Our Crew

How about Sailing Newport with Newport Classic Cruises!?  Newport Classic Cruises (A Classic Harbor Line Company) is the operating company ofSailing Newport the Schooner Adirondack II Schooner Madeleine, Sloop Eleanor, and Yacht Rum Runner.We have been running sightseeing trips out of Newport Harbor since 1994. We specialize in giving both Newport locals and visitors the opportunity to enjoy a memorable sailing Newport experience.

Our Crew, including all captains, mates, and on-land representatives at Newport Classic Cruises, are what make the experience on our beautiful boats truly magical. We have maintained a consistent history of not only operating with a professional staff, but also with warm and inviting hosts. You will, without a doubt, have fantastic views of sailing Newport and find the yachts beautiful and comfortable, but what will surprise you and stay with you when you leave is the warm and special treatment you receive from our extraordinary team.

Our sightseeing boat tours are one of the finest in Newport Rhode Island.  Whether you join us for a mimosa sail, afternoon sailing adventure or a classic Newport sunset sail you are sure to be pleased with your cruise with us.  Take a look at all of our reviews on Trip Advisor listed as Sailing Excursions Adirondack II

Our Captains

All of our captains are Coast Guard certified. The schooner captains all have a minimum 50-ton license and a sailing endorsement. Our captains are also trained in first aid and CPR, and are registered in an ongoing drug-testing program. Perhaps of equal importance, we require that our captains have an appreciation for quality service and a knowledge of local history and folklore.

Our Mates

All of the mates on board the Adirondack II undergo extensive safety and marine training. Most of the mates also have extensive sailing, racing and/or teaching experience on smaller sailing vessels.

Our mates are widely remembered for their remarkable hospitality and personality which is consistently praised in our customer reviews. They love talking with our guests, getting to know where they are from, sharing information on the historic city of Newport, and conveying their love for classic-style vessels and the addictive mystique of being out on the water. If you are interested in joining our crew, please send a cover letter and resume to: [email protected].

Our Land Ambassadors

There are a number of behind-the-scenes crew members at Sailing Excursions. They are the team who answers the phones, plans your event, greets you on the pier, and is happy to tell everyone who asks about cool cruises and sails that we have to offer.

Employment with Us

If you are interested in employment with Sailing Excursions, we want to hear from you! We are always looking for experienced captains and mates with a strong background in hospitality and/or marine maintenance. Please download this application and either email to [email protected] or send to: Sailing Excursions, Inc. at PO Box 1155, Newport, RI 02840. 

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