Yacht Charter in Newport, Rhode Island: The Best Companies

by Paul Joseph  |  Published May 2, 2024

Indelibly linked with yachting thanks to its historic annual hosting of the America’s Cup, the city of Newport in Rhode Island is a magical jumping-off point for boat charter adventures.

Boats moored in Newport, Rhode Island (Photo: Doug Kerr via Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0 DEED)

Surrounded by water on all sides, not for nothing is the New England city often referred to as the sailing capital of the world. No surprise, either, that there are a huge number of yacht charter companies offering vessels for rent out of Newport’s famous harbour. Whatever kind of vessel you’re seeking, there’ll be something to meet your needs in this iconic yachting destination. We’ve picked out three of the best companies for chartering a yacht out of Newport, Rhode Island, below.

Ritzy Charters

Founded in 2012, Ritzy Charters are renowned for arranging private charter rentals across the world. In New England, the company offers over 60 vessels several of which are available for charter from Newport. During our search, rates started at $10,700 per week for a 70-foot sailing charter yacht that sleeps up to six guests across three cabins. The booking process is simple with Ritzy, too – all you do is fill in a query form with some necessary details, including number of guests, travel dates, itinerary and special requests, then you ask for a quote and wait for the company to send back a list of available yachts for your dates and criteria.


Sailo are an international yacht rental company that allows boat owners and renters to search for charter companies and their vessels via their platform and are our number one pick for short-term charters of a week or less. Users can pick from thousands of crewed and uncrewed yachts based on date, location, price, size, and former guest reviews, and you can also create custom searches crafted around your particular trip preferences. When we looked for charter options in Newport, we found a total of 11 vessels available, with rates starting at $382 per day for a 34-feet sailing boat. What’s more, if you’re looking specifically for a catamaran, then Sailo have a large number listed, too.

Newport Charter Group

Run by lifelong Newport residents with an intimate knowledge of the area, Newport Charter offer comfortable and relaxing boat tours of Newport’s historic coastline and top attractions – all at affordable prices. Tours take place aboard the sleek and stylish Camelot, a vessel inspired by the classic 1930s American commuter boat and featuring a roomy cockpit and vast salon. The boat can accommodate up to six guests who can select from either two-hour harbour tours or half- or full-day charters. Sunset cruises are also available.