Hard Tail Charters

Charter Services

  • Harbor Tours
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Photography Tours
  • Water Taxi

Departing from

  • Stonington & Mystic, CT
  • Fishers Island, NY
  • Watch Hill, RI
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Welcome to Hard Tail Charters

Home of the Hard Tail, the most rugged little ship in the fleet!

Hard Tail at Sea Hard Tail inside

We offer scenic tours and harbor cruises of the magnificent coastline from Watch Hill, Rhode Island, to Stonington and Mystic, Connecticut, and out to Fishers Island, New York. A new and exciting season is here, and, like you, we're hoping for beautiful, temperate weather in 2015–because nothing is better than a carefree, sun-drenched summer day by the sea!

As any true salt will tell you, a day spent on the water is a very good day indeed. So call us today to plan your ideal adventure!

Unfortunately, we can’t control the weather. But one thing we can guarantee, this and every season, is our commitment to providing you with a memorable experience. We’ll tailor any trip to suit your needs, and will arrange for every detail—from a relaxed, late afternoon sunset cruise down the tranquil Pawcatuck River for a tour of historic Watch Hill harbor, to a customized lighthouse photography excursion, or even a day-long beach outing at Napatree Point.

This season we’re featuring our private water taxi services to area attractions and destinations, allowing you to explore the shops and restaurants in the picture-perfect seaside villages of Stonington Borough and Mystic, Connecticut at your leisure. Perhaps you’re planning a golf outing on Fishers Island, with a can't-miss tee time? Hard Tail Carters will drop your party off directly on the Fisher Island Club's private dock. No matter your itinerary or point of departure, Hard Tail Charters will accommodate you. Please call for more details. 

We’re pleased to again be offering our Boat Camping Special this season. Spend the night under the stars on our private, semi-secluded mooring, aboard your own floating hotel room—the Hard Tail! Please contact us for more information.