Yachting in Connecticut is filled with great sailing and boating destinations. You have the beautiful port of Greenwich and it’s wonderful shopping. The coast of Connecticut is filled with beaches and great water activities. Our charter sailboats, day charters and and vacation charters can take you to a variety of destinations within close proximity.
Take your charter yacht to Cuttyhunk, Hadley’s Harbor, Egartown, Nantucket and more. Spend a day exploring these classic small towns and enjoy some of America’s oldest heritage spots.
Mystic is another great cruising destination and it offers a hands-on aquarium and the nation’s leading maritime museum. Founded in 1929, the museum is home to four National Historic Landmark vessels, including the Charles W. Morgan, the last wooden whaleship in the world. The Living history museum consists of a village, ships and 17 acres of exhibits depicting coastal life in New England in the 19th century. Mystic Seaport has been an active port for hundreds of years.
Nearby Groton is home of the Nautilus, the world’s first nuclear-powered vessel and the first ship to go to the North Pole. The Submarine Force Museum traces the development of the “Silent Service” from the 1700’s to the more recent Ohio and Virginia class submarines.
Connecticut comes from an Indian word (Quinnehtukqut) meaning “beside the long tidal river”. And with the right yacht charter or sailboat, you can explore the long tidal river.
While not in Connecticut, Newport, Rhode Island is one of the premier yacht charter destinations in New England and is a short cruise from Connecticut. Historically known as the City-by-the-Sea, Newport is renowned for almost 200 colonial era buildings, protected by the National Register of Historic Landmarks.
Well known for its maritime history and as the glorious stage of past America’s Cup races, Connecticut yachting enthusiasts make certain that Newport is a port of call. Beyond the beautiful harbor and within walking distance from any of the city’s marinas, yacht charter visitors will find exquisitely opulent mansions, fine dining, antique shops and trendy boutiques.
The International Tennis Hall of Fame and the Newport Jazz festival are popular draws to this yachting hot spot.