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Rent a boat in Newport RI or charter a yacht with or without a skipper

Rent a boat with or without skipper in Newport, Rhode Island:


Newport is one of the first cities to be built in the United States. Historic sites fill the city and the charming harbours make it a fascinating place to be, it was the hotspot of America for many decades, with sandy beaches and rocky shores it was a perfect place for the wealthiest of the country to settle. Newport is actually known worldwide as the capital of sailing. It has hosted America’s Cup, the international competition for the sport of sailing 12 times over the years.


Indeed, even if it has quite a bit of history, architecture, museums and interesting places to visit, it also attracts many tourists during the summer times. With tons of different activities to try, it is a place where you surely can’t get bored. Take a walk along the beaches on the coastline and explore the different sites by renting a sailboat and enjoy the sunshine while discovering the island. If you look around you, you might even spot some seals swimming around you!


When should you hire a boat in Newport:


The best season to charter a yacht in Newport is from April to October. It is the sailing season when temperatures start feeling comfortable, sunshine replaces the rainy days and winds are still good. 

We think that a good time to visit would be from the months of March to May and from September to November when the winds are good but tourists population is a lot lower. Precipitations still occur during this time so make sure you come prepared.


The high season is from June to August, when the temperatures are the highest and at around 60 to 90 degrees. It can feel particularly hot as humidity fills the air and tourists invade Rhode Island. If you plan on visiting Newport during this period, we suggest that you book well in advance to avoid all the uncomfortable hassling.

Yacht charter pricing and information:


Renting a boat in Newport can be quite expensive. SamBoat provides the best prices, with sailboats you can rent at about 400$ a day. This is relatively low compared to the average price of 1100$ a day for renting a boat in Newport.


It is well known that the prices increase in summer times when tourism is at the highest, and demand for renting a boat heavily increases. Therefore, we highly recommend that you book your yacht well in advance. 


Do you need a licence to rent a boat in Newport?


To rent a boat in the United States, the state's laws and regulations apply to you. Therefore, different states may or may not require a licence for renting a boat.

In Rhode Island, anyone born on or after January 1st 1986 needs to show proof of a completed state approved boating education course in order to hire a motor boat or a sailboat. The person also has to be at least 16 years of age.


What are the activities in Newport?


Starting from Newport, there are many sailing trips you can do in a day! You can go for a simple bay cruise to visit the harbour. If you want you can  even go further, passing by lighthouses like the Rose island Lighthouse, Castle Hill Light, Goat Island Lighthouse and many more small islands and shorelines located around Rhode Island. 

After a nice day out, please yourself with a cocktail and some oysters while appreciating the beautiful sunset!

Newport has many historical places to visit, with a large number of museums too. It is a place worth learning about, as it is one of the most important cities in the history of the United States.


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