There is so much to do and see in Newport Harbor and Narraganset Bay. We can cruise past the inner harbor mansions, Fort Adams, Hammersmith Farm, Castle Hill, Clingstone, you can see four lighthouses and so much more. If you would like we are happy to tell you all about the sights you see. Because this is a private cruise we do not have to stick to a schedule or specific route, weather and condition permitting we are happy to cruise wherever you want.
Can we swim?
Absolutely! as long as everyone in the group is reasonable sober we love swimming, we have floaties and a splash pad to hang out on. The captain can end swimming if someone in the group becomes unsafe.
What happens if my group size changes?
No Big deal! As long as your group does not exceed 21 we can adjust the payment when you arrive.
Unless your group becomes more or less than six. If you you book for 6 or less people and the group grows to more than 6 we need to have a second crew member on the boat. You need to notify Us at least 24 hours in advance or you may not be able to go out with your extra people. If you book for more than six and the group you come with is six or less you will be charged the original amount because we will schedule the second crew member.
What if we get too crazy?
we want you to relax and have a good time, but our crew retains the right to cut off overly intoxicated guests. If guests are behaving inappropriately or are overly intoxicated we will return to the dock early and your payment will not be returned. We do not allow overly intoxicated guests to go swimming. The captain retains the right to not stop for a swim if he or she feels it will be unsafe.
Will we see the Mansions?
During your private boat ride we cannot take the boat out of the Newport Harbor so we will not be able to show you the Newport preservation society mansions like Breakers and Marble House, BUT! We can get up close and personal with the lesser seen private Newport Mansions, you can see Hammersmith, Harbor Court, Bonniecrest and hear the awesome stories about these still occupied homes.
What is your Cancellation policy?
Customers will receive a full refund in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Customers will receive a full refund with up 72 hours notice of cancellation. If a guest cancels between 72 hours and 24 hours before the trip Antique Yacht Collection will retain 50% of the trip cost. Guests canceling after 24 hours will forfeit the entire price of the cruise. Any cancellation fees will however be returned if Antique Yacht is able to fill the opening left by the cancellation. Contact us by phone to cancel or inquire about a cancellation. No-shows will be charged the full price.
What should we bring on our Private boat tour?
You are welcome to bring snacks and BYOB. We offer complimentary water and seltzer Bring a towel and bathing suit if you decide to swim. Sometimes the bay gets chilly we suggest bringing a sweater especially if you have booked a sunset cruise. Although the boat is covered we do suggest wearing sunscreen.
Can we bring snacks and BYOB?
Feel free to bring snacks and picnic items, although we have some, we suggest you bring cups and napkins. Beer and wine is always preferable and easy to serve, please leave the large liquor bottles at home. Premixed cocktails like rum punch and margaritas are fine. You can bring your own cooler or use ours, we will have ice.
Why does the price go up so much from 6 to 7 people?
The reason for the large price difference between 6 people and 7 people is that the US Coast Guard says we need to have a second qualified crew member on the boat whenever we take more than 6 people (regardless of the size or age of the seventh person) With this extra crew member comes insurance, and payroll, taxes and their fair wage.
Do you have a bathroom?
YES! Although the boat is wheelchair accessible, the bathroom is not.
Do you have an age limit for kids?
No Age limit! You are welcome to leave very young children in their stroller and roll them right on the boat! If you book online we do ask you to indicate how many children. Baywatch has high railings all around the boat so you can let the little ones roam a little bit.
Can we bring Dogs?
We LOVE dogs! Bring your pooch (or several) there is no limit to the number or size of dogs, we can even stop and let them jump in the water
How do you feel about Dance parties and Bachelorettes?
We want you to come out and have as much fun as possible! Bring your bests for a bachelorette cruise. We have a bluetooth sound system we can put music on for you or you can play your own. This is your private Newport RI boat ride you can crank up the music.