Day 1: Depart Newport for Block Island. Our destination is the Great Salt Pond, one of the nicest natural harbors on the coast, almost completely land locked, offering great protection for your chartered yacht from Taylor’d Yacht Charters. 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 on your rented yacht from Taylor’d Yacht Charters. Edgartown is a pristine colonial gem with streets lined with old whaling captain’s homes. A guided tour of the island should be on your itinerary, taking in the rainbow hued cliffs at 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 to you and your guests, 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. You will feel right at home here in your luxurious chartered yacht from Taylor’d Yacht Charters.
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.
Courtesy of Tom Rowe, Newport Yacht Management