The New England luxury charter yacht Whisper has released a sample itinerary. All itineraries can be customized by the ship's captain, crew and private chef.
The U.S. charter season generally runs from June to September.
Sample 7-Day Itinerary for a New England Vacation
Day One: The New England charter begins in historic Newport, Rhode Island. Guests take in the sights and sounds of Bowen’s and Bannister’s Wharves before heading to Newport Shipyard to meet Whisper’s captain and crew for a waterfront brunch at Belle’s. The yacht’s private chef serves a late afternoon lunch from the cockpit, while Whisper cruises south to Block Island for an overnight anchorage.
Day Two: Guests take a trip into town for some shopping and exploring before soaking up some sun on Whisper’s deck as she cruises to Martha’s Vineyard. Before an al fresco dinner onboard Whisper, guests visit Oak Bluffs to check out its ornate “Gingerbread Cottages” and downtown Edgartown for unique shopping opportunities.
Day Three: Martha’s Vineyard’s bus tours show off natural wonders, such as the Gay Head Cliffs, before Whisper sails guests to Chappaquiddick Island, off the eastern end of Martha’s Vineyard, for an afternoon of fishing, swimming and recreation. For dinner, the crew anchors in the harbor off Edgartown and ferries everyone to shore for island-brewed pints and live music at the Wharf Pub and Restaurant.
Day Four: Guests have the morning onboard while the crew sails Whisper to Nantucket, Massachusetts, for the next overnight stop. Upon arrival, the crew motors everyone to Straight Wharf for lunch at Toppers at the Wauwinet Inn. The afternoon is spent learning the history of the island at the Whaling Museum before a sunset dining experience onboard Whisper. For late night entertainment, everyone heads back to shore for live music at the Chicken Box.
Day Five:Whisper’s guests spend the morning catching the rays at Brant Point Beach before renting bikes to trace the island’s many nooks and crannies, including the village of Siasconset, on the eastern end of Nantucket. The rest of the afternoon is spent with a series of spa treatments at the five-star hotel White Elephant, followed by a seafood dinner at the Brant Point Grille.
Day Six: After the yacht docks at Newport Shipyard, everyone spends the late afternoon perusing art galleries and boutiques in Brick Alley and on lower Thames Street before heading to Bellevue Avenue to tour the Breakers and Marble House “Golden Era” mansions. A dinner of local oysters and other delicious fare at the Moorings Restaurant and Grill offers a chance to enjoy the sunset over Newport Harbor.
Day Seven: Guests follow Ocean Drive, which traces Newport’s waterfront, while heading to Castle Hill Inn to enjoy lobster rolls and champagne from an Adirondack chair on a sprawling oceanfront lawn. After lunch, it’s time for a short hike to the Inn’s 18th century watchtower (Castle Hill Light) located on the western-most tip of Newport before heading around the point to Gooseberry Beach for a beach barbeque.
Whisper’s three staterooms sleep six guests. Its master suite has an office area, ensuite facilities with a steam shower and a private companionway. The teak interior is adorned with inlays and carvings and includes a salon and a formal dining area. The upper pilothouse lounge has a full wet bar with panoramic views of the horizon.
The yacht is fully air-conditioned and its cockpit is equipped with an awning and large outdoor table for entertaining. In terms of entertainment, Whisper has televisions in its master suite, pilothouse and main salon and offers Wi-Fi and cable. For water activities, a 15-foot motorboat, two kayaks, two paddleboards, a wakeboard, water skis and snorkel gear are available.
Whisper charters for $65,000 per week (plus APA expenses) and is available for bookings in the New England region from July 25 to September 1, 2015.