Newport Cocktail Sail

Newport, RI

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There's no better way to enjoy a sail along Newport's coastline than with a Dark and Stormy in hand, the wind in your face and the water on the horizon!

  • Enjoy a 1.5-hour sail through scenic Narragansett Bay as you take in Newport's historic sights
  • Climb aboard a classic 80-foot schooner-style sailboat with masts reaching 70' in the sky
  • Sample the local version of a traditional sailing drink, made with Newport's own Thomas Tew's Rum and Rhode Island Yacht Club's ginger beer
Bowens Wharf - Newport, Rhode Island
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May - Early September
Monday through Friday - 4:30 PM or 5:00 PM

Essential Information
  • Passengers must arrive at the booth at least 30-45 minutes before the departure time
  • Passengers must be 21 years of age to consume alcoholic beverages and have proper identification
  • Children under the age of 4 are not allowed on this sail
  • Passengers may bring aboard food, but may not bring aboard beverages
  • Price does not include cost of Dark and Stormies or other drinks
  • Dark and Stormys are available for $4, wine and beer are available for $3, soda is available for $2 and water is $1 on board (prices are subject to change)
  • Experience provider will fill reusable water bottles for no charge at the ticket booth
  • The vessel does have a "marine head" style bathroom on board
  • Gratuity is not included in the package price
  • It is customary to tip the crew if you enjoyed your sail, and please remember to tip your bartender if you enjoyed your service
1.5 hours
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Maximum Participants
57 passengers.
Not allowed.
Weather Dependent
This experience is weather dependent; however, this experience may go forward in light weather conditions. In the event of inclement weather, the sail may be cancelled and you will be rescheduled for another date. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
What To Wear
The temperature can be cooler out on the water, so dress accordingly. We ask that passengers wear only soft soled shoes such as sneakers, deck shoes, flip-flops or sandals. Don't forget your camera!
Can we bring our own food or drink on board?
You may bring your own food on board, but personal drinks may not be brought on board.  Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase on board.
Are Dark and Stormys or other drinks included in the cost of the experience?

No. Dark and Stormys are available for purchase for $4, beer and wine are available for purchase for $3, soda is available for $2, and water is $1 on board (prices are subject to change).

Is this a "booze cruise"?

No.  While alcoholic beverages are available for purchase and the crew will be serving a few rounds, this is not an unlimited "booze cruise".  Your crew aims to create an elegant, relaxing and peaceful experience for all guests to enjoy.

Am I likely to get seasick?
The Adirondack II is a steady, gentle vessel.  It is rare for passengers to become seasick.  However, if you historically experience seasickness while sailing you may want to explore taking some type of motion sickness medication.
What exactly do we see on the sail?
While each sail may differ due to wind and other conditions, the captain tries to follow the following route: heading south out of Newport Harbor, Schooner Adirondack II passes by a 19th century fort. She then sails out to Castle Hill Light House while passing stately waterfront mansions and seven different yacht clubs. You will enjoy fantastic views of the Newport waterfront on the way back to Bowen's Wharf.
Is there any narration on the sail?
There will be light narration on the sail. The captain and crew will give you some information about the sights you see along the way, but this is a relaxing, leisurely sail on Narragansett Bay.
Is the Schooner Adirondack II safe?

Absolutely. While known for her speed, the Schooner Adirondack II is a safe and gentle vessel. Along with your captain, there is a minimum of two crew members on every sail to make sure you feel comfortable and at home on the water. Water, beverages, blankets, pillows and life jackets are available should you feel you need one. There is also a private marine head (bathroom) and salon below deck.

Is there a bathroom on the boat?
Yes, the boat is equipped with a bathroom that is accessible at all times. It's called a "marine head" and it is unlike the bathroom you use at home. It involves pumping and there are simple instructions posted in the bathroom on how to use it.
Can I stow my belongings during the sail?

There is an area below deck where you may store your belongings. Please keep in mind that this area is not guarded, and the crew cannot take responsibility for any broken, lost or missing items.

Is there a reduced price for children?
Children between the age of 4 and 12 receive a $5 discount on the ticket (subject to change). Please contact Virgin Experience Gifts for special pricing. Children under the age of 4 are not allowed on the Newport Cocktail Sail.

Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 30 days. All refunds will be made to the original purchaser.
Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be exchanged for anything else in our marketplace at any time.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs more, you'll simply have to pay the difference. If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs less, you'll have a credit towards your next booking with Virgin Experience Gifts.

Cancellation Policy

Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, you may reschedule with your experience provider up to 72 hours prior to the Experience. Failure to appear on your booked date or to reschedule in accordance with these terms will result in the loss of the value of your Experience.

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Customer Reviews

This experience has a customer rating of 5
based on 4 reviews.
The ladies were very welcoming and funny. They had really great service! They were constantly asking if we needed anything.
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Hello Rowan, I am overjoyed to know that you had such a wonderful time on your cocktail sail! It is so important that our customers feel welcomed and excited for their experience, so it thrills me to hear that the crew members took such good care of you. I will be sure to pass along your amazing message to the crew and I hope you had a beautiful sail! Regards, Briana
The ride was awesome. The staff was friendly and the dark and stormy drink was great!
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Hey James! That's great to hear - thanks for sharing! Glad the dark and stormy came as a drink and not the weather hah! But seriously, I hope you had an amazing time out on the water! Cheers, Jake. 
Schooner was gorgeous! Guide knew her stuff! It was a wonderful day!
My boyfriend and I went on the Newport Cocktail Sail and had an amazing time! The captain and crew were incredibly knowledgeable and fun, and we got to see some beautiful sights. There's no other way to celebrate a beautiful day than on the water with your other half. Thanks to Cloud 9 Living for organizing such a perfect day!
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