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. Learn more »



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. $250. Best for 2-3 people. Email At least 72 hours notice is required for charter.


This 23-foot sailboat carries 2-4 passengers and can be chartered for a sail in Fishers Island Sound. Sit back and relax while the captain steers, or get involved and help set sail for your adventure. Email at least 48 hours in advance to schedule your charter. Available June 1 to mid-October. $400 members / $425 non-members to charter the boat for up to 6 hours.



Aida is a 33-foot keel/centerboard yawl designed and built by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Co. in 1926. A restoration by Doug Hylan in Brooklin, ME sought to return her as close as possible to an “as built” condition using the original Herreshoff techniques. Both the interior and exterior were restored and the work also included refinished spars, a new diesel, and new sails. $500 members, $525 non-members. She can take up to 6 passengers for up to 6 hour cruise.  Email At least 72 hours notice is required for charter.