Experience Newport's famous sailing

On Watch is looking forward to starting the 2016 sailing season in April.

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Newport, Rhode Island, world class sailing on the East Coast!

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 from the spacious decks of Lyra. 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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Why Choose On Watch?

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

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What we do...

Private Sails

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.

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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.

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Directions and Parking


We will meet you at the Oldport Launch Dock, next to the Mooring Restaurant. Plan to be there a minimum of 20 minutes before the sail. Click below to use our interactive map to find us.

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

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About Us & FAQ

About Us

On Watch Sailing was founded in 2011, prividing custom day trip sailing tours and charters in the Newport area as well as advanced cruising and sailing instruction. LRYA is has sailed around the world and Captain Green has sailed for his entire life, in the New England area since 2005.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Our FAQ page will answer most of your questions

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Customers are saying...

Lyra on a day sail

After asking around, numerous people we asked recommended Green and his 44' ketch Lyra. They were not mistaken...

No trip to Newport is complete without a sail...

Unforgettable experience...

Loved our sail...

Beyond Expectations!...

I'm sailing away...

As Robert put it... "We had a amazing sunset cruise last night..." See our Facebook page for current photos and comments.

Travel blogger sailed with us. 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").

Read the sidebar What Worked and What Didn't On an Atlantic Crossing for the above article.

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