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Sailing in Newport, RI - An Experience You'll Never Forget!


Voted 'Travelers Choice'

by Tripadvisor!

Thank you to all of our Guests for bestowing us with this award.  We are very grateful.

We Can't Wait to Have You Aboard!

McCurdy Sailing - Our 36 foot sailboat Hurrah

Embark on an exclusive maritime adventure...

When you are looking for the best things to do in Newport, Rhode Island, reserve a private sailing charter with McCurdy Sailing. Unwind and savor the experience as you set sail aboard our 36' sloop, 'Hurrah'. Let our licensed, seasoned, and exceptionally knowledgeable Captain guide you through a captivating sailing tour of the east passage of Narragansett Bay, where many historically significant and breathtaking landmarks await.

Marvel at the former Kennedy estate, Hammersmith Farm, Clingstone, and the iconic Rose Island Lighthouse, each steeped in its own unique history. Whether you choose to take the helm or simply relish the journey, your voyage will weave through Newport Harbor, renowned as the sailing capital of the world. Witness the majestic beauty of numerous sailboats, mega yachts, distinctive racing vessels, and historic America's Cup sailboats dotting the shimmering waters.

'Hurrah' offers comfortable seating for up to 6 adults in the cockpit, complete with a bimini and dodger for those seeking shade. For the ultimate thrill, venture to the bow and immerse yourself in the invigorating salt air and spray. Enhance your experience by bringing along a picnic lunch, champagne, or any refreshments of your choice.

Let McCurdy Sailing curate a memorable and personalized journey where the allure of Narragansett Bay's landmarks meets the luxury of a private yacht charter in the heart of Newport's maritime history.

Downtown Pickup Location - Step Right on from the dock.

Our pickup location is now right in Downtown Newport at Perrotti Park !  Meet your Captain right at the Harbor Shuttle & Ferry Landing Gazebo.  Easy parking at the Visitor's Center or simply walk right from town!  A hop, skip & a jump from the Marriott and Brenton Hotels.  Step right on the boat from the dock for easy, quick access.

2024 Calendar 

McCurdy Sailing - Harbor Launch Gazebo, Newport, RI

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What People Are Saying



This was the first time I did a private charter instead of a group sail on a larger boat. I do not think I will ever go back to buying tickets for a group sail.

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Flying Sail
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We had such a wonderful time on this 2-hour sail with Captain Dave! It was the highlight of our trip to Newport! We highly recommend it!

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Absolutely the best experience. Dave was hands down the most amazing captain and made the entire experience so memorable. Do yourself a favor and book a ride with McCurdy's.

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Sailing Charters For All Occasions

McCurdy Sailing - Bachelorettes aboard Hurrah
McCurdy Sailing - Bachelor Party aboard First Light

bachelor/bachelorette Sail

The best place to celebrate this momentous occasion is together with friends on the water! 

McCurdy Sailing - Group of Friends with Newport Sweatshirts aboard Hurrah

DAY Sail

We will sail to the mouth of the East Passage of Narragansett Bay and venture into Mackerel Cove

McCurdy Sailing - Holding Hands Team Building Sail

Team Building

Corporate sailing is one of the best team building exercises you will ever engage in.

Similar to a corporate environment, when sailing, teammates need to constantly adapt to face-paced change.  Perfect for small teams to hone their communication skills!


Call us for pricing and additional information.

McCurdy Sailing - Engagement down on one knee aboard Hurrah

Engagement/Wedding Sail

Choose the wind, sea and sun to propose to the love of your life.  Get married aboard our Sailboat, Hurrah by our ordained Captain.  Head to a romantic cove or stay in Newport Harbor for your ceremony. 

McCurdy Sailing - Newport Bridge at Sunset

Sunset Sail

Let the heat of the day drain away, all while enjoying the cool evening breeze on Narragansett Bay.

McCurdy Sailing - Sail of Remembrance

Sail of Remembrance

Celebrate the life of your loved one. An intimate ceremony is performed onboard.

Hurrah with Newport Bridge in the Background

"To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind, and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor."



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