Private Charters


Looking for that special venue to pop the question in Newport?  There aren’t many places better than being aboard a private yacht in Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay!

Starlight, our O’Day 34, is available exclusively for private charters for regularly scheduled day or sunset sails with just the two of you and our captain.  Starlight is very comfortable, smooth sailing and nice to sail aboard.

Pack a small picnic and bring your favorite beverage.  Relax as you sail past the magnificent seaside estates of Brenton’s Cove, out to Castle Hill lighthouse and along the shoreline of Newport’s scenic Ocean Drive.  No sailing experience is required, although you may take the wheel and help sail!

Rates start at just $285 for a two hour private sail.  Easily one of the most unique, private and affordable ways to have a special setting for your big moment!

Private two hour charters on Starlight may be booked online or by calling (401) 619-0202.  See the Starlight and FAQ page for more information.  Please complete a private charter inquiry form or email us with your questions.

Private Charter Inquiries

How would you prefer to be contacted?

  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