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2018 New England Islands Escape

4 Day, 3 Night | Price Starting at $999.00

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Escape to the picturesque islands of New England, on a 4-day small ship getaway. Experience 3 of the area’s most famous islands on one trip, while never having to worry about sold out island accommodations or ferry transportation. The best of Martha’s Vineyard, Block Island and Newport combine for a getaway filled with island charm, colonial history and Gilded Age beauty. See it all from the comfort of your 84-passenger ship, while enjoying 3 chef-prepared meals a day and a convenient BYOB policy. Blount will show you New England like a New Englander, while making you feel like you’re cruising on a friend’s yacht.


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Ports Visited

ADVENTURE DAY-BY-DAY

Warren, RI & Block Island, RI

Day 1

Warren, RI & Block Island, RI

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Board the Grande Caribe in Warren, RI. Enjoy a light lunch before arriving in your first port of call, Block Island, Rhode Island where a down-to-earth attitude welcomes all. This distinct island has an almost mystical quality to it, drawing back visitors again and again to its 17 miles of serene beaches, bluffs and beauty. A range of activities from sunrise to sunset becomes an outdoor enthusiast’s delight with pristine trails and reefs, a national wildlife refuge, and scenic terrain. Docked just a short walk from great restaurants, beaches and shops, you can explore the island by foot or by moped, a popular way to get around here.
Beach Shuttle and Water Taxi – Martha’s Vineyard, Block Island, and Newport
Let us help you get where you want to go, with scheduled transportation from our docks on Block Island, Martha’s Vineyard, and Newport. On Block Island, you will be provided transportation to downtown Old Harbor, where you can find amazing island made crafts on Water Street or walk over to Ballard’s to enjoy some fun in the sun. Make the most out your trip with this full itinerary transportation package!
Block Island, RI & Martha's Vineyard, MA

Day 2

Block Island, RI & Martha's Vineyard, MA

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Enjoy a half-day at Ballard's Beach and Bar or organize your own adventure – fishing, birding, hiking, biking or joining an optional eco-kayak tour with a local guide. Return to our small ship and prepare to set sail for Martha's Vineyard. The “Vineyard” is a summer colony known for celebrity sightings as much as its diverse terrain, people and lifestyle. Filled with harbor towns, gingerbread houses, sandy beaches and more than 40 different kinds of farms, including oyster, blueberry and dairy farms; the Vineyard is a veritable playground for food, nature and culture. Ocean side walks along bountiful beaches adorned with innovative sand castles will leave you smiling, especially if you are lucky enough to catch one of their magical sunsets.
Beach Shuttle and Water Taxi – Martha’s Vineyard, Block Island, and Newport
Let us help you get where you want to go, with scheduled transportation from our docks on Block Island, Martha’s Vineyard, and Newport. On Martha’s Vineyard, enjoy transportation to Inkwell Beach, voted one of the best beaches on Martha’s Vineyard. This drop off is also only a few steps from the historic Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Grounds, home to the storied gingerbread cottages. Make the most out your trip with this full itinerary transportation package!
Martha's Vineyard, MA & Newport, RI

Day 3

Martha's Vineyard, MA & Newport, RI

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Visit Edgartown, home to the Vineyard’s most famous lighthouse; West Tisbury, a “typical New England village”; Oak Bluffs, featuring colorful gingerbread cottages; and the Gay Head cliffs. Or perhaps you will choose to do something completely unique like a farm trail tour. Either way, you will see why celebrities, presidents and even a famous fictional shark chose to visit the island repeatedly. This afternoon we set sail for Newport, RI where we will dock at historic Fort Adams. After dinner, experience Newport nightlife brimming with restaurants, bars, shops and music.
Beach Shuttle and Water Taxi – Martha’s Vineyard, Block Island, and Newport
Let us help you get where you want to go, with scheduled transportation from our docks on Block Island, Martha’s Vineyard, and Newport. In Newport, you will be provided with an all-day water taxi pass, with pick-up and drop off locations all around famed Newport harbor, including Perotti Park, Bowen’s Wharf, Ann Street Pier, International Yacht Restoration School, Sail Newport, Fort Adams, and Goat Island. Make the most out your trip with this full itinerary transportation package!
Newport, RI & Warren, RI

Day 4

Newport, RI & Warren, RI

Newport RI is known for its unspoiled beaches, Gilded Age mansions, America’s Cup races and world-class yachting. Called “America’s First Resort,” it’s an ocean front destination replete with local art, restaurants, and history. You may choose to visit one of the famed Newport Mansions where the 1974 version of “The Great Gatsby” was filmed. Walk the famed cliff walk, stroll Newport beach, or tour the Tennis Hall of Fame. Later, return to Warren RI where you will disembark after your authentic New England Islands getaway.

Pricing

Category II
$999.00
Category III
$1,199.00
Category IV
$1,299.00
Category III Single
$2,299.00
Port Charges
$100.00

*PLEASE NOTE: Complimentary beer and wine is not included on this 4-day program. Guests may take advantage of our BYOB policy and bring their own beer, wine or liquor onboard. Mixers and barware provided.

Departure Dates

Embark: Warren, RI
Jul 21, 2018
Disembark: Warren, RI
Jul 24, 2018
Embark: Warren, RI
Jul 26, 2018
Disembark: Warren, RI
Jul 29, 2018

 

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Includes shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hair dryer, fresh towels daily

 

A sailboat off the coast of Newport
Coast of Newport, RI
Beach goers in Block Island
View from the famed Newport Mansions
Sailboats float in Newport
Gingerbread cottages line the streets in Martha's Vineyard
Gazebo in Martha's Vineyard
Blount's small ship docked in Warren, RI

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