New England Yacht Charters

New England Yacht ChartersTHE SIX STATES of New England form the most compact and most accessible region in the United States. It’s easy to see all six states on one vacation, but you can also spend a week in just one place on your charter yacht. One state, Rhode Island, can fit in your coat pocket; the others — Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine — can fit inside Oklahoma and still leave room to stretch out.

When Emily Dickinson wrote, “I think New Englandy,” we sense what she means. It has to do with small towns, ingenuity, self-reliance, rugged individualism.

It’s variety, too. New England’s identities are many. It’s the arty and culturally rejuvenated city of Providence. It’s the serenity of the Cape Cod National Seashore. It’s the skyscraping granite peaks of New Hampshire’s White Mountains. It’s the booming biotech world of Boston. It’s the jagged rocky coast of Andrew Wyeth’s Maine. It’s Irish. It’s Italian. It’s Vietnamese. It’s Haitian. It’s Cambodian. It’s Portuguese.

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Plan your charters around one of the many festivals offered during the summer, but leave the shoreside crowds behind by escaping to your private yacht. Go beachcombing or bike riding and walk through sand dunes and grassy meadows. Try a little fishing. All of these activities and more are available in fleet of yachts. Embark in Newport, RI, home to classic schooners, 12-meter America’s Cup challengers and megayachts. Plan a charter around the time of the legendary Newport Folk or Jazz Festivals. Visit the mansions of the Vanderbilts and Astors. Then, cruise to funky, fun Block Island. Enjoy a lower key atmosphere. Block Island is like the resort you went to as a child. Then it’s on to Martha’s Vineyard, anchoring at Edgartown, with its picturesque lighthouse entrance, charming town and nearby sandy beach. Tour the island, do a little hiking, explore the galleries and shops. Historic Nantucket offers walking tours and a Whaling Museum celebrating its importance as the capital of the U.S. whaling industry in the 18th and 19th centuries. New England charm, first rate galleries, magnificent shopping may all be enjoyed. Leave towns and crowds behind while anchoring at Cuttyhunk. The Vineyard Sound beaches are not to be missed here.