Newport Sunset Sail

Newport, RI

Item #: CRU-RDI-0014
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Experience a majestic Newport sunset from the picturesque vantage of the water as you enjoy a scenic sunset cruise through Narragansett Bay!

  • Step aboard the Adirondack II, an 80-foot pilot schooner that offers a smooth sail and is lively under wind
  • Sit back with family or friends and enjoy a leisurely cruise taking in the landmarks that make Newport the iconic waterfront town it is
  • There's no better way to close out a day in Newport than watching the sun go down on the water!
Bowens Wharf; Newport, Rhode Island
When Do I Choose A Date?
If giving as a gift, your recipient can choose a date at their convenience; otherwise, you can choose one after checkout.

May (Mother's Day) - September:
Monday through Thursday - Sunset 

Essential Information
  • Passengers must arrive at the booth at least 30-45 minutes before the departure time
  • Champagne, beer and wine 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
  • Children are not allowed on this sail, all participants must be at least 18 years of age 
  • Passengers must be 21 years of age to consume alcoholic beverages and have proper identification
  • Passengers may bring aboard food, but may not bring aboard beverages
  • The vessel does have a "marine head" style bathroom on board
  • It is customary to tip the crew if you enjoyed your sail, and please remember to tip your bartender if you enjoyed the service
1.5 hours
Experience Provider Info
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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.
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.

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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 5 reviews.
The sunset was fantastic and the crew engaging and informative. Highly recommend the sail out of Newport, RI on the Adirondack II.
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Hello Deb, We are so happy to hear you had an amazing time out on the water during your sunset sail! Our partners do an amazing job to make each experience informative and entertaining and we're stoked they did it again on your sail! Cheers to more fantastic outings like this one in the near future! With our best, Garrett
The ride was sweet and beautiful
Booking was easy and hassle-free. The event itself was wonderful. Gave it as a gift to my girlfriend for our anniversary and she loved it!
Great crew! Friendly, knowledgeable and competent! Beautiful evening for a sunset cruise. May return for another cruise!
It was AWESOME. The crew had blankets (which was perfect because I didn't have time to change and was only wearing a short skirt and t-shirt), they were super friendly and explained a lot to us.They also offered rum and beer to everyone. It was such a great experience!
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