For a Newport sailboat charter consider Starlight, our O'Day 34. Sailing with just two to six guests, a private sailing charter aboard Starlight is the often the highlight of a visit to Newport!
Sailing with just your party, (2-6 guests), sailing on Starlight is like sailing on your own private yacht. Pack a small picnic, bring your favorite beverage and come enjoy the spectacular setting as we sail through Newport Harbor, into Narragansett Bay and along the shoreline of Newport's Ocean Drive. Sail past beautiful seaside estates, lighthouses, world famous yachts and experience world-class sailing!
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. We'll also sail through Brenton's Cove and its spectauclar seaside estates.
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, comfortable cushioned cockpit, custom stern perch seats, ample deck space and cozy cabin make Starlight 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.
Take the wheel and experience the thrill of sailing, receive some casual instruction or relax on her decks. 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 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.
View departure schedule and available dates and times by clicking on Book Online in main menu. Book Two Hour Private Charters online or call us at 401 619-0202. Four hour sails may only be booked by phone.
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Please read below for important information regarding boarding, customer and weather cancellation policies. Please see our FAQ section above for answers to many frequently asked questions.
Note: Boarding and disembarking Starlight is done by taking 2-3 steps up and down a sturdy ladder, permanently attached to the 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 ladder in the Photos section. Most people do not have a problem, however if you have balance issues, are recovering from knee or hip surgery, are shaky or unsteady, we recommend you consider a sail on Aquidneck which is our most stable vessel with standard stair and handrail boarding.
You may cancel and receive a 100% refund providing you cancel at least 10 days before departure.
You really have nothing to worry about! We won't send you out in the pouring rain or if the radar shows it's likely to start raining just after you depart. Bring a jacket and your sense of adventure, in case we get a passing shower!
We will cancel in the event of sustained rain, thunder, lightning, high winds, rough seas, dense fog or if threatening weather appears imminent. However, we will sail in cloudy, light to medium fog and overcast conditions.
If it looks like there is a small chance of a light sprinkle or passing shower, we'll sail. So although we can't guarantee you a a postcard picture-perfect sunset, rest assured that we won't send you out in the pouring rain either!
Since the weather can change rapidly in New England, we often do not make cancellation decisions until shortly before departure time. See our FAQ section for more answers to frequently asked questions.