Private Charters

Sails for 2-6

Starlight, our O’Day 34, is the perfect boat for sailing with small groups of 2-6 guests.  Starlight sails by private charter only meaning that it is just your group on board the boat.

Sail through beautiful Newport Harbor, into legendary Narragansett Bay and along the shoreline of Newport’s Ocean Drive.  Your friendly captain knows the history of the stunning sights you’ll sail past and will give light, informative commentary.

O’Day 34’s are very popular cruising boats all over the country.  Starlight has a very comfortable cockpit with stern perch seats and sails well.  There is a nice cabin in which to stow your gear or get out of the weather, a cooler for drinks and snacks, a stereo, light jackets and blankets for cool weather and all required safety gear. Drinks are not included on private charters, however we have an Igloo cooler aboard and you’re welcome to bring your favorite, wine, beer or champagne. Please note that no hard liquor is permitted.

Each sail is two hours or four hours.  Almost all guests find a two hour sail allows them to cover a lot 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.

Whether you’re looking for a sail for a small group of 2-6,  like the feel of your own private yacht, want casual instruction or are planning a small party, Starlight is the boat for you!

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 can see a picture of the boarding ladder by visiting the photo gallery on the Starlight page in the Our Fleet section.  If you have balance or mobility issues, we recommend you consider a sail on Aquidneck which is our most stable vessel with standard stair and handrail boarding.

See Starlight’s schedule is detailed in the Schedule & Rates section. To book a charter on Starlight, you can Book Online at anytime or call us at (401) 619-0202.  See the FAQ sections for more information.


Private Charter Inquiries

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  Starlight Sightsailer Aquidneck
Maximum # of guests 6 13 49
Sail Length 2 hours 1.5 hours 1.75 hours
Price $295 $575 Day/$625 Sunset, Saturdays $625 Day/$675 Sunset Email or call for pricing

If your group is 8 guests or more, we require that you privately charter Sightsailer.  If your group exceeds 23, we require that you charter Aquidneck. Otherwise, your group can start to overwhelm other guests on board who are not part of your group.

Other than having the boat to yourselves, a Private Charter also allows you to have food and drink delivered or brought on board, listen to your own music, etc.

For more information on each specific vessel navigate to "Our Fleet".

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 book a private charter  for Sightsailer, call (401) 619-0202, for Aquidneck, contact John Hirschler at (401) 862-4718.

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