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Address: 270 Bellevue Ave # 255, Newport, RI 02840-3516
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Newport Rhode Island, finest sailing on the East Coast! Let us show you...

Newport Rhode Island, finest sailing on the East Coast! Let us show you Newport Harbor, with its classic and mega-yachts and picturesque surroundings before venturing onto Narragansett Bay, with its rocky shoreline, lighthouses, beautiful bridge and mansions. With a capacity of up to 6 persons, Lyra sails daily from Newport, Rhode Island, from mid-April through the end of November. We offer private two-hour, half-day and full-day sails as well as advanced sailing instruction.

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Absolutely Spectular Day!!

I was recently searching for a sailing option for 3 couples looking to create an amazing weekend in Newport. After some research on the best options to secure a private sail in... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2014
taslade656
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Woonsocket, Rhode Island

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Woonsocket, Rhode Island
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 26 August 2014

I was recently searching for a sailing option for 3 couples looking to create an amazing weekend in Newport. After some research on the best options to secure a private sail in Newport, I landed upon On Watch Sailing. Capt. Green had the best price, most details on the website and excellant follow up with me. I emailed him and... More 

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g8brett, Owner at On Watch Sailing, responded to this review

What a day it was. Thank you for coming out and enjoying it with me. - Captain Green More 

Miami
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Was in Newport for a wedding, and given the huge sailing community, consistent wind, and deep water the area has to offer - we wanted to get out and do a sailing trip. After asking around, numerous people we asked recommended Green and his 44' ketch Lyra. They were not mistaken. Everyone in my group had a great time whether... More 

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g8brett, Owner at On Watch Sailing, responded to this review

I'm so glad you had a great time. Thank you for the great review! More 

West Hartford, Connecticut
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 July 2014

Green and Lyra were provided a great experience during a sunset sail last weekend. I had been wanting to get out on a larger keel boat for a while and refresh my skills. My girlfriend made booked us and another couple on a sunset cruise, and arranged for me to take the helm and practice some of my sailing skills.... More 

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g8brett, Owner at On Watch Sailing, responded to this review

Matt, keep up the good work and keep the dream alive. Good luck with your boat search and send me a line if you have any quesitons. More 

New York City, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2014

Three couples took to Newport Harbor on Lyra this past weekend for a wonderful afternoon sail. We brought drinks and snacks and Captain Green provided the rest. It was the perfect summer afternoon in Newport. There is so much to see -- the mansions, lovely homes, other gorgeous sailboats, beautiful coastline. Green provided some history and info along the way... More 

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g8brett, Owner at On Watch Sailing, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have you out on the water, I'm glad you enjoyed yourselves! More 

Moodus, Connecticut
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2013

This was a top notch day trip. Captain Green was warm, friendly, and full of knowledge about local lore and historic places in the area. This was am amazing day of laid back sailing. IF you want to help with the rigging you can, or just sit up front and enjoy the breeze. My husband stired the boat with a... More 

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g8brett, Owner at On Watch Sailing, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! One of my favorite spots on Lyra is up on deck, where you can relax to the sound of the boat cutting through the water. On recent trips this spot has been the best place to be while a lively pod of white-sided Atlantic dolphins played next to us. Thank you for coming sailing! More 

Hickory, North Carolina
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2013 via mobile

Capt Green loves his job and is a great teacher. He taught us some sailing maneuvers and have us a great tour of the harbor. No trip to Newport is complete without a sail. Treat yourself to a sail, go with Captain Green

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g8brett, Owner at On Watch Sailing, responded to this review

You girls were a riot, that was a fun sail! P.S. My middle name is classified information. More 

New York City, New York
1 review
Reviewed 26 August 2013 via mobile

Captain Green is a absolute class act, and very professional. He chartered my Girlfriend and I (which is now my fiancé after proposing on his sail boat) on the sunset cruise. The views were beautiful and Green also captured our special moment on camera. Totally recommend if you are in the Newport RI area and are looking for a romantic... More 

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g8brett, Owner at On Watch Sailing, responded to this review

It's very cool to be part of such happy and momentous moments. Congratulations, you make a great looking couple! More 

Cresskill, New Jersey
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2013

Hands down our sail with Capt Green Brett was the best part of our Newport weekend. We had so much fun! Capt Green was so cool and we all really hit it off. He was also very knowledgable and answered all of the questions we had. He let us help as much or as little as we wanted too. We... More 

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g8brett, Owner at On Watch Sailing, responded to this review

I'm so glad you had fun, you guys were a blast! More 

Houston, Texas
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27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2013

Wonderful afternoon of sailing for our family of 4 that included a 9 yo and 11 yo. Mom and Dad relaxed at the front of the boat while Green showed our children how to manage the ropes and steer us around. Everyone got to do exactly what they wanted. When the weather didn't cooperate, he had rain jackets handy and... More 

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2 Thank Shannon B
g8brett, Owner at On Watch Sailing, responded to this review

I am glad you enjoyed your time with us on the water. It would have been nice to have a bigger weather window, but at least we go to see most of the sights in the area and to get some good sailing in! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2013

My Boys and I wanted a True sailing experience and Captain Green fully delivered! Both my sons had a wonderful lesson jibbing, tracking and steering the boat while I watched and took great pictures. They probably learned a full weeks worth of sailing lessons in 3 hours. I give Captain Green a 5 STAR RATING AND WILL DEFINITELY RETURN!

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g8brett, Owner at On Watch Sailing, responded to this review

I'm so glad you had a good time. Every sail is unique and I certainly enjoyed sailing with your boys! More 

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