May 12, 2024

The Ultimate Experience: A Yacht Charter in New England

7 Day Itinerary

Sag Harbor


Block Island


Martha's Vineyard


Sag Harbor

New England Essentials




Summer is upon us, which for many New Yorkers and Bostonians means preparing for their Hamptons or Nantucket beach vacations. Just mentioning The Hamptons or Nantucket conjures thoughts of Americana, pristine coastline, lighthouses, and celebrities and titans of industry rubbing shoulders at summer time galas. But no matter how many times you have been to these summer retreats, you haven’t truly experienced this area until you have explored it by water on your own private yacht.

Yachting in New England and throughout the Hamptons is unlike anywhere else in the world: golden sand beaches and lighthouses; upscale boutiques in picture perfect towns; and stunning mansions on imposing cliffs. Sailing through this region, you will soon see that this coastline has more to offer than purely natural beauty – it possesses a wealth of history and culture dating back to the American colonial past and set against some of the most expensive and desirable real estate in the United States.

Itinerary for a Luxury Yacht Charter in New England

Here is a sample seven-day itinerary that will take you and your guests to some of the most well-known sites in New England. Check out our yachts in The Hamptons and plan your journey.


Sag Harbor

Embark on your yacht from Sag Harbor and take a short cruise to Shelter Island, where a tender can rendezvous with your yacht to bring you onshore for lunch at Sunset Beach. This East End staple feels more like St. Tropez than Long Island with its yellow-and-white parasols and Mediterranean vibe. After a relaxing post-lunch swim or a jet ski ride, take a sunset cruise back to Sag Harbor to dine aboard your yacht or head into town and to enjoy farm-to-table fare.



After breakfast onboard, head to the North Fork of Long Island, home to dozens of vineyards and charming small towns. Make sure to pay a visit to the lavender fields at Lavender by the Bay before heading into town for lunch at the Frisky Oyster in Greenport. After embarking on your yacht, head to the surf town of Montauk. Cruise to the famous Montauk Lighthouse and then drop anchor at Navy Beach, where you can take in the breathtaking sunset before heading back to Montauk for dinner at the Crow’s Nest where you’ll have some of the freshest local food with a view.


Block Island

Known for its protected beaches, Block Island was named by the Nature Conservancy as one of the sites in the list of “last great places” in the Western Hemisphere. Visit the Mohegan Bluffs, and take the staircase to the bottom of the clay cliffs, and make sure to try a bowl of New England clam chowder at the National Hotel.



From Block Island take a morning cruise to Nantucket, made famous by the Kennedy family for their family compound in Hyannis Port. Originally a whaling port, Nantucket has been named a National Historic District, where little has changed since the 17th century — old-fashioned lamps still line the streets. Nantucket is better known for its dune-backed beaches and cobblestone streets and is famous for its 4th of July fireworks.


Martha's Vineyard

From Nantucket, take a short cruise to the storied island of Martha’s Vineyard, a summertime favorite of sitting U.S. presidents. Martha’s Vineyard boasts the oldest working carousel in the country and, if you’re traveling with children, you might consider taking a tour of the Farm Institute, where you can see livestock and explore lush vegetable and flower gardens. And no trip to the Vineyard is complete without some Murdick’s fudge. Have dinner in town before heading back to your yacht for a well-deserved night’s rest.



Wake up to breakfast aboard while you take a leisurely cruise to the yachting capital of the U.S. — Newport, Rhode Island. Home to the prestigious New York Yacht Club and some of the nation’s most impressive and historic mansions, this quintessential New England town is also known for its museums and art and jazz festivals. In Newport you will be able to stroll down the famous Cliff Walk and pay a visit to The Breakers, the former summer cottage of the Vanderbilt family. If admiring the mansions were not enough, you will also have the opportunity to dine at the historic Castle Inn, which was built in 1875.


Sag Harbor

After a breakfast in Newport town, take a restful cruise back to The Hamptons with lunch onboard. This morning cruise will get you back into Sag Harbor just in time for a late lunch in town followed by a lively dinner at Le Bilboquet restaurant overlooking the marina.

This one-week luxury yacht charter in New England brings you to some of the region’s most iconic towns on a journey covering just over 270 nautical miles. It’s an experience not to be missed and will make for lifelong memories for you and your guests. Enjoy this historic part of the world as it was meant to be seen — by the water.



Topping Rose House

Topping Rose House is a luxury haven in the heart of The Hamptons, where old and new come together in the spirit of this legendary area of eastern Long Island.

YachtLife is here to help you find the perfect yacht charter in New England for any occasion. Work with your broker ahead of time to ensure everything is ready for you once you embark. Aboard your yacht, the captain and crew will be there to make sure you are safe and have an unforgettable experience.

Have fun and enjoy yourself. You are going on an amazing vacation, and this is an opportunity for you to relax and unwind. To help you out, we have put together some other sample itineraries here. You deserve it.


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