Yachting On The Fourth of July

With the Fourth of July weekend approaching Journeys is proud to bring you our list of the best Independence Day Yachting locations!

Key West, FL- There really is nothing better than sailing in the tropics. The cool breeze and crystal clear oceans are best enjoyed from the deck of a luxury yacht. And as the sun the sets Key West puts on a truly spectacular July Fourth weekend.

The Waldorf Astoria of Key West plays host to this celebration, offering its visitors traditional food and drink alongside live music and even a silent auction. If you want to venture ashore the Waldorf will be sure to have plenty of diversions. And once nightfall comes the show will begin! A fireworks display is put on that is reflected beautifully on the calm waters of the shore, making for a romantic location.


Newport, RI- If something a bit more outdoorsy is what you’re looking for, then Newport, Rhode Island might be your best bet. With several state parks and several wildlife refuges along their coast line Newport is the best yachting and sailing location for those who want to enjoy some local flora and fauna.

 And let’s not forget the July Fourth spectacular! Set in the stunning Newport Harbor, this fireworks procession begins at sun down and the right setting to enjoy a glass of champagne, or perhaps even a beer from Rhode Island’s famous Fool Proof Brewery. Newport is sure to be the stop for those looking for some sophistication and charm for their July Fourth proceedings.

Boston, MA- If you’re looking for the authentic Fourth of July experience, than why not travel to the center of the American revolution, and the birthplace of many historic events. After playing host to the Boston Tea Party and Paul Revere’s midnight ride, Boston might very well be the most historic location to visit for an Independence Day getaway.

Be sure to book a yacht voyage to the Boston Harbor and stage your own tea party! The fireworks are launched from the scenic Charles River, near the Back Bay, and this location is the perfect setting to enjoy the fireworks show. The spectacular architecture makes a fitting backdrop for the fireworks show and adds a quaint elegance to the event. After the fireworks wrap up venture ashore and check out all the locations that Boston has to offer. With its rich history and famed Fenway Park this is certainly a worthy stop for any yacht tour.

Manhattan, NY- With one of the world’s most famous Fourth of July celebrations, Manhattan is the go to destination for Independence Day. The East River fireworks display will capture you with its dazzling charm and is truly an unbelievable show. Sailing onto the East River offers a front row seat to this amazing celebration. Imagine taking in the fireworks aboard your own private yacht.  

And once you’re done why not spend some time with your family in Manhattan’s famed Lower East Side? In a city that is renowned for its diversity there’s plenty of shopping, restaurants, and day trips for visitors of any age. Some of the best art galleries and museums wait, making Manhattan a top pick for your July Fourth.

And be sure to contact us and let Journeys plan your next vacation!