Date: Tuesday, September 3, 2019
The more things change... New Zeland will return on Saturday, Sept. 14th for only its second Polo Series appearance since 2004. Some familiar sights remain, while a bevy of new experiences will only enhance the Kiwis' adventures in the City by the Sea. Continue reading for the team's Newport itinerary and links to join the excursions.
Big tuna is first on the agenda with expert captain Rob Taylor of Newport Sport Fishing Charters. Captain Taylor and his Reel Ez are renowned for putting their passengers where the fish are for an excellent day of casting. So far this year, team Chile holds the record with a beautiful stripper taken by each of the players on their day-long charter. Plan your charter at nsfcharters.com
On Thursday, team members will be seeing Newport from above with the Newport Helicopter Tours, so wave to the little red bug flying by overhead! See the Mansions, vineyards, lighthouses our tour the whole of Aquidneck island by air or reserve your tour package for multiple Newport experiences, or shave hours off arrival and departure time with their new shuttle service to/from airports or the outer islands! Newport Helicopter Tour pilots have over 30 years flight experience, using only new Robinson helicopters - the safest, most reliable, best-selling helicopters in the world.
Next up, the naturally nautical crew will hit the docks to explore 13 acres of the latest sail and power boats, marine equipment, special seminars and training at the 49th annual Newport International Boat Show. 2019 highlights include Newport for New Products showcasing the latest marine tech never before seen in the USA, special guest speaker Pam Wall on building and sailing a boat around the world with her family, all in a beautiful waterfront setting. Sept. 12 - 15. Early bird tickets are online at newportboatshow.com
One of the newest attractions Team New Zealand will experience is Newport Jaguar Tours! You can now experience The City by the Sea in an entirely new way with exclusive access to unique destinations for personalized, guided tours in a classic British Jaguar. Experience unique and hidden gems of Newport with over 10 different themed tours to enjoy a variety of attractions in one day, traveling in one of the most luxurious ways possible. Learn more at newportjaguartours.com
The team will tour the renowned Newport Mansions which include the estates throughout Newport County that used to be owned by some of the wealthiest families of their time, including The Breakers, The Elms, Rosecliff, and the location of the Newport Polo Club's annual charity gala this year, Marble House! You can explore these mansions through audio and special behind the scenes guided tours.
On Friday the New Zealand team will tour the sights like beautiful Ocean Drive via Scooter World. Bikes, scooters, scoot coupes, and the sporty Polaris Slingshot are all available for fun ways to see the sights of Newport unlike any other. Then, the team will venture on to the iconic Clarke Cooke House, located on Bannister’s Wharf. Renowned for its innovative cuisine, Clarke Cooke House is legendary as the heartbeat of Newport, RI, an unparalleled, quintessential Newport experience. Fine dining, summer sushi, and discotheque all under one roof make this the perfect destination.
Before the match on Saturday, the team will be on the water paddleboarding with Island Surf and Sport, New England’s largest surf shop. Visit the store for surfing goods, as well as rentals and lessons.
After the match, the players will enjoy a hearty feast of slow-roasted lamb, a New Zealand staple, and then dancing at the Patio Bar. The sojourn will end with Rockstar Limo chauffeured party transportation to Waterfire, to tour the award-winning experience art installation on the Providence River with Providence River Boat Tours.
The New Zealand team will spend their final day in Newport sailing with America’s Cup Charter. With countless ships in its fleet, there are so many ways to explore Newport Harbor. Set sail on a 12meter that won the America's Cup, join a racing experience, or plan a private charter.