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.
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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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?
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.