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“A nice relaxing way to see part of Newport”

Sailing Excursions Adirondack II
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Owner description: Our spacious 80' pilot schooner can take as many as 57 guests sailing on Narragansett Bay. During the summer months we go out 5 times daily, starting at 11 AM, for 1.5 hour sails. Our boat is Coast Guard certified and equipped with 2 rest rooms. Sit back, relax and enjoy the quiet beauty of the coastal scenery while the wind fills the sails.
Thompson, Connecticut
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“A nice relaxing way to see part of Newport”
Reviewed 22 July 2013

My fiancé and I went on the Adirondack yesterday for the first time. We were a little skeptical because of the price ($40.00) but it was worth every penny. We went on the 5 o'clock boat because the sunset one was sold out, but it was still a great experience. The boat was on time and the crew was exceptional. We sat near the back of the boat and we were able to talk with the capital. Her name escapes me but she truly was one of the nicest people we have met. She was very knowledgeable of Newport and boating in general. The other two ladies who were part of the crew were extremely nice and made our trip very enjoyable as well. They serve complimentary water or cocktails(cocktails are for a small price) on board and they always made sure you had everything you needed. The boat took you out into Newport Harbor and you get to see some of the sights of Newport that you wouldn't normally see unless you were on a boat. It gives you a great opportunity to take pictures of the Newport Bridge and many other attractions in Newport. We loved every minute of our trip and we definitely want to go back and do the sunset cruise and the moonlight cruise(moonlight cruise is only the night of a full moon). If you have ever wanted to take a sailboat ride I would definitely recommend the Adirondack, you won't be disappointed!

Visited July 2013
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Katie D, Public Relations Manager at Sailing Excursions Adirondack II, responded to this review, 23 December 2013
So glad that you and your fiancee enjoyed your late afternoon sail on the Adirondack II under full sail & that you appreciated our knowledgeable captain and crew as well as the marvelous views of Narragansett Bay, the Newport Bridge and the harbor. With our season over for this year and the boat back in Albany, we look forward to having you join us again next summer in 2014 for one of our sunset cruises and/or our moonlight cruise. We're in Newport from Mother's Day till Columbus Day.
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Riverside, RI
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“sunset cruise”
Reviewed 9 July 2013

We were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary.....we had a perfect evening. The crew was very efficient and professional. The captain was very friendly and knowledgeable. The weather was perfect. We brought light jackets with us, but there were blankets available on board if you felt chilly. All in all a peaceful, relaxing, scenic tour of our beautiful bay.

Visited July 2013
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Katie D, Public Relations Manager at Sailing Excursions Adirondack II, responded to this review, 30 December 2013
So glad that the Adirondack II could be a part of your 40th Anniversary celebration and that the weather cooperated so well. We also are pleased that you appreciated our knowledgeable captain and crew as well as the marvelous views of Narragansett Bay, the Newport Bridge and the harbor. With our season over for this year and the boat back in Albany, we look forward to having you join us again next summer in 2014 for one of our other cruises: Morning Mimosa, Day Sail and Dark and Stormy Sail. We're in Newport from Mother's Day till Columbus Day.
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Clinton, Connecticut
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“Fabulous sail around the harbor”
Reviewed 6 July 2013

We enjoyed our sail around the harbor with Adirondack. The ship was very nice and the staff was great. My wife and I enjoyed the sail with the wonderful woman who captained the ship. The price was very reasonable and the views can't be beat.

Visited July 2013
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Katie D, Public Relations Manager at Sailing Excursions Adirondack II, responded to this review, 15 December 2013
So glad that you and your wife enjoyed sailing on the Adirondack II along with the fabulous views of Narragansett Bay. Our season is over for this year and the boat is in Albany. But we hope you will join us again next summer in 2014. We're in Newport from Mother's Day till Columbus Day.
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“A peaceful sail for honeymooners”
Reviewed 29 June 2013 via mobile

Our decision to take a sailboat ride in Newport was a great one. They served drinks on board and also had a few guys playing guitar and singing. The atmosphere was peaceful and romantic. It is not a guided tour although the crew shared a few tidbits of the sights along the water. Such a great night!

Visited June 2013
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Katie D, Public Relations Manager at Sailing Excursions Adirondack II, responded to this review, 30 January 2014
So glad that you enjoyed your romantic sail on the Adirondack II under full sail. With our season over for this year and the boat back in Albany, we look forward to having you join us again this upcoming summer in 2014 for one of our sunset cruises and/or our moonlight cruise. We're back in Newport from Mother's Day till Columbus Day.
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“Beautiful and relaxing sunset sail”
Reviewed 28 June 2013

My husband and I took a sunset sail aboard the Adirondack II during our visit to Newport RI for our anniversary. We loved every moment of our sail from the complementary blankets, to the friendly staff and interesting local history details from the captain. The sail was so beautiful and we loved seeing the sights from the water! This was one of our favorite things we did while in Newport!

Visited June 2013
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Katie D, Public Relations Manager at Sailing Excursions Adirondack II, responded to this review, 30 January 2014
So glad that you and your husband enjoyed your sail on the Adirondack II under full sail & that you appreciated all the amenities on our boat including the blankets. With our season over for this year and the boat back in Albany, we look forward to having you join us again this upcoming summer in 2014. We're back in Newport from Mother's Day till Columbus Day.
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