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12 Meter Charters

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Set Sail aboard the America's Cup 12 Meter yachts of Newport, Rhode Island! 12 Meter Charters offers customized group charters and daily sailing cruises aboard our 65 foot America's Cup 12 Meter contenders. Participate in the sailing or just sit...more
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12 Bowens Wharf, Marine Max entrance, upstairs and to the left., Newport, RI 02840-3005
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 15 July 2012

Charters are often too touristy (on-rails experiences as rigid as a go-round on 'It's a Small World' in Disney), or too . . . provincial. (Bob, the semi-retired police officer, takes you for a spin around the harbor in his fishing boat, reeling off uninteresting...More

8  Thank Irving W
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Reviewed 4 August 2013

I enjoyed my experience overall aboard the 12 meter yacht Heritage but there is one thing I would change. Merideth was a joy to work with and very helpful with all the arrangements. Captain Cedar was full of stories and made everyone at ease, even...More

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12meter, Manager at 12 Meter Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2013

Dear Connie I, Thank you for your review of 12 Meter Charters. Our aim is to always exceed our guests’ expectations. We obviously missed the mark on your sailing experience. We continually work to improve our guest service and experience. Your comments are very helpful....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved fulfilling my wish to sail on a 12M America;s Cup boat - only thing to make it better would be to have a really good race with a spinaker and maybe handle the wheel while underway. Had a great time and really enjoyed the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a fantastic time. My son and I took part in all the activities. Would not hesitate to do it again. We are looking forward to our next outing.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a girls day, we had an amazing time. The crew were great. The beautiful waters of Newport are worth exploring with 12 Meter Charters. We will be doing it again in the spring.Thank you!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sailing on a 12 meter charter is an adventure, a new and changing experience everytime i am on one of these sleek beautiful vessels. I am a return sailor, frequent flyer, hahaha. Every time sailing is awesome with some fabulous crews and interesting fellow sailors....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

sailing on a classic at the wheel with a very friendly and helpful crew in Newport with a fair wind and sunshine. A great experience for everyone who loves sailing.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very beautiful day out on the water. Crew was knowledgable about the history of the boat along with the architecture and places passed along the way. We were able to participate as much or little as wanted in hoisting the sails and taking the...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2018

We had a great afternoon sailing with 12 Meter Charters. The captain charted a beautiful course and pointed out many points of interest. Both the captain and crew answered our questions about the yacht and sailing very thoroughly This was the high point of our...More

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Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

We had a great sail on the Columbia! Kevin and crew was fantastic and fun. Included a few beers. The sail went about 15 minutes over, they were not in a rush to get us back. Well worth the price of admission! Beautiful views and...More

Thank KarLovesToTravel
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Such an exhilarating and unique experience! Race two other yachts (our group filled three racing yachts) around the harbor, in real once-upon-a-time Americas Cup racing yachts. It's real work, and real excitement. Great teambuilding experience!

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Reviewed 18 September 2018

Let's face it, there's not really any race. Two of their former America's Cup contenders go out in the harbor and sail around. but if you're interested and excited by the idea of learning a little bit about sailing and getting to participate as crew,...More

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15 June 2018|
Response from 12meter | Property representative |
Hi there, Thank you for your interest in 12 Meter Charters! We offer private day charters and public sails in Newport. We do not offer overnight cruises. Contact me with any questions. I am always happy to... More
Beth L
22 February 2018|
Response from James W | Reviewed this property |
Did not take the bachelorette cruise