Take your Mystic Seaport experience to the next level and charter a private boat ride for your family and friends. From a 61-foot schooner with billowing sails to one of the oldest, coal-fired steamboats still in operation, our Boathouse offers unique charter options that guarantee lifelong memories. Boathouse charters do not require Museum admission.
Slip back into the halcyon days of American yachting aboard our 26-foot diesel-powered launch, Resolute. The 1917 Herreshoff Launch is available for 90-minute downriver cruises during the warmer months. Resolute carries a maximum of six passengers and charters must be reserved in advance.
Resolute operates Monday through Friday in July and August. Charter fee: Member $75 / non-member $90. Please call 860.572.0711 to schedule a Resolute charter.
This 33-foot auxiliary 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. In excellent shape and very responsive to the helm, Araminta provides exhilarating sailing in a yacht specifically designed for comfortable day sails.
Araminta can be chartered mid-June through Columbus Day between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. A licensed skipper will be provided. Up to four agile crew members maximum. Member $350 / Non-member $375. Please call 860.572.0711, ext. 5094 to schedule an Araminta charter.
Experience the adventure and challenge of sailing a 61-foot schooner with a group of your family and friends. Visit quiet anchorages and popular tourist destinations along the New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts coasts and islands while learning to sail a classic vessel. Charters for teens in the summer; charters for youth and adults in the spring and fall. Learn more »
Make any occasion special with a private charter aboard the steamboat Sabino. Your charter begins at Mystic Seaport and travels three miles down the Mystic River to Fishers Island Sound. Have your camera ready to capture many sea captains’ homes, the famous Mystic bascule drawbridge, and the historic fishing village of Noank. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and beverages aboard your cruise.
The maximum capacity for a Sabino charter is 75 guests, including any musicians you have engaged for the cruise. Small bands are permitted aboard Sabino; please be advised there are no electrical outlets aboard.
To book a Sabino charter, please call 860.572.5305 or email Coastal Gourmet.