Private Charters

Plain ‘ol Private Charters

You don’t need a special reason to take book a private sailing charter in Newport!  Newport is home to one of the prettiest harbors in the U.S. and is the sailing capital of the world!  Coming to Newport and not going sailing would be like visiting Aspen and not going skiing!

Starlight, our O’Day 34, is the perfect boat for 2-6 guests, while Sightsailer our custom built 46 footer is just right for groups of up to 13 and Aquidneck for groups up to 49.   All of our boats operate on a regular schedule of departures that may be viewed in the Schedule & Rates section.  Private charters may be easily arranged.  Whether you’re looking for a relaxing sail for two people,  want casual instruction or would just like to sail and relax on your own private charter, we have the boats and the staff to make it happen.

Send us a private charter inquiry form,  an email or call  us at (401) 619-0202.  See the Schedules & Rates and FAQ sections for more information.

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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