Sunset Sails, Dinner Cruises, & More in Newport!

Newport, Rhode Island, is an exquisite destination for anyone seeking a coastal respite during the warm New England summer. This seaside town offers a delightful mix of historic charm and modern amenities and has been a beloved summer vacation destination for centuries. It’s well known for the Gilded Age mansions that dot the shoreline and is revered as the sailing capital of America – so it goes without saying that one of the best ways to enjoy your time in Newport is on the water. From a fantastic dinner cruise in Newport, RI, to sailing charters, Newport’s waters provide a captivating playground for all.

Whether you enjoy an evening aboard a dinner cruise in Newport, RI, or enjoy the water by other means, nothing beats the sight of majestic sailboats gliding across the waves, with the gentle sway of the ocean beneath your feet and the refreshing sea breeze on your face. Dinner cruises offer a fun way to combine two of our town’s top attractions: the water and fresh seafood. Trips to Newport are about so much more enjoying the water, though. From days admiring historic architecture and historic opulence to hopping from one charming boutique to the next, there’s no shortage of things to do in Newport, RI.

To truly savor the myriad of activities Newport offers, consider staying at our top-rated Bed and Breakfast in Newport, RI. Not only do we offer a charming and welcoming home base for your vacation, but we’re well-located within easy walking distance of many of our town’s top attractions. A stay here means the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in Newport’s vibrant culture, gaining local insights you may not otherwise find. From exploring historic mansions and boutique shops to enjoying the town’s renowned culinary scene, your stay will be filled with delightful discoveries. Book your stay with us today! 

Two glasses of champagne at sunset during a dinner cruise in Newport, RI

The Best Dinner Cruise in Newport, RI

What’s not to love about the idea of taking a dinner cruise in Newport, RI? It’s a great way to marry two of our favorite pastimes: Dining on fresh, local seafood, and sailing around the breathtaking Narragansett Bay. There are several companies that offer their version of a dinner cruise in Newport, RI, including some sailing charters that offer private dinner options aboard a more intimate sailboat. One we frequently recommend to our guests, however, is through Newport Dinner Cruise.

Note: As of June, 2024, Newport Dinner Cruise is no longer in business. 

As you step aboard the elegantly designed vessel for your dinner cruise in Newport, RI, you’ll be greeted by a warm and inviting atmosphere, setting the tone for an unforgettable evening. The spacious decks provide panoramic views of the Newport coastline, allowing guests to enjoy the beauty of the harbor as the cruise begins. With the gentle sway of the ocean beneath you and the soft glow of the setting sun, the scene is set for a memorable dining experience.

The dinner cruise offers a carefully curated menu, featuring fresh, locally sourced ingredients that showcase the region’s culinary prowess. The attentive staff ensures that every aspect of the meal is perfect, from the presentation to the flavors, creating a dining experience that rivals the finest land-based restaurants. 

Throughout the dinner cruise, you’ll have the opportunity to take in Newport’s iconic landmarks from a unique vantage point. The boat glides past historic mansions, picturesque lighthouses, and the famed Newport Bridge, all illuminated by the soft hues of twilight. The ever-changing vistas provide a stunning backdrop to your dining experience, making each moment feel special. As the cruise draws to a close, you’ll be left with a sense of contentment and wonder, having experienced Newport in a truly exceptional way. 

Sailboat in the water - which you can enjoy on Newport, RI Sailing charters

More Great Newport RI Sailing Charters

Though a dinner cruise in Newport, RI, is an exciting way to experience the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of this charming seaside destination, there are plenty more options when it comes to setting sail in the beautiful Narragansett Bay. And truthfully, no matter what you do during your vacation, you can expect the Bay to play at least some role – even if it is just providing an exceedingly beautiful backdrop. 

Newport’s waters first rose to fame when America’s Cup Races were held here – and ever since, it’s been a world-renowned destination for sailing enthusiasts. These waters are considered by many to be some of the best. Luckily for our guests, there are plenty of great Newport, RI, sailing charters available to the public. From sailing aboard these top-rated Newport, RI sailing charters to enjoying the beaches and feasting on fresh, local seafood at area restaurants, water is an integral aspect of life here in New England.

There’s a little bit of something for everyone off the shores of Newport, but we’ve compiled a list of our three favorite Newport, RI, sailing charters below to aid you in planning your summer adventures.

  1. Sail Newport: This is one of the most popular Newport, RI, sailing charters, and for a good reason. They offer a range of trips, including their ever-popular sunset cruises. They also offer other ticketed cruises available to the public, including day sails, in addition to private charters. Their fleet includes old-world yachts that offer unparalleled beauty and a fantastic sailing adventure, with most trips lasting 1.5 – 2 hours.
  2. Sightsailing Newport is another popular choice for sailing charters in Newport. They offer a variety of excursions, including day sails, sunset sails, and private charters. Each trip includes spectacular scenery, great views of Newport’s harbor-side estates, other world-famous yachts on the water, and picturesque lighthouses around the bay. 
  3. America’s Cup Charters is the company to turn to for those sailings looking for a more adventurous afternoon. With this company, you’ll set sail on one of the legendary winners of the America’s Cup. They offer the largest fleet of America’s Cup 12-meter boats for tours, thus offering one of the most exciting days on the water. 
  4. Amazing Grace Harbor Tours: Take a narrated tour of Newport’s beautiful harbor, learning about many of the sights along the way. Tours are an hour long and pass by famous sights like the Newport Bridge, Rose Island Lighthouse, Fort Adams, and The Newport Mansions.
  5. Coastal Queen Cruises: This company offers a wide ranges of cruises in the waters around Newport. Their offerings include scenic day cruises, sunset cruises, fall lighthours tours, and more. 

Don’t miss out on these exciting Newport, RI, sailing charters this summer. Book your room at our Newport, RI Bed and Breakfast today! 

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