Private Charters

Bachelorette & Bachelor Parties

Planning a bachelorette party in Newport for the bride to be? Consider hosting a Newport bachelorette party by going sailing in Newport, the sailing capital of the country. We host hundreds of bachelorette and bachelor parties aboard our boats every season. They offer a fun, unique and memorable experience for all.

Private charters on Sightsailer or Starlight are the most popular choices for both bachelorette and bachelor parties. A private charter means that you’re renting the entire boat for just your party.  On private charters, we allow you to bring food and drink play music, relax, and chart your own course.

Sightsailer sails with a maximum of 13 guests, while Starlight sails with a maximum of 6. Groups larger than 13 but smaller than 24 may join a public sail on Aquidneck on a per person basis or choose to charter Aquidneck for a private sail.

Other than having the entire boat to just your party, the big difference between public sails vs. private charters is that on private charters you can have food or drinks, listen to your own music, etc.

On public sails, no large or roll-on coolers, platters of food or personal music players are permitted and since it’s a public sail, no party ‘props’ are permitted.  We promote a family environment and we ask that large groups be respectful of that.

See more details on each boat in the Our Fleet section and their scheduled sailing times on the Schedule & Rates page.  See the FAQ’s for more food and drink information and answers to many frequently asked questions.  Pricing for Sightsailer and Starlight is located on the Private Charters page. To check a specific date and time, fill out our inquiry form or call (401) 619-0202 for details and booking.

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  Starlight Sightsailer Aquidneck
Maximum # of guests 6 13 49
Sail Length 2 hours 1.5 hours 1.75 hours
Price $295 $575 Day/$625 Sunset, Saturdays $625 Day/$675 Sunset Email or call for pricing

If your group is 8 guests or more, we require that you privately charter Sightsailer.  If your group exceeds 23, we require that you charter Aquidneck. Otherwise, your group can start to overwhelm other guests on board who are not part of your group.

Other than having the boat to yourselves, a Private Charter also allows you to have food and drink delivered or brought on board, listen to your own music, etc.

For more information on each specific vessel navigate to "Our Fleet".

After you determine which boat fits your group, look at that boat's departure schedule in the Schedules & Rates  section and choose one of the boat's scheduled departures as your private charter departure time.

Two hour Private Charters aboard Starlight may be booked online.

If you have questions or would like to check availability for a Private Charter on Sightsailer or Aquidneck please fill out the inquiry form to the right.

To book a private charter  for Sightsailer, call (401) 619-0202, for Aquidneck, contact John Hirschler at (401) 862-4718.

For information and questions about weather, cancellations, food & drink and other policies see our FAQ page.

*Please note that boat capacity numbers are determined by the Coast Guard and cannot be exceeded under any circumstance.  The Coast Guard considers every human being on the boat to be a person regardless of age, so an infant counts the same as an adult in the total guest count.

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