Arabella Grand Tour Sailing Vacation

Arabella Grand Tour 2019

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Grand Tour of New England
August 28th - September 3rd, 2019

Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Labor Day in Newport, and more…
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The American Sailing Association has chartered the yacht Arabella and invites our members to join us on an amazing seven day sailing vacation that includes Labor Day.

Arabella is one of the most beautiful sailing yachts in the world. She epitomizes classic elegance and graceful style and has been an icon along the East Coast in summer and in the Caribbean in winter. Arabella is also US Coast Guard certified, one of the few mega yachts with this designation in our country.

“Arabella” is a 157 foot mega yacht featuring three masts with staysail schooner rigging. She has 20 staterooms with all the modern luxuries you’d expect on a mega yacht – all rooms have their own shower, heads, and individual climate control. “Arabella” has teak decks, a Jacuzzi, cushioned sun deck, as well as a covered aft veranda. Her main salon is spacious enough for all her guests to enjoy fine dining and features a beautiful varnished mahogany bar.

Arabella is an incredible sailing vessel and the captain & crew love to hoist the sails, turn off the engine and feather the prop and give you the chance to helm this magnificent vessel. Discover the magic of Arabella as she slices through the water powered by the wind.

Join us on our Grand Tour of New England...
...not as a tourist, but as an exclusive guest onboard a mega yacht!
This summer, Arabella visits the big three – Newport, Nantucket & Martha’s Vineyard. These are absolutely the BEST vacation spots on the East Coast. This is where the President, celebrities and moguls go to hang out, hide and relax.
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  • Arabella Testimonial Marge

    “Steering a 157 foot schooner under full canvas in 20-25 plus winds was exciting, with the wind tearing at my hair. With beautiful blue skies and turquoise seas in 80 degrees, what could be better?”

    Marge Benning, Denver CO

  • Arabella Testimonial Tracy Kosbau

    “Everything is taken care of. You don’t have to worry about anything. You just sit back and enjoy the beautiful scenery, fresh sea air and fantastic ports of call to explore. In a very short time, we all got to know each other and everyone felt like family to me. I learned a lot, and enjoyed sharing this brief moment in time and space on this lovely boat called the Arabella.”

    Tracy Kosbau

  • Arabella Testimonial Tim Shuman

    “What do a film producer, a tech consultant, a dad and his son have in common with a group of Puritans? They all boarded a boat named Arabella bound for Massachusetts, albeit 385 years apart. Unlike John Winthrop and crew the modern passengers sailed in comfort on an ASA sponsored voyage to Martha’s Vinyard, Nantucket and Cuttyhunk islands!”

    Tim Shuman

  • Arabella Testimonial Fred Wyckoff and Gerri Haan

    “Absolutely no better way to relax… A full day of sailing aboard the “melts my heart” Arabella, lobster for dinner and slow trip back to the schooner during golden hour. Fantastic!”

    Fred Wyckoff and Gerri Haan

Everyone deserves this type of mega yacht sailing experience at some point in their lives, but few can afford it until now. As an ASA member you have the opportunity to join us on this unique, and unforgettable, sailing vacation.

Staterooms are available exclusively for ASA Members and start from $1,890 / person.

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The ASA “Grand Tour” of New England Itinerary

This itinerary is only an example. All stops are subject to the captain’s discretion and may vary due to weather or unforeseen circumstances.

Day 1 - Wednesday, August 28th

Arrive in Newport
Guests will be able to drop their luggage off starting at noon to give more time for exploring fabulous Newport. Guests will begin boarding the Arabella at 3pm in historic downtown Newport harbor. Newport is the sailing capital of our country and this is where the America’s Cup Races were held for over 50 years until 1983. The Captain will invite all guests for a “Welcome Aboard Cocktail” on the deck, afterwards guests may go ashore for a night on the town with dinner at one of the many amazing Newport restaurants.
 

Day 2 - Thursday, August 29th

Sail to Martha’s Vineyard
 
Morning begins with a splendid departure from Newport. We then shake out our canvas and sail over to Martha’s Vineyard. On the “Vineyard,” we will anchor off Edgartown. You can spend the afternoon on the beach or take an island tour. You can also taxi over to Oak Bluffs which is a quaint Victorian village known for its gingerbread houses, eclectic restaurants and Presidential visits. Dinghy back to the Arabella early evening for cocktails and gourmet dinner aboard.

Day 3 – Friday, August 30th

The Island of Nantucket
This morning begins with an exhilarating sail to Nantucket, the historic island 30 miles out to sea. Nantucket was once the world’s center of the whaling industry and is still largely undeveloped and true to its roots. You can take the launch to a pristine secluded beach or explore in one of our kayaks. There is a Whaling Museum on Broad Street. It originally was a factory for refining whale oil and exhibits all the tools of the trade including a full sized whale skeleton and an incredible collection of scrimshaw. You can also enjoy the fine shopping along the cobblestoned streets of Nantucket’s 19th century downtown.
 

Day 4 – Saturday, August 31st

Back to Martha’s Vineyard
 
We will sail back to Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard. Be sure to pay your respects at the Edgartown Yacht Club which hosts prestigious regattas every summer. You can explore more, go to the beach or visit Chappaquiddick Island and the Cape Pogue Wildlife Refuge. It`s a great place for an invigorating hike. You can also visit the Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, a 200 acre tract owned and operated by the Massachusetts Audubon Society. In the summer nature trails are ripe with blueberry, blackberry and beach plums.

Day 5 – Sunday, September 1st

Cuttyhunk Island
After rising to a beautiful sunrise and hearty breakfast, we will weigh anchor and set sail for the enchanting island of Cuttyhunk. This jewel of the Elizabethan Islands has one of the most picturesque harbors in all of New England. The evening will find us on the beach for a real New England lobster bake, complete with all the trimmings included in your fare.
 

Day 6 – Monday, September 2nd

Labor Day

 

We set sail in the morning and return to Newport late morning/early afternoon. Enjoy breakfast with your shipmates on your final day under Arabella’s billowing sails. After your grand entrance to Newport Harbor, you can choose to disembark that same day or, if your schedule permits, you can spend another night onboard in Newport and enjoy the Labor Day festivities.

Day 7– Tuesday, September 3rd

Disembark

Disembark by 1pm. Use your extra time in Newport to visit the mansions, sail on an America’s Cup 12 Meter, ride the Rum Runner at sunset and party like a sailor.

 

Staterooms on Arabella

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Owners Stateroom

 

The Owners Staterooms (#15 and #16) are Arabella's largest and most luxurious. They are located amidships in the most stable part of the boat. These staterooms feature a queen bed, private shower and head, individual climate control, and plenty of room for you to spread out and relax.

Pricing is $3,450 / person, based on double occupancy.

 

Premier Stateroom

 

These spacious Premier Staterooms (#7, #8, #9, #10) are located amidships of the yacht and feature a queen bed, private shower, head, individual climate control, and all the amenities a sailor could ask for.

Pricing is $2,950 / person, based on double occupancy.

 

Deluxe Stateroom

 

These Deluxe Staterooms are located in the forward section of the yacht and feature a double bed, private shower, head, and individual climate control.

Deluxe Staterooms #3 and #4 have an over/under single/double bed configuration.

Pricing is $2,650 / person, based on double occupancy.

 

Double Stateroom

 

These staterooms are located in the aft section of the yacht and feature a pair of over/under single berths, private shower, head, and individual climate control.

Pricing is $1,890 / person, based on double occupancy.

 

Other Activities

America’s Cup 12 Meter yachts

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Sailing enthusiasts may want to book a spot to sail on one of the historic America’s Cup 12 Meter yachts which do day sails out of Newport.

Getting To Newport, Rhode Island

For more information about getting to Newport and what to do and where to stay while you’re here visit discovernewport.org

Contact Arabella Concierge

Have questions about the Grand Tour? Or Arabella? Or the staterooms?
Then contact the Arabella Concierge, Micah Wisen...
Please call (310) 822 7171 ext 204 or complete the contact form below.

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