New England Yacht Charters
Explore the history, seafood, and surf of the beautiful American Northeast coast
Situated on the northeastern edge of the U.S., five of New England’s six diverse states border the Atlantic Ocean. It’s no surprise that seafaring is deeply rooted in the heritage of this area, making New England yacht charters an enticing option for travelers.
Aside from the allure of the vast ocean, “The Birthplace of America” also offers a diversity of attractions that include historic towns, outdoor adventures and some of the best seafood in the world.
Relax on deck in the fresh salt air and then de-board your yacht to walk the Freedom Trail in Boston, tour the opulent mansions of the Industrial Revolution’s titans in Newport, and stretch out on the sandy beaches of Cape Cod. There’s so much to see and do in this corner of the world, and it’s all best experienced by boat.
Yacht charter services allow you to explore this region in a way that you’d never experience by land or ferry. You’ll have the freedom to roam from cute town to gorgeous island in a way that’s unprecedented, all while enjoying the luxury of yacht travel. A private New England charter with Worldwide Boat is served by a personal crew, and our wide range of yachts can be chosen with the exact amenities you desire (whether that’s a hot tub or an entertainment room).
If you want to explore New England like never before, contact us to learn about our services. We can pair you with the perfect yacht, recommend the ideal stops, and even work on your itinerary in such detail that we can recommend the best meals.
Why Charter a Yacht in New England?
The ultimate sailing territory
This, in our opinion, is one of the best places to sail in the U.S. The area has a rich culture of sailing, with nautical themes featured in iconic art and even locals’ interior design. It’s been a site for sailing for the elite for many, many decades, and now you can experience it in a way that even they would find luxurious.
Picturesque towns and coastal communities
Stop by and take in the views of adorable lighthouses, cute towns, wonderful wharves, beautiful marinas, fun piers and ivy-covered museums. Everywhere you could stop on your vacation in New England has a rich history, with settlers, soldiers and sailors stepping on the same surfaces where you stop.
World-famous seafood and unique cuisine
The area is most famous for rich, delicious lobster, but you can also find scallops, clams and crabs. Clambakes and chowder are a must, not to mention the numerous other local specialties, like pies, baked beans, saltwater taffy, maple candies, cranberries and brown bread.
Don’t forget the beverages. Sam Adams was founded in Massachusetts and is one of the original craft beers, making it more than worth a taste. And any yacht charters to New England that dock in Portland will find a thriving craft brewery scene amongst its historical brick buildings
Beautiful beaches and family fun
This is one of the best options for families looking for adventure. New England charter services bring something for everyone. Kids can explore marinas and aquariums, and parents can enjoy the sands and surf (or vice versa). The summer brings a lot of sun to the shores, and the craggy rocks coupled with beautiful sandy beaches make the area completely unique compared to other locales. If you’re hoping for a slice of paradise, this may be the destination for you!
To Charter Destinations in New England
Your charter can roam in almost any direction you choose – so where to? From the most northern reaches of Maine to the southern tip of Connecticut, you have miles of coastline to explore. Here are a few of the top destinations for New England boat charters:
- Falkner Island, CT
Falkner is a unique, crescent-shaped island that’s best known for the Falkner Island Light, a lighthouse built in 1802 that’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The famous lighthouse is worth seeing – it played a role in the War of 1812 and today still operates as a navigational aid, and the lighthouse is home to one of the world’s largest breeding colonies of endangered roseate tern.
- Newport, RI
A lovely seaside city, Newport is most famous for being the summer retreat of America’s wealthiest families during the Gilded Age. These business titans made their fortune during the Industrial Revolution and you can see echoes of that wealth in their opulent, oceanfront mansions, many of which are now museums. The breathtaking Cliff Walk takes you along the edge of the ocean and gives you some of the best views of the mansions.
- Cape Cod, MA
Boasting some of the best beaches in the country, “summering in the Cape” has been popular for decades. Aside from relaxing on the beach, biking along the Rail Trail and kayaking through the marshes and estuaries are favorite diversions of travelers. Tasting some of the fresh, local oysters is also a must.
- Chebeague Island, ME
Surprisingly, there are over 3,000 islands of the coast of Maine, most of which are pristinely uninhabited and ruggedly beautiful. The more developed islands are just as picturesque, and Chebeague in particular is worth seeing. Only 5 miles wide, this tiny island is best traversed by bicycle, allowing you to beach hop easily. During low tides, you can even join the locals and go clamming – if you’re a quick study, you’ll be able to bring dinner back for all the guests on your New England charter.
New England: Best Time to Charter
While New England is beautiful all year round, it’s during the late spring and summer months – specifically, between May and September – that yachting season really hits its prime. This is due in part to weather, but also because New England has become a dedicated chartering area during the warmer, summer months because of the fact that the Caribbean’s warm weather has made it the destination of choice for most yachters during the winter season.
While in New England, you’ll be able to explore top destinations like Cape Cod, Maine, the Bay of Fundy, Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard and Newport Rhode Island, as well as the area’s picturesque light houses, beautiful boats and quaint island villages. During the summer, all types of yachts are available in most major southern New England and Maine ports, making it the perfect destination for any type of charter.
Book a New England yacht charter with us online for your next amazing vacation. We’ll find the boat rental that’s perfect for you, help to manage your itinerary and organize an unforgettable trip. Contact us today!