• Homeport: Newport, RI, USA
  • Rig: Schooner
  • LOA: 80
  • LOD: 65
  • LWL: 52
  • Draft: 6.5
  • Beam: 17
  • Rig Height: 63
  • Freeboard: 4′ 6”
  • Sail Area: 2000
  • Tons: 37
  • Hull: Steel

Organization: Sightsailing Inc.


Aquidneck is a gaff rigged, coasting schooner designed and built specifically for the passenger charter trade.   She is an accurate reproduction of a late 1800’s coasting schooner that was built in Long Island specifically to take guests sailing in safety and comfort. She is named after Aquidneck Island on which Newport, Rhode Island is located. Aquidneck is named after an Indian name meaning “Isle of peace.” Close sister ships include the schooners Freda B (ex Liberty), Spirit of Independence, and Inland Seas. Aquidneck offers daily scheduled day sails abd private charters and to guests of all ages from historic Bowen’s Wharf in Newport, RI.


  • USCG Certification: Passenger Vessel (Subchapter T)
  • Who Sails: Adults
  • Program Type: Passenger Daysails, Private Charters
  • Normal Cruising Waters – Winter: Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island Sound
  • Sailing Season: May-October
  • Year Launched: 2003
  • Number of Crew: 3
  • Name of Contact: John Hirschler
  • Phone: 401 862 4718
  • Website: http://sightsailing.com