Private Sailing Charters

Private Charters | Bachelorette Parties

Bachelorette & Bachelor Sailing

About Our Bachelorette Charters:

Planning a bachelorette party for the bride to be? Consider hosting a bachelorette party by going sailing in Newport, the sailing capital of the country. We host hundreds of bachelorette and bachelor parties aboard our boats every season. They offer a fun, unique, and memorable experience for all.

Private charters on Sightsailer or Starlight are the most popular choices for both bachelorette and bachelor parties. A private charter means that you’re renting the entire boat for just your party.  On private charters, we allow you to bring food and drink play music, relax, and chart your own course.

Other than having the entire boat to just your party, the big difference between public sails vs. private charters is that on private charters you can have food or drinks, listen to your own music, etc.

On public sails, no large or roll-on coolers, platters of food, or personal music players are permitted and since it’s a public sail, no party ‘props’ are permitted.  We promote a family environment and we ask that large groups be respectful of that.

Which Vessel?


Sailing with up to six guests, sailing on Starlight is like sailing on your own private yacht.  She is the perfect boat for small bachelorette parties. 

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.

Available for 2 or 3.5-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.


Sightsailer sails with a maximum of 13 guests and offers a fast, fun, and comfortable sailing experience.  If you’re looking for spirited, lively sail and like the idea of a smaller number of guests, come sailing on Sightsailer! 

Sightsailer is 46 feet, light, with a large sail plan and cushioned cockpit. Compared to Aquidneck, Sightsailer is lower to the water, which means you get more of an adventurous, race-boat sailing experience. Non-sailors should not be alarmed: the sail is always very smooth. 

Sightsailer has a small, narrow cockpit table for light food, an Igloo cooler for drinks, and a stereo with an iPod interface.  Blankets are available for cooler weather as well as rain jackets in the event of a passing shower. 


Aquidneck is a beautiful and comfortable schooner for a Newport harbor cruise sailing with a maximum of 49 passengers. Aquidneck has plenty of comfortable places to sit or lounge,  including teak benches with backrests, comfortable chair-height cabin tops, and a large amount of open, uncluttered deck space that enables guests to move about with ease.

For private charters, we have a large, elegant, mahogany table that holds caterer platters, as well as several Igloo coolers to hold beer, wine, or champagne. There is a stereo system with an iPod interface, blankets for cool evenings, and light rain ponchos in the event of a passing shower.

See more details on each boat in the Our Fleet section and their scheduled sailing times on the Schedule & Rates page.  See the FAQ’s for more food and drink information and answers to many frequently asked questions.

To inquire about pricing and availability please fill out our Private Charter Inquiry form.

Private Charter Inquiries

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      Starlight Sightsailer Aquidneck
    Maximum # of guests 6 13 49
    Sail Length 2 hours or 3.5 hours. 1.5 hours 1.75 hours
    Price 2 hours: $350.00 plus 15% gratuity. 3.5 hours: $700 includes gratuity. Weekdays: $675 Day/$725 Sunset. Weekends: All charters $725. Email 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 or Aquidneck, please fill out the inquiry form.

    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