Schooner Aurora

We regret to inform you that the Schooner Aurora, operated by The Newport Experience, was hit by another vessel on the water on Wednesday, June 28th. We want to assure you that no injuries were reported during the incident. However, due to safety protocols and regulations, we are unable to resume sailing until a comprehensive inspection by the Coast Guard has been completed.
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With her two masts tall under a clear sky, Aurora will take you back to a time reminiscent of the “Tall Ships Era.” The seaworthy Aurora is Coast Guard certified to accommodate up to 68 passengers and is professionally maintained by her friendly and experienced crew.

Private Charters

Catering options are available for special events or private charters including hors d’oeuvres, seafood platters, boxed lunches, or an authentic New England lobster boil on the Regatta Place patio.

This 101′ classic schooner is a great way to get your guests out on the water. 

Weddings & Events

A rehearsal dinner or post-wedding sail is a perfect addition to any weekend wedding or special event.

Our 101-foot classic schooner accommodates 68 passengers, and food and beverage can be served on board.

Aboard our very own tall ship, your Newport wedding will be truly unforgettable!

Voted “BEST WEDDING WEEKEND ACTIVITY” by Newport Wedding Magazine

“Always a blast with the crew on the Schooner Aurora! Ben is a great captain and so friendly and knowledgeable of the area. We did the Wine and Cheese cruise and was able to take our group of 11 friends on and we had a blast!!! Last summer we did the Lobster Boil sunset cruise and it is just as fun. It’s a great excursion to try at least once a summer whether you are a local Rhody or spending your vacation in Newport!”

- Kayla K

“An afternoon cruise aboard the Schooner Aurora was part of our niece’s wedding festivities, and it was great fun!  All the wedding guests were comfortably accommodated on board, and enjoyed drinks and snacks while sailing around Newport Harbor.  The crew were very friendly and knowledgeable about the area, so could share restaurant and activity recommendations while tending to hoisting or adjusting sails.  We had an absolute ball—what gorgeous scenery!”

- Susie L

“So much fun on our visit to Newport ! The crew was great and answered  any questions that we had . We met some great people and enjoyed some delicious cheese, crackers and fruit!! Wonderful evening!!”

- Jane W

“Had the best time on this sail! Highly recommended to those looking to unwind and partake in the gorgeous Newport views.”

- Jennie