Superyacht charters in New England offer a distinctly American experience, exploring a region that boasts a rich yachting heritage and sensational natural beauty.
New England is blessed with a fascinating range of diverse activities to immerse yourself in. Opportunities for luxury retreats in New England are boundless, from sailing alongside whale pods to cycling through the rustic paths of Martha’s vineyard. This is an enthralling destination for adventure, with abundant unique attractions that superyachts can explore on a luxury charter.
In the ‘Ocean State’ of Rhode Island is the yachting capital of Newport, where your superyacht will cruise along glorious stretches of beaches and stop off to allow you to take in the city’s wonders. For many years, Newport was the host of the America’s Cup, and its yachting pedigree remains strong today with a superyacht-packed harbour. This is a phenomenal area of New England for cruising grounds and sailing experiences, a firm favourite for charters, and there is also plenty to discover on land.
Visitors flock to Newport for its sublime vineyards and cultural delights, with fascinating museums and lively jazz festivals. With a superyacht at your disposal, you will be able to explore all of the treasures along the Rhode Island coastline, where behind the unspoilt natural beauty lies a rich maritime history and an exciting array of activities. In the state capital of Providence you can have your fix of luxury city pleasures and indulge in elegant fine dining.
Massachusetts boasts some of the most thrilling and unique experiences in New England. From the seductive powdery beaches of Cape Cod to the famous islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, this is a haven for luxury superyachts and jet-setters, appealing to all demographics.
Martha’s Vineyard is a small, picturesque island which offers exclusive retreats for superyachts. The stunning natural beauty of Martha’s Vineyard has become an iconic destination for luxury travellers, with a sublime setting for outdoor exploration and a relaxing atmosphere to unwind in. Wandering through Martha’s Vineyard you will find charming villages and a rich artistic culture which is epitomised by the galleries and artisan elegant boutiques. Cape Code is renowned for its glitzy clientele, and is a hub for superyacht charters. Surrounded by breath-taking cruising grounds, Cape Cod is a perfect yachting destination which celebrates outdoor lifestyle and encourages free spirits. Luxury is the name of the game in Cape Cod, and you will tuck into exquisite fresh oysters in beachfront waters after a day spent exploring magnificent art galleries and the John F Kennedy Museum. Superyacht charters in Cape Cod will often include opportunities for fishing, with the waters here home to an abundance of species, from Blue Fin Tuna to Flounder and Striped Bass.
Maine is instantly recognisable by its iconic striped lighthouses and its rugged, rocky coastline. This picturesque state is referred to as the “Pine Tree State” due to the rich forest which runs along the coastline. This is a different and unique destination for a superyacht charter, with a special old-world charm that will have you feeling detached from a world you have left behind. Your private superyacht is the best way to discover the stunning coast of Maine, and at each stop you will be treated to phenomenal landscapes, culinary delights and an uplifting culture. Each waterfront town that your yacht will stop in offers its own special experience, while there are plenty of secluded spots to enjoy the exclusivity of your charter and take in the extraordinary ocean and natural environment.
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The Illustrious Harbours of New England (6 Day Superyacht Charter in New England)
This six-day superyacht charter will take you on a journey through all of the stunning natural beauty of New England, a North American yachting haven. From the atmospheric yachting capital of Newport, you will sail to iconic destinations and thrilling islands, embracing the outdoor spirit as you are treated to unforgettable scenery and captivating sunsets which will be enjoyed from the luxury of your yacht.
Day 1: Newport
Your North American superyacht adventure begins in the historic harbour city of Newport, a destination with prestigious yachting pedigree and seen by many as the sailing capital of the world. Easing your way into your charter experience, you will have time to explore the wonders of the city that range from seafood extravaganza at exquisite restaurants to opulent shopping. Boarding your superyacht, you will quickly fall into the luxury of what will be your base for the next week. Your first taste of superyacht cruising will be an exciting voyage through the surrounding waters, where you will have the chance to become acquainted with the luxurious onboard amenities and exciting water toys.
Day 2: Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard
After a night spent onboard your superyacht in Newport, you will sail to the iconic island of Martha’s Vineyard as you begin your exploration of the stunning cruising grounds of New England. Arriving at the quaint Victorian village of Oak Bluffs, you will unwind in a tranquil and solicitous atmosphere that consistently attracts a celebrity clientele. This is a spectacular luxury retreat, with an eclectic mix of restaurants and a rich landscape throughout the island where prolific vineyards provide fantastic day activities. You can spend your time on Martha’s Vineyard by discovering the island’s rich natural beauty on long treks, or by simply relaxing on the inviting beaches.
Day 3: Nantucket
The next stage of the voyage leads to Nantucket, a gorgeous island located 30 miles out to sea and once the world’s centre of the whaling industry as well as the inspiration for Herman Melville’s famous novel, Moby Dick. Nantucket is another New England paradise for luxury travellers, and is well placed with fine dining restaurants and lively bars in a thrilling environment. Explore one of the many pristine, secluded beaches or indulge in some shopping along the 19th century cobble-stone streets of downtown Nantucket. Head ashore for dinner at one of Nantucket’s numerous gastronomic delights after which, the night owls will enjoy the varied nightlife. Stay overnight.
Day 4: Edgartown
Your superyacht charter continues as you cruise to the historic Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard. This is perhaps the most well-known areas of the island for attracting the rich and famous, with a rich history to uncover in the city centre and plenty of pristine beaches to relax on. With a superyacht at your disposal, you will be able to explore the thrilling cruising grounds around this area, while Edgartown’s harbour is a hive of yachting activity that hosts major events throughout the year.
As evening falls, you will watch and enjoy awe-inspiring sunsets from the decks of your superyacht with a cocktail in hand.
Day 5: Cuttyhunk
The next enthralling destination in your charter itinerary is Cuttyhunk Island, a jewel of the Elizabeth Islands and the first English settlement in New England. In Cuttyhunk you will enjoy privacy away from any crowds of tourists that are usually drawn to the more developed areas of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. his is the last island on your superyacht charter, and offers fabulous cruising opportunities where you will make the most of your yacht and the exclusivity of a charter. With an ambience of complete and utter serenity, you will revel in the chance to do a whole lot of nothing, enjoying a wholesome sailing experience and indulging in the luxury of your superyacht as you take in a beautiful ocean environment. Stepping ashore, there are traditional New England treats to savour, especially the Lobster Boil. Whether served up in a local restaurant or prepared by your onboard chef, this dish will give you an authentic taste of New England after a day well spent soaking up the sun.
Day 6: Newport
After an overnight stay in Cuttyhunk, your luxury superyacht charter concludes with a sail back to the historic city of Newport. On the return cruise you will once again relish an enthralling sailing experience, and take pleasure in the tranquil environment around you. Once back in Newport, you will be prepared a delicious brunch before having a chance to indulge in areas of the city that you may not have had time for before.