Schooner BRILLIANT at sea

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 a 33-foot auxiliary ketch designed by L. Francis Herreshoff, our Boathouse offers unique charter options that guarantee lifelong memories. Boathouse charters do not require Museum admission.


AramintaThis 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.


BrilliantExperience 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 »