Listed below are just a few outdoor activities Newport and Aquidneck Island have to offer. Please see our concierge desk to find more activities that may interest you.
There are many places in Newport and the rest of Aquidneck Island to go fishing. Saltwater fishing for striped bass, bluefish, and tautog (blackfish) is the way to go. Being on an island, there are many places to fish from. Some of the best spots with easy public access are Fort Adams, Brenton Point, Castle Hill, and any of the public beach areas. You can also charter a fishing boat out of one of the many marinas.
Newport Quest Fishing Charters.
Flaherty Charters, Middletown.
The Saltwater Edge.
Newport National Golf Club. 18 holes, par 72, 7,244 yards, rating: 74.4, slope: 138. Rated #1 in Rhode Island by Golf Digest and GolfWeek.
Montaup Country Club. 18 holes, par 71, slope 130. Semi-private.
Jamestown Country Club. 9 holes, par 72, 6096 yards, rating 69.7, slope 110.
Green Valley Country Club. 18 holes, par 71, Rating 72.6, slope 128.
Newport Gulls Baseball Team. The team plays a 42 game summer schedule, consisting of 21 home games, plus a Team USA Exhibition and the playoffs, at historic Cardines Field, which dates back to 1908. The New England Collegiate Baseball League is composed of 12 teams in all 6 New England states.
Newport Sailing School and Tours. Goat Island Marina. Offers 1-2 hour leisure sailing tour of Newport Harbor. For those more hands on, courses are available in three experience levels. Beginners are welcome.
Sky Dive Newport. Open from April 1st -October 31, seven days a week from 9AM- Sunset. A Tandem jump is offered with an instructor, which consists of a 40 second free fall, and about a 5 minute parachute ride. Hands on training is available at Sky Dive Newport.
The Dive Shop. The Dive Shop located across the street on Thames offers snorkeling and open water scuba courses by trained professionals. Employees are trained to operate all equipment, and a variety of dive gear is available for rent. Another feature is that The Dive Shop is only miles away from some of the best diving spots in Newport.