Private Charters

Pre & Post Wedding Sails, Wedding Ceremonies

Looking for an awesome activity for your wedding guests? Pre-or post-wedding sails aboard Aquidneck are the quintessential Newport activity for your wedding guests! Newport has one of the prettiest harbors in the U.S. and is the sailing capital of the world.  Whether you hold your ceremony on board or show your wedding guests Newport from the water, a sail aboard Aquidneck is a terrific and memorable activity for all. No sailing experience is required.

If you’re looking to tie the knot on the water, a Newport wedding aboard Aquidneck makes for a unique and unforgettable event.  We know every inch of the harbor and bay and can provide the perfect backdrop; be it a lighthouse, island, estate or the bridge for your special day.  Wedding officiants as well as food and drink may easily be arranged.

Most of our wedding guests and parties opt for a private charter aboard Schooner Aquidneck.  Aquidneck is specifically designed to be a charter boat so she is very comfortable to sail on and has plenty of room for guests to get up and move around.

See the Aquidneck page for more information on the boat.

*If you have a group larger than 49, we can help coordinate with several nearby boats to take over 150 guests sailing!

Submit a Private Charter Inquiry Form and we will be sure to get back to you, or for additional info call John Hirschler at (401) 862-4718.

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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 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