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Schooner Madeleine

Bannister's Wharf, Our ticket desk is located on the waterside of Black Pearl Restaurant's outdoor patio, Newport, RI 02840
+1 401-847-0298
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Full Day Newport Harbor Sail from New Hampshire
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Enjoy our Scenic Day Sails and Champagne Sunset Sails through Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay aboard our classic sailing yacht Madeleine. We offer sailing harbor tours and sunset sailing cruises aboard a 72-foot schooner sailing yacht Madeleine, which was specifically designed and built to carry passengers easily and safely sailing through the local waters of Newport. The sailing yacht Madeleine maintains 19th century sailboat style with a 21st century sailing yacht comfort and convenience.
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Bannister's Wharf, Our ticket desk is located on the waterside of Black Pearl Restaurant's outdoor patio, Newport, RI 02840
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

We highly recommend taking the sunset cruise because they can be amazing. When we took the cruise it was quite breezy and we are glad we came dressed appropriately. This is a timed cruise so how far out you go is determined by the wind....More

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CruiseNewport, General Manager at Schooner Madeleine, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2017

The Sunset Sail on board Madeleine is probably the most popular sail that we offer, selling out most every night during the summer months. Its so picturesque out on Narragansett Bay and that time of day makes it even more so with all the beautiful...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2017

Calm seas and fair winds, we had a beautiful sail for an hour and a half. The crew was friendly, informed and efficient. I highly recommend the Madeleine!More

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CruiseNewport, Manager at Schooner Madeleine, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2017

Perfect!! We're so happy that you sail was perfect! Madeleine is the oldest operating schooner giving fun sailing experiences to guests visiting Newport. Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay have some of the most beautiful sights to see along the waterfront. So many beautiful estates, lighthouses,...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

A pleasant afternoon viewing Newport harbor and the ocean side of Fort Adams. The crew was personable and entertaining but it is not a "guided" tour.More

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CruiseNewport, Manager at Schooner Madeleine, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2017

Glad you enjoyed your afternoon sail on Madeleine. Our crew love chatting with guests, offering ice tea and bottled water, handling lines and sails and making sure guests enjoy their experience. While Madeleine is more for the sailing experience, our other vessel (Rum Runner II)...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful October day for a harbor cruise. Spur of the moment decision to board the Madeleine for a pleasant 1.5 hour cruise. Crew was knowledgeable, professional and competent. Captain answered questions and pointed out interesting spots along the coastline. Glad we took advantage of a...More

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CruiseNewport, Manager at Schooner Madeleine, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2017

October is a great month for sailing - one of our favorites! Sometimes its on the colder side but as long as you dress for the weather of the day, its great sailing in the fall And the spur of the moment decisions can sometimes...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Totally enjoyable, sunny afternoon cruise of harbor and bay. Could not have been nicer. Very personable Brody and Aiden crewed the boat, offered sightseeing facts and provided water and iced tea. Fun to see Newport and Jamestown from the bay and gaze at all the...More

Thank Eric W
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CruiseNewport, General Manager at Schooner Madeleine, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Madeleine offers a great sailing experience with lots of scenic beauty and a bit of history on the area given by our crew. While not a formally narrated cruise with a tour guide on a microphone speaking with everyone, our crew is very knowledgeable on...More

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Reviewed 23 September 2017

What a great day! This was my favorite thing to do in Newport! Beautiful day, great views and great weather! Crew was really fun. We had great views of where Jackie and JFK held their wedding reception. Saw some military ships as well. Lots of...More

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CruiseNewport, Manager at Schooner Madeleine, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Great minds think alike! We think its the best thing to do in Newport too. Our crew are so friendly and entertaining and love to make sure all our guests have a really great experience. We are so glad to hear from you and hope...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

We had 1pm cruise early September (after Labor Day). Weather was superb, staff on sailboat were excellent and very knowledgeable. Bit of a windy day to the sailboat really was in full force to enjoy. Thanks to the great crew for a wonderful experience!!More

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CruiseNewport, Manager at Schooner Madeleine, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Your picked a great day to sail - a nice wind will bring out the best in Madeleine. We LOVE sailing and we always want to give our guests the best experience out on the water... and our crew love what they do and we're...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2017

We opted for the sunset cruise. We never really got one because it was so overcast but we what got instead was a whole lot of fun and plenty of champagne!!!! Our captain Mat was the driving force of the very good time. I can't...More

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CruiseNewport, General Manager at Schooner Madeleine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2017

Thanks for letting us know you had a great time on Madeleine's Sunset Sail! We cant always predict the weather but no matter what, we always try to give our guests a great experience. More often than not, the sunsets over Narragansett Bay are spectacular...More

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Reviewed 24 August 2017

We sailed as a family on Tuesday. It was our 2nd time on Madeleine because we wanted to share this experience with our son (we loved it last time as well). The crew was very friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. JBoats were the extra treat this...More

Thank Ann J
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CruiseNewport, General Manager at Schooner Madeleine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

Its always nice to hear from returning guests and glad you brought your son on board with you. Our crew love what they do and are full of information on the area as well as great sailors who like to give our guests a great...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

We had a great time with Captain Matt and mate Charley pointing out all the sights. Kudos for the extra treat of seeing the J -boats up close in a little addendum to our 430 cruise. They really went above and beyond our expectations. Thanks...More

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CruiseNewport, General Manager at Schooner Madeleine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

You picked a great time to go sailing - The J-class World Championship went on between August 20 and 27th and what a great sight to see! These magnificent sailing vessels are absolutely a thrill to see under full sail. We loved being able to...More

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Kathy C
10 April 2017|
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Response from CruiseNewport | Property representative |
Hi, We start sailing Madeleine on Saturday April 29th and sail through November 5th. Rum Runner II starts on Wednesday April 26th and goes through October 22. Good to call ahead to verify departure times and availability... More
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Rich W
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Response from Robin-mara | Reviewed this property |
We went first trip in morning. But I still have brochure and for fall sunset Champagne sunset sail it says to call for times. 401-847-0298. Sunset sail you get champagne and beer. I am pretty sure you could take your own... More
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