Private Charters

Corporate Events & Company Outings

Corporate outings sailing on the waters off Newport are the ultimate corporate event experiences. Relax with coworkers, host a summer office party, reward your top performers, entertain clients, or simply sail and sight see when the big meeting is over.

We’ve been hosting company outings on the water for years.  Past corporate clients include: Adidas, Boston Beer Works, Blue Cross, Hasbro, Harvard University, Black and Decker, Morgan Stanley, Shields Healthcare, Taco, FM Global, Deloitte Touche, Morgan Stanley, Price Waterhouse Coopers and countless others.

Guests may take the helm and steer, raise sail and turn winches or sit back, relax and take in the sights.  No sailing experience is required.

Aquidneck and Sightsailer are our two most popular sailing vessels boats for corporate events and private sailing charters.  Aquidneck sails with a maximum of 49 guests for private charters while Sightsailer sails with a maximum of 13.

Both boats are specifically designed to take guests sailing and are comfortable, clean, well maintained and operated by professional, licensed captains and crews.  All of our crews love to sail and it shows! More information about the boats is in the Our Fleet section.

Food and drink are permitted on private charters and can be easily arranged.  We have special yacht charter menus provided by several excellent local caterers that we’d be happy to share with you. For beverages we suggest Vickers’ Liquors who offer free delivery to the dock with no markup.  See our FAQ section for additional info on food and drink.

Sightsailing is located on Bowen’s Wharf, less than a 10 minute walk from all the major hotels and inns in downtown Newport.  Bowen’s Wharf is a historic wharf and the heart of the waterfront district with many excellent restaurants close by. Other pickup locations include the Newport Yachting Center, New York Yacht Club and Conanicut Marina in Jamestown.

For more information or to book your corporate outing aboard one of our boats, please submit a Private Charter Inquiry Form or contact us:

Private Charter information/reservations for Aquidneck call John Hirschler at (401) 862-4718

Private Charter information/reservations for Sightsailer call (401) 619-0202

Private Charter Inquiries

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  Starlight Sightsailer Aquidneck
Maximum # of guests 6 13 49
Sail Length 2 hours 1.5 hours 1.75 hours
Price $285 $540/$595 sunset Email or call for pricing

If your group exceeds 9 guests, we require that your privately charter Sightsailer.  Otherwise, your group can start to overwhelm other guests on board who are not part of your group.  If your group exceeds 24, we require that you charter Aquidneck.  Other than having the boat to yourselves, a Private Charter also allows you to arrange to have food and drink on board, listen to your own music, etc.

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

For more information on each specific vessel see Our Fleet.

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.

“Hands down the highlight of our time in Newport”

C. Smith, Boston MA. -TripAdvisor