PRIVATE and SAFE Newport Harbor Tour, Picnic and Swim

3 reviews
35 bookings
2 hours minimum

Welcome aboard. COVID 19 PRECAUTIONS:  BOAT SURFACES AND CUSHIONS ARE SANITIZED FOR EACH CHARTER. CAPTAIN AND MATE WEAR MASKS AT ALL TIMES.  GUESTS ARE ASKED TO WEAR A MASK TO BOARD.  ONCE SETTLED IN YOU ARE WELCOME TO REMOVE THEM. Note.  The boat is licensed for a maximum of 6 passengers. Due to the state of Rhode Island Covid 19 social distancing restrictions capacity is by limited to 4 persons.  Under certain conditions: passenger age, wind and weather, sea state, and purpose of the charter will be considered for exceptions. No pets please. This is not your typical boat ride. No crowds, just your family and friends taking in the best of what Newport on the water has to offer. This is about boating privately and safely. Each charter is customized to come aboard when you want, go where you want, and stay for as long as you want. Bring your own music, beverages, and provisions.  The charter begins by getting comfortable, sitting back and relaxing. Two oversized and adjustable captain’s chairs accommodate anyone looking for total comfort. Especially seniors who prefer a shaded, padded and secure place to relax. The bow has large, comfortable cushions perfect for stretching out and sunning.  There is an accessible storage locker in the bow area to keep possessions close by, safe and dry. Bring your own beverages and provisions. There are towels, coolers and complimentary water and ice. There is no onboard head (toilet).  There are facilities along the tour route for easy accommodated rest stops.   LET THE FUN BEGIN Boarding location is is on the same pier as the Oliver Hazzard Perry 3 masted schooner.  There is plenty of free parking and large, clean accessible bathrooms located inside the gift shop.  The charter begins with a tour of Newport Harbor and surrounding areas.  Sights include the majesty of the harbor and the mega yachts and classic boats of a new and bygone era.  Grand estates and famous yacht clubs intermingle with marinas packed with every type and size boat. And to top it off the SafeHarbor shipyard cradles among the largest and most expensive yachts in the world.  Depending on the day sailboat regattas take place in multiple locations throughout bay. There are scenic views everywhere from the Captains Homes of the historic Point Section, to Goat Island and its marinas, up close and under the Newport Bridge.  If the weather is mild the tour continues across the Narragansett Bay to Jamestown Harbor for a scenic tour of waterfront homes, a quaint seaport town to explore, and a rich mooring field of classic boats. The tour concludes by picking up a mooring in a quiet cove to relax, picnic and swim.  There is a small and safe beach for kids easily accessed from the boat. It is time to relax, soak up the sun and listen to music or simply enjoy the quiet.  It’s a no worries, be happy time. If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.

Captain is included.
A captain is provided by the listing owner to host and operate the trip.
6 guests
Powerboats, Pontoons, & RIBs


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE​ Doug's professional career spans over 35 years of aviation. He was a pilot for Air Florida, Southwest Airlines and United Parcel Service. After 18 years at UPS, Doug retired as a B-747 Management Instructor, FAA Check Captain and UPS International Chief Pilot. Doug is easy going and a fun guy. Always cool and calm under pressure. He has a perfect record of professionalism and safety and is regarded by many photographers as one of the best boat drivers in the business. ​​• Decades of boat handling experience ​​• United States Coast Guard 50 Ton Master License CHASE BOAT EXPERIENCE Inside the ropes of a race course is serious business and only a few are afforded entry. Captain Doug is one of them. • 100% focus on what’s happening on the race course and its surroundings • Tracks racers in tight quarters adjusting to wake, wind and visibility disruptions • Masterfully recognizes, prepares and reacts to multi-directional high speed closure rates of racers while matching boat speeds • Quietly listens and adapts to creative stylings and sensitivities of the photographer • Doug is a true professional, calm, quiet, friendly and attentive, with a perfect safety record he has a 6th sense on the water, a photographer’s eye for composition and experience to get you where you want to go

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3 reviews

5.0 out of 5!

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  1. jd

    Doug and Marcia were the best hosts. We met at the dock with no problem and we went out for a great day! Our 2 young girls got to jump off the boat, sightsee and have an all-around great adventure on the boat. Doug and Marcia were incredible hosts making sure everything was perfect. If you are looking for a great day in Newport, there is no better option than reserving time with them and experiencing Newport from the water!

  2. JC

    Fantastic experience highly recommended everything was perfect from initial contact to the day itself. Great team

  3. AL

    I cannot recommend Doug and Marcia enough! I wish I could give more than 5 stars. My boyfriend and I had the best day on their boat - they were extremely accommodating, communicative prior and during our trip, as well as went above and beyond for us! We couldn’t be more thankful, and we’re so excited to do another experience like this with them in the future! Thank you SO much again!!

Features & Details

  • Wi-Fi
  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Bluetooth
  • Wheel steering
  • Trailerable
  • Outboard Engine
  • Chart Plotter
  • Single Engine
  • Fuel type: Gas

Approximate Location

You’ll get directions to the departure location when you make a booking.

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Cancellation Policy

Full refund up to 7 days prior.

Additional Terms & Information

FLEXIBILITY. We take care of you.  If you need to cancel. We understand life happens and weather.  If you don't want to go, we don't want to go.  Full Refund. 

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