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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Hard Tail Charters News

Be sure to visit this page throughout the season for special events, announcements and offers!

Another season is here, and if you're planning to visit the area to explore, dine, shop or just to kick back and relax—please plan to also give us a call, too; time on the water with Hard Tail Charters will be a treasured addition to your Summer scrapbook.

This season we're featuring our custom water taxi services, which allow you to travel between Watch Hill, RI and Mystic or Stonington, CT, or to Fisher Island or Block Island, at your convenience and to suit your time schedule. Any itinerary can be accommodated; please contact us for more information or to arrange for your passage.

We’re happy to again be offering our Boat Camping Experience. Ideal for a couple, you’ll spend an unforgettable night under the stars on our private, semi-secluded mooring, aboard your own floating hotel room—the Hard Tail! Here's what Kandie Carle had to say about her and her husband Casey’s overnight stay a few seasons back:

"My husband and I heartily recommend Captain David Shepherd and Hard Tail Charters’ "Boat Camping Experience"! We started with an hour-long tour along the coast, then enjoyed a delightful evening on board the Hard Tail, tied off to Captain Shepherd’s private mooring in Little Narragansett Bay, where Capt. David left us until a pre-arranged pick-up the next day. We couldn’t have felt safer or more relaxed! While small, the Hard Tail is clean, efficient and comfortable, and offers everything you’ll need for a fun stay–or, as was true for us, a romantic anniversary under the stars. This was our second excursion aboard the Hard Tail, and all our friends have asked us to bring them along on our next outing!"

[Captain’s note: A night aboard the Hard Tail is a unique experience, but it is spartan and rustic, requiring a certain "willing to rough it" attitude. Please contact us for a full description and further details.]

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