We booked a 2 hour afternoon cruise with 12 Meters charter and what a wonderful afternoon it was. We set sail aboard The Heritage, the last wooden boat to sail in America’s Cup. The crew was wonderfully engaging and had a vast knowledge of the boat, America’s Cup race and Newport. You can be as involved as you want. The Captain will let you take the helm, the crew lets you help raise the sails or you can just sit back and take it all in. We had a perfect day for sailing, lots of wind which also means some people got a little wet. The boat hold 15 people so you may have to sit on the deck but it’s safe, comfortable and a much more fun ride!
You can bring your own beverages; one couple brought champagne and celebrated. We sailed all over the harbor and under the Newport Bridge so don’t forget your camera. I would recommend this cruise to anyone to wants to truly experience Newport.