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Schooner Madeleine

Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
+1 401-847-0298
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Enjoy our sailing tours and sunset harbor cruises 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, Newport, RI 02840
+1 401-847-0298

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Reviewed yesterday

We had a pleasant cruise in the morning with a young crew member that was very knowledgeable about the area. The captain sort of made fun of him for it (snooze) but we liked the information about the area. We were given bottled water and...More

Thank airedaleluva
Reviewed 1 week ago

The captain and crew were wonderful. This is an experienced and friendly crew. We chartered the schooner for our group and had an awesome time. The captain and crew were very attentive and provided interesting comments about the various landmarks, mansions and sights we were...More

Thank Gerhard D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled form the other home of the America's Cup - Perth - to see where Australia 2 won the cup with the secret winged keel 34 years ago. After researching all the sunset cruises we chose this one and we weren't disappointed. The crew...More

Thank MegWesternAustralia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The 90 minutes allotted to this cruise was just the right amount of time for land lubbers like us. The schooner Madeliene was in tip-top shape and the crew, though not officially tour guides, peppered us with interesting stories about Newport and some of its...More

Thank MickeyD2011
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the perfect cruise of Newport. The captain and crew were knowledgeable about the history of Newport and willingly answered questions. They talked directly to the passengers - no annoying , non-stop chatter on a loudspeaker disrupting the peacefulness of the tour. If you...More

Thank darlenel25
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the Sunset Sail and it was perfect ending to a small vacation to Newport. Complementary drinks provided on board, friendly and inviting staff, and a great way to spend time with friends. Would definitely go back and do it again. Went out on a...More

Thank tfetzer96
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very accommodating and well-informed staff. A beautiful boat and a really nice tour of the fort and harbour. All in all, a wonderful afternoon with family and friends.

Thank Tom R
CruiseNewport, General Manager at Schooner Madeleine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Its great to hear you had a wonderful afternoon sailing on Madeleine. Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay are one of the most scenic areas to sail in and the prevailing south-westerly wind makes for a great sailing experience.

Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

We did the sunset cruise and it was amazing. The sail lasted 2 hours and 10 minutes. The crew was knowledgeable and friendly. The view of Newport from the water is something you need to see and the sunset was perfect. I do recommend a...More

Thank Brandy H
CruiseNewport, General Manager at Schooner Madeleine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We love sunsets in Newport and glad to hear you did too. Newport gets bathed in a golden glow when the sun starts to go down and its such a beautiful site to see from the water. Madeleine's sunset sail is our most popular trip...More

Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

We took the 3pm sail on a beautiful, windy day. We originally were looking to do one of the Racing boats, but they were all booked up. Since we are sailing novices, I was a little concerned that this boat would be too big to...More

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CruiseNewport, Manager at Schooner Madeleine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

WOW! That says it all in our book. We are thrilled that you love your sail and glad you decided to sail on Madeleine. The 12 meter racing fleet in Newport is a lot of fun but for her size, Madeleine will give you a...More

Reviewed 4 June 2017

This was a glorious yacht tour of Narraganset Bay. The engine is shut down after you clear the piers and it's a relaxing wind-driven ride. You can walk around the deck, you get to see the sights, they have drinks, & you're in for a...More

Thank KlubMarcus
CruiseNewport, Manager at Schooner Madeleine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We love what we do and it sounds like you loved it too. Its a really great experience to leave the dock, hoist up the sails, turn the engine off and just go by the wind. The quietness and the feel of the breeze as...More

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Kathy C
11 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
Rich W
6 September 2016|
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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