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Compass Rose Yacht Charters

Newburyport, MA, USA
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About Compass Rose Yacht Charters
Compass Rose Yacht Charters, LLC, is the closest thing to having your own private yacht. Founded by Captain Gig Michaud, a US Coast Guard Licensed Captain (Master), and Retired Navy Captain, who desires to share his passion for the Ocean with his clients. Family Vacationers and Small Corporate Groups will experience the Natural Beauty on the Ocean, from Picturesque Harbors and Rivers, to cruising along the North Shore Coastline. Our reputation has been built on honest and ethical business practices mixed with passionate knowledge of yachting hospitality and tourism. When you step aboard our magnificent 35’ Tiara Yacht “GIA”, you will leave behind all your cares and begin experiencing the seafaring excitement of yachting at its finest. You will personally observe the Majestic Beauty of a Sun soaked Ocean, shimmering like diamonds across the horizon, with its warm gentle breezes. When you depart from the dock, and begin your journey, you will see, up close and personal, life on the water.
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Kate M wrote a review Oct 21
Amesbury, Massachusetts1 contribution1 helpful vote
Have you ever had the most perfect day that you wished would never end? That was our experience on the yacht, GIA. My husband turned 40 this year and I wanted to celebrate him in a special way. Knowing that if I got invited to one more car parade birthday party, I’d be tempted to drive to the Cape and jump in white shark infested waters, I decided something more intimate was in order. My search for covid safe fun that didn’t require a blow horn and streamers lead me to Captain Gig. From the first minute of talking to Captain Gig, I knew chartering his yacht was going to be the best time. Not only is his resume impressive (Captain Gig was in the NAVY – thank you for your service, sir) but his personality immediately made me wish we were best friends. He is FUNNY. Walking up to GIA was exciting! She is docked on the prestigious end slip and WOW; what a beautiful boat! So clean and so much room for the six of us, plus the captain and his first mate, the lovely Gia (Captain Gig’s awesome wife who the boat is named after). Both Gia and Gig know so much about the Merrimack River and the area. We laughed, ate, drank, played music, learned some history. To my surprise, not one of us fell off the boat! (I was pretty sure after a few glass from my box o’ wine, I was going to be the first to go for a swim). There really was no better way to celebrate my husband turning 40. This year has been tough for all of us and our whole group collectively said that for one perfect day, we forgot about covid and any stressors and were all just happy. It was as simple as that. Thank you so much Captain Gig and Gia. We all thought you were amazing and we will be back next season!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Julie F wrote a review Sep 2020
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Spending the day with Capt Gig on the water was amazing. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the area, being on the water, and let my husband steer! The views were amazing and the five hour trip went by way too quickly. Perfect way to spend a day! Thanks Gig!!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Kelly P. wrote a review Sep 2020
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My company, "Insperity" enjoys thanking those who refer business to us so as a thank you to some friends/colleagues who support me, I booked a 3 hour cruise. The whole experience from start to finish was amazing! Gig, the captain is not only personable, funny & nice but he is also extremely accommodating. He recommended catering places so we could enjoy lunch while out on the ocean, he met us in the Boat Basin parking lot (where he immediately had us all laughing), loaded all of our things into a valet carrier so we wouldn't have to carry a thing, offered to take pictures for us, was a fantastic tour guide (very knowledgeable), hooked us up to his Bluetooth speakers and let us listen to our music and made us feel comfortable to just relax, have fun and do whatever made us happy. The yacht was absolutely immaculate with plenty of comfortable seating for all of us. I will definitely be booking with Gig and Compass Rose Yacht Charters again. The only thing I might do differently is book a few more hours as time flies when you're having fun! Thanks for making our day so wonderful!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Donna C wrote a review Sep 2020
Lexington, Massachusetts2 contributions1 helpful vote
We cannot recommend this experience enough! My husband and I, along with our daughter, son-in-law and 2 grandchildren took a 3 hour cruise this week. From the minute that Captain Gig met us on the dock he was super nice and friendly and we knew we were in for a great afternoon. The yacht is absolutely immaculate. Captain Gig has been boating all his life so we were all totally comfortable. This will definitely be a yearly tradition for our family. What a great way to end the summer before school starts!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Sharon T wrote a review Aug 2020
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Absolutely a Five star “valet” service from the time you arrive till the time you leave. Gig and Gia are extremely genuine and passionate about their love for providing a fun, safe, memorable and tailored experience for their guests!!! We felt special and the day was amazing!! Thank you both for providing priceless memories with the kids on your gorgeous yacht!!!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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