A guide to an Amazing August

This summer we have written about the wonders of Newport festivals and beaches. Now it is time to talk about the waterfront and all the beauty it offers. If you want a breathtaking escape, we recommend treating yourself to a sail on Newport’s harbor. Pack your best boat shoes there are plenty of amazing options to finish your summer off in style.

Craving a tour of the bay? Jumping aboard the Amazing Grace is sightseeing at its very finest. Join them for a relaxing tour or private charter around the harbor aboard the Amazing Grace for stunning views of the Newport Mansions & Narragansett Bay. Learn about Newport’s rich historical side while cruising the salty ocean shoreline.

Amazing grace

Want a true adventure? Pick the Sightsailer. Like Captain Tyson Bottenus describes it the best: “One of my favorite things about sailing our schooner, Aquidneck, is that every time we go out, there’s always something new to see on Narragansett Bay. It doesn’t matter if it’s a Tuesday afternoon or a Saturday evening sail just before sunset, there’s always something unique that gives Rhode Island and its connection to the ocean just a little more depth.” This sail experience takes you lower to the water giving the sensation of being aboard a real racing boat. The Sightsailer seats 13 and features sites including Goat Island, Fort Adams, Hammersmith Farm and Clingstone,  Book online!


Love the feeling of a classic cruise? Newport features rides aboard the 19th century style sailboat, the Madeleine. The 72-foot schooner yacht offers a delightful sailing experience that includes Early Bird Special, Scenic Day Sail, or the Champagne Sunset Sail. Choosing any of the 3, you will not regret the views of the points of interests, refreshments, and the experience.  Book now!


Want to dazzle your guests or a party? The beautiful 80 foot Schooner Adirondack II or 48 foot Sloop Eleanor. These sailing boats are a great way to get the company, friends and family out to relax and enjoy each other. Sail through Narragansett Bay taking it in. Book now!

Adirondack II

Looking for a thrill? Check out Death at Sea: A Murder Mystery Specialty Cruise July 13, 2018 – September 14, 2018. Step aboard the Northeastern and join the elite secret society that controls the world’s governments. Sound exciting? More information here!

Discover Newport

Sailing is Newport’s specialty so you can be sure whichever boat you choose to board, you will witness all the greatness beautiful Newport has to offer. Our August Package lets you save on a sail! Don’t take our specials for granted and take to the sea soon.

Sailing not for you? Here are some other options.


July 30, 2018 – August 2, 2018 – A local, live music and music education festival that bridges the days between the Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals. Bridgefest celebrates folk, jazz and Newport’s musical community. Check out the lineup here!

Newport Jazz Festival

August 3, 2018 – August 5, 2018 – Love Jazz? How do you feel about three full days of jazz on four unique stages from the most amazing and talented artists alive? It’s on the grounds at Fort Adams State Park situated at the mouth of Newport Harbor with amazing views of the Newport Bridge and the East Passage. Here is the amazing lineup!


Fireside Wednesday Music Series at Newport Vineyards

August 1, 2018, August 8, 2018, August 15, 2018, August 22, 2018, August 29, 2018, September 5, 2018
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

It’s an winery tasting room and Taproot Brewing Co. hours each Wednesday 5pm – 8pm through the summer! Enjoy live music near the firepits while overlooking the vines. Sip and savor the night while enjoying wine tastings, wine by the glass, beer and sangria, as well as light bites. More info and lineups here! A special summer night memory is sure to happen.


Want to laugh? With your whole entire family?  Til August 29, 2018 you can bring the whole family to see RI’s most award-winning comedy group, The Bit Players on Wednesday night as they present a special one hour performance for the kids. Adults will love it too, as they describe it as a Pixar movie. Who doesn’t love that? Check out all the details here!

If you haven’t visited Newport this Summer, what are you waiting for? The best is yet to come this month as these are perfect times for sailing, music, and family fun. This August is truly amazing.

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