May – October
Everyday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
November – April
Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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 on Bowen’s Wharf. You cannot drive onto Bowen’s Wharf; you need to park and walk onto it. A good address to put into your GPS is 49 America’s Cup Ave.
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.
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 Discover Newport Visitor Bureau at 23 America’s Cup Ave. The lot is less than a 1/4 mile or 8-minute walk from the dock.
There are also other lots and meters all along Thames St and America’s Cup Ave.
See our Downtown Newport Parking Map or The Ultimate Guide to Parking in Newport.