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Frequently Asked Questions

How many guests can be accommodated?

Our sailing yacht 'Hurrah' can accommodate up to 6 passengers. When you book a trip, it's private, whether you are booking for only 2, or up to 6. No other passengers from other groups will be on the trip with you. The head count does include children, regardless of age.

Where will we be picked up for our sail?

Our pickup location is right in Downtown Newport at Perrotti Park.  Meet your Captain right at the Harbor Launch 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.








What are some popular events in Newport, RI?
Some popular sailing events in Newport, RI include the Newport Regatta, the Newport International Boat Show, the Newport Folk Festival and the Newport Jazz Festival. These events offer a range of sailing experiences and are a great way to connect with other sailors and boating enthusiasts.  To find even more events, visit Discover Newport.


Can we bring our dog?

We allow pets onboard that are under 30 lbs and non-shedding.  Sorry, but we can't make any exceptions due to safety and other guests' allergy concerns.  Please be sure that they are wearing a life jacket before boarding.  

Can we bring food and drinks onboard?

Food and drink are allowed onboard the vessel. We ask that you refrain from bringing hard liquor on board. Please avoid bringing red wine as it stains, as well as popcorn. If you wish to bring on catered food, there are several good caterers in the area.

Local Caterers:
Bellevue Boards  (Newport)
12-meter Cafe has great box lunches. (Newport)

Blackstone Catering (Middletown)

Is there a bathroom onboard?

Yes!  A bathroom is called a 'Head' on a boat.  There is a head located on both of our boats should you need one.

What happens if there is inclement weather on the day of our sail?

If there are unsafe conditions such as thunderstorms or high winds, we will cancel or reschedule the charter.

We will sail in light mist and fog so bring a rain jacket. Our goal is for you to have a great sail so we will not put you out in miserable conditions.

What is the cancellation policy?

Customers will receive a full refund within 24 hours of notice before the trip,  Refunds are not available within 24 hours of your trip. Contact us by phone to cancel or inquire about a cancellation. 

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