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“Great Birthday Cruise”
Review of 12 Meter Charters

12 Meter Charters
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US$79.00*
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2 Hour Newport Harbor Sail Aboard Former America's Cup Yacht
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Owner description: 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 back and enjoy the sights! Our professional team has over 100 years of combined sailing experience - let them share their passion for 12 Meter sailing with you! EXHILARATION • RELAXATION • UNIQUELY NEWPORT
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Reviewed 3 July 2014

I chose to use 12 Meter Charters for a 50th birthday celebration for my wife. Meredith and the crew of the Adirondack II took great care of us and our 38 guests. My wife had the time of her life. A perfect evening for a sunset cruise with family and close friends.

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Reviewed 2 July 2014

It's truly a unique opportunity to be able to race aboard the boats that competed in the America's Cup. You are not only out enjoying beautiful Newport Harbor from the water but also experiencing a piece of yachting history. We raced aboard Columbia which won the America's Cup in 1958, the captain and crew were absolutely phenomenal; they were more than competent and talented sailors. My sister and I took our father, who is an avid sailor, and we all had a blast! Experienced and inexperienced guests of all ages get to actively participate in the racing process. Highly recommended for those looking to experience more than just a rumpunch harbor cruise.

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Reviewed 2 July 2014

We were in Newport for our first wedding anniversary and our parents bought us the sailing cruise as a gift. The experience was fantastic. We sailed on Columbia with Captain Kevin and had an amazing time. The views were incredible and I even got to participate a little, which was a ton of fun. It's definitely more of a true sailing experience than a luxury cruise though if that's what you're looking for.

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Reviewed 27 June 2014

This sailing experience was a lot of fun and not your typical cruise. You sail on a yacht that competed in the Americas cup. We sailed on the Heritage which has a beautiful wood hull. The views are beautiful and our crew was able to answer questions about the sights and about sailing, which made the experience even more fun. We were able to participate in the sailing as much or as little as we wanted. I highly recommend it if this is what you are looking for. However since this is not a cruise ship you will be sitting on the deck and depending on where you choose to sit you may have to move or duck to avoid the boom a few times. However the captain gave us a brief overview of what to expect which I appreciated.

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Reviewed 27 June 2014

We chose to sail again with 12 Meter Charters because of previous sails with them. Newport is the sailing capital of the world and the Newport Harbor is meant to be sailed! The 2 hour harbor cruise offers so much more than what a sight seeing or sunset cruise offers, what's better than helping out the crew or to feel what it's like to sail on an original America's Cup boat. This is one of the best things to do out on the harbor and in all of Newport. Will definitely be back!

Thank Ryan B
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