Summers on your superyacht bring days of swimming in azure waters, hopping from historical port to port, and sundowner drinks on deck. No destination captures the weightless wonder of summer innocence quite like America’s sweetheart towns of New England. The perfect destination for superyacht sailing; foodies will fall hard for this corner of the world. Bright farmer’s markets, glistening oysters, tiny craft breweries and cultural tastes – here are the best food experiences to discover while cruising in New England on your AvYacht…
Boston’s Little Italy Food Tour
Beautiful Boston should certainly be a port of call on your AvYachts cruise around New England. Culturally rich and brimming with historical significance, Boston is also home to one of America’s oldest Italian communities. Step ashore and join a tour to discover the authentic tastes around the narrow north end streets and the Mediterranean inspired markets. Go weak at the knees for biscotti, sip dreamy coffee from the oldest Italian café vendor in town, and visit a real salumeria to hunt down the finest golden olive oils, imported cheeses, and marbled prosciutto slices.
Bay Kitchen Bar in The Hamptons
There is nowhere finer for delivering the all-American summer quite like the wonder of the Hamptons. A superyacht playground for the rich and famous; beautiful boutiques, elegant eateries, and mansion parties pave the way for memorable days. Seafood lovers will delight in hitting the Hamptons restaurant scene, particularly the institution of Bay Kitchen Bar. Nestled in East Hampton, this is the spot for sharing platters of local clams, devouring fish cakes, and splitting a Key Lime pie with staggering sunset views.
Lobster Lunches on Fisher’s Island
Discover hidden America on the private seasonal resort of New York’s Fisher Island. Sailing into this pretty port is like taking a step back in time. Quiet anchorages, beautiful deserted beaches, and a strong sense of community all make this spot just off the coast of Connecticut a fascinating place to visit. Fishers Island built its heritage on the lobster industry, meaning this is one of the best spots for cracking claws. Anchor offshore and send a member of the crew to pick up a lobster from the locals. Back on your deck or on the beach you can barbecue the best lobster in the region and pair it with icy beers straight from the chiller.
Wine and Oysters at Martha’s Vineyard
Another superyacht summer paradise, Martha’s Vineyard is one of the most romantic destinations on the New England itinerary. From shimmering lighthouses on rocky bluffs to beautiful homes in Edgartown, you can lose weeks rambling around Americas most picturesque town. Foodies delight as Martha’s Vineyard is one of the finest spots for slurping pearly oysters and sipping boutique wines. Oyster beds populate the coastline and are especially succulent around the brackish waters of Tisbury Great Pond. The Lamberts Cove Inn is a firm favorite for those looking to go wild on fresh oysters in smoked garlic butter, but the true summer taste comes from fried oysters served al fresco or raw heady delights at Faith’s Seafood Shack and Sushi Bar.
Chow Down on Chowder in Nantucket
While summer may not be the month for a hot steaming bowl of clam chowder, superyacht charters gliding into Nantucket wouldn’t be able to embrace the full experience of New England without it. Heavenly clam chowder puts this region on the map. SeaGrille is said to boast the best in nautical inspired Nantucket, where a creamy base is studded with quahog clams and sizzling bacon, not to mention a dollop of Tabasco to set your soul on fire.
Along with drool-worthy cuisine, New England comes with many delights; quaint seaside charm, millionaire playgrounds, and a strong nautical history that lends itself well to the world of yachting.