Written by Missy Johnston
During colonial times, the New York City patriots fled to Sag Harbor NY to escape the Red Coats by boat. Today, people are escaping to Sag Harbor by yacht as part of a relaxing, luxury yacht charter vacation. In fact, Sag Harbor has a large protected natural harbor that is now mainly in use by visiting yachtsmen, making it an ideal destination as part of a private yacht charter itinerary in New England.
Whether you choose to embark, disembark, or visit Sag Harbor as a port of call, you will appreciate that this historic village on the eastern end of Long Island was once a colonial settlement and important whaling ship port. It’s even mentioned several times in Moby Dick. Today, Sag Harbor is an upscale community that comes to life in the summer as the well-to-do escape to the Hamptons.
There is a great deal of history to enjoy, including the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum, the Historical Society, the Old Whalers Church, and the Custom House Museum. After a trip back to colonial times, step back into present day. Shop in the chic boutiques, dine on local fresh New England seafood, and, of course, enjoy any of the beautiful beaches in the area. We recommend Foster Memorial Beach. This one mile of beach on the bay side is ideal for those in search of calm waters perfect for swimming.
Sag Harbor features a blend of history and luxury, and the harbor is a siren call for yachtsmen. If you hear it beckoning you, we can help plan a fully personalized trip. Spend as much or as little time as you like in Sag Harbor as part of a New England private yacht charter. Escape today!