guests

Whether you’re looking for a sail for a small group of 2-6, like the feel of your own private yacht, want casual instruction, or are planning a small party, Starlight is the private boat for you!

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Private Charter 2-13 Guests

If you’re looking for spirited, lively sail and like the idea of a smaller number of guests, come sailing on Sightsailer! Sightsailer sails with a maximum of 13 guests and offers a fast, fun, and comfortable sailing experience.

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Bachelorette Parties in Newport!

Planning a bachelorette party for the bride-to-be? Consider hosting a bachelorette party by going sailing in Newport, the sailing capital of the country.

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Charters aboard the Aquidneck

Corporate events, sailing the waters off Newport, are the ultimate corporate event experience. Host a summer office party, relax with coworkers, reward your top performers, entertain clients, or treat everyone to a sail when the big meeting is over.

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“From the start of making the reservation to the actual sail, very organized. The actual sail was relaxing, informative and absolutely breathtakingly beautiful!! I am ready to do it again.”

-slsum56 from Tripadvisor
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