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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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What Our Clients Say

  • star ratingFantastic sail! Pricilla and Laurie are lovely! Both very skilled and knowledgeable! The boat is extremely comfortable clean and well equipped.

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    September 26, 2023

    star ratingBucket list came true! - Truly an amazing experience! The captains were very accommodating and communicative with weather conditions. The views from Edgartown Harbor were stunning. Highly recommend!

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    September 19, 2023

    star ratingA Must Do for Special Occasions - An amazing time on a beautiful boat with Captain Kurt and his great first mate. A true Island gem. This was my second time going out with Kurt... read more

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    September 6, 2023

    star ratingCan’t go wrong with a sunset sail! - This is my most favorite thing to do on the island. Captain Kurt always makes this a beautiful experience. I have taken family and friends on this experience year after... read more

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    August 30, 2023
  • star ratingAmazing - We had the most relaxing and enjoyable sail with Captain Kurt and Lori! I had been waiting a while for this glorious day! The weather was perfect as well as... read more

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    August 25, 2023

    star ratingA gem of a vineyard experience - A beautiful sunset cruise around Edgartown Harbor with a wonderful captain and first mate- we will definitely bring our family for next years’ adventure- this is truly a gem of... read more

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    August 23, 2023

    star ratingMy friends and I had a great time on the Tigress. The weather was beautiful, the ocean was calm and Captain Priscilla and First Mate Maren were wonderful. They... read more

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    August 16, 2023

    star ratingFreaking Amazing - The sailing team led by two women was simply amazing . They were professional, attentive, kind and focused ! We enjoyed every moment and will definitely are this is a yearly stop.

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    August 15, 2023
  • star ratingExperience of a Lifetime - While choosing a charter in Newport, Rhode Island is not an easy task, as there are many wonderful boats and crews to choose from, the truth is you will likely... read more

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    August 2, 2023

    star ratingThe Best Sailing Experience! - It has been several years since we've been on the Tigress - and yet again, it did not disappoint. The most beautiful and iconic sail in MV along with a... read more

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    July 27, 2023

    star ratingBeautiful sunset sail with family - What a beautiful night on the water! Captain Priscilla and mate Max were wonderful hosts and very knowledgeable guides to the Edgartown waters. We loved this sunset sail!

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    July 24, 2023

    star ratingA Must-Do Sailing Delight - My wife and I took a 2-hour private cruise of Katama Bay with Captain Priscilla and First Mate Max and had a thoroughly enjoyable experience. It was a beautiful day... read more

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    July 16, 2023
  • 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
Catboat Charters
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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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