Yacht Charter Rhode Island
While many sailing destinations claim to be the best in the world, Newport in Rhode Island, with over 400 miles of shoreline and a rich maritime heritage, really is at the heart of the sailing community, with its scenic cruising grounds making it the ideal location for a perfect summer getaway.What’s on this page
Rhode Island yacht rental
Located between Nantucket and Long Island, our base in Warwick, Rhode Island provides easy access to this amazing cruising ground and Newport’s charming downtown area, where you’ll find the historic homes of many seafaring captains. Newport also hosts the world’s most prestigious sailing race, the America’s Cup.
There are endless possibilities when it comes to the itinerary of your Rhode Island charter boat vacation, taking in some of the most notable tourist destinations in the US, including Nantucket, Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard, the summer playground of the rich and famous.
On your Rhode Island yacht rental, you can also head to The Hamptons on Long Island and explore its charming towns and villages, gourmet restaurants, lively bars and upscale boutiques. If you’re looking to get back to nature, you can spend your day whale watching, fishing, hiking or picnicking in Wetherill State Park at the southeastern tip of Conanicut Island.
Our charter base is located in Safe Harbor Cowesett, Warwick, Rhode Island, just a short sail from Newport.
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Things to do in Rhode Island
Enjoy a world famous cliff walk
If it’s peace and quiet you’re after, Newport’s 3.5-mile cliff walk is your ticket to escape. On one side, you’ll have infinite views of the Atlantic Ocean and the sound of waves crashing against the rocks. On the other, you’ll catch a glimpse of the Gilded Age mansions. It’s the best of both worlds, so it’s no wonder it’s one of the top things to do in Rhode Island.
Stroll around Newport Historic District
See the regal 19th century mansions along Bellevue Avenue for instant property gratification. Some of them are museums, so save some time to take a look at the interiors.
Head to Thames Street and Broadway
Discover countless shops and restaurants while sailing Rhode Island. You can find everything from seafood classics to Japanese ramen noodles and a lively nightlife scene.
Relax with paddleboarding
Head to Conanicut Marina in the neighboring town of Jamestown. Enjoy some SUP action along this wonderful coast.
Catch the waves
If you love the surf, then you will want to head to Sachuest Beach to enjoy the best of the region’s surfing. It’s one of the most popular things to do in Rhode Island.
When is the best time to go to Rhode Island?
The best time to visit Rhode Island is in summer when the weather is great, with average high temperatures of 80ºF most days, and average lows of about 60ºF in the evening. There are over 200 sunny days each year in Rhode Island.
What are the sailing conditions in Rhode Island?
From April to October, experience calmer winds perfect for any sailing vacation. The best wind of the year comes in July, reaching up to six miles per hour.
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Rhode Island boat hire
Sail Rhode Island and explore the sailing grounds from the Hamptons to Nantucket and beyond. Enjoy sailing our catamarans in this special region of the US. Find out more about our Rhode Island bareboat fleet.
Skippered yacht charter Rhode Island
Hire a skipper to sail Rhode Island and enjoy a wonderful sailing vacation. Sailing experience isn’t needed as your skipper will sail you and your guests around Rhode Island’s cruising grounds while you relax.
Rhode Island sailing itinerary
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Day 1: Warwick, Rhode Island
Spend the night at our Newport base located at Warwick. Grab dinner and drinks at one of the many area restaurants.
Day 2: Menemsha
Set sail from Warwick for Menemsha, on Martha’s Vineyard. Menemsha is known as the filming location for Steven Spielberg’s summer-thriller, Jaws. This quiet fishing village features many delicious seafood restaurants and beautiful sandy beaches with dunes aplenty. While visiting Menemsha Beach, check out the Swordfish Harpooner sculpture.
Day 3: Nantucket
Sail in the morning from Menemsha to Nantucket, an old whaling port just 20 or so miles from Cape Cod. The Nantucket area is known for its pristine beaches, cobblestone streets, historic homes and wine festivals.
Day 4: Oak Bluffs
After experiencing Nantucket, set sail towards Oak Bluffs, a small, charming Martha’s Vineyard town. The Oak Bluffs area features tiny shops, restaurants and bars, along with a beautiful beach. Be sure to check out the Campground, a neighborhood featuring small, colorful cottages that look straight out of a storybook.
Day 5: Cuttyhunk
Carry on with your New England sailing adventure by heading towards Cuttyhunk Island, the outermost of the Elizabeth Islands in Massachusetts. This small island has a population of only around 52 people and features many places to grab a bite to eat and relax. While there, be sure to stop by Church’s Beach, one of Buzzards Bay’s most beautiful sandy spots.
Day 6: Conanicut Island
Your journey continues on to Jamestown, on Conanicut Island, the second largest island in Narragansett Bay. The area is known as being the filming location for many movies including Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom, which perfectly captures New England’s sleepy seaside vibe. Jamestown has a wide variety of restaurants and bars to choose from along with some great beaches and cliffs to relax at.
Day 7: Sailing to Warwick
On your final day return back to Warwick.
Useful information for yacht charters in Rhode Island
How do I get to Rhode Island from the US?
Fly into Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport (PVD), a short 15-minute taxi ride to our base in Warwick, Rhode Island. Logan International Airport (BOS) is 64 miles from the base, or a one-hour and 15-minute drive by car/shuttle. There are regular flights from most domestic and international cities with all major airline carriers, please check the schedule at the airport’s website.
What language is spoken in Rhode Island?
The language spoken in Rhode Island is English.
What is the currency for Rhode Island?
The currency in Rhode Island is the United States Dollar (USD).
What documents do I need to sail Rhode Island?
Visitors to the United States will need a passport, valid for the duration of their stay, and a visa, unless they are a resident of a visa-waiver country.
Talk to us to make sure you have the correct documents before you travel for your Rhode Island charter yacht vacation.
How do I get around Rhode Island?
The transport system in Rhode Island is comprehensive and includes trains, taxis, ride-sharing and buses, making it easy for getting around Rhode Island.
What is the Wi-Fi like in Rhode Island?
Wi-Fi is available at our marina and it is easily accessible in Rhode Island during your Rhode Island yacht rental.
What regulations are there in Rhode Island?
Night sailing is not permitted.
Where can I find weather forecasts in Rhode Island?
For a seven-day forecast, visit the Marine Weather website.
What provisioning is there in Rhode Island?
There are plenty of choices for provisioning ahead of your Rhode Island yacht charter. Please refer to the base guide.
What baggage can I take on my Rhode Island charter yacht vacation?
Please take only soft bags and not suitcases as they are too cumbersome on board.
What is the electrical current in Rhode Island?
The land electrical current in Rhode Island is 110V.
What is the dialing code for Rhode Island?
The dialing code Rhode Island is +1.
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What is the cancellation policy for Sail Share?
We highly recommend you arrange travel insurance in case you need to cancel for an unexpected reason to cover non-refundable deposits.
Our Sail Share cabin cancellation fees are:
- More than 90 days before original embarkation date: 25% of the charter fee
- 89 – 60 days before original embarkation date: 50% of the charter fee
- 59 – 30 days before original embarkation date: 75% of the charter fee
- Fewer than 29 days before original embarkation date: 100% of the charter fee
How flexible is the itinerary for a Sail Share charter?
Our yacht itineraries are designed by our destination experts and are set to showcase the best of the destination’s highlights. They are set and not flexible, even if you book all the cabins.
What happens if the weather changes while sailing on a Sail Share charter?
The skipper may decide to change the itinerary if there is bad weather.
Can I choose which cabin I want when I book a Sail Share?
Choose a double cabin with shared bath, or private bath for an additional fee.
Are there child or age restrictions for Sail Share?
Minimum Age: 16 years old
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