Private Sailing Charters

Private Boat | 2-6 Guests

About this Private Charter:

If you like the idea of sailing aboard your own private yacht and are a party of two to six guests, Starlight is the boat for you!  (For safety reasons, no children under 6). 

Starlight sails by private charter only meaning that it is just your group on board the boat.   

Starlight is an O’Day 34 one of the most popular boats in the U.S.  She has a very comfortable cockpit with many nice places to sit and sails well.  Relax in her cushioned cockpit, get an elevated view on her stern perch seats or sit up on the cabin top and stretch out on her foredeck.  There is a well-equipped cabin in which to stow 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.



Where will you sail?

Pack a small picnic and come enjoy the spectacular scenery as we sail through beautiful Newport Harbor, into legendary Narragansett Bay and along the shoreline of Newport’s picturesque Ocean Drive.  Your friendly captain knows the history of the stunning sights you’ll sail past and will offer light, informative commentary.  Take the wheel and experience the thrill of sailing, receive casual sailing instruction, or sit back and relax.

What to Bring:

We have an Igloo cooler aboard and you’re welcome to bring your favorite, wine, beer, seltzers or champagne. Please note that no hard liquor is permitted on the private sailing charter.

If you’d like light snacks, we suggest you stop at a local market and pick up food on your own. Try Newport Wine Cellar & Gourmet, Drift Cafe or Maho Poke all of which are close to Bowen’s Wharf.

Boarding Restrictions

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 legs about 16-20″ over the boat’s lifelines and hold on to the ladder to get on and off the boat.

You may see a picture of the boarding ladder by visiting the photo gallery on the Starlight page. 

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.

Charter Durations

Each sail is 2 hours.  Almost all guests find a two-hour sail that allows them to cover a lot of ground, relax and experience the joy of sailing. 

Availability & Booking

This sail is offered 7 days a week during our peak season. Weekend and select weekdays are offered during our shoulder season. 

To view our up-to-date availability or book a charter on Starlight, you may Book Online at any time.

Should Starlight be sold out, consider a private charter on Sightsailer.  Sightsailer is larger and can sail with up to 13 guests, however, we do many charters on her with just 2-6 guests.  More info on Sightsailer can be found here.

For more questions about bringing food and beverage please read under “Private Charters” in the response to the question on our FAQ page.

Private Charter Inquiries

    How would you prefer to be contacted?

      Starlight Sightsailer Aquidneck
    Maximum # of guests 6 13 49
    Sail Length 2 hours 1.5 hours 1.75 hours
    Price $400 / 2 HR Charter Email for Pricing Email for Pricing

    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.



    “Hands down the highlight of our time in Newport”

    C. Smith, Boston MA. -TripAdvisor