NEW ENGLAND “STAYCATION” YACHT CRUISE
August 22 – 29, 2020
September 14 -21, 2020 (Fall Special)
September 23 – 30, 2020 (Fall Special)
Ready for a “last minute” vacation this Summer/Fall and, like many of us, don’t want to travel far and maintain “social distance” while having an excellent time with family and friends?
Don’t want to book the entire yacht? Then click the link to book a stateroom on one of our Cruises by Stateroom
An 8 day/7 night sailing cruise on a Luxurious Catamaran from Newport, Rhode Island to fabulous islands like Marthas Vineyard, Nantucket and Block Island is a fantastic, safe week – close to home!
This cruise is on board a stable Lagoon 45 catamaran. This yacht has 3 private double staterooms (6 guests) with ensuite heads and showers in each stateroom. If it gets a little warm, the interior is fully air conditioned. On deck, there is ample seating and lounging areas. The galley is fully equipped for dining on board. A chef can be on board or everyone can take turns with their specialty in the galley.
The cruise begins in Newport – one of the yachting capitals of the world and a famous Summer/Fall destination. After boarding the boat and settling in, an afternoon and evening exploring the town. Walk along Cliff Walk, perhaps visiting a summer cottage (mansion) like Rosecliff featured in The Gatsby, and dining at one of Newport’s many restaurants like the Clarke Cooke House or the White Horse Tavern.
The next day, we will sail out of Newport Harbor, past the iconic Castle Rock Lighthouse (starting area of the Newport-Bermuda Race) – perhaps crossing tacks with a classic Americas Cup 12 meter yacht. Where we go from there will depend on the weather and your particular desires with guidance from your experienced skipper. If you love to sail and steer – please do, if not, you can let the crew do it for you!
Cuttyhunk and Islands
Cuttyhunk and the Elizabeth Islands are a good first stop with a charming harbor and village to explore.
Marthas Vineyard is close by to Cuttyhunk and the sail up the sheltered waters of Vineyard Sound to Edgartown is about 20 miles. After picking up a mooring in the harbor, Edgartown is a delight to explore with beautiful homes, shops and dining and drinking establishments.
One option is to have an amazing sunset dinner on the beach which is organized and hosted by Kristen Gosselin and her staff at KG Events & Design
The next day, we sail across Nantucket Sound to Nantucket with its famous beaches, town and harbor. Exploring the quiet side streets with flowering hydrangea surrounding classic New England cottages and homes is a favorite thing to do. Many of the homes are topped by a “widows walk.” Maybe you will want to stop in a shop and become the proud owner of a Nantucket basket purse.
From Nantucket, we head back to the west with possible stops at Hyannis ( home to the Kennedy clan), Menemsha and then on to Block Island.
Sailing into Block Island through the narrow entrance past Gunners Hill and mooring in Great Salt Pond is an amazing experience. Block Island is home to some spectacular beaches that are well worth exploring.
From Block Island we will sail back into Newport at the end of your cruise and the best “Staycation” ever!
Your Skipper for this cruise is Ross Lysinger, who was born in Newport and has sailed extensively throughout New England and the World. If you choose to have a chef/mate on board – Lauren Bourgault brings with her – years of galley experience and sailing. More info about them is in this About Us page
What does this cost? (For September dates – discount $1000)
The Lagoon 45 (fully equipped with linens, towels, galley equipment and dinghy) including taxes, fees, moorings, fuel and Skipper fee is $11,198 or $233/person/day with 6 guests
( If you want to have a chef on board and not worry about provisioning and cooking, it is an additional $2,000. With 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 4 dinners on board – estimate $1,680 for food. Beverages are extra. This totals $14,878 or $303/person/day with 6 guests.)
Not included are shore costs, beverages, provisions (if choosing not to have a chef) and crew gratuity (15-20% of charter fee)
The charter will start at 4pm on at Christie’s Landing in Newport and end there by 11am.
To reserve this charter, we will need a 30% deposit and the balance due 30 days prior to the start of the charter. If paying by credit card, there will be a 3% surcharge.
We look forward to helping you and your family and friends to have a fantastic week!
Note: Here is link to the management’s Covid-19 policy