Connecticut is a fantastic New England Yacht Charter destination, from green forested hills to sandy shorelines and busy urban cities to quiet rural farms. In addition, a yacht charter in northeastern Connecticut offers the chance to combine your charter with destinations in Rhode Island. However, a charter in the southwestern part of the nutmeg state can afford you to combine it with visits to Long Island destinations like the famed Hamptons.

The waters and coastline around Connecticut are incredibly varied, as are the towns. You can spend time on exciting water sports experiences like kayaking, fishing, and diving. In addition, there are plenty of opportunities to explore nearby islands, and check out all the charming coastal towns that Connecticut has to offer. Each area has it’s own unique identity, with the majority attributing their roots to Native American tribes.

Connecticut Sailing Yacht Charter

Clinton and Essex

Clinton and Essex
Clinton Clinton, Connecticut, is a village with a mixture of small-town quaintness and historic charm. The Clinton Village Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The area represents a well-preserved mid-19th-century town center. It has architecture dating from the late 17th to mid-20th centuries. Lobster in Connecticut. Photo by Louis Hansel on Unsplash. Places to see and things to do Learn more about the local wildlife at Meigs Point Nature Center. In addition to the nature center, you can visit the Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge, a 950-acre area park that provides safe refuge for many birds and waterfowl. Enjoy a traditional lobster roll at Lobster Landing. Spend the day at Clinton Town Beach. Attend a wine tasting at Charmed Vineyards. The vineyard has a wine-tasting room as well as a cozy cafe. Visit the historic Benjamin Bushnell Farm, developed around 1790. The property includes...



The town of Mystic got its name from the Pequot term "missi-tuk," describing a large river whose waters are driven into waves by tides or wind. Settled in 1654, this Connecticut town was once a shipbuilding seaport village and a safe harbor for tall ships to weather the storm.  Tall Ship in Mystic. Photo by Tanner Morris on Unsplash. Climate In Mystic, the summers are warm and humid; the winters are very cold, wet, and windy; and it is partly cloudy year-round. Over the year, the temperature typically varies from 23°F to 80°F and is rarely below 8°F or above 87°F. Places to see | Mystic Visit Mystic Seaport, the nation's largest maritime museum and home to Charles W. Morgan, the last wooden whaleship in the world. Spend the day at the Aquarium, home to New England's only beluga whales. Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center. Get back to nature and hike,...



Charming Stonington, Connecticut, makes for a relaxing stop on your New England Yacht Charter. This town may be small, but it offers plenty to do. Add this town to your itinerary, from eclectic shops to historical sites, restaurants, and art galleries. Stonington Farmers Market Weather The most pleasant months to visit Stonington are from May to September. On average, the warmest months are July and August. The coldest month is January, with an average maximum temperature of 17°F. October is the rainiest month. Places to see Sample wines and take a tour at Stonington Vineyards. Browse the Stonington Farmers Market and find fresh fruit, vegetables, cheese, bread, wine, pasta, honey, syrup, jams, hot sauces, and much more! Take a hike on the Barn Island Wildlife Management Area Trail. This area is Connecticut's single largest coastal property managed for wildlife conservation. Things to do Enjoy a picnic on Enders Island. This...


Connecticut | Climate

Connecticut has a temperate climate, with mild winters and warm summers. The January mean temperature is 27°F, and the July mean it is 70°F. Coastal areas have warmer winters and cooler summers than the interior.

Places to see on a Connecticut Yacht Charter

  • Visit historical sites such as The Mark Twain House, Gillette Castle State Park, or the Florence Griswold Museum.
  • Dine at the Oyster Club in Mystic or the Whitecrest Eatery in Stonington.
  • Mystic Seaport and nearby Mystic Aquarium.
  • In Hartford, see the house where Mark Twain lived and wrote many famous works such as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court.
  • Visit the home of Yale University in New Haven, or tour the tony waterfront neighborhoods of Greenwich.
  • New London Harbor: This bustling harbor offers a wide variety of attractions and activities. A popular spot for fishing and sightseeing, it’s also a great place to visit shops, restaurants and bars.
  • Sail to the Thimble Islands, off of Branford. Set out on a journey through this archipelago of small islands located in Long Island Sound. With its many coves and rocky shorelines, it’s a great spot for fishing, kayaking and exploring nature.
  • Fishers Island Sound, and Fishers Island. With its spectacular views, this secluded area is the perfect place for an enjoyable day out on the water. Its hidden coves and sandy beaches provide plenty of space to explore and swim. You'll be delighted by lighthouses and rock formations as well.
  • Lighthouse Point, New Haven: Cruise along Connecticut’s famous coastline and take in stunning views of the area’s many lighthouses. This picturesque area offers plenty of activities, such as kayaking, swimming and bird-watching.

Things to do

  • Kayak in one of many bays and rivers that adjoin the Long Island Sound.
  • Visit Hammonasset Beach State Park, the state's largest shoreline park. With over two miles of the beach, you'll find a lovely boardwalk, concession stand, and picnic area.
  • Tour the Plum Bank Marsh and beaches in Old Saybrook. See wildlife and relax on uncrowded beaches.
  • Visit Rocky Neck State Park in East Lyme.
  • Play a round of seaside golf in Old Lyme.
  • Go fishing in the Long Island sound. Your crew will find the best spots to catch bluefish and striped bass.

Iconic Food and Drinks to Try

  • Have lunch at Louis' Lunch in New Haven. While not a large restaurant, the Library of Congress says this restaurant is the birthplace of the hamburger!
  • Sip local craft beer. Visit Two Roads Brewery in Stratford, or just request it at one of your stops.
  • Try some delicious thin crust New Haven style pizza at Sally's!
  • Have a Connecticut style warm lobster roll with butter.
  • Go hiking and biking at Bluff Point Park in Groton.

Connecticut Yacht Charter | Marinas

Connecticut has many well-equipped marinas:

  • Saybrook Point Marina
  • Mystic Downtown Marina
  • Cedar Island Marina.
  • New London Marina/

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