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  • Newport, Rhode Island Sailing

Sailing in Newport, RI: Sightseeing Boat Tours and Regattas

Often referred to as the "Sailing Capital of the World," set sail and gaze upon Newport's legendary mansions and lighthouses while enjoying sweeping coastal views of Newport and Jamestown. With sailing charters and boat rentals abound, sail away on a group or private charter for a sunset tour, mansion tour, or fireworks tour for the best views around. Check out the Newport Regatta races against the stunning backdrop of this historic colonial town. From smaller schooners to massive yachts, Newport offers the best sailing for all levels. Enjoy sailing instruction or sit back and relax to take in the sweeping views of the rocky shoreline, picturesque mansions and lighthouses, and cool-blue waters of Narragansett Bay.







  • Holiday Fireworks Cruises
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Sightseeing Cruises
  • The Newport Regatta


  • Sailing
  • Cruises
  • Regattas
  • Tours



  • What can On Watch teach me about sailing?

    The sailors and staff of On Watch can provide those seeking sailing guidance with in-depth instruction and sailing tips from cruising your boat to upkeeping your vessel. Drawing upon extensive personal and practical experience, our sailors can help guests navigate the seas for their own sailing adventures. Passengers should already have a basic knowledge of sailing before boarding.
  • What should I wear when going sailing?

    It is recommended to dress in layers while sailing. Ocean breezes make it cooler on the water and passengers may be more comfortable with a light jacket or sweatshirt. Don’t forget to bring sunblock, water, a good hat, soft-soled shoes or sneakers, and a camera.

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