Public Sailing Tours

Champagne Sunset Cruise


Sunset Cruises


Sunset Cruises in Newport RI are stunning and a terrific way to wrap up your day and start your evening!  

Sunset cruises are romantic and available on all three of our sailboats- Aquidneck, Sightsailer, and Starlight.

There is no better place in Newport to view the sunset than from the deck of one of our boats, sightseeing, sipping your favorite beverage and watching the sun go down!

On sunset cruises, Newport’s sky often turns from a bright, sunny blue, to orange and violet, laced with red. 

Sailing back into the harbor, the entire waterfront is bathed in warm, golden light, and waterfront windows are ablaze with reflections of the sun.

Every sail is different, and although we can’t guarantee you a fiery, red ball and green flash as the sun sinks beneath the horizon, Newport sunset cruises can be spectacular!

On sunset cruises Newport’s  breeze often starts to moderate, so if you’re looking for a calmer and more leisurely cruise, a sunset cruise should fit the bill.

Read more about sunset cruises on our BLOG.

Where will we sail?

Sunset cruises offer magnificent sightseeing! As you leave the dock, you’ll usually get a bird’s-eye view of mega-yachts docked at Bannister’s Wharf as well as vintage 12 Meter America’s Cup boats docked nearby. 

Your crew will raise sails (you can help if you like!) and then sail past Goat Island and into Narragansett Bay.

As you sip champagne or quaff your beer, you’ll sail past Fort Adams  get great views of the Pell Bridge, view Hammersmith Farm, and see Clingstone, an iconic house on a rock.

Depending on the wind and tide we may make it past the lawn at Castle Hill and its iconic lighthouse and into Rhode Island Sound. 

Along the way, our friendly captain and crew will point out the sights and provide light, commentary.

 What’s Included?

Ticketed Sunset Sails on Aquidneck include champagne, beer, and water in the ticket price. You may also purchase assorted flavored High Noon Seltzers.  Private charters on Sightsailer and Starlight are BYOB.

*Although complimentary champagne and beer are included in your ticket price, our sails are not unlimited “booze cruises”.  We will serve a couple of rounds, however, we aim to create a peaceful, relaxing, family-friendly atmosphere for all guests to enjoy.

Sunset sails, even in the Summer, can be cooler on the water.  We recommend bringing a sweatshirt or light jacket.

In the Spring and Fall, long pants are recommended.  We have fleece blankets on board for guests to use.  And of course, don’t forget your camera and sunglasses!



Sunset Cruises are offered 7 days a week throughout our season.   We recommend buying tickets in advance as sunset sails are one of our most popular cruises and frequently sell out.

See the Schedules & Rates section for a list of departure times.

Have more questions about our booking policies, the weather or where to park?  Check our FAQ.


"The sunset cruise was amazing. You get to see Newport from a completely different vantage point and its utterly beautiful. - best part of our Newport vacation"

Looking for a Private Charter?

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

Sailing charters combine sailing with leisurely sightseeing. Newport Harbor and Narraganset Bay are two of the most beautiful bodies of water in the United States and offer some of the best sailing and sightseeing in the world!