We invite you to make Northern Star your own floating boutique hotel as we cruise to a new location everyday. Let us help you see the world from a new perspective and discover your dream itinerary for the trip of a lifetime with a luxury charter aboard the extraordinary 76′ Hinckley Northern Star, perhaps the finest custom sailing vessel ever built.
Whether it’s a tropical island cruise through the West Indies or an activity filled family vacation visiting New England ports from Martha’s Vineyard to Maine, Northern Star and her crew awaits to launch you and your guests as you indulge in the splendor and beauty of life on the open sea.
As a crewed yacht charter, Northern Star offers the best in service and hospitality with your captain and chef acting as your personal guides, taking care of every detail, leaving you free to relax on deck, enjoy an exhilarating swim in the ocean, or tender ashore for a fun-filled excursion to a seaside port village. But avid sailors need not sit on the sidelines and are welcome to join in the action and take the helm of this majestic vessel.
With winter ports in the Caribbean and summer ports in New England, Northern Star offers sailing experiences ranging from rugged and rocky to tranquil and sandy. Spontaneous or scheduled, the pace and destinations are completely up to you and whatever brings you joy. Regardless of where you choose to explore, your vacation aboard Northern Star will provide a unique and enriching experience like no other.
Embark on a dream vacation exploring the winding coastlines of Antigua and its sister island Barbuda in the Eastern Caribbean Leeward Islands . During your trip, the your crew will create a personalized luxury experience you will never forget. From the respite of Northern Star’s elegant teak deck, the stunning island panorama unfolds before you as you are transported to a whole other world. Expansive powdery white-sand beaches, picturesque settings, and world-class diving await you. Visit Antigua’s delightful towns and explore the historic Nelson’s Dockyard National Park, the only Georgian dockyard in the world, which was developed as a base for the British Navy in the great age of sailing.
With more than 50 isles to explore, the calm currents and azure waters of the British Virgin Islands will not disappoint. From Virgin Gorda to Anegada, you’ll have your pick of secluded bays and gorgeous beaches. Explore historic sugar plantations and ancient ruins in Tortola or head over to Cane Garden Bay to visit the oldest continuously operated rum distillery in the Eastern Caribbean where for more than 300 years, the Callwood family has been producing Arundel rum using copper vats and wooden aging casks. The British Virgin Islands are filled with breathtaking views and intriguing seaside villages just waiting to be discovered as you cruise the the Caribbean, aboard the magnificent Northern Star.
Bucoloic St. Martin is the quieter French side of this Caribbean island. It offers a charming mix of white-sand beaches and bustling town centers filled with fine local art galleries. Dock in the port town of Marigot or tender ashore to pristine beachs for much deserved pampering at the luxurious local spa.
Dine al fresco aboard ship in secluded spots all your own, or visit one of the many fine restaurants in the small beachside town of Grand Case, known as the Gourmet Capital of the Caribbean. Taking a personal interest in all of our guests, the crew of Northern Star stands ready to make your sailing holiday the journey of a lifetime with an endless array of diverse possibilities at your beck and call.
A world away from everyday worries, lush and tropical St. Barth’s is where the South of France meets the Caribbean. This sophisticated island has a Gallic flair and is known for its peaceful and serene shores, picturesque towns filled with gingerbread-trimmed cottages, and colorful boutiques. Don’t miss perusing distinctive high-end designer pieces and one-of-a-kind boho finds at many of progressive Gustavia boutiques. Then spend the evening listening to live music and dancing at one of the island’s numerous beachside nightclubs. At sea, you’ll feel like royalty aboard Northern Star as her dedicated crew helps you realize your dream vacation. For a true diver’s paradise, head a few miles northwest to the coast of the deserted Île Fourchue for a swimming adventure with the rays, turtles and colorful tropical fish that call the crystal clear waters of this marine reserve their home.
Just north of St. Martin, tucked away in the northern Caribbean, you’ll find the captivating island of Anguilla. Teeming with character, this melting pot of cultures offers an authentic West Indies experience filled with coral reefs and blissful beaches – all yours to explore and discover. Its down-to-earth elegance is perfect for those seeking the quintessential Caribbean vacation. Gentle northeastern trade winds keep Anguilla cooler and dryer and waft your worries away over silvery sands and the glassy turquoise sea for the ultimate off the radar sailing experience.
New England offers a multitude of destinations from the rugged coast of Maine to the idyllic islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. You’ll have your pick of ports to choose from including one of the world’s foremost sailing centers Newport Harbor, Rhode Island or the beautiful natural harbor of Marblehead, Massachusetts. During your trip, you’ll have an abundance of outdoor activities to choose from both on land and in the water.
Famous for its series of summer music festivals, Newport also boasts beautiful seaside towns lined with colonial-era buildings and extravagant Gilded-age mansions and Beaux-Arts cottages set atop awe-inspiring cliffs. Sail past opulent homes modelled on Italianate palazzos, French chateaux and Elizabethan manor houses while you soak up the atmosphere of a bygone era from aboard your own timeless classic.
Known for its rich maritime history and patrician air, Martha’s Vineyard is a celebration of culture and landscapes. Revel in the natural beauty of its pristine beaches and clay cliffs as you explore the Vineyard’s narrow lanes on the conveniently stowed folding bicycles kept aboard Northern Star. Visit quiet and historic Edgartown or wander through the numerous galleries and boutiques of charming Vineyard Haven, where no visit is complete without chowder from the Black Dog Tavern. Then retire to the amenity-filled comforts of Northern Star for some rest and relaxation, taking in panoramic views of the sunset as you plan your next day’s adventures.
Thirty miles south of the artistic community of Provincetown, Cape Cod, lies picture-postcard perfect Nantucket. Its main port of call, Nantucket Town, is the only place in the United States where the entire town is a National Historic Landmark. Stroll along cobbled streets past gracious period buildings and fine museums, and explore what was was once home to the world’s largest whaling fleet. Or grab a bike and venture off the beaten path to visit a cozy cafè in the petite village of Siasconset. From its brick-paved wharf to its gray shingled cottages, the stark beauty and blissful serenity of this quaint sliver of paradise is nautical New England at its finest. Back aboard ship, enjoy sumptuous treats from the galley while stargazing and contemplating far off constellations from the deck of your own private yacht.
The Hamptons are the perfect backdrop to your luxury chartered yacht getaway. So close, but a world away, the quaint villages and hamlets of the Hamptons offer an escape from reality to enjoy gorgeous beaches, dramatic dunes, and the sounds of crashing surf over a moonlit ocean. From the graying cedar shingles of the sleepy old whaling village of Sag Harbor to the centuries old windmills of East Hampton, there’s no doubting the rich history of the area. Poke around quirky boutiques or explore art galleries and quaint antique shops in the villages of South Hampton and West Hampton. Or dock at Shelter Island and explore shaded paths beneath a forest of beech and oak. Set sail for the wild and untamed bluffs of Montauk Point and Ditch Plains beach and feast of freshly caught seafood artfully prepared just for you.