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America's Cup Charters

49 Americas Cup Ave, at the Newport Harbor Hotel Marina, Newport, RI 02840-3001
+1 401-849-5868
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A Nice Cruise

This review is a challenging one because there are factors that affect the experience of a ticketed... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
San Francisco, California
Exhilarating ride, with no motion sickness

We were there for a work outing. 40 people, 5 boats. My boat consisted of my wife and I, a few... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
Rock Hill, South Carolina
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America's Cup Charters is Newport, RI's premier sailing company chartering the legends of the America's Cup trophy. We’ve been chartering the America's Cup legends since 1986. We also offer daily ticketed sails for individuals. Our fleet includes the illustrious Intrepid - the two time winner of the coveted America's Cup trophy, Weatherly - winner of the America's Cup and also one of the few yachts listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Ted Hood's infamous Nefertiti, and former ocean racer Ted Turner's champion and America's Cup contender American Eagle. Race, train, or just relax aboard the legendary 70' long 12-Meter Class yachts. This can be an interactive hands-on experience, no sailing experience necessary, or a casual relaxing sail. Each yacht has a captain and two crew members on board to interact with our guests. We give people the chance to feel what it's like to be part of an America's Cup experience. The protected waters and predictable breezes of Narragansett Bay make for a comfortable racing and cruising experience.
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49 Americas Cup Ave, at the Newport Harbor Hotel Marina, Newport, RI 02840-3001
+1 401-849-5868

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This review is a challenging one because there are factors that affect the experience of a ticketed sail that are beyond anyone's control. The first is obviously the weather. We were blessed with great sun and good wind, so our hopes were high that we...More

Thank baywriter
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We were there for a work outing. 40 people, 5 boats. My boat consisted of my wife and I, a few younger adults, and a few elderly adults. We rode on the Intrepid. 1st mate Johnny greeted our group warmly ad told us we would...More

Thank EPD367
Julie L, Manager at America's Cup Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Glad to hear you enjoyed the full experience of sailing on Intrepid, the fun of participating first hand in racing and the thrill of a fun ride down the Bay. You are right, that there's no need to worry about seasickness. These boats were designed...More

Reviewed 18 September 2016

As a long-time sailor, going for a sail on a 12-Meter was always on my bucket list. My wife and I, along with two other couples with considerable sailing experience took a late afternoon 2-hour sail on Nefertiti, the 1958 12-Meter that was narrowly defeated...More

Thank Rich R
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

We took a sail at 5 pm for 2 hours. There was a mixed age group from children about 8 years old to folks in their late 60's. The weather and sail were fine. The crewmen Erica and Johnny were friendly, efficient and helpful getting...More

Thank Terri F
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Outstanding experience from making our reservations to checking in for weather issues to dock side registration to sailing aboard the Weatherly. Captain George involved as many of the guests as interested in hoisting the sails and gave us the most memorable highlight of our family...More

Thank Susan L
Reviewed 19 August 2016

We had never been on a sailboat before this was an amazing experience. We only had four people on our boat in addition to the crew. We were able to help raise the sail and lower the sail. We went at sunset which was spectacular....More

Thank IrishmissSouthJersey
Reviewed 16 August 2016

My Dad and I booked a sunset trip with America's Cup Charters. We sailed on the Weatherly with Captain George and crew Aaron and Sophie. There were 10 booked passengers. George is very knowledgeable about the area and sailing and Aaron and Sophie are great...More

Thank Paige P
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Captain Mike, Erica and Johnny made for a fun and exciting sail on the Intrepid. Learned so much about sailing and thoroughly enjoyed the views from the bay. Try it......you'll like it.

2  Thank Cheryl G
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Many years ago, my father worked on building of Amercas Cup challenger - Heritage. My wife found the website and thought I might enjoy sailing. This was an amazing experience. Very easy to book on line. Staff very pleasant and friendly. Thoroughly enjoyed the 2...More

1  Thank csmdahk
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Beautiful sail on the Weatherly with Captain George Hill and his crew. This was a birthday gift for my husband and he was in heaven. A highlight of the trip was when the Captain worked his way around the boats in harbor while under sail....More

1  Thank EileenAustinTX084
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Ann A
7 September 2016|
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Response from Paige P | Reviewed this property |
I agree with Nancy507. There is parking in the area, but not necessarily right by the boat.
18 February 2015|
Response from Julie L |
We operate mid-May through Mid-October offering individual ticketed sails Daily. Our private charters run May 1-October 31. We look forward to having you on board.