Private & Corporate Charters

Chartering a sailboat in Newport for a private sailing outing makes for a unique and enjoyable experience. Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay are two of the most beautiful bodies of water in the world and offer some of the best sailing in the country!


Whether it's a sail with family and friends, a bachelorette party or company outing, a sailing charter in Newport is the quintessential Newport activity, fun and memorable for all!  


Guests are welcome to participate in the sailing or sit back and relax.  No sailing experience is required.  Food and drink may be easily arranged.


Private Charter ideas include:

  • Bachelorette Parties
  • Engagements
  • Company Outings: Office Get-Togethers, Employee Appreciation, Post Meeting Activity
  • Corporate Teambuilding Sails
  • Celebrations: Pre & Post Wedding Sails, Weddings, Birthday Parties, Graduations, Anniversaires, Retirement Parties
  • Sails with Family and Friends                   


Past corporate clients include, Adidas, Boston Beer Works, Blue Cross, Hasbro, Harvard Univeristy, Black and Decker, Morgan Stanley, Shields Healthcare, Deloitte Touche, Price Waterhouse Coopers and countless others.  


We have three sailing vessels, all of which may be chartered for private sails.  To book a private charter, determine  the number of people in your party and choose a boat whose capacity is closest to your number of guests. 


Starlight: Maximum capacity 6 guests.  $285.00 for a private two hour cruise. See Starlight schedule and Book Online.


Sightsailer: Maximum capacity 13 guests.  $540 for a private 1.5 hour cruise. $595 at sunset.  See Sightsailer schedule and call 401 619-0202 to book.


Aquidneck: Maximun capacity 49. See Aquidneck schedule and call John Hirschler at 401 862 4718 for rates and booking details.


Note that the 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 guest count.


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


For more information on each vessel including schedules and rates, see Our Fleet.

For information about weather, cancellations and other policies see our FAQ.



Birthdays, Graduations & Special Occasions
Birthdays, Graduations & Special Occasions

Milestone birthdays, graduation celebrations, family gatherings or other special occasions are all great private charter ideas! 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.  Food and drink may be easily arranged.

Determine the size of your group and click on a boat at the end of this section for more information. 


Corporate Outings
Corporate Outings

Whether it's relaxing with coworkers, entertaining clients, rewarding your top performers, sailing when the meeting is over, employee appreciation or an activity for convention guests, corporate outings on the water are always enjoyable.  Guests may sit back, relax and take in the sights or get involved in sailing the boat.  Food and drink may be easily arranged.

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

Contact John Hirschler at 401 862 4718 for Private Charter information on Aquidneck or 401 619-0202 for Private Charter information on Sightsailer or send us an email:

 Determine the approximate number of guests you'd like to take sailing, then click on the boat at the end of this section for more information.  

Pre and Post Wedding Sails & Weddings
Pre and Post Wedding Sails & Weddings

Looking for the quintessential Newport experience and activity for your guests? Pre and post-wedding sails aboard Aquidneck are sure to delight and are a terrific way to show your guests the splendor of Newport!  

If you're looking to tie the knot on the water, a Newport wedding aboard Aquidneck makes for a unique and unforgettable event.   Officiants as well as food and drink may easily be arranged.  We know every inch of the harbor and bay and can provide the perfect backdrop for your special day.   See our blog for more info on weddings. 

Aquidneck sails with a maximum of 49 guests!  If you have a group larger than 49 we can help coordinate with several nearby schooners, to take up to 150 guests sailing!  

See the Aquidneck page for more information. 

Send us an email: with your questions, or call John Hirschler at 401 862 4718 for pricing and additional information.

Bachelor & Bachelorette Parties
Bachelor & Bachelorette Parties

Bachelorette and bachelor parties in Newport on one of our boats are always a blast.  Sightsailer is our most popular boat for bachelorette and bachelor outings.  Sightsailer sails with a maximum of 13 guests and offers an exceptionally smooth, spirited and fun sail.  Groups of 6 or less  can privately charter Starlight.  Groups larger than 13 may join a public sail on Aquidneck.  Food and drink for private charters may be easily arranged.  Plug your favorite music into our onboard stereo, or enjoy the peace and tranquility of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay.  

See the Sightsailer page for more information. Send us an email with your questions, or call 401 619-0202 for information and charter bookings.  Please see our FAQ section for answers to many frequently asked questions.


Looking for that special venue to pop the question in Newport?  There are not many places better or prettier than being aboard your private yacht in Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay!  Starlight is available exclusively for private charters for regularly scheduled day or sunset sails with just the two of you and our captain.  Easily the most unique, private and one of the more affordable ways to get a special setting for your big moment!

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.

See the Starlight page for more information. Private two hour charters on Starlight may be booked online or by calling 401 619-0202. Please send us an email with your questions and see our FAQ for answers to many frequently asked questions. 

Plain Ol' Private Sailing Charters
Plain Ol' Private Sailing Charters

You don't need a special reason to take a private sail in Newport!  Newport is home to one of the prettiest harbors in the world, is the sailing capital of the United States, and has a legendary history.  Coming to Newport and not going sailing would be like visiting Aspen and not going skiing! 

All of our boats operate on a regular schedule of departures and private charters may be easily arranged.  Whether you're looking for a relaxing sail for two people or a small group, want casual instruction or would like to relax, we have a boat for you.  Click on the boat below that piques your interest.  

Call us at 401 619-0202 with questions, or send us an email:  See our FAQ section for answers to many frequently asked questions 


Want to get your group involved in the sailing? From teaching sailing basics, to taking the wheel, raising sails, line handling, knot tying, timed approaches or mark roundings we can get your group involved in sailing our boats.  While we don't offer flat out, intense racing against another identical boat, we can offer your group a fun, challenging and educational sail.  With our hands-on approach, everyone will leave the boat knowing more and with big smiles. 

Tell us what you're looking for and we can probably tailor a program to make it happen!  Contact John Hirschler at 401 862 4718 for more details.