Sightseeing Boat Tours

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Sightseeing Boat ToursWhen visiting Newport RI the top item on the list of things to do is sightseeing and we have the best seats in the house for you. Step aboard one of our classically designed yachts and enjoy a sightseeing boat ride out into Newport Harbor. Take in some of the iconic sites that the Newport waterfront and Narragansett Bay has to offer with a glass of champagne in hand. Jump aboard a Newport day sail or set sail into the sunset. Our sightseeing cruises and sails are great for locals wanting to relax and see the town from the water and out-of-towners wanting to get an enhanced sense of what Newport has to offer.


The stern of the Yacht Rum Runner II with a group of customers sitting enjoying drinks with a lighthouse in the background and the sun setting

Lighthouse and Coastal Tour

This is the best Newport sightseeing boat tour in town! Join us for a 75-minute narrated tour aboard our motor yacht the Rum Runner II. Rum Runner II is a classic motor yacht similar to the rum running boats of the 1920’s. She is a beautiful boat that will help you explore Newport’s coastal waterfront. Sit back and enjoy as our knowledgeable and informative crew provide narration about scenic estates, the Castle Hill Lighthouse, naval history, as well as Newport’s rich and famous! One of the best things to do in town is this Newport sightseeing boat tour as it is a top rated tour by many! Don’t hesitate to bring an extra layer because weather conditions can change rapidly and temperatures are lower on the water than on shore. 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. Enjoy a beverage on board after purchasing tickets at our booth before your trip. This cruise is not BYOB.

  Depart: Bowens Wharf   Boat: Yacht Rum Runner   Cost: Adult $45 | Seniors $42 | Children $35

A group of three girls talking to a crew member on the decks of schooner Madeleine for a Newport Morning Mimosa Cruise

Morning Mimosa Sail on a Schooner

Join us for a Newport Morning Mimosa Sail aboard the Schooner Adirondack II or Schooner Adirondack IV! 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. 

  Depart: Bowens Wharf   Boat: Schooner Adirondack II or Schooner Adirondack IV   Cost: Adult $40 to $45 |
Child (4-11) $35 | Under 4 $15

A group of four girls clinking their drinks together, while sitting in the back of the yacht Rum Runner for a Newport Scenic Sunset Cruise

Scenic Sunset Cruise on yacht Rum Runner II

This is the best Newport scenic sunset cruise in town! Join us aboard our scenic 60-minute motor yacht cruise and enjoy the sunset like never before! Explore the water as we glide past picturesque coastlines, the Castle Hill Lighthouse and the beautiful homes and sites of Narragansett Bay. This Newport scenic sunset cruise is lightly narrated and a great way to spend time with friends and family while experiencing Newport from the water. Don’t hesitate to bring an extra layer because weather conditions can change rapidly and temperatures are lower on the water than on shore. There will be beverages for purchase before you get underway so please check in with the booth staff about buying one or two! This cruise is not BYOB and is for adults (12 and older) only.

  Depart: Bowens Wharf   Boat: Yacht Rum Runner   Cost: Adult $45 | Senior $42

Guests on the deck of a schooner enjoying a sail in Newport RI

Morning Mimosa Cruise aboard Schooner Madeleine

Rise and shine you are in Newport RI and this is the best way to start your day! Join us for a Newport Morning Mimosa cruise aboard the Schooner Madeleine!  This morning cruise is a brisk, invigorating sail aboard our most elegant classic sailing yachts! This Newport morning mimosa cruise is perfect for a group of friends to get out on the water together.  Take in all the sights this waterfront has to offer and create a lasting memory. We encourage you to bring your own brunch on this early day cruise.  Our crew completes your experience with perfectly poured Mimosas! Your first Mimosa is available for $3! Mimosa Morning Sails are one of the best things to do in Newport RI to start your day off before you hit the beach or the many shops of Thames Street. 

  Depart: Bowens Wharf   Boat: Schooner Madeleine   Cost: Adult $40 to $45 |
Child (4-11) $35 | Under 4 $15

Two Schooners sailing at Sunset in Newport RI with the sun casting a golden glow in the sky

Sunset Sail on a classic sailing yacht Schooner Madeleine

Join us for a Sunset Sail in Newport RI aboard Schooner Madeleine! Take to the water for an epic sunset experience in Newport.  Everyone loves a sunset, but have you watched the sunset from the decks of a classic sailing yacht?  Look no further and join us aboard the Schooner Madeleine. Explore Newport’s historical waterfront while you sip on a glass of your favorite beverage. This is sure to be an evening of fun and relaxation with friends or family. Not only is it full of fun and relaxation but it is also the perfect romantic date idea! Get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and enjoy some time on the water with us. Our knowledgeable captain and crew are always ready to answer questions about the sights and history of Newport Harbor. Set 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) 

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

A mom and her two children having their picture taken by a crew member on the Schooner Madeleine for a Newport Afternoon Day Sail

Classic Afternoon Sail on Schooner Madeleine

Join us for a Newport afternoon day sail aboard the classic schooner Madeleine. 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 is truly one of the best things to do in Newport RI while you are visiting town.  Enjoy the sunshine and let our professional and hospitable crew cater to you! Whether you are in town for the day or all week long, make sure to grab tickets for this epic sailing experience in Narragansett Bay. This Newport afternoon day sail is an experience that is sure to last a lifetime. (Alcoholic drinks range from $6-$7) 

  Depart: Bowens Wharf   Boat: Schooner Madeleine   Cost: Adult $45 | Senior $42 |
Child (4-11) $35 | Under 4 $15

Captain sailing a boat with passengers on Schooner Adirondack II in Newport RI

Classic Afternoon Sail

This is one of the best Newport Day Sails in town! Join us on a mesmerizing journey aboard the Schooner Adirondack IV o r Schooner Adirondack II in Newport, RI, where each day sail unfolds as a symphony of nautical delights. As you step onto the pristine teak decks, the salty breeze greets you, carrying whispers of adventure. The crew, seasoned in both skill and hospitality, welcomes you with warm smiles, inviting you to partake in the timeless art of sailing. Feel the exhilarating rush as the sails billow and the schooner gracefully glides through the shimmering waters of Narragansett Bay, framed by the iconic Newport historical waterfront and picturesque coastal vistas. (Alcoholic drinks range from $6-$7) 

  Depart: Bowens Wharf   Boat: Schooner Adirondack IV or Schooner Adirondack II   Cost: Adult $45 | Senior $42 |
Child (4-11) $35 | Under 4 $15

Two Schooners sailing at Sunset in Newport RI with the sun casting a golden glow in the sky

Sunset Sail on a classic sailing yacht

Join us for some Newport sunset sailing aboard our newest and most elegant yacht, Schooner Adirondack IV or Schooner Adirondack II!  Experience a Newport sunset sailing boat ride on the water with us. Take in the sites of Newport’s historical waterfront with a glass of prosecco in hand. This is an evening that will be filled with fun and relaxation and is perfect for friends, family or a romantic date night idea.  Newport is known for sailing and this yacht is brand new and is sure to give you an epic sunset sail adventure.  Our captains and crew are knowledgeable in all of the history of Newport Harbor has to offer. Sail with us 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) 

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

Back cabin on the yacht Full Moon showcasing wooden tables and comfortable seating

Newport Harbor Sightseeing Tour on yacht Full Moon

Join us for a Newport sightseeing tour aboard the Yacht Full Moon for a cruise like no other! This is truly one of the most elegant Newport sightseeing tours in town. This 1950 Grebe yacht offers luxury and charm, departing from Bannister’s Wharf. With full bar services, indulge in sophistication while enjoying breathtaking views. Ideal for intimate gatherings and special occasions. Book now for an unforgettable maritime adventure! If you want to be guaranteed a seat on board, please reserve ahead – particularly on weekends. Enjoy a beverage on board after purchasing tickets at our booth before your trip. This cruise is not BYOB.

  Depart: Bannister's Wharf   Boat: Yacht Full Moon   Cost: Adult $45 | Senior $42 | Child $35 | Infant $15

The captains wheel in aboard the yacht Full Moon for a Newport Sunset Cruise.

Newport Sunset Cruise on yacht Full Moon

Join us for a Newport sunset cruise aboard the yacht Full Moon! This yacht is full of charm and luxury creating an intimate experience for your friends and family.  Cruise with us into the sunset and enjoy our full bar services, and let our crew cater to you!  Indulge in sophistication while enjoying breathtaking views as the sun dips beyond the horizon. This is Newport boat ride at sunset is ideal for intimate gatherings and special occasions. Get your tickets now for an unforgettable Newport sunset cruise adventure! Enjoy a beverage on board after purchasing tickets at our booth before your trip. This cruise is not BYOB.

  Depart: Bannister's Wharf   Boat: Yacht Full Moon   Cost: Adult $55 | Senior $52

Yacht Rum Runner II cruising in Newport Bay

Evening Cocktail Cruise on yacht Rum Runner II

Join us for a 75-minute Newport evening cocktail cruise to relax and unwind with friends and family aboard our motor yacht the Rum Runner II. This cruise is lightly narrated with beverages available for pre-purchase at our booth to enjoy on board. Enjoy a breathtaking classic motor yacht tour of Newport Harbor. Relive the speed and thrill of the chase of the smuggler boats from the days of Prohibition. Rum Runner II was built in 1930’s during the height of Prohibition. Today she now offers the luxury of a classic motor yacht and intrigue you would imagine of a high-speed bandit with a history all her own.  This Newport evening cocktail cruise is perfect after a long day of sightseeing and before your dinner reservations! 

  Depart: Bowens Wharf   Boat: Yacht Rum Runner   Cost: Adult $40 | Senior $37

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