Public Sailing Tours

Day Sails

Day Sails, during the early to late afternoon usually offer the best winds of the day.  Newport’s prevailing Southwesterly sea breeze tends to be light in the morning, build from late morning through afternoon and moderate towards sunset.

This occurs so regularly, that locals often keep time by it and is one of many reasons why Newport is considered the sailing capital of the world. 

We offer Day Sails aboard Aquidneck, Sightsailer and Starlight.  Join us for a Dark and Stormy Cocktail Cruise on select weekdays aboard Aquidneck.  See our Book Online Calendar for specific dates.

On all of our Day Sails, guests can sit back, relax and enjoy the sights, or are welcome to help raise sail, take the wheel and sail.  No sailing experience is required.

Enjoy the scenery 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, Fort Adams, Clingstone, Hammersmith Farm, and the legendary coastline of Narragansett Bay. Vintage America’s Cup boats, lighthouses, superyachts, 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.

All of the sailing takes place in the protected waters of Narragansett Bay.

Therefore 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 Day Sails in Newport are legendary, enjoyable, and fun for all!  See Newport.  Sail Newport.

See Day Sail Schedule for season Here!

We strongly recommend Booking Online in advance. Sails regularly sell out.

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

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