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America's Cup Charters is Newport, RI's premier sailing company chartering the legends of the America's Cup trophy. We’ve been chartering the America's Cup legends since 1986. We also offer daily ticketed sails for individuals. Our fleet includes...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
49 Americas Cup Ave, at the Newport Harbor Hotel Marina, Newport, RI 02840-3001
+1 401-849-5868
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With another couple we recently did the 90 minute cruise around Newport Harbour in "Weatherly." Although the weather was not ideal, we had a great time. The captain/owner, George, is not the most talkative person but he is clearly very skilled and his two crewmen...More

Thank lreissner
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Great sail around the harbor with an experienced, knowledgeable crew. Would recommend anyone thinking about booking a sail to go ahead and do it!

Thank neilv
Julie L, Manager at America's Cup Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

You only live once, so might as well enjoy the ride! Literally...thank you for sailing with us. Glad to know you had an excellent experience.

Reviewed 18 September 2018

We had the best time sailing around the harbor with Herb, a most gracious and humble host. Our friends had a fun time hoisting the sails and helping out. Worth every penny!

Thank Mary Ann L
Julie L, Manager at America's Cup Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Hi Mary Ann - Wonderful to hear you had such a fun time hoisting sails in the harbor before heading out in to the Bay for an exciting sail! Thanks for being on board.

Reviewed 15 August 2018

This is my 4th trip aboard one of the boats owned by Americas cup charters. This, as well as the other trips have been a memorable and fun experience. We decided to get our families together to meet for the first time, the night before...More

Thank stjohnwannabe
Julie L, Manager at America's Cup Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

We can't think of a better way to enjoy time with your family than aboard our America's Cup 12 Meter Class yachts. Wonderful to hear that you all had such a great time. We'll look forward to seeing you again next year then!

Reviewed 8 August 2018

We did an evening sail on the Nefertiti. The crew was friendly and informative and they asked for volunteers to help raise the sails. It's a great (and relaxing) way to see Newport, Fort Adams and Jamestown from the water, as well as the Castle...More

Thank Rebecca L
Julie L, Manager at America's Cup Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Rebecca - Sailing on our America's Cup yachts is a great way to see the sights along Newport's coast. It's even more fun when you help raise the sails. Glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 28 July 2018

as a kid I would follow Cup developments with a religious fervor. I would read anything I could about the history of the Auld Mug, builders, designers and skippers. I got the chance to sail aboard Nefertiti. The crew were fun to talk to, and...More

Thank Valery M
Julie L, Manager at America's Cup Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

It was great having you on board Nefertiti Valery. Thank you for sailing with us and sharing your passion for all things America's Cup!

Reviewed 26 July 2018

I sailed this past week on a 5:30PM 2 hour sail aboard the American Eagle. The crew was fantastic and it was hands on (if you wanted it to be :) There were people of all ages on the boat and everyone seemed to enjoy...More

Thank Amy B
Julie L, Manager at America's Cup Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2018

Amy B - We appreciate you taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your sail. The wind this week has been just fantastic for our evening sails. Great way to get away from the humidity and enjoy Narragansett Bay. We'll look...More

Reviewed 12 June 2018

This is a terrific way of experiencing sailing in Newport! We were on the Weatherly and loved every minute of our sail. The captain is very knowledgeable about the area and treated us to a interesting tour. Be sure to take a jacket or a...More

Thank KateT1657
Julie L, Manager at America's Cup Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

We're glad to hear you had such a great experience Kate! Captain George has been sailing the waters of Narragansett Bay for over 30 years. He's a wealth of knowledge about the area, Narragansett Bay, and sailing. Yes, a jacket or something warm is a...More

Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

I have used this service twice once at the last Volvo on a 12 meter American Eagle and this time one of the other boats they offer. Both times were great but being on a boat with only your friends and a captain is a...More

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Julie L, Manager at America's Cup Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2018

Bob G - it was our pleasure having you charter with us once again. We enjoyed having you and your friends on board. Of course you were on the water during an exciting time in Newport, for the Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover. It's amazing...More

Reviewed 27 September 2017

We went out this past weekend on America's Cup Charters. It was myself and my daughter (15). First, the boat is clean and appears very well maintained. It also has a unique history. The boat has been in South Africa and in Greece! As for...More

Thank Connecticut814
Julie L, Manager at America's Cup Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Glad to hear that we could make your first sailing experience an enjoyable one! Our crew likes nothing better than to share their knowledge of sailing and our boat's histories with guests. Can't wait to hear about your next sailing adventure. I hope you caught...More

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Melany W
8 August 2018|
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Response from Julie L | Property representative |
We always raise the main unless the wind conditions make it unsafe to put up them main. If that were the case, the captains would either reef the main or put up a jib sail. We put the safety of our guests as our number 1... More
Natalie h
17 June 2018|
Response from Julie L | Property representative |
We do have sails planned for June 23, 3-5pm and 5:30-7:30pm. You can call (401)846-9886 to make a reservation or book thru our website.
29 April 2018|
Response from Julie L | Property representative |
G-Thank you for connecting with us. We will have scheduled sails both those days, 5:30-7:30pm. Cost is $75 per person. You can book reservations online on our website. Schedule will be listed within 1 month of sail date... More