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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About Hard Tail Charters

Our sole purpose at Hard Tail Charters is to share the beauty of the southern Rhode Island and eastern Connecticut shoreline, while ensuring that your time on board will be memorable, and most of all, fun!

“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing--absolutely nothing--half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”

The Hard Tail Originally designed for the tough conditions and challenging waters of the Pacific Northwest, the Hard Tail is a rugged, safe and fully functional 25-foot diesel-powered pilot house cruiser. She features a spacious salon settee, refrigeration, cabin heat, a stand-up head and cushioned cockpit seating, providing a comfortable ride and ample protection for 2-6 guests. Though she’s no-frills compared to some, she's extremely seaworthy, capable and more than ready to take you wherever you might want to go. So just sit back, relax and take in the sights and sounds as we slip the dock lines and head out for an enjoyable few hours on the water!

Your host and Captain, David Shepherd Out-going, laid-back and tanned from the neck up and elbows down, Captain David has spent more than 40 years on the water in boats of all types, and holds a U.S. Coast Guard-rated 50-ton Master’s license. We’re sure you’ll find Captain David to be knowledgeable, helpful and gracious company during your cruise.