Welcome to Bowens Wharf Newport RI. Take to the water and fall in love all over again with Newport RI. Sailing Excursions (A Classic Harbor Line Company) provides unprecedented views of modern-day Newport RI aboard old-world-style yachts. As designer, builder, and operator of classically inspired boats, our guests enjoy day and sunset sails of the beautiful Atlantic water of Newport RI aboard finely crafted Schooner Adirondack II & Sloop Eleanor featuring teak decks, varnished mahogany rails and gleaming brass fixtures.
Experience the turn of the century of yachting while sailing today’s Newport RI Waters, with breathtaking views of the magical Newport sunset. Whether it’s non-narrated, lightly narrated or fully narrated, each excursion is its own unfolding story.
Join us for a Day Sail, and soak in the sun. Set sail at sunset and enjoy the hospitality of our Captain and Crew. Mother’s Day Sails, Father’s Day Sails and Sightseeing Sails will keep you engaged and whether you are on vacation or a local you will be coming back for more. Whatever you choose you are sure to enjoy your time out of the water with us as our crew treats you with the most professional hospitality.
Bowens Wharf is located in lively and bustling downtown area of Newport RI.
Enjoying a sail with us aboard one of our classic boats you are sure to be coming back for more whether you are a local or tourist. If this location does not have what you are looking for make sure to check out our other locations in Boston MA, New York NY, or Key West FL.
Smuggler’s Cocktail Cruise
Join us for this Newport Cocktail Cruise! This cruise on our motor yacht is a leisurely 60-minute cruise along the waterfront in Newport Harbor. Then we’ll pick up the speed out on the bay and work our way down the coastline to Castle Hill at the entrance into Narragansett Bay. While extremely scenic it is not a fully narrated tour. This cruise includes complimentary Rum Punch! Do keep in mind that weather conditions can change rapidly and that temperatures are lower on the water than on land. Please dress accordingly.
Our newest and fast becoming one of our most popular cruises. The captain and crew will take you on a 75-minute motor boat ride highlighting 5 different lighthouses at the southern end of Narragansett Bay. While we do point out a few other points of interest, this cruise focuses primarily on lighthouses. We’ll also have some light music in the background while we move around between lighthouses. For your convenience, a public restroom is available on board. Please keep in mind that this is an outdoor activity. Please dress according to the weather. Reservations are highly suggested, particularly on weekends. This cruise includes complimentary Mimosas!
Depart: Bowens Wharf Boat: Yacht Rum Runner Cost: Adult $45 | Seniors $42 | Children $35
Join us for a Newport sightseeing boat tour! This is a great cruise on our motor yacht to get an overview of Newport’s waterfront and the history on many of the points of interest. Rum Runner II was built in the 1920s as an original rum smuggler during the height of prohibition. While back in the 1930s she was outrunning the Coast Guard, today she is a Coast Guard inspected vessel that will take you on a safe and scenic passage through Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay. The East Passage Express is approximately 75 minutes long and includes a formally narrated tour. We’ll take you up close along the shoreline for some breathtaking views of a number of private estates and Fort Adams. Remember that weather conditions can change rapidly, and temperatures are generally 10 degrees lower on the water. Please dress accordingly. Sunscreen and a hat are suggested when sitting on deck. Don’t forget to bring a camera! If you want to be guaranteed a seat on board, please reserve ahead – particularly on weekends.
Depart: Bowens Wharf Boat: Yacht Rum Runner Cost: Adults $40 | Seniors $37 | Children $35
End of the summer Fireworks Cruise off the Navy Base in Newport. Come watch the skies light up from our boats. A great tribute to the end of summer. Please keep in mind this is a non sailing cruise. We motor up to the Newport Bridge to watch and motor back to our dock.
Depart: Bowens Wharf Boat: Schooner Adirondack II Cost: Adult $58
Join us for a Jamestown Fireworks boat ride! Enjoy while watching the 4th of July fireworks display from the Town of Jamestown aboard the schooner Adirondack II, Schooner Madeleine or Sloop Eleanor on the evening of July 2nd. Take in unobstructed views of Jamestown’s fireworks from the water from the decks of our beautiful schooner. Don’t worry about driving over the bridge, standing in line, or waiting for a place to sit in Jamestown. Join us for the best seats in the house! (Alcoholic drinks range from $2-$6)
Depart: Bowens Wharf Boat: Schooner Adirondack II Cost: Adult $75 | Children $55
Join us for a Newport 4th of July Fireworks Cruise! Newport puts on an elaborate Fireworks display from their shores in order to celebrate the independence of our Nation. While the fireworks can be seen throughout the area, the best place to see them is from the deck of the Adirondack II Madeleine or Eleanor, where there are no visual obstructions to take away from the show. While onboard, Take in unobstructed views of Newport Bridge, historic lighthouses, stately waterfront mansions, and Fort Adams! (Open beer and wine bar.)
Join us for a Newport Sunset Sail! Experience a Newport sunset from the water on this evening sight sail of Newport’s historical waterfront. Climb aboard one of our classic sailing yachts for an evening of fun and relaxation. Step away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Your knowledgeable captain and crew are always ready to answer questions about the sights and history of Newport Harbor. Sail and take in the surrounding areas, and feel free to ask them whatever you like! While you experience the joy of a leisurely sailing cruise, you’ll see views of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay. The setting sun will be the perfect back drop for your evening. (Alcoholic drinks range from $6-$7) This sail will take place on either Schooner Adirondack II, Schooner Madeleine, or Sloop Eleanor.
Depart: Bowens Wharf Boat: Schooner Adirondack II, Schooner Madeleine or Sloop Eleanor Cost: Adults $55 (age 12 and above) | Seniors $52 | No infants or kids allowed
Join us for a Newport Cocktail Cruise! Step aboard our turn-of-the-century style schooner or sloop, for a cocktail arrrgh (hour)! Delicious cocktails are served aboard this sail including the traditional sailor’s cocktail “Dark and Stormy”. This Schooner sail is the perfect way to see the sights of Rhode Island. Our sailing vessels have ample seating, teak decks, and just under 2,000 square feet of sail to take us through Narragansett Bay. (Alcoholic drinks range from $6-$7) This sail will take place on either Schooner Adirondack II, Schooner Madeleine, or Sloop Eleanor.
Join us for a Newport Day Sail aboard one of our classic sailboats. Our classic afternoon sails are the perfect way to see the sights of Rhode Island. Experience Newport like you never have on a sail aboard one of our classic sailing yachts. A smooth, gentle sailing Schooner with some speediness to boot, offers a comfortable ride that is brisk and invigorating. Within minutes of leaving the dock, you’ll forget the distractions of life on land, as you experience the joy of a leisurely sailing cruise. This sail will take place on either Schooner Adirondack II, Schooner Madeleine or Sloop Eleanor. (Alcoholic drinks range from $6-$7)
Join us for a Newport Morning Mimosa Sail! Rise and shine, you’re in Newport, RI. Start your day with a brisk, invigorating sail aboard one of our classic sailing yachts! Feel free to bring a brunch on this early day sail – our crew completes your experience with perfectly poured Mimosas! Your first Mimosa is available for $3! Mimosa Morning Sails are the perfect way to see the sights of Rhode Island before hitting the beach or the many shops of Thames Street. This sail will take place on either Schooner Adirondack II, Schooner Madeleine or Sloop Eleanor.
Depart: Bowens Wharf Boat: Schooner Adirondack II Cost: Adult $40 to $45 | Child (4-11) $35 | Under 4 $15
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