Mystic River Cruises Are a Fun Way to Spend an Afternoon

One of our favorite suggestions for couples on a romantic getaway is booking a sailing with Mystic River Cruises. You’ll board a beautiful antique 1947 picnic boat and partake in a fascinating historical tour of the area while gliding in style with your seaworthy captain and expert on the area. There’s nothing quite like a sunset sailing! The picturesque shorelines and calm waters set the tone for an unforgettable experience. 

The 90-minute tour with Mystic River Cruises takes you under the Mystic drawbridge and out to the calm waters of Fishers Island Sound. You’ll take in the lighthouses, architectural gems along the shore, and the open sparkling waters and rolling forested landscape. They offer cruises all day, always with a maximum of six guests, and they encourage you to bring your own picnic with beer and wine if you choose to imbibe. 

For those looking for lodging, our bed and breakfast in Mystic, CT, is one of the most romantic places to stay! When you choose to stay with us, you’ll be minutes away from the waterfront area where Mystic River Cruises and other sailing companies depart. Once you’ve settled into your cozy guest suite on our beautiful countryside grounds, you’ll be set and ready to hit the water. As always, you’ll experience some of the best service and attention to detail at the Stonecroft Country Inn—we can’t wait to host you! Book your room at our bed and breakfast in Mystic today! 

Mystic River Cruises, photo of a couple on a romantic getaway on a yacht

Sail with Mystic River Cruises & More Boat Tours

While Mystic River Cruises is ideal for those heading to Mystic with romance in mind, there’s a lovely selection of boat tours and sailing excursions. As well as so much to see, experience, and learn at the Mystic Seaport Museum on the waterfront. 

  1. Mystic River Cruises: For a smaller, more private charter, board the 1947 classic wooden motorboat with Mystic River Cruises. Bring your own picnic for the 90-minute tour, just five minutes from the drawbridge.
  2. Argia Mystic Cruises: This boat tour option gives the feel of a classic New England sailing adventure. The Sunset Cruise aboard Argia Mystic Cruises is our favorite and most romantic sailing. Sit back, take in the scenery, and relax as the sun sets on the sound.
  3. Mystic Boat Adventures: On this three-hour tour, you’ll be the captain of your very own power boat on the Mystic River. Get an up-close view of the Mystic Seaport, lighthouses, and historic drawbridge while feeling the breeze in your hair.
  4. Ram Island Adventures: This completely restored 1984 Boston Whaler is one of the best ways to experience the hidden gems that only the locals know about. Your knowledgeable captain will offer insights and historical markers and highlight the best off-the-beaten-path spots to enjoy in Mystic.
  5. Sabino Steamboat Cruises: Located at the Mystic Seaport Museum, this iconic coal-powered boat will take you on a leisurely ride along the Mystic River. The museum is a lovely place to explore and get a glimpse into this historic maritime village.
  6. The Mystic Express: Enjoy the historic harbor tours aboard this 17-passenger sightseeing vessel. The 40-minute tour comprehensively includes the Mystic Seaport, the “captain’s row” homes, and the tall ships in the dock. They hit the water seven days a week starting in June and into September.
  7. Poet’s Lounge Sailing Charters: Looking for a more private and intimate sailing experience? This vessel sets sail from the small town of Noank, CT, and they aim to please. Food and drinks are welcome, and make sure to plan on a stop at one of the nearby islands to get your toes in the sand.

As a guest at our bed and breakfast in Mystic, we’d be happy to arrange reservations with Mystic River Cruises or any of the boat companies for you; just let us know in advance! 

After a day touring with Mystic River Cruises our beautiful bed and breakfast in Mystic awaits your return

Stay at our Romantic Bed and Breakfast in Mystic, CT

There’s nothing like a relaxing day at sea, sailing into the sunset and soaking up the fresh air with Mystic River Cruises. What’s the perfect end to a beautiful and romantic day? Head back to our romantic bed and breakfast in Mystic, CT, and you’ll find the quiet and calm atmosphere of the countryside precisely what you need. Our ten guest suites offer the perfect accommodations for a private and intimate getaway—whether with a historical backdrop in the 1807 House or modern elegance in our Yellow Barn building. 

All guests are treated to a beautiful, homemade breakfast each morning of your stay. Always served with fresh coffee, fruit, and our favorite tried and authentic recipes. During the warmer months, find a spot on the garden terrace with the scent of flowers in the breeze and soft jazz playing in the background. It’s a magical time of day and the best way to start your adventure in Mystic. 

For those here with romance in mind, add on our wine tasting package, which includes a visit to Stonington Vineyards and vouchers to taste up to seven of their exceptional wines. Pair this outing with a sailing with Mystic River Cruises, and your plans will be set! We have a handful of other fantastic enhancements as well, be sure to let us know in advance, and we’ll get you all set up. We look forward to hosting you at our bed and breakfast in Mystic. Start by booking your room with us today! 

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