Hard Tail Charters

Call us to book a water‑taxi or boat charter: (845) 263‑0119

Charter Services

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

Departing from

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

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

The Hard Tail Built by Sea Sport Boats and 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 cockpit seating, resulting in a comfortable ride with 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 need to go.

David Shepherd Captain David has spent more than 40 years on the water in boats of all types. A sure hand at the helm, he holds a U.S. Coast Guard-rated 50-ton Master’s license and will provide knowledgeable, helpful and gracious company during your cruise.