Activities:
SAILING & OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
MUSEUMS & MONUMENTS
NEWPORT MANSIONS
calendar of events

America's Cup Charters

Experience a Legend! Sail aboard a classic America’s Cup 12 Meter yacht. Two-hour casual afternoon and evening cruises are available aboard our legendary America’s Cup 12 Meter yachts. A three-hour racing sail is also available for the sailing enthusiast. All of our classic Twelve’s raced for yachting’s most coveted prize and three actually won The America’s Cup. We welcome you to participate in the sailing or just sit back and relax enjoying picturesque Narragansett Bay. We’ll sail past Castle Hill Lighthouse, historic Rose Island and the beautiful summer White House of JFK, Hammersmith Farm. Sailing aboard these 68 foot classic racers is truly a unique experience you’ll treasure always.

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Newport Yachting Center

It’s a new season at the Newport Yachting Center, home of the Newport Waterfront Festivals. The Newport Waterfront Festivals are a celebration of music, food, family & fun right on Newport's historic waterfront.Our festival season starts in June with the Great Chowder Cook-Off. Sample clam, seafood, and creative chowders from the areas best restaurants and caterers. June is also the time for the Sunset Music Festival, a truly memorable concert series downtown on the waterfront, overlooking Newport Harbor.In September, join us for the Newport Waterfront Irish Festival. It’s a celebration of Ireland’s history, music and culture for the whole family. September wouldn’t be complete without the Taste of Rhode Island, a food and beverage festival where you can sample what the Ocean State’s best restaurants and caterers have to offer. Columbus Day Weekend, savor the sights, sounds and tastes of Germany at our authentic International Oktoberfest! Watch the festival sites for ongoing updates! Newport Waterfront Festivals - Great Chowder Cook-Off, Sunset Music Festival, Waterfront Irish Festival, Taste of Rhode Island, Oktoberfest.

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Classic Cruises

Owned and Operated by Classic Cruises of Newport - A division of Atlantic Star Lines Enjoy a breathtaking tour of Newport waters and relive the speed and thrill of the chase. Rum Runner II, which was originally built for two New Jersey mobsters to elude the Coast Guard while speeding cases of "Hooch", offers the luxury and intrigue you would imagine of a high-speed bandit with a history all her own.  Aboard the Rum Runner II, you will cruise by mansions and former speakeasies that were fueled by seaborne smugglers. This newly restored Elco Motoryacht, built in 1929 during the height of Prohibition, carries you swiftly and safely through local waters. Originally powered with Packard Engines, she has been re-powered with twin turbo-charged 350HP Caterpillar Marine Diesels.

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Madelleine Sailing Tours

Whether you are in Newport for the first time or a frequent visitor, you will enjoy sailing through Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay aboard the 72-foot schooner Madeleine. Specifically designed and built to carry passengers easily and safely through local waters, Madeleine maintains 19th century style with 21st century comfort and convenience. From Captain Kidd to Dennis Conner, sailors have felt the thrill of slipping past Castle Hill under a cloud of canvas. You can experience the joy of sailing and a memorable perspective of Newport aboard the classic schooner Madeleine. Call 401-847-0298 or For Group or Charter packages 1-800-395-1343.

Private Cruise on a classic wooden motor yacht
For those who prefer a more private adventure, La Dolce Via is a classic 33 foot wooden motor yacht ready to show you Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay. Enjoy a picnic onboard and swim while anchored in a secluded cove. Available by the hour, half day or full day.
Learn more - www.ladolcevitacharters.com

12 Meter Charters’ Sailing Tours

2-Hour Harbor Sail Cruises

Set sail aboard the legendary 12 Meter yachts of Newport! 

Not your typical harbor cruise, 12 Meter Charters' ticketed cruises combine the history of Newport, Rhode Island with the unparalleled experience of sailing on an America's Cup contender. Enjoy historic Newport sights including Fort Adams and the Newport Bridge, lighthouses and lavish estates, aircraft carriers and historic schooners, and learn the history of the America's Cup in Newport. 

During your sail, if you wish, you may participate in the sailing or just sit back and enjoy the sights of Newport! The captain and crew on board will help those willing to be involved in the sailing. As with all of 12 Meter Charters' events, no sailing experience is necessary to enjoy the thrill of sailing on our America's Cup 12 Meters. With our experienced crews, sailing participation from our guests is welcomed but never required. Take part in the sailing of an America's Cup 12 Meter or just relax and enjoy the scenic views of Narragansett Bay.

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Helicopter Tours & Rides

Mansion Tour

Experience the thrill of helicopter flight!
A truly unique perspective of Newport Rhode Island awaits you. Observe Bellevue Avenue's world renowned mansions as few will...by air! Tour length -- approximately 12 minutes. 


Island Tour

In addition to all the excitement of our Mansion Tour, you'll fly over Ocean Drive, one of the most beautiful coastlines in the country. Enjoy the majestic Castle Hill and Rose Island light houses as well as Jacqueline and John F. Kennedy's summer home, Hammersmith Farm. Get up close and personal with the aircraft carriers USS Forrestal and Saratoga. These are just a few of the major points of interest you will explore. Tour length -- approximately 20 minutes.

Coastal Biking

Seven days, five ferries, four islands, three states, one unforgettable biking adventure 

Guided by award-winning photojournalists John Freidah and Betsy Angeletti. Explore America's most beautiful shoreline, breathtaking landscapes, and historic villages as you cycle the coastal roads of Narragansett, RI; Stonington, CT; Shelter Island, NY; Montauk Point, NY; Block Island, RI and saving the best for last......Newport, RI.

While staying at the Hotel Viking enjoy one of New England's most historic, romantic, and beautiful cities-by-the-sea. The home to revolutionary battles, the architectural boom of the gilded age, the "Summer White Houses" during the administrations of Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy, and the America's Cup. Tour the famous mansions, explore the historic waterfront, or visit the boutique shops. If still tempted, a morning bike ride awaits. After checkout, a shuttle returns guests to the airport, train station, or vehicle lot.

Touro Park

Just two blocks away!

A great place to run around, play ball, hide and seek!

Luxury Day Charters

LuxuryDayCharters is expanding to Newport this summer offering Half & Full Day charters on Private Luxury Yachts. Whether you are interested in a Lunch Cruise, Cocktail Cruise or a multi-day excursion, LuxuryDayCharters.com will fulfill your yachting desires this summer in Newport.

Book early for event/festival weekends.
Email: Dhardra@LuxuryDayCharters.com
Web: www.LuxuryDayCharters.com

Brenton Point Kite Park

Go fly a kite!  A short 10 miles away, and a lovely place to soak in the sun on a beautiful day.