From the South of France to the Hamptons, Kelpie has hosted generations of the world’s elite. From competing in regattas among the finest yachts in the world to leisurely afternoon sails and anchoring off secluded islands, she counts noted luminaries, such as the late Elizabeth Taylor, among her past guests.
Join us with up to 24 guests for a half day, full day or sunset sail through the Hamptons waterway. Experience Le Launch, as our private tender greets you at the Breakwater Yacht Club with a glass of Quinn rosé for the journey to Kelpie‘s anchorage. If you’re lucky, you may even have a guest appearance from Xavier Merat as your skipper!
Kelpie offers several packages – simply choose whichever suits you best and how long you would like to sail, for 2.5-hour, 4-hour, 6-hour, or 8-hour.
- Brunch Sail – having been conveyed from the shore to the yacht by classic launch, Siren, arrive to a decadant spread on board Kelpie in the morning sun, followed by a dreamy sail through the Shelter Island Sound.
- Half Day – sail Shelter Island and discover a beautiful anchorage for lunch on board.
- Full Day – explore more of Shelter Island and drop anchor for lunch on board Kelpie – you can even go swimming, or simply take advantage of a longer sailing cruise. There is also the option to have lunch ashore at Sunset Beach.
- Sunset Sail– enjoy a beautiful sunset cruise with light bites and sundowners – the perfect prelude to your dinner reservation back in Sag Harbor.
Kelpie offers exclusive gourmet menus of caviar, fine cheeses, and also sushi prepared onboard by Sen’s very own sushi chef. We also offer a unique oyster and wine delivery service at anchor. Local oysters are shucked right in front of you by the West Robyn’s Oyster Company, who tie up alongside in their charming, traditional fishing boat.
Upon booking, we will assist in menu preparations whether it be to arrange for private chef services, pass-around hors d’oeuvres or a simple BYO spread.
Return Service from Sunset Beach
For guests wishing to end their cruise at Sunset Beach, we offer a variety of services to return you to Sag Harbor: private car service, a chauffeur to deliver your own car to Sunset Beach from Sag Harbor, or Le Launch‘s private passage by sea.
Capture each wonderful moment on board with a professional photographer in a setting coveted by photographers and stylists worldwide. Kelpie exudes style and elegance. This, coupled with the picturesque East End shoreline, creates the perfect backdrop for lasting memories.
Did we mention Kelpie has a sister-ship? One of the most exciting options for chartering in the Hamptons is the tandem charter offered exclusively between the two classic yachts of the fleet. One charter, two heavenly schooners sailing side-by-side to your favorite anchorages. A perfect option for larger groups seeking the classic experience. Fancy a race?
Tastings & Pairings
Kelpie‘s own sommelier will present various fine wines both from the local region and from around the world, imparting their own knowledge while underway. These wines will be paired with a selection fine cheeses and other delacacies.
Weddings & Rehearsals
A classic yacht compliments a Hamptons wedding remarkably well. Host an intimate fête aboard Kelpie with exquisite fare crafted by premier chefs of the Hamptons. Kelpie Yacht Charters works in collaboration with Salon Xavier to offer private beautification services at the marina-based Salon and day spa.
On the water, detached from daily concerns and obligations, this lush micro-environment of freedom and luxury allows families, friends, and corporate groups a special time of respite and renewal. Join the many enterprises who have made sailing with us a yearly corporate event.
Photo Shoots & Product Launches
Classic lines combined with bronze and teak accents provide a timeless and iconic backdrop. Kelpie and her 16 passenger certified chase boat deliver the perfect package for photoshoots, film projects, and product launches. We also offer facilities at Salon Xavier for hair and makeup.