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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. 


Newport 4th of July Boat Ride

August Navy Fireworks Cruise

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

Newport Sunset Sailing on Sloop Eleanor

Sunset Sail on Sloop Eleanor

Join us for a Newport Sunset Cruise! Experience a Newport sunset from the water.  Sail with us for an evening and take in Newport’s historical waterfront aboard this classic sloop. Smaller than the 80′ Adirondack II this boat is just as comfortable and sails even faster than her big sister. There are only 24 guest spots available on board the new boat making it a more intimate experience. (Alcoholic drinks range from $5-$7)

  Depart: Bowens Wharf   Boat: Sloop Eleanor   Cost: Adult $55 (age 12 and above) | Senior $52 | No Children or infants allowed

Newport Cocktail Sail

Cocktail Sail with mixed drinks aboard Sloop Eleanor

Step aboard for a classic Newport Cocktail Sail! Our classic cocktail cruise is the perfect way to see the sights of Narragansett Bay. Experience Newport like you never have on a sail aboard the brand new Scarano built 48′ sloop. Smaller than the 80′ Adirondack II this boat is just as comfortable and sails even faster than her big sister. There are only 24 guest spots available on board the new boat making it a more intimate experience. (Alcoholic drinks range from $5-$7)

  Depart: Bowens Wharf   Boat: Sloop Eleanor   Cost: Adult $45 | Senior $42 |
Child (4-11) $35 | Under 4 $10

Newport Afternoon Sailing

Afternoon Sail on Sloop Eleanor

The best way to experience Narragansett Bay is to join us for some Newport Afternoon Sailing! 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 the newly built Eleanor, a 48-foot Scarano built sloop. A smooth sailing vessel with some speed to boot, the Eleanor offers a comfortable ride that is brisk and invigorating. (Alcoholic drinks range from $5-$7)

  Depart: Bowens Wharf   Boat: Sloop Eleanor   Cost: Adult $45 | Senior $42 |
Child (4-11) $35 | Under 4 $10

Morning Mimosa Sail on Sloop Eleanor

Morning Mimosa Sail on Sloop Eleanor

Step aboard for a Newport Morning Mimosa Cruise! Our classic morning mimosa sail is the perfect way to see the sights of Narragansett Bay. Experience Newport like you never have on a sail aboard the brand new Scarano built 48′ sloop. Smaller than the 80′ Adirondack II, this boat is just as comfortable and sails even faster than her big sister. There are only 24 guest spots available onboard the new boat. 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. (Alcoholic drinks cost $3-$7)

  Depart: Bowens Wharf   Boat: Sloop Eleanor   Cost: Adult $40 to $45 |
Child (4-11) $35 | Under 4 $10

Sunset Sail on Schooner Adirondack II

Sunset Sail on Schooner Adirondack II

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 the Adirondack II, an 80-foot pilot schooner 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 $5-$7)

  Depart: Bowens Wharf   Boat: Schooner Adirondack II   Cost: Adults $55 (age 12 and above) | Seniors $52 | No infants or kids allowed

Newport Dark & Stormy Schooner Cocktail Sail on Schooner Adirondack II

Newport Schooner Cocktail Sail on Schooner Adirondack II

Join us for a Newport Cocktail Cruise!  Step aboard our turn-of-the-century style schooner, Adirondack II, 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. Adirondack II is a sailing vessel with ample seating, teak decks, and just under 2,000 square feet of sail to take us through Narragansett Bay. (Alcoholic drinks range from $5-$7)

  Depart: Bowens Wharf   Boat: Schooner Adirondack II   Cost: Adult $45 | Senior $42 |
Child (4-11) $35 | Under 4 $10

Day Sail Aboard Adirondack II

Classic Schooner Day Sail on Schooner Adirondack II

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 the Adirondack II, an 80 foot pilot schooner. A smooth, gentle sailing vessel with some speediness to boot, the Adirondack II 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. (Alcoholic drinks range from $5-$7)

  Depart: Bowens Wharf   Boat: Schooner Adirondack II   Cost: Adult $45 | Senior $42 |
Child (4-11) $35 | Under 4 $10

Morning Mimosa Sailing on Adirondack II

Mimosa Morning Sail on Schooner Adirondack II

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 Adirondack II. 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.

  Depart: Bowens Wharf   Boat: Schooner Adirondack II   Cost: Adult $40 to $45 |
Child (4-11) $35 | Under 4 $10