Sail past the ‘Gilded Age’ mansions that line the harbours and ports of Newport, Rhode Island and the former whaling port of Massachusetts on a luxury New England yacht charter. New England has a rich and fascinating history that anyone onboard a yacht charter in New England will enjoy learning.
Mansions aside, there’s a purity and simplicity about New England sights - lighthouses casting beacons out to sea, lobster traps bobbing in the water, their catch served up in seafood shacks close to the shore. Wide, unpopulated beaches, cobblestone streets and a flotilla of sailboats racing to the finish are among some of the sights that you can enjoy from the deck of you yacht charter in New England.
Why Go: Unspoiled coastlines, remote beaches, historic buildings, sailing as a religion.
When to Go: June - September
Essential Ports: Newport, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, Sag Harbor, Block Island.
Essential Experiences: Touring the Newport mansions, the U.S version of Loire Valley Chateaux, a lobster roll at the Clam Shack in Kennebunkport, Maine and a boiled lobster at Harraseeket. Lunch and lobster in South Freeport after taking a break from shopping L.L Bean and the outlet stores, a Kobe beef and brisket burger on the wide lawn facing the Atlantic at the patrician Nantucket resort, the Wauwinet.
Local Favourite: Biking between the lighthouses on Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket or Cape Cod.