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A luxury yacht charter in New England offers unique charm, a laid-back vibe and wild scenery. Explore characterful towns and sand dune lined rugged shores lapped by Atlantic waves on this ideal destination for family charters.
A New England luxury yacht charter has a character all of its own. Crowds descend on the water in the summer – but chartering a yacht out of high season means you can pretty much call these rugged shores your own.
Drop anchor and meander among Newport’s ornate beachfront mansions. While away a morning on Martha’s Vineyard, wandering the vintage backstreets as you take in the quaint charm and shop the boutiques.No trip to New England would be complete without visiting one of America’s most historic, unique and proud cities: Boston. A yacht charter in Boston offers the perfect base to take in the world-famous culture, cuisine and history.
Cape Cod and Maine are prime areas for whale watching and should be part of any yacht charter in New England. A haven for seafood fresh from these Atlantic shores, grab a dozen oysters or some world-famous New England lobster from a waterfront seafood shack. Pair them with a chilled Napa Valley Chardonnay for a true taste of the region. Or, enjoy them on the deck of your charter yacht, overlooking one of the many windswept beaches.
Start your New England superyacht charter by delighting in the elegant oceanside mansions in the historic town of Newport. Nicknamed the ‘sailing capital of the world’, it boasts quaint charm from both on and off the water. Load up on culture at one of the popular summertime parties such as the Jazz Festival or International Film show before setting sail from Newport’s historic Narragansett Bay.
Sail into Cuttyhunk Island, the westernmost of the Elizabeth Islands and a perfectly sheltered bay. Drop a fishing line along the reefs to snag one of the waters’ famous giant striped bass. Explore the nature reserve home to white-tailed deer and coyotes. You can’t visit Cuttyhunk Island without rocking up to the popular Raw Bar, where Cuttyhunk’s oysters are shucked to order.
Chart a course southeast to Martha’s Vineyard. Renowned for its blissful beaches, this exclusive island has been an escape for world-famous artists, actors and politicians for decades. Moor up in Edgartown’s natural harbour and take in the colourful quaint streets. Check out the annual Twelve-Metre Regatta held at the Yacht Club each August. Be sure to skip west to the Aquinnah (Gay Head) Cliffs where kilometres of golden sands unfurl and multi-hued clay shimmers against the picturesque coast.
Sail your way northeast to Cape Cod, one of the east coast’s most striking promontories. Seals bask off its protected coastline while watching out for humpback and minke whales. Take in the picturesque seaport of Chatham where Epicurean visitors can load up on lobster rolls at Nickerson Fish & Lobsters. Or if you fancy something a little fancier, dine on haute cuisine such as bay scallops in delicious sage garlic butter at Abba Restaurants in Orleans.
Spend your second day in Cape Cod exploring the offbeat streets of Provincetown, tucked into the sand dunes that crest the peninsula’s northern tip. Comb the town’s contemporary galleries for one-off artworks before kicking back with chilled cocktails on the panoramic terrace of the century-old Red Inn.
Nantucket is full of old-world charm. Legend says that Moby Dick set sail from these shores. Make time to explore the picture-perfect cobblestone streets, dine on delicious seafood dishes and shop in independent boutiques. Blend in with the locals by donning Nantucket Reds chinos and hit the hip Gallery Beach for G&Ts taking in the beautiful sunsets the island has to offer. And if your New England charter is in May, be sure to visit the annual Nantucket Wine Festival.
A place of splendid isolation, Block Island is home to a petite population of only 1,000 year-round residents but come summertime, this breezy New England isle is unmissable. Time your visit to coincide with the weeklong sailboat races that take place during Block Island Race Week each June. Wrap up your superyacht charter in New England by taking a dip beneath the waves to see the U-853, a German submarine sunk just off the island in 1945.