Newport, Nantucket & Martha's Vineyard
In summer, Arabella visits the big three - Newport, Nantucket & Martha's Vineyard. These are absolutely the BEST vacation spots on the East Coast. This is where the President, movie stars and moguls go to hang out, hide and relax.
Arabella will take you to these 3 exclusive destinations. But not as a normal tourist. You will arrive on a mega yacht. When you pull into a harbor and drop the anchor, people will take notice.
Day 1 - Arrive in Newport
In the afternoon, guests board Arabella in historic downtown Newport harbor. Newport is the sailing capital of our country and this is where the America's Cup Races were held until 1983. The Captain will invite all guests for a “Welcome Aboard Cocktail” on the after deck. Then guests may go ashore for a night on town.
Day 2 - Sail to Martha's Vineyard
Morning begins with a splendid departure from Newport. We then shake out our canvas and sail over to Martha’s Vineyard. On the “Vineyard,” we will anchor off Edgartown. You can spend the afternoon on the beach or take an island tour. You can also taxi over to Oak Bluffs which is a quaint Victorian village known for its gingerbread houses, eclectic restaurants and Presidential visits.
Day 3 - The Island of Nantucket
This morning begins with an exhilarating sail to Nantucket, the historic island 30 miles out to sea. Nantucket was once the world’s center of the whaling industry and is still largely undeveloped and true to its roots. You can take the launch to a pristine secluded beach or explore in one of our kayaks. There is a Whaling Museum on Broad Street. It originally was a factory for refining whale oil and exhibits all the tools of the trade including a full sized whale skeleton and an incredible collection of scrimshaw. You can also enjoy the fine shopping along the cobblestoned streets of Nantucket’s 19th century downtown.
Day 4 - Back to Martha's Vineyard
We will sail back to Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard. Be sure to pay your respects at the Edgartown Yacht Club which hosts prestigious regattas every summer. You can explore more, go to the beach or visit Chappaquiddick Island and the Cape Pogue Wildlife Refuge. It`s a great place for an invigorating hike. You can also visit the Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, a 200 acre tract owned and operated by the Massachusetts Audubon Society. In the summer nature trails are ripe with blueberry, blackberry and beach plums.
Day 5 - Lobster Bake on Cuttyhunk Island
After arising to a beautiful sunrise and hearty breakfast, we will weigh anchor and set sail for the enchanting island of Cuttyhunk. This jewel of the Elizabethan Islands has one of the most picturesque harbors in all of New England. The evening will find us on the beach for a real New England lobster bake, complete with all the trimmings.
Day 6 - Sail Back to Newport
We set sail in the morning and return to Newport. Enjoy breakfast with your shipmates on your final day under Arabella’s billowing sails. After your grand entrance to Newport Harbor, you will disembark by the afternoon. If your schedule permits, you can spend more time in Newport to visit the mansions, sail on an America's Cup 12 Meter, ride the Rum Runner at sunset and party like a sailor.