slide
separator

Newport to Maine

   

Newport, Rhode Island
Newport, Rhode Island

Newport, Rhode Island 

Rich in history, Newport prides itself on being a vibrant community offering a wide variety of events and activities year-round. Whether you were drawn here to enjoy the music festivals, yachting regattas, mansion tours, professional tennis at the Newport Casino or a day at the beach, Newport offers you a picturesque location to relax and enjoy.  This unique island community instantly blends the old and the new – colonial homes stand feet away from modern condominiums and offices. The bustling harbor glistens as elegant yachts, luxury liners and lobster boats compete for space. All of these combined are the charm that is Newport. 
Newport Mansion
Newport Mansion
Founded in 1639, Newport’s first residents were settlers seeking religious freedom. The area was soon recognized for its ideal trade location and quickly developed into one of the major seaports on the east coast. Beautiful schooners and trade ships billowed into the harbor, crowding the wooden docks and bringing exotic treasures.  
Newport was rediscovered in the 1800′s by the country’s wealthy citizens as the ideal location to spend their summers. Suddenly, elaborate mansions and villas sprung up along Bellevue Avenue and Ocean Drive – each more ornate and luxurious than the one next door. These “summer cottages” provided the perfect backdrop for ”The 400″, an elite group of the very rich. This extravagant era officially opened the door to America’s first resort.  
 

 

Today, Newport enjoys a grand reputation as an ideal place to vacation. The beaches and lazy summer days provide the perfect setting to enjoy the wide variety of events and activities featured on this site. We think you’ll agree that there truly is something for everyone.

Martha’s Vineyard – Just a short cruise from Newport lies the warm and wonderful Martha’s Vineyard. Nantucket’s sister island is a gracious hostess to summer visitors and a terrific destination for anyone looking for good dose of New England flavors. The summer population in her various villages soars with the temperatures and the energy is delightful.

Nantucket - From charming cobblestone streets and gray clapboard houses to expensive boutiques and white sand beaches, Nantucket has maintained its historic and exclusive feel. Bike out past the cranberry bogs to the village of Sconset for an afternoon in the country. The town, founded on the wealth of globetrotting whaling captains, is like a picture postcard.

 

Lobster Pot Floats

Lobster Pot Floats

  

Boston Skyline
Boston Skyline

Boston

Compact, walkable, historic and clean, Boston blends old-world charm and modern convenience better than many American cities. Disastrous ‘urban renewal’ in the 1950s provoked such a furious backlash that Boston now has some of the best preserved historic buildings and neighborhoods in the country. In some cases, preservation has crossed the line into Disneyfication: the North End is as neat and tidy as Frontierland, and Faneuil Hall Marketplace is a combo theme park and shopping mall unto itself. But the varnish doesn’t stay on too long: with over 50 colleges and universities in the area, Boston’s cultural juices are always flowing. 

 

Maine

Maine

The coast of Maine is a beautiful summer destination for a yacht charter and has much to offer visitors seeking a special vacation with plenty of outdoor activities at a relaxed pace. “Downeast” Maine is everything that you may have imagined New England can offer: quaint fishing villages, small shops and galleries, unique restaurants, interesting museums and very friendly people.

Indian Summer in Maine

Indian Summer in Maine

Nubble Lighthouse, Maine

 Acadia National Park is the second most visited National Park in the nation with over 3 million visitors a year. The major portion of Acadia National Park is on Mount Desert Island – intermingling with the towns and villages on the island – the most well known being Bar Harbor. Bar Harbor is the largest and most well known town on the island. It has a long and storied history as a vacation location for the rich and famous of Boston, New York, Philadelphia and other cities of the Northeast. Many of their summer “cottages” still dot the shoreline of Bar Harbor and are a sight to behold. Bar Harbor comes alive in the summer and visitors will find many inns, guest houses, hotels, B&Bs, cafes, restaurants and a plethora of gift shops, boutiques and galleries. It is a town unlike any other town on the Island.

Seal Harbor, Northeast Harbor, Somesville, Southwest Harbor, Bass Harbor and the many small hamlets that are scattered throughout the rest of the Island each have their own personalities and special features. The waterfront everywhere along this enchanting coastline is just plain beautiful.  

Block Is. Lighthouse

Block Is. Lighthouse

 

NEW ENGLAND ITINERARY ~ NEWPORT – NEWPORT 

 

Day 1-
Depart Newport for Block Island. Our destination is the Great Salt Pond, one of the nicest natural harbors on the coast, completely land-locked and offering great protection. Rent a bike and visit the 150 year old lighthouse on the southwest corner of the island.
   Day 2-
Block Island to Cuttyhunk Island. Cuttyhunk is located at the western end of the Elizabeth Islands chain. This 15 mile chain, composed of five major islands and numerous smaller islets, stretches from Woods Hole at the elbow of Cape Cod toward Block Island.
   Days 3 & 4-
Cuttyhunk to Edgartown. A roaring sail down Vineyard Sound and into Edgartown Harbor will be one of the highlights of your cruise. Edgartown is a pristine Colonial gem with the streets lined with old whaling captain’s homes. A Guided tour of the island should be on your itinerary, taking in the rainbow hued cliff sat Gay Head, the quaint fishing village of Menemsha (the location for a number of scenes of Jaws), and Oak Bluffs where Victorian Gingerbread architecture is at its most whimsical.
   Day 5-
Edgartown to Nantucket. An early start will get you around Cape Pogue and into Nantucket by early afternoon. This was once one of the busiest ports in North America; her architecture reflects her past. If fishing is of interest, the rips and eddies around the island are famous for bass and blue fish.
   Day 6-
Nantucket to Woods Hole and Hadley’s Harbor. Truly one of the prettiest harbors in the world, Hadley’s is nestled into the end of Naushon Island, just off Woods Hole. Naushon is a private island owned by the descendants of the Forbes family.
   Day 7-
Hadley’s Harbor to Newport. An early start will allow you to stop for luncheon and a swim somewhere down the Elizabeth Island chain, perhaps at the beach in Quick’s Hole. Or, skip the swim and head directly for Newport and its delights.


Itinerary courtesy of T. Rowe, Newport Yacht Management
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Be Sociable, Share!
© 2017 SWC - Shannon Webster Charters. Sailors' Valentines. Admin