A sailing cruise in Newport aboard Aquidneck is often the highlight of a visit to Newport!  Aquidneck is a beautiful, traditional,  eighty foot schooner.  With her four billowing sails, flag blue hull and varnished teak, she is magnificent under sail. Named after the island on which Newport is located, Aquidneck offers a terrific Tall-Ship sailing experience for young and old!



Designed by world reknowned naval architect Charles Wittholz, Aquidneck is an accurate reproduction of a late 1800's coasting schooner that was built in Long Island specifically to take guests sailing in safety and comfort.  Aquidneck has plenty of comfortable places to sit or lounge, including teak benches with backrests and comfortable, chair-height cabin tops.  She has a large amount of open, uncluttered deck space enabling guests to stand, sightsee and move about with ease.  


Aquidneck sails well and provides a very smooth and stable sailing experience.  Since you sail the protected waters of Narragansett Bay, queasiness is never an issue. As one of our regular guests commented, "She rides like a Cadillac!"  Sailors and non-sailors alike enjoy their sail on Aquidneck.  Guests may help raise sails, take the helm or sit back and relax. No experience is required!  


Well sail you through Newport Harbor, into Narragansett Bay and along the shoreline of Newport's Ocean Drive. You'll see Fort Adams, the largest coastal fort in North America, Hammersmith Farm, the summer White House of JFK, Clingstone, an iconic house on a picturesque island.  The scenery is spectacular and the sailing is first rate!  Our captains and crew are knowledgeable about all the sights and will provide light, informative commentary.


For private charters, we have a large, elegant, mahogany table that holds caterer platters, as well as several Igloo coolers to hold beer, wine or champagne. There is a stereo system with I-pod interface, blankets for cool evenings and light rain ponchos in the event of a passing shower.  For private charters, see our Food and Drink section for suggestions on food and drink.


Aquidneck sails morning, afternoon,  and at sunset,  seven days a week.  Start your day with a Morning Mimosa Sail or join us for a Classic Afternoon Cruise or Champagne Sunset Sail.  Sails are approximately one hour and forty minutes.  Click here for Rates & Schedules.