Which parts of the USA are open for yacht charters?

Published 22 February 2021

Yacht chartering in the USA is akin to travelling the world. Whether sailing the Gulf Stream in the Florida Keys, diving in the frigid waters of Alaska or cruising the craggy coastline of Cape Cod, experiencing it all from the safety of a charter yacht makes for an unparalleled adventure.

Yacht chartering in the USA: Where can I charter a yacht?

Unlike many global yachting destinations where travel restrictions are in force, the alluring waters across the US are open for charter with unrestricted cruising on the menu.


Chartering a yacht in Alaska

Yacht chartering in Alaska is a trip into the wilds of America, where glacier blue bears, pink salmon and green skies come together in a meeting of nature.

Things to do as a family in Alaska

Romp across Mendenhall Glacier’s cavernous ice fields or climb its vertiginous ice wall. For a more leisurely option, take a glacier cruise along the Kenai Fjords.

Things to do as a couple in Alaska


Chartering a yacht in Connecticut

It may be America’s third smallest state but viewing Connecticut’s rolling hills from the vantage point of a yacht charter is a must-see sight.

Things to do as a family in Connecticut

All aboard the classic Essex steam train and triple-decker riverboat where wetlands rich in wildlife, secret coves and quaint mystical villages beckon.

Things to do as a couple in Connecticut

Connecticut blurs the lines between Manolo Blahniks and tapas and oysters. Dock at the Saybrook Point Resort marina and enjoy both from its rooftop fire pit.

Which yachts are available for chartering

63m 11.11

11.11’s art deco interior make her a world cruiser to remember.

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But the waterfall jacuzzi on board LUCKY LADY gives guests a sun deck on which to make incredible charter memories.



Chartering a yacht in Florida

The only state in America not to require quarantine restrictions or Covid-19 testing, Florida offers unparalleled cruising accessibility for a spontaneous yacht charter experience.

Things to do as a family in Florida

Island hopping the Florida Keys aboard a sailing yacht makes for an exhilarating charter with access to indulgent anchorages. Dive overboard and snorkel the only coral reef in the US.

Things to do as a couple in Florida

The historic seafaring town of Key West flaunts an old-world vibe where boho chic rules. Dine on saffron-crusted black grouper at Latitudes restaurant, only accessible by boat.

Which yachts are available for chartering


Stand out from the crowd on ultimate sailing yacht MALTESE FALCON, the ideal partner to a Florida yacht charter.


44.2m DOMANI

DOMANI’s 10.4m/34ft Jupiter tow tender is the height of versatility in shallow waters.

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Chartering a yacht in Maine

Maine’s rugged coastline offers a culturally inclined yacht charter where jazz beats ring out across still lakes, rocky cycle paths and mountainous shorelines.

Things to do as a family in Maine

Take to the skies in a glider out of Bar Harbour on Mount Desert Island before hiking Acadia National Park. Pick up a lobster roll from 1637 at the York Harbor Inn and drink in Atlantic views from the quiet of York Harbor beach.

Things to do as a couple in Maine

Cruise Penobscot Bay where seals frolic and bald eagles take flight, then drop anchor off an uninhibited island and picnic on sweet, juicy lobster pulled straight from the sea. 

Which yachts are available for chartering

85.6m AQUILA

AQUILA’s mix of restorative space and invigorating toys is hard to beat.

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While ALFA NERO’s lower deck guest lobby places guests right at the water’s edge.

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Chartering a yacht in Massachusetts

Awash with historic intrigue from The Boston Tea Party to The Salem Witch Trials, a yacht charter in Massachusetts offers heritage and antiquity in equal measure.

Things to do as a family in Massachusetts

Enjoy a private, crewed yacht rental around Cape Cod before fishing Nantucket’s deep, cold waters for striped bass, bluefish and blue shark.

Things to do as a couple in Massachusetts

Tune in to the Boston beat with an afternoon of live music on Martha’s Vineyard before whetting your appetite on Asian-style baby back ribs at Atria’s recently opened sibling, Hooked.

Which yachts are available for chartering


SEANNA's upper deck disco will keep the tunes going into the small hours.

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While INCOGNITO’s speedy performance is ideal for sportfishing enthusiasts.


New York

Chartering a yacht in New York 

With diversity at its core, New York pairs rustic wineries with designer boutiques and Broadway theatre applause with the thunderous Niagara Falls.

Things to do as a family in New York

Dine out on diamonds for breakfast at Tiffany’s on Fifth Avenue, wave at the city’s iconic Statue of Liberty then finish the day with a boat rental and dinner cruise on the historic Hudson River.

Things to do as a couple in New York

Spend the night on Long Island in waterfront abode Montauk Yacht Club, bag a vintage find at Screaming Mimi’s latest outpost and indulge in a sushi platter at fishermen’s favourite Inlet Seafood.

Which yachts are available for chartering


SEANNA's upper deck disco will keep the tunes going into the small hours.

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While INCOGNITO’s speedy performance is ideal for sportfishing enthusiasts.


Rhode Island

Chartering a yacht in Rhode Island 

Comprising a collection of enticing beach towns, Rhode Island balances far flung retreats with the call of the wild aboard an enthralling yacht charter.

Things to do as a family in Rhode Island

Surf the waves on the sandy shoreline of Sachuest Beach by day, soak up the ambience at the illuminated Waterfire festival by night, while lighthouse and bird spotting in between.

Things to do as a couple in Rhode Island

Step into the shoes of painter Beatrice Turner and rejuvenate at her former Victorian residence, Cliffside Inn, where each room boasts a dedicated bathing salon.

Which yachts are available for chartering


The private balcony in the owner’s cabin on the recently refitted RAMBLE ON ROSE elevates her into a league of her own.


73.5m SIREN

Infinite sunbathing options, outdoor cinema and a choice of al fresco dining areas make SIREN a perfect choice.

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Ways to stay safe on your holiday

A superyacht charter means enjoying time away with friends and family without foregoing your health and wellbeing. Social distancing is easily observed indoor and out. Wake up to a new destination every morning from the comfort of your own bed, supported by a dedicated quarantined crew who sanitise and clean every step of the way.

Book your yacht chartering holiday with Burgess today

Our team of experienced Burgess brokers are always on hand to support guests through the necessary steps to book a yacht charter holiday. Just picture your dream destination and we’ll deliver the ultimate yacht to escape on.

To find out more about Burgess’ yachts for sale and yachts for charter, please contact a Burgess broker. Alternatively, get in touch with one of our offices directly: London, Monaco, New York, Miami, Singapore or all other locations.

- Yachts, prices and availability are correct at the time of publication.

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