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2018 Islands of New England

7 Day, 6 Night | Price Starting at $1,999.00

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With a collection of picturesque islands dotting its rocky coast, summer cruising in New England is unparalleled. Rugged bays, sandy beaches and colorful lighthouses that have individual stories longing to be told; oyster beds breed “shucked-to-order” shellfish in mellow, sheltered harbors; and modest colonial charm and Gilded Age beauty combine to create a feeling of sophistication and back east charm. Your 7-day cruise includes visits to Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Block Island and Newport where you can kayak, sail on an authentic America’s Cup boat or simply explore the colonial villages. This summer don’t worry about hard-to-get and expensive hotel reservations on the islands. Instead, experience New England the way it’s meant to be – from the water and with a local.

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ADVENTURE DAY-BY-DAY

Depart from Warren, RI

Day 1

Depart from Warren, RI

Embark in Warren, RI, home to Blount Small Ship Adventures. Relax onboard as you begin your cruise through Narragansett Bay, offering postcard-perfect views of rugged cliffs, classic lighthouses, and gentle waves so lovely that National Geographic named it one of the Best Adventure Destinations. Tonight you’ll arrive in Cuttyhunk, MA a quiet island outpost off the coast of Cape Cod.
Nantucket Island, MA

Day 2

Nantucket Island, MA

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Nantucket Island, MA welcomes you this morning with its iconic Cape Cod charm. Begin with an optional tour of Nantucket’s pristine beaches, fishing ports, old-style lighthouses, and bright cranberry bogs. Later, enjoy time to explore the Nantucket Whaling Museum, or stroll through the brick-lined streets lined with historic clapboard homes and local shops. This evening, cruise to Martha’s Vineyard.

Optional Excursions and Activities

*Optional sightseeing tours are at an additional cost unless otherwise specified.

Nantucket Island Tour
Enjoy this one and a half-hour tour aboard a modern, air-conditioned coach. The thirty-mile tour takes you through some of the beautiful areas of the island. In historic Nantucket town, you will see whaling mansions, summer homes, the Brant Point area, Jetties Beach and the Old Mill. Drive past cranberry bogs, Sankaty Lighthouse and through Sconset Village, famous for its rose covered cottages. The tour is fully narrated by an experienced and personable guide who will inform and entertain you of Nantucket’s past and present.
Martha's Vineyard

Day 3

Martha's Vineyard

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Enjoy a full day on Martha’s Vineyard, a laidback summer getaway loaded with colonial charm where several U.S. Presidents have vacationed. On an optional tour, visit Edgartown, home to the Vineyard’s most famous lighthouse; West Tisbury, a “typical New England village”; Oak Bluffs, featuring colorful gingerbread cottages; the Gay Head cliffs, and much more!

Optional Excursions and Activities

*Optional sightseeing tours are at an additional cost unless otherwise specified.

Vineyard Coach Tour
You are sure to enjoy this two-hour sightseeing tour fully narrated by a local expert. Martha’s Vineyard offers surprising diversity with each town proudly showcasing its own character and personality. For those who cherish the past, Edgartown presents an architectural memorial to whaling’s golden age. Gay Head is recognized world-wide for its spectacular clay cliffs and natural beauty, while West Tisbury is a “typical New England Village” out of a Currier and Ives print. Oak Bluffs, with its “gingerbread cottages” and ocean-front park, is a Victorian-era summer resort community of national repute. Chilmark glistens with its rolling hillsides and vistas overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Vineyard Haven is the Island’s multifaceted and picturesque center of commerce and renowned boat building center. Muse in the Vineyard character past and present.
New Bedford, MA

Day 4

New Bedford, MA

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Discover New Bedford, MA, known as “the Whaling City.” Connect with the people of the waterfront with 2 optional tours: Learn about the city’s history during an optional walking tour; or, join a tour to Lees Wharf, an authentic oyster farm. This afternoon enjoy time to stroll the cobblestone streets and view the many shops. Tonight, local fishermen introduce you to “A Fisherman’s Life.”

Optional Excursions and Activities

*Optional sightseeing tours are at an additional cost unless otherwise specified.

New Bedford Whaling Museum Tour
This tour begins with a short walk from the storied docks of the harbor to the museum, located in the heart of the historic district of New Bedford. At the museum you will be guided through the world’s largest global whaling and maritime history collections, including a half-scale replica whaling ship, several rare whale skeletons, whaling implements, logbooks, and art. Discover man’s shared history with whales, from aboriginal hunters to the birth of one of the first global industries, to scientific studies and efforts to save these magnificent animals from extinction. Art lovers will appreciate the museum’s holdings which include maritime paintings and prints, and rare decorative arts from around the world, as well as scrimshaw and artifacts.
Newport, RI

Day 5

Newport, RI

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Arrive this morning in Newport, RI. An optional tour takes you down spectacular Ocean Drive past the opulent Gilded Age Mansions. See Rosecliff Mansion where the 1974 version of “The Great Gatsby” was filmed and visit The Breakers, once owned by the Vanderbilt family. Or, tour Newport from the water on a 2-hour sail aboard America’s Cup Charters and relax aboard a classic 68’ 12 Meter yacht.

Optional Excursions and Activities

*Optional sightseeing tours are at an additional cost unless otherwise specified.

Scenic Newport and Mansion Tour
Enjoy a beautiful scenic tour of Newport and visit one of the famous “summer cottages”. A local professional tour guide introduces you to the “secrets of Newport”. Drive past the historic waterfront and enjoy a glimpse of picturesque Bowen’s Wharf. Your ride down the grand Bellevue Avenue winds past the magnificent mansions of the Gilded Age and then continues along scenic Ocean Drive – ten miles of spectacular water views. Included is a self-guided tour of The Breakers, the grandest of Newport’s “summer cottages” and a symbol of the Vanderbilt family’s social and financial preeminence in the turn of the century America.


America’s Cup Cruise
NOT AVAILABLE ON 6/5 CRUISE
Join America's Cup Charters for a 2-hour sail on beautiful Narragansett Bay. Jump in and help the friendly crew sail these historic America's Cup Winners. These unrivaled yachts of racing offer an incredible “hands-on” experience to those who choose to participate though no sailing experience is required. The skilled professional crew on board welcome the interaction or sit back, relax and just enjoy the ride. Either way, it’s an experience not to be missed.

Block Island, RI

Day 6

Block Island, RI

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Block Island, RI has been named one of The Nature Conservancy’s “12 Last Great Places in the Western Hemisphere.” With over 40% of its land dedicated to conservation, the island offers endless beaches and supreme sailing opportunities. An optional tour introduces you to gorgeous Mohegan Bluffs, where green hills plunge toward crashing waves. Or, enjoy an Eco-kayaking tour.

Optional Excursions and Activities

*Optional sightseeing tours are at an additional cost unless otherwise specified.

Around the Block Tour
Nature showered her treasures abundantly over Block Island’s eleven square miles. From the majestic 200-foot Mohegan Bluffs in the south, to the rare birds that call Great Salt Pond their home, to the inviting maze of woodland trails at Clay Head in the north. Block Island is ringed with beautiful beaches and Victorian architecture is one of nature’s treasures on the sea. We are sure you will enjoy this one hour narrated tour of the island including a photo stop at the Bluffs.
Warren, RI

Day 7

Warren, RI

Today before disembarking in Warren, RI, pass scenic Prudence Island, RI. This small island is home to a thriving oyster regeneration project created by Captain Luther H. Blount in 2000, and today remains funded by his foundation.

Pricing

Category I
$1,999.00
Category II
$2,799.00
Category III
$2,899.00
Category IV
$3,099.00
Category III Singles
$3,699.00
Port Charges
$185.00

Departure Dates

Embark: Warren, RI
Jun 05, 2018
Disembark: Warren, RI
Jun 11, 2018
Embark: Warren, RI
Jun 13, 2018
Disembark: Warren, RI
Jun 19, 2018
Embark: Warren, RI
Jul 14, 2018
Disembark: Warren, RI
Jul 20, 2018
Embark: Warren, RI
Jul 22, 2018
Disembark: Warren, RI
Jul 28, 2018

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