With just your party, sailing on Starlight is like sailing on your own private yacht. Bring your sense of adventure and enjoy the spectacular setting as we sail through Newport Harbor, into Narragansett Bay and along the shoreline of Newport's Ocean Drive. The views are stunning: beautiful seaside estates, forts, lighthouses, islands and world famous yachts.
Although we don't follow a fixed route and the wind and tide vary daily, on each sail you will see Fort Adams, the largest, best preserved fort on the East Coast, Hammersmith Farm, the summer Whitehouse of JFK and Clingstone, a one of a kind house perched on rocks. Often we'll sail through Brenton's Cove and its spectauclar seaside estates. Newport has one of the prettiest harbors in the world and offers some of the best sailing conditions in the U.S.!
Take the wheel and experience the thrill of sailing, receive some casual instruction, or pack a small picnic, your favorite beverage and sit back and relax. Starlight is the perfect boat for sailing with friends, family or for special occasions. She has often been the setting for many "Pop The Question" moments!
Starlight is an O'Day 34, one of the most popular cruising boats built. She is comfortable, fun to sail and well equipped. Her hull design, combined with stern perch seats, a comfortable, cushioned cockpit, cozy cabin and ample deck space make her the perfect size and design for sailing around Newport. There is a clean head (bathroom), cooler for drinks, all necessary safety gear and blankets to keep you warm on cool evenings.
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Captain Ed Early returns for his eighth year captaining Starlight. Ed has been sailing for 30 plus years, is a U.S. Coast Guard licensed captain, boat builder, former instructor at Offshore Sailing School, world traveler and extremely good tennis player. If you're interested, he can talk a blue streak about virtually anything! Most importantly, Ed is extremely knowledgeable about Newport, a competent professional and will show you a great time on the water!
Starlight is conveniently located dockside at Bowen's Wharf. Step on/ step off via a fixed, sturdy, seawall ladder. No wasting time waiting for the launch or wet dinghy ride to the boat required. Casual and elegant restautants/bars located at departure point. Great for waiting or relaxing at upon return.
Private two hour sail: $270.00. Private four hour sail: $495.00.
Although never expected, a gratuity for the captain of around 15% is always appreciated.
Please see the Private Charter page of this section for Starlight's schedule. Starlight charters may be booked year round by phone at 401 849-3333. Online booking for two hour charters opens May 1.