Our Crew


Sailing Excursions

Our CrewSailing Excursions Inc. is the operating company of the Schooner Adirondack II. We have been running sightseeing trips out of Newport Harbor since 1994. We specialize in giving both Newport locals and visitors the opportunity to enjoy a memorable sailing experience.

Our Crew, including all captains, mates, and on-land representatives at Sailing Excursions, are what make the experience on our beautiful vessels truly magical. We have maintained a consistent history of not only operating with a professional staff, but also with warm and inviting hosts. You will, without a doubt, have fantastic views of Newport and find the boat beautiful and comfortable, but what will surprise you and stay with you when you leave is the warm and special treatment you receive from our extraordinary team.

Our Captain

Our CaptainAll of our captains are Coast Guard certified. The schooner captains all have a minimum 50-ton license and a sailing endorsement. Our captains are also trained in first aid and CPR, and are registered in an ongoing drug-testing program. Perhaps of equal importance, we require that our captains have an appreciation for quality service and a knowledge of local history and folklore.

Our Mates

Our MatesAll of the mates on board the Adirondack II undergo extensive safety and marine training. Most of the mates also have extensive sailing, racing and/or teaching experience on smaller sailing vessels.

Our mates are widely remembered for their remarkable hospitality and personality which is consistently praised in our customer reviews. They love talking with our guests, getting to know where they are from, sharing information on the historic city of Newport, and conveying their love for classic-style vessels and the addictive mystique of being out on the water. If you are interested in joining our crew, please send a cover letter and resume to: info@sail-newport.com.

Our Land Ambassadors

There are a number of behind-the-scenes crew members at Sailing Excursions. They are the team who answers the phones, plans your event, greets you on the pier, and is happy to tell everyone who asks about cool cruises and sails that we have to offer.

Employment with Sailing Excursions

If you are interested in employment with Sailing Excursions, we want to hear from you! We are always looking for experienced captains and mates with a strong background in hospitality and/or marine maintenance. Please download this application and either email to info@sail-newport.com  or send to: Sailing Excursions, Inc. at PO Box 1155, Newport, RI 02840.

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