Sail in Newport RI

Socially Distant, healthy outdoor fun!

  • Enjoy fresh air and sunshine on the water
  • Lyra has lots of deck space to spread out on
  • If you are on deck away from the crew, a mask is not required
  • Only the crew and your small group (6 or fewer) will be aboard
  • Bring snacks and beverages - beer, wine, champagne - no hard alcohol

Stay healthy and see you on the water!
Questions? Call 401-239-2229 or email

Private Trips up to 6 guests
44-ft Sailing Ketch LYRA
Sunset, 2, 4 and 6 Hour Cruises
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Lyra is a 44-ft Reliance ketch, built to an extremely high standard to sail the world's oceans

She is the largest private daytrip boat offering sailing charters and boat tours in Newport Rhode Island

There is a 96 hour cancellation policy

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Parking... On Watch's own interactive map showing where to park in Newport

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Newport, RI has it all - world class sailing, sightseeing and history

Tour Newport Harbor, with it’s classic and mega-yachts and picturesque surroundings before venturing onto Narragansett Bay. Cruise along rocky shorelines, see charming lighthouses, take in the impressive mansions, and more... All from the spacious decks of Lyra, our 44-foot sailboat. 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. From tours and advanced sailing instruction to proposals or a romantic evening on the the water, experience for yourself why Newport is the sailing capital of the Americas. 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 a lifetime of sailing experience, you and your party will be in safe hands. Green is also a writer for marine publications such as Cruising World magazine.

The boat, Lyra

Sail a vessel that has made a full circumnavigation around the globe. 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.

Outstanding experiences

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.

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Each sail is private, with the crew and your guests aboard.

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

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What we do...

Private Sails - Learn More...

Check out our most popular offering, sailing trips and tours dedicated just to you. We provide the boat and captain and you bring the people you like. On Watch specializes in providing a dynamic experience tailored to your preferences.


Instruction - Learn More...

Learn to sail, hone your boating skills or bounce ideas around before you buy a vessel. With 35 years of sailing experience, Captain Green can help.

Directions and Parking

Directions - Learn More...

Between Memorial Day and Labor Day we will meet you at the Oldport Launch Dock, next to the Mooring Restaurant. Otherwise, we will meet in front of Salt Water Restaurant. Plan to be there at least 20 minutes early. Click the button above for an interactive map.


Parking - Learn More...

Parking in Newport can be a challenge. Do you need insider information? Save time by visiting the page below for On Watch's interactive parking map.

About Us & FAQ

About Us - Learn More...

Located in Newport, On Watch was founded in 2011. We specialize in custom day trip sailing tours, charters and advanced instruction. LRYA is has sailed around the world and Captain Green has sailed all his life, in the New England area since 2005.


FAQ's - Learn More...

Our Frequently Asked Questions page will answer most of your questions, such as what to bring, what to wear, weather, food and drink... And why you will not get seasick.