NAVSTA Newport - Coasters Harbor Island Marina

Located near Gate One, across from the Officers’ Club, the MWR Coaster 
Harbor Island Marina offers sailing and powerboating classes to authorized 
patrons, ages 18 and older.  Berthing is available, as well as a boat 
launching ramp for towed boats. Sailboats and powerboats may be rented 
with an appropriate qualification card; kayaks and paddleboards may be 
rented, no qualification card needed. Open May through October, Monday 
through Friday, noon to half an hour before sunset and 8 a.m. to half 
an hour before sunset on weekends and holidays.


Each sail and powerboat student must complete the RI Safe Boating Course 
at: and present the certificate of 
completion at the first ground school session.  This is followed by the 
required proctored Rhode Island State Safe Boating Exam which will be 
given to you during one of the ground school sessions at Naval Station 
Newport, R.I.

Sessions and end times are subject to weather and sunset time.

The Navy Recreational Sailing Program requires all participants to wear 
personal floatation devices while being trained on the water.



This MWR facility is open to active duty personnel, retirees, reservists, 
eligible family members, DoD civilians and contractors with base access.