Private Charters

Special Occasions: Graduations, Birthday Parties, Retirements, Etc. 

Hosting a private sailing charter is a unique and wonderful way to celebrate any special occasion, from graduations and birthday parties, to retirements and more!

Nothing beats showing your guests one of the prettiest harbors in the world while sailing the sparkling waters off Newport!  Guests may take the wheel and sail or sit back and relax.  The sailing is smooth and stable.  Food and drink may be easily arranged.

We suggest Sightsailer for groups of 13 or fewer or Aquidneck for groups larger than 13,  up to 49. Please fill out the Private Charter Inquiry form or give us a call at (401) 619-0202.

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