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Charter Lyra for a private sailing tour
Newport, Rhode Island, world class sailing on the East Coast!
Tour Newport Harbor, with its classic and mega-yachts and picturesque surroundings before venturing onto Narragansett Bay. There find a rocky shoreline, charming lighthouses, impressive mansions, and more. With a capacity of up to 6 guests, Lyra sails on daily charters from Newport, Rhode Island, from mid-April through the end of November. We offer private two-hour, half-day and full-day sailing charters as well as advanced sailing instruction. To get a preview of what you might see out there check out our sights page.
The captain, Green Brett
Discover Newport and the surrounding area with Captain Green. Whether in search of a lazy sail, historic tour information, stunning photography, or advanced sailing instruction, Green will make sure that you get the most out of your experience. With a perfect safety record and years of sailing experience, he is also a writer for marine publications such as Cruising World magazine.
The boat, Lyra
Sail a vessel that has traveled the world. Feel the freedom of wind and water aboard this lovely 44-foot ketch. Reward yourself by taking the helm of this seakindly and responsive vessel, or simply enjoy her fine sailing qualities with a tasty beverage in hand.
Read what our customers have to say about On Watch Sailing on TripAdvisor and our Reviews page. Come see for yourself and book a trip with us online.
Reviews submitted independently through our booking system
A better experience
Each sail is private; there are no strangers
Lyra is the largest 6 passenger sailboat offering charters and tours in Newport, RI
We have more deck space on which to relax
We have full facilities
On Watch is very flexible and can meet your personal needs
Captain Green has an unblemished safety record and extensive local knowledge
You can help support a small local business
Odds and ends
On Watch guests are saying
Our latest TripAdvisor Reviews...
"No trip to Newport is complete without a sail...""Unforgettable experience"... "Loved our sail"... "Great way to see and learn about"... "Beyond Expectations!"... "What a beautiful day in Newport" more...
As Robert put it... "We had a amazing sunset cruise last night..." See our Facebook page for a photo and their full comments.
See a proposal aboard Lyra...
Dan and Katie have graciously given their permission to post the GoPro video clip that I took of the actual moment. See the clip on Facebook.
Travel blogger Ms Traveling Pants
sailed with us in the second week of May. Check out her post about their experience with On Watch Sailing. Thank you for a great sail and write up!
Captain Green's Latest Articles
Read Green's Cruising World article A Milestone Atlantic Crossing about his transatlatic in December of 2011 aboard a new Nautitech 542 catamaran. (Recipient of the Boating Writers International Certificate of Merit - Boating Adventures Category - "For excellence in creating compelling stories about the boating lifestyle through entertaining, educational and inspiring journalism").