Monday, March 19, 2012

Charter Yacht TIVOLI - Maine Art Gallery Cruise Itinerary - New England Yacht Charters

Charter Yacht Tivoli, a 90-foot Doggers Bank expedition-style luxury motoryacht, has custom designed this sample New England private yacht charter itinerary touring the many art galleries and artist colonies along Maine's scenic seacoast.

Charter Yacht Tivoli's
8-Day / 7-Night Maine Seacoast Art Gallery Cruise
Southwest Harbor • Blue Hills • Belfast • Rockland • Port Clyde
Monhegan Island • Boothbay Harbor • Great Diamond Island

This Maine seacoast yacht itinerary travels 186 nautical miles over 8 days, averaging between 2-to-4 hours of travel per day. The longest voyage at 40 nm.

Tivoli's route for their Maine Seacoast Art Gallery Cruise
Southwest Harbor to Portland, Maine

Day 1:  Depart – Southwest Harbor - Travel to Blue Hills
Welcome aboard. Trevor, Caren, Joe and Captain John have everything prepared for your Noon arrival. As soon as you are situated, we begin. First stop, Blue Hills.

Day 2:  Blue Hills – Travel to Belfast
Morning in Blue Hills. Visit the Blue Hills Bay Gallery. Depart at 1:00 pm for the four hour cruise aboard Yacht Tivoli to Belfast.

Day 3:  Belfast – Isleboro – Travel to Rockland
After a morning in Belfast, it’s off to nearby Isleborough for a short visit before we turn towards our next destination, Rockland.

Day 4: Day at Rockland/Camden
Spend all day in Rockland & Camden visiting the Farnsworth Museum - Jamie Wyeth - Seven Deadly Sins and the Eric Hopkins Gallery and the Robert Indiana Gallery.

Day 5:  Afternoon at Port Clyde – Travel to Monhegan Island
Enjoy the sights along the Maine coastline as we travel two hours south through the Muscle Ridge Channel to Port Clyde and the real, authentic-Maine Port Clyde General Store. Visit Gallery by the Sea and the Morris Hill Gallery. Then, it’s off to the fabled artist colony located on Monhegan Island.

Day 6:  Day at Monhegan Island – Travel to Boothbay Harbor
This tiny, picturesque island has long been an art colony. Walk to the many artist studios on the island, including the Lupin Gallery. No cars are allowed on this island that time forgot. Back onboard Tivoli, we head 16 nm south to Boothbay Harbor

Day 7:  Boothbay Harbor – Travel to Great Diamond Island
Take in the Gleason Fine Art Gallery and the David Lee - Millenium Gallery during your morning visit to Boothbay Harbor. At 2:00 pm, we set course for Great Diamond Island, arriving at 6:00 pm where we will be on dock for the evening. There is a 5-star restaurant on Great Diamond should you wish a night out before arriving in Portland.

Day 8:  Trip to Portland, Maine
A short final voyage brings us to the end of our Maine yacht cruise. The beauty and art of the many works seen all throughout Maine signature art galleries can only be surpassed by the grandeur and awestruck beauty of the actual Maine seacoast which drew the artists here in the first place.  On this special trip, you get to enjoy both.

During the summer and fall seasons, Tivoli is based out of Newport, Rhode Island and Rockland, Maine. You can contact us to create a custom luxury yacht charter itinerary to any of the points along the Connecticut/Long Island coastline, Newport, RI, Cape Cod, Nantucket & Martha’s Vineyard, Boston, Marblehead, the infinite inlets, harbors and islands along Maine’s craggy seacoast and even travel as far north as Montreal and Quebec along the St. Lawrence Seaway. How about a fall foliage cruise?

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