Yacht Charters in New England
Newport- Rhoade Island and New England: 7 Days
One of the most popular summer destination spots for yacht chartering is in New England. Newport, Rhode Island is known as the "city by the sea" and is the "yachting capital of New England." During your yacht charter, enjoy the scenic and charming downtown area where you can sample a cup of clam chowder or stroll along America's Bellevue Avenue touring the historic mansions. You can shop at the local water front boutiques for antiques or take it easy and enjoy the luxury of your yacht savoring evening cocktails and cuisine on the aft deck in the popular marina.
Another beautiful spot for your yacht charter vacation is Nantucket Island. Rooted in the whaling and fishing trade, Nantucket, translated "The Faraway Land" from the Wampanoag tribe, is 14 miles in long and 3½ miles wide. Located about 30 miles off the south coast of Cape Cod, Nantucket is rich in history, blessed with beautiful beaches and offers first rate attractions and entertainment. Great restaurants, town sponsored festivals, charming B&B's and historical locations and homes are just to name a few not to mention the fishing and surfing encompassing the lively beach life.
You must take a bike ride through the towns and along the coast to view the beautiful landscape full of sea grass, dunes and colonial architecture. Dine aft and enjoy the lovely sunset of Madaket or visit the quaint and charming village of Siasconet. You'll fully enjoy the understated beauty of this charming and ageless town. Classic American ease and elegance, these are words describing the preppy island of Martha's Vineyard. With quaint and charming hotels, shops, boutiques, and restaurants, beautiful white sand beaches and nature trails to hike, this island provides ease and style for your yacht charter. This town is full of picturesque quintessential American ambiance. You may even be privy to the time-honored serenading in the street by canella singers from Yale and other New England universities. Enjoy the local cuisine with clambakes and chowder. The kids will love the vintage merry go round in the lovely little town of Vineyard Haven. There's also so much for the adults to do during your stop in Martha's Vineyard. From golf, fishing, nightclubs, biking, horseback riding, museums and nature walks, your yacht charter will be bustling with exciting activities. Martha's Vineyard is a special place. It has been said that "Martha's Vineyard develops a fever in the hearts of those who come here from which they never recover; and they keep right on spending their vacations here - rain or shine - winter, spring, summer or fall - year after year."
The Boston Harbor is great place to see the best of the bay in this bustling harbor. By building your own itinerary, you can decide when and what you would like to do. There's no shortage of activities available to you in this beautiful historic city. Once docked, it is a short stroll to Hanover Street where you will find all the action. Dine in some of the finest restaurants but for dessert don't forget to stop by Mike's Pastry and enjoy one of their famous cannolis. While in the city, you will notice the red stripe all around Boston known as the "Freedom Trail". Your kids will love the adventure of following the red stripe to all the historical landmarks including where Mother Goose is buried. You are a quick cab ride from Fenway Park or if you want to indulge your artistic side, visit the newly built Institute of Contemporary Art on the South Boston waterfront. If you have planned your charter during the Fourth of July, you won't want to miss the firework show held on the Esplanade in Boston, along the Charles River. Whatever itinerary you create for yourself, your Boston Harbor charter will be an experience full of fun and excitement in one of our nation's most beautiful and historical cities.
Day 1: Newport
Board the yacht in Newport, Rhode Island. Newport has been a playground for the rich and famous since the 1880′s and owes much of its architectural heritage to families like the Astor's and Vanderbilt's. Take a tour of the grandiose mansions or enjoy a stroll through the town's many landscaped gardens.
Day 2: Block Island
12 miles off the coast of Rhode Island is charming, quiet Block Island. Explore by bike and find miles of pristine beaches, a varied terrain of hills, freshwater ponds, 2,000 miles of stone walls and a unique variety of flora and fauna.
Day 3: Cuttyhunk
Depart for Cuttyhunk and enjoy lunch on the aft deck before hiking to its highest point. Here is a spectacular view of the eastward-running archipelago. To the southeast are the distinguishing cliffs of Martha's Vineyard. Spend the rest of the day swimming or relax with cocktails as the sun sets.
Day 4: Martha's Vineyard
Depart this morning for the chic port of Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard. Meander through the cobblestone streets or stroll the beaches of famous Chappaquiddick Point. Have Lunch ashore at a dockside restaurant for some fresh seafood and then head back to the yacht for some water sport fun.
Day 5: Nantucket
It is a quick cruise to neighboring Nantucket. Once a quiet whaling community, Nantucket is now home to trendy, scene seekers. Outside of the town, however the island's windblown dunes and moors feel as remote as they must have ages ago. After lunch on board take a tour of the whaling museum and the cranberry bogs.
Day 6: Hyannis
This morning set course for Hyannis which is typically associated with the Kennedy Family and is one of Cape Cod's earliest summer resorts. That afternoon sail to Hadley Harbor, a deep-water anchorage off of Woods Hole. Located amid pasture and pine at the eastern end of Naushon Island, Hadley's Harbor is a magical setting that reminiscent of times past, where cars are forbidden and the only means of transport are by foot, boat and horseback.
Day 7: Newport
After breakfast, it's time to return to Newport to shop, dine, and unwind. Enjoy the final evening on board with a fabulous Dinner, discussing all of the highlights of the previous week.