For more information, call:
ext. 4233 (in season)
or ext. 5094 (winter)
Mystic Seaport Boathouse Rentals
Explore the historic Mystic River firsthand at the Mystic Seaport Boathouse. Rent a classic small wooden boat to row or sail, cruise in style with a licensed captain aboard our Museum-built catboat, or enjoy a half-hour sail with our skipper aboard the 26-foot 1917 Herreshoff Launch, Resolute. Museum admission is required for rowboat/sailboat rentals. All waterfront activities end for the season on Columbus Day.
2013 Operating Schedule:
Open weekends only: Beginning May 18
Open daily: June 22 - September 2
Open weekends only: September 7 - October 14
Twenty traditional small craft from Mystic Seaport's collection are available for rent to qualified boaters:
|VESSELS / PASSENGER SIZE||TIME||COST PER BOAT|
|Rowboats: Up to 5 people & a dog per boat||30 min.||Member: $7, Non-member: $10|
|Rowboats: Up to 5 people & a dog per boat||60 min.||Member: $10, Non-member: $15|
|Sailboats: Number of passengers depends on boat||60 min.||Member: $15, Non-member: $20|
The Breck Marshall, a 20-foot Crosby catboat reproduction, provides many a unique adventure beneath her billowing sails. During a smooth and quiet ride, passengers relax in her roomy cockpit while the skipper identifies points of interest on the Mystic River shoreline. The Breck Marshall offers 30-minute rides, weather permitting. Sails run between 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 and are sold at the Boathouse. Museum admission is required. Limit 6 passengers per voyage. Learn more about the Breck Marshall.
Resolute - Enjoy a half-hour sail with a licensed captain aboard the 26-foot 1917 Herreshoff Launch, Resolute. Sails offered Monday through Friday in July and August from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $4 and are sold at the Boathouse. Museum admission is required. Limit 6 passengers per voyage. Enjoy a private charter aboard Resolute.
Charter Araminta - The ketch designed by L. Francis Herreshoff and built in 1954 by Norman Hodgdon of Boothbay Harbor, Maine, is available for day charters in Fishers Island Sound. She is in excellent shape and very responsive to the helm. This is exhilarating sailing in a yacht designed for comfortable day sails. Araminta can be chartered during working hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. mid-June through Columbus Day. Licensed skipper provided. Up to four agile crew members maximum. Member rate: $350 / Non-member rate: $375. Call 860.572.0711, ext. 5094 for details. An Araminta charter does not require Museum admission.