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Date: Friday, August 16, 2019
After 25 years of competing in Newport, the Jamaican polo team is always discovering new experiences to explore while in the City by the Sea. The will enjoy the best of Newport hospitality from exquisite waterfront cocktails and dining to all the limitless attractions and entertainment, and choice lodging at the fabulous Hotel Viking.
One of the newest attractions Team Jamaica 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 Jamaican team will tour the sights like beautiful Ocen 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.
Following the scooter rides, the 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. 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.
The Jamaican Team will make a cameo appearance at the Top of Newport for the Hotel Viking's Back to the 80's Party to start an exciting night around town, including a destination must, 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, local new restauranteur, Hummingbird will treat polo go-ers to an apres polo Jerk Grill dinner, by advanced reservation. After the celebrations, the team will be wisked to Providence in a 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 Jamaican 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.