Jamestown is located on the eastern coast of the United States next to the bigger city of Newport in Rhode Island. Jamestown is also an incredible boating destination, you can cruise along the shores while enjoying the beautiful scenery.
The best weather to visit Jamestown is during summertime in July and August with average temperatures of around 25 degrees celsius. This is also the most crowded period of the year as it is the high season. We suggest that you visit off-season during spring or fall. These times of the year host great weather and have a lot fewer tourists coming to visit the town.
If you do plan on visiting Jamestown in the summer, make sure to check the prices and availability in advance. It can be harder to find a boat if you don’t book before your trip.
You can find really good deals for yacht charters in Jamestown. Prices usually vary depending on the size and type of boat you are looking for. It also depends on the length of time you are renting your boat.
Make sure you book your reservation in advance if you plan on sailing in Jamestown in the summer. We recommend this because prices increase a lot during the high season as a result of the high demand.
In the United States, boating laws and licence requirements depend on the state. It is therefore important for you to understand the local laws before renting a boat.
In Rhode Island, you will need to show proof of a completed boating education course if you are born after January 1st 1986 in order to hire a motorboat or a sailboat. You will also need to be at least 16 years old.
If you don’t have the required licence, you can still charter a yacht with a skipper on SamBoat. A skipper is basically your captain who will operate your boat. It is also very convenient as this person will be able to show you the best places to visit by boat around Jamestown.