Take a downriver cruise aboard our 1908 steamboat SABINO.

Take your Mystic Seaport experience to the next level and charter a private boat ride for your family and friends. From an overnight aboard  61-foot schooner with billowing sails to a sunset ride down the river aboard a steamboat, Mystic Seaport offers unique charter options that guarantee lifelong memories. Charters do not require Museum admission.


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 are available for teens in the summer and for adults in the spring and fall.

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Board our 1908 steamboat Sabino for a unique ride along the waterfront of Mystic Seaport or on a cruise down Mystic River.

The Museum’s National Historic Landmark vessel just completed a two-year restoration. This popular sight along the Mystic River will be operational again this summer! Help support her mission by going on an afternoon or evening cruise down to the mouth of the river and back to Mystic Seaport. Sabino is the one of the last remaining coal-fired steamboats still in operation in the country. This leads to a silent, peaceful ride to get to know the sites along the Mystic River. Learn more »


GRAMP traversing Long Island Sound from Shelter Island to Mystic, CT

Cruise aboard Gramp for 90 minutes down the Mystic River. Gramp is a 25’ motor launch built in 1915. Designed by noted naval architect William Hand and built by L. West of Port Chester, NY, Gramp is an excellent example of the fast and seaworthy “Hand v-bottom” launches and runabouts that were plentiful in the decade before World War I. $350 for a 1-Hour & 45 Minute cruise along the Mystic River. 3 guests maximum. Click here to charter or call 401.678.6740. At least 72 hours notice is required for charter.


Book a four-hour cruise aboard our lobster yacht Mamie. A captain is provided and she  accommodates up to six passengers. Mamie will explore local waters and can provide the opportunity for swimming, beach visits and even a stop for lunch! There is also a 1-hour, 45-minute sunset cruise, or an extended 6-hour charter. Click here to book an excursion or call 401.678.6740 for reservations and information. Available June to October.

Breake of Day

Our launch Breake of Day comes with a captain and accommodates up to six passengers. She offers a 1-hour, 45 minute scenic cruise along the Mystic River. Click here to book an excursion or call 401.678.6740 for reservations and information. Available June to October.