Starlight is the perfect private 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. To view pictures of Starlight, visit the: Starlight page.
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. Take the wheel and experience the thrill of sailing, receive casual sailing instruction or sit back and relax.
Starlight is an O’Day 34’s one of the most popular cruising boats in the U.S. She has a very comfortable cockpit with stern perch seats, many nice places to sit and sails well. There is a well-equipped 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 2 hours or 3.5 hours. Almost all guests find a two-hour sail allows them to cover a lot of ground, relax and experience the joy of sailing. 3.5 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 any time or call us at (401) 619-0202. See the FAQ sections for more information.
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 on the Sightsailer page.