Private Charters

Charter the Schooner ADIRONDACK II or Sloop ELEANOR



  • Up to 57 guests for cocktails & Hors d'oeuvres
  • Features wrap around seating 
  • Great for corporate outings, small weddings, Wine Tasting & more
  • 80' foot sailing vessel
  • Up to 24 guests for cocktails & hors d’oeuvres
  • With the same wrap around seating as Adirondack II
  • Great for more intimate events, birthdays, wedding or small corporate outings
  • New 48' foot sailing vessel

      General Information

      Private charters are available for any unique and special experience. Get the vessel all to yourself, as you take to the waters of Newport aboard a majestic 80-foot sailboat or the 48-foot sloop-. The Schooner Adirondack II is certified for up to 57 guests, and the Sloop Eleanor is certified for up to 24 guests although there is no minimum number of guests required for a charter. Unlike many historic schooners, the Adirondack III was built and designed with a spacious cockpit specifically for carrying passengers; so, even with a full boat, all have room to sit and move about the decks comfortably.  

      Adirondack II is a U.S. Coast Guard certified vessel sailing with U.S. Coast Guard licensed captains and only the most experienced and hospitable crew. She is equipped with life jackets for all, two bathrooms, blankets for cool evenings, and beverages on all trips. Whether you're planning a corporate outing or special event, we are happy to accommodate your specific needs. A variety of catering and bar packages are available upon request. 

      Meet the newest member of our fleet, Eleanor.  Just launched in Albany in May 2016, she’s a custom designed Scarano 48’ sloop that can accommodate up to 24 guests in her roomy cockpit  with wrap around seating.  Her size and classic lines make Adirondack II the perfect boat for more intimate corporate and private sailing charters, leisurely day sails and sunset cruises on Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay. Sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful coastal scenery while our experienced captain and knowledgeable crew fill you with the lore of yesteryear while sailing on the bay.

      To inquire about charter availability, you must provide us with a date and a specific time frame. A 1.5 hour minimum is required. Generally this is enough time to sail through Newport Harbor and up to the Castle Hill Light House. We will also sail north under the Newport Bridge upon request.


      Looking for a unique location for your next celebration? Schooner Adirondack II and Sloop Eleanor of Newport Rhode Island are stunning sailing vessels ideal for an exciting charter on Narragansett Bay. Whether you are planning a birthday party, anniversary, or graduation, this is the perfect venue for a thrilling event on the water.

      Known for our exemplary customer service, we are eager to help you tailor your Newport sailing experience to your specific needs. 

      In additional to full bar service, we offer a wide range of catering services from simple farmstead cheese and flatbread displays to the quintessential New England lobster bake. Guests are also free to pack picnics of their own or use a caterer of their choice. Our crew is happy to accommodate all serving while underway. If you are using your own caterer, please keep in mind the catering limitations of being on a sail vessel.

      Corporate Events

      Adirondack II and Eleanor have been quite a popular charter vessel for the entertainment of many local and national businesses. It is the perfect addition to your conference schedule or to entertain corporate clients throughout the summer and early fall. Some of our past clients include: Mastercard International, American Express, Snapple, NBC, IBM, Microsoft, Price Waterhouse Coopers, NYU Medical, Columbia University, Dupont, Saks 5th Avenue, Court TV, Shape Magazine and Bloomingdales.


      Newport is an ideal location for your destination wedding. Adirondack II is the perfect venue for small wedding ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal dinners, proposals and brunch gatherings. She has also entertained many a bachelor and bachelorette party. It’s a great way to have your out of town guests enjoy this historic city while joining you on your special day.

      Wine Tastings

      Adirondack II is perfect for an evening of wine tasting with our local wine expert. Design a package based on your next family gathering, bridal shower, birthday party, corporate affair or team meeting. Sniff, swirl and taste your way around Narragansett Bay on our turn-of-the-century style pilot Schooner.

      Youth Groups

      Need a new adventure for your campers or youth group? Tired of the same old field trips? A sail aboard the historical Adirondack II or Eleanor provides a dynamic educational experience with hands on training. Our knowledgeable captain and crew are onboard to provide a safe environment for your kids to learn about sailing and the sea. We are able to accommodate all age groups by offering age appropriate material including navigation, sail handling, steering, knot tying, safety at sea, weather, and the physics of sailing. Box lunches and beverages can be provided upon request. (We recommend a 40 person limit.)


      While you are welcome to arrange oustide catering on your own, we work with a variety of different caterers who can create a catering menu to acommodate all occasions. Whether you want a formal dinner, or a few light appetizers, our varied caterers cover it all. A few of the caterers we use have let us publish their menus below.

      We will receive, prep, serve, and clean up all catering for your group. However, if you are arranging outside catering, please only order food that your guests can easily eat with just a napkin. Small, passable platters are encouraged, as are sandwiches, wraps, and skewered items. There is no galley access, and there are no tables, plates or place settings. Imagine “picnic style” catering when arranging catering aboard Adirondack II.