Yachting in New England and Newport, RI 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.
Newport is a city located on Aquidneck Island in the New England state of Rhode Island and is considered the yachting capital of the US. This quintessential New England town is known for its sailing and is home to some of the world’s most luxurious yachts and boat shows – seeing Newport Harbor is a must. Newport’s yacht-filled harbor has hosted the America’s Cup, a renowned annual sailing regatta, for over 50 years and is also home to the prestigious New York Yacht Club.
Please note that your YachtLife charter specialist will be able to assist in planning your bespoke itinerary in Newport, RI, so the below should be considered as inspiration for your Newport, RI yacht charter. Additionally, we have created a 7-day New England yachting itinerary you may enjoy.
1. Cruise by the Gilded Age Mansions
Newport has a rich maritime history, but it is also known for its Gilded Age mansions lining Bellevue Avenue and the Cliff Walk; in Newport you will find some of the nation’s most impressive and historic mansions. Cruise down the famous Cliff Walk and pay a visit to The Breakers, an 1895 mansion patterned after a Renaissance palace and the former summer cottage of the Vanderbilt family. The view from the water is simply spectacular, but if admiring the mansions is not enough, you will also have the opportunity to dine at the historic Castle Inn, which was built in 1875.
2. Pay a visit to its Museums and Festivals
Newport, the “Sailing Capital of the World”, is also known for its museums and art and jazz festivals; Newport jazz is held every summer at Fort Adams, a former United States Army post and currently a museum open to the general public.
3. Visit its Vineyards
New England is also known for its impressive vineyards. As you cruise the region, be sure to ashore to pay them a visit. If you want to be impressed, visit Newport Vineyards, the region’s most notorious vineyards and the largest growers of wine grapes in New England.
4. Sail to Martha’s Vineyard
Newport has many local attractions, but its privileged location, in the heart of New England, allows for those who charter or own a private yacht, to explore the neighbouring islands. One such island would be the ultra-exclusive enclave of Martha’s Vineyard. Martha’s Vineyard boasts the oldest working carousel in the country, and if traveling with kids, you might consider taking a tour of the Farm Institute, where you’ll see livestock and can explore lush vegetable and flower gardens. And no trip to the Vineyard is complete without some Murdick’s fudge.
5. Navigate Narragansett Bay
One of the most beautiful things to do with a private yacht in Newport is to cruise over to Narragansett Bay. Its coastline is perfectly lined with beaches, uneven cliffs and exclusive seafront mansions and numerous lighthouses.
This a perfect day cruise to be enjoyed with your family and friends.
Yachting in Newport, RI will prove to be an experience not to be missed and will make for lifelong memories for you and your guests. Enjoy this stunning part of the world as it was meant to be seen – by thewater.
How to Charter a Yacht in Newport?
Chartering a private yacht in Newport should be simple and stress-free.
Whether we are working with you to create the perfect itinerary, or you would like water toys or provisions, at YachtLife, we do our absolute best to ensure your yacht charter in Newport will be one to remember.
We spend so much time and focus on the smallest details so you can focus on what matters most – enjoying your Newport charter vacation.
If you are looking to charter tomorrow or you are planning your next vacation, YachtLife is here to help you find the perfect yacht for any occasion.
Go onto our website or mobile apps (Android and iOS) and browse browse our hand-selected inventory of yachts to charter in Newport. View photos, specs and pricing, and reserve without having to call a broker.
If you have any questions, or need help planning, our team of professional yacht brokers are more than happy to assist in finding the perfect yacht for your charter vacation.
You can contact our team here to charter a yacht in Newport or anywhere in the world you desire.