Sailing with just two to six guests, sailing on Starlight is like sailing on your own private yacht. She is the perfect boat for sailing with friends, family and special occasions. She has been the setting for countless engagement proposals.
Starlight is a clean and well equipped O’Day 34. She is 34 feet, comfortable and fun to sail. Her comfortable cockpit, custom stern perch seats, ample deck space and cozy cabin make her the perfect size and design for day sailing around Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay. There is a cooler for drinks and snacks, stereo with iPod interface and blankets and jackets for cool evenings.
Pack a small picnic and come enjoy the spectacular setting as you sail through Newport Harbor, into Narragansett Bay and along the shoreline of Newport’s Ocean Drive. Sail past beautiful seaside estates, lighthouses, historic landmarks and world famous yachts.
Duck into Brenton or Mackerel Cove for even more stunning sightseeing of yachts and seaside estates. Your friendly, knowledgeable captain will provide you with light, informative commentary.
Take the wheel and experience the thrill of sailing, receive casual instruction, or sit back, relax and take in the scenery on your charter boat rental. Newport is home to one of the prettiest harbors in the country and is the sailing capital of the world!
Available for two or four hour private charters, Starlight sails the longest and the furthest of any of our boats. Almost all guests find a two hour sail allows them to cover plenty of ground, relax and experience the joy of sailing.
Four hour charters are more popular from late June through mid September, when the water is warm enough that if it’s a nice day you have enough time to stop and go for a swim, sail longer or stop and relax on a mooring.
Note: Boarding and disembarking Starlight is done by taking 2-3 steps up and down a sturdy ladder, permanently attached to a seawall. Guests need to be able to lift their leg about 16-20″ over the boat’s lifelines and hold on to the ladder to get on and off the boat. You may see the boarding ladder in Starlight’s Photos section below.
If you have balance or mobility issues, we recommend you consider a sail on Aquidneck instead. Aquidneck is our most stable vessel and is easily boarded by a set of stairs with a handrail.
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For more questions about bringing food and beverage please read under “Private Charters” in the response to the question on our FAQ page.