Sailing Excursions Inc. of Newport (Rhode Island), located in Bowen's Wharf, currently operates the 1890's style pilot schooner the Adirondack II, which is available for tours and excursions in the Newport Harbor.

The Adirondack II is an 80-foot sail vessel built in the tradition of the pilot schooners that were popular around the end of the 19th century. Back then, pilot schooners patrolled the major New England harbors, waiting for tall ships coming into port. Upon their arrival, the pilot schooner would sail up to meet them and deposit a "pilot" aboard these ships. The pilot would then assist in navigating the ship to safe harbor.

These days the Adirondack II is helping tourists and local sight-seers navigate the shores of Newport, guiding them to the most beautiful scenery between land and sea.

Join us for a gorgeous day or night sail aboard Adirondack II, where you'll experience Newport like you never have before.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
 
  Date Attended Gender Age Where From Group Type
Rating: 5
Wonderful excursion!
Sun, Oct 19, 14  2:30 PM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
 
Attended: Newport Dark and Stormy Schooner Cocktail Sail
 
The staff are very knowledgeabe about local history. They are polite and attentive. The schooner is spotless and the sail was invigorating. Its my fourth visit and we will continue to work in a sail on the Adirondack II every time we visit Newport!
Rating: 5
Beautiful Scenery!!!
Sat, Oct 18, 14  5:00 PM Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
 
Attended: Sunset Sail on the Schooner Adirondack II
 
It was wonderful! The view was breathtaking, the staff was great My only complaint is I wish I had gone when it was warmer. I'd do it all over again though! And will next summer!
Rating: 5
Wonderful cruise
Sat, Oct 18, 14  2:00 PM Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
 
Attended: Classic Afternoon Schooner Sail
 
We had a delightful time! Great crew that was knowledgable and friendly
Rating: 5
Great attention to our comfort & inquisitiveness
Fri, Oct 17, 14  5:00 PM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
 
Attended: Sunset Sail on the Schooner Adirondack II
 
Concern was shown for our safety and comfort. Questions were answered as asked covering the sights and local history as well as on the topic of sailing and qualifying the types of sailing vessels.
Rating: 5
Fun evening
Sun, Oct 12, 14  5:00 PM Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
 
Attended: Sunset Sail on the Schooner Adirondack II
 
Much fun with highly competent knowledgable crew. Highly recommended !
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