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Catboat Charters

Sailing should be relaxing.

Explore the quaint waterfronts of Martha’s Vineyard and Newport, Rhode Island aboard a spacious and comfortable catboat with only your private group of up to six.

About Catboat Charters

Leave all your worries on land as one of our USCG-certified captains takes you on a scenic adventure under sail. We specialize in small private groups of up to six, so there is plenty of room to lounge in complete comfort. Our catboats are 30 feet long and a private restroom is onboard. Drinking water is included and guests are more than welcome to bring their own snacks and beverages. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have additional questions.

Take a two-hour sail aboard Tigress in Edgartown on
Martha’s Vineyard.

Take a two-hour sail aboard Dolphin in Newport, RI!

Gift an Experience. A relaxing sail aboard a classic catboat is a perfect gift for any occasion.

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  • star ratingWe planned the charter for Memorial Day weekend we went out for sunset brought wine and a cheese board and it was amazing! Kurt and his crew were great and... read more

    May 31, 2023

    star ratingAnother wonderful sail on the Tigress! - Third time we have sailed on the Tigress with Captain Kurt. Always a beautiful way to spend time exploring the sights around Edgartown. It's become the one thing we... read more

    Bruce V
    May 31, 2023

    star ratingGorgeous, relaxing sail with a fabulous sunset as an added bonus. Thank you Kurt for a wonderful sail.

    August 30, 2022

    star ratingVery relaxing! - So much fun. Capital Kurt did a fantastic job - it was our anniversary, and it was such a relaxing haunt around MV.

    August 24, 2022
  • star ratingAnniversary Sail - My wife and I had a beautiful sail for our anniversary and Captain Kurt and his first mate were a delight. We will definitely be back for another sail... read more

    August 23, 2022

    star ratingSpecial Birthday Celebration 🎉 - On August 1 we celebrated our daughter’s 40 birthday! We sailed with Captain Kurt and First Mate Priscilla.

    Words cannot capture all that we felt as... read more

    August 6, 2022

    star ratingFun day at the sea sailing - Booking the sailing trip was very easy, they are very accommodating and friendly. We highly recommend this activity if you are looking for a fun day at the sea. The... read more

    July 30, 2022

    star ratingBook Now - I would highly recommend a Cat Boat with Kurt. He was extremely professional and knowledgeable and he let my father-in-law chat his year-old and pepper him with questions that entire... read more

    July 3, 2022
  • star ratingThis experience was perfect for a day trip to Martha's Vineyard! We had a great time sailing around MV and the boat was beautiful. The pick-up location was very easy... read more

    June 22, 2022

    star ratingMarthas Vineyard Must Do - We had such a lovely time sailing around MV and Chappy! The 1927 catboat was exactly what we wanted for relaxing day! Great Crew! Definitely recommend!!

    June 20, 2022

    star ratingSpectacular sailing - Spectacular sailing experience. The Catboat and harbor cruise are beautiful. Captain Kurt and Priscilla top notch sailors and provide a wonderful experience

    June 18, 2022

    star ratingVery Nice - Great time with Captain Kurt and skilled First Mate Priscilla. First class. Very nice folks. Pickup location at Edgartown yacht club is very convenient.

    June 11, 2022
  • star ratingRelaxing and beautiful - Captain Kurt and Priscilla were so welcoming and kind! Lovely cruise around the Edgartown area. Beautiful boat

    June 2, 2022

    star ratingNot to be missed!! - We loved our sunset sail with Captain Kurt on the Tigress! A 1927 sailboat refinished and lovingly maintained- it makes for the perfect vehicle to enjoy Katama Bay and... read more

    September 21, 2021
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Marie HuntMarie Hunt
21:43 24 Aug 23
This beautifully restored Catboat caught our eye in the Edgartown Harbor years ago. We inquired about who owned it, and heard about a young entrepreneur using his sailing expertise to launch an incredible brand. We have been sailing with him from the beginning! As island residents, this is our “go to island experience” when guests arrive. Captain Kurt is a gracious host who lets you share in his world of catboat sailing and makes you feel like a part of the family. As his brand has grown immensely, he is humbled by those who followed him from the beginning. Catboat Charters will always be our favorite on Martha’s Vineyard!
Karen HarrisonKaren Harrison
15:46 18 Aug 23
We had a fantastic afternoon sail with Catboat Charters sailing in Edgartown Harbor and Katama Bay. It was really interesting to see the Chappaquiddick coastline and the magnificent waterfront estates. Captain Kurt and first mate, Max, were very easygoing and knowledgable. The Catboat is very stable and gentle to sail- even in windy conditions. Overall a wonderful experience! I would highly recommend this very special charter!
Nicole DoughertyNicole Dougherty
20:47 29 Jul 23
Catboat Charters is in Newport!!! My friends and I took a mid-day cruise yesterday around the Narragansett Bay captained by Kurt and Priscilla. To say the day was enjoyable is an understatement. Beautiful boat, even better people. Living your New England summer starts here!
Laurie LaVigneLaurie LaVigne
02:32 11 Jul 23
Valerie HartValerie Hart
12:54 23 Oct 22
Robert CrawfordRobert Crawford
00:07 02 Oct 22
Great sunset sailing experience with the catboat team.Boat is beautiful and the crew were both friendly, knowledgeable and happy to answer questions plus on hand with everything needed for a comfortable trip.Would definitely recommend to anyone - a unique experience
Gwen ThomasGwen Thomas
07:38 18 Jul 22
Nathaniel MooreNathaniel Moore
07:19 01 Oct 18
Absolutely amazing. The boat is beautiful, Kurt is welcoming, knowledgable and fun, and the views are gorgeous. Drinks and snacks provided. Highly recommended for a fun mini-adventure out from Edgartown.
Martin JohanssonMartin Johansson
23:36 25 Jul 18
Great experience today at Catboat Charters. Weather definitely cooperated and we spent a couple of hours cruising around Edgartown harbor and Chappaquiddick. Highly recommend it. A great way to see the vineyard from the deck of a one-of-a-kind sailboat.
21:22 04 Sep 17
I highly recommend a sail aboard Catboat Charter's Tigress while on Martha's Vineyard, as it was the highlight of my recent trip there. The boat itself is classic and beautifully restored. The US Flag sail is particularly impressive, because it was personally painted by Captain Kurt himself. The two hour sail on the breathtaking waters surrounding Edgartown and Chappy was just wonderful. Thank you Capt. Kurt and first mate Lindsay for the impressive array of refreshments and a most memorable afternoon!
Paula MarcouxPaula Marcoux
20:02 30 Aug 17
Summer 2017 - During a recent visit to Martha’s Vineyard, we had a relaxing afternoon sail with friends aboard the Catboat Charters beautifully restored wooden catboat, “Tigress”.Captain Kurt expertly manned the sails while his first mate, Lindsay, served us wine and refreshments. They were both professional and excellent hosts, answering our questions about the island and making sure we thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon on the “Tigress”.The best part of the day, it’s hard to say…. the spectacular scenery, the calmness of sailing, and a sunny day were intoxicating. It was great to have the opportunity to view the Vineyard from such a beautiful, historic sailboat, too. Not to mention, the kind hospitality of Capt. Kurt and his first mate, Lindsay was unbeatable.We look forward to our next visit to the Vineyard and another sail on the “Tigress”. Thanks for everything, Capt. Kurt, and Lindsay.

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