Sailing in Maine, Newport and the rest of New England in the US summer season you can expect warm and humid weather. In July, nearly 15 hours of daylight will mean endless hours spent out on the boat or soaking up the sun ashore. As the summer continues, so does the good weather, making it a reliable destination that as good as guarantees a good tan and memories that will last a lot longer.

New England is most popular in July and August when the seaside towns and cities come alive with culture and all the best lobster bars are open for business. The area is big enough to escape the crowds on your yacht but the crowds make for a vibrant and bustling holiday that will have you dreaming of returning the following year.

New England is best experienced by sailing yacht, with countless coves and stunning harbours that motorboats simply can’t reach. A week of sailing on an Oyster offers an unmatched on-the-water vacation, in comfort and privacy with a knowledgeable crew who will guide you through the area and cater to your every desire. It is the perfect place to enjoy watersports – snorkelling and diving, water skiing and boarding, as well as surfing.

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Sailing in Newport

A sailboat charter starting from Newport offers the chance to discover historic sites hailing back to Newport’s Colonial history, alongside musical and arts festivals that light up the city and incredible beaches for sunbathing, watersports and impressive architecture. All this makes Newport the destination that keeps on giving.

Start by taking a walking tour of Newport’s Old Quarter and view the magnificent mansions in the Bellevue Avenue Historic District – it’s not hard to imagine how life was here in the past. If you are a surfer, you will want to catch some waves at Easton's Beach before enjoying a relaxed BBQ on its golden sands. If you are an art lover, you are in for a treat – Newport is home to over 30 private art galleries offering everything from contemporary artworks to more traditional ones. Whatever your taste, there is something for everyone.



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Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket

No holiday would be complete without a visit to the famous Martha’s Vineyard. This picture-perfect island is home to around 16,000 people but the population swells to more than 100,000 people during the summer months. Drink in the brightly-painted seaside cottages and cobblestone streets, and marvel at the pristine beaches at Chappaquiddick Point. After lunch at an elegant dockside bistro, head back to the yacht for some adrenaline-fuelled watersports.

Craving an island escape? Cruise over to Nantucket where the rich and famous go to while away the long hot summer months. Drop anchor and spend the day drinking in its one-of-a-kind history and make sure to stop by the whaling museum where you will discover how hard life used to be in this relaxing and entertaining destination. Designated as a National Historic Landmark District, it is the finest surviving architectural and environmental example of a late 18th- and early 19th-century New England seaport town. When you’ve enjoyed your fill of history, why not take a good book and enjoy some downtime on one of the delightfully uncrowded stretches of sandy beach?

The best time for sailing charters

On land or water, the best time to take an Oyster charter here is during July and August, when the city bustles with activity and the weather is reliably and gloriously sunny. Don’t miss the Newport Folk Festival in July and Jazz Festival in August.

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Choose your dream charter from yachts currently available in Newport, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard.

Oyster 56 Salt Sailing Yacht Charter Anchored Landscape

OYSTER 56 - 2008

4 guests

Summer - Maine, USA $ 12,000/wk

Oyster 625 Latitude Sailing Yacht Charter Anchored Landscape Sunset

OYSTER 625 - 2013

4 guests

Summer - US East Coast $ 23,000/wk

Winter - Caribbean $ 24,000/wk