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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 wrote a review Aug 4
Boston, Massachusetts3 contributions1 helpful vote
I cannot recommend this boat cruise enough! I wish that we had booked a longer boat tour, but we will definitely be back to do a full day trip. This week all of my siblings were back in New England, so we decided to book a boat cruise with our parents. Gig was phenomenal, funny, and a great story teller! He gave us a tour of the underneath of the boat and told us all about his wife and his shared passion for being out on the water. We got tons of wonderful photos and most importantly got to enjoy beautiful views. Thank you Gig for a lovely evening!!!
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Suzanne W wrote a review Jul 2022
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I cannot say enough good things about our experience aboard Gia captioned by Gig Michaud of Compass Rose Yacht Charters. The setting is spectacular as you glide by picturesque Newburyport on the calm, cool waters of the Merrimack River and the Atlantic Ocean. Everything about Gig's operation is ship shape -- his boat is comfortable, spotless and safe; he has a winning personality; he is an expert boatsman, and he is a wealth of information about local, New England history that he is happy to share with his inquiring guests. Gig navigates people as well as he navigates the waters around Newburyport, and we so enjoyed our time with him on his oh-so-spiffy craft. We look forward to another nautical adventure with Gig in the near future!
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Jennifer P wrote a review Jul 2022
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Captain Gig is amazing!!!! I proposed to my now fiancée on the beautiful Gia. It couldn’t have been more perfect. Gig was wonderful and I have never been more impressed with how personal he made our experience. We plan on returning so he can marry us. And she said yes!! It was such a memorable experience I recommend his services 1000% beautiful boat and an even better captain 😀
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Date of experience: July 2022
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starbuckprincess wrote a review Jun 2022
Houston, Texas30 contributions13 helpful votes
Four ladies looked for the BEST way to begin a week-long trip to the East Coast - AND FOUND IT! Captain Gig and his beautiful yacht, Gia! From the initial correspondence on the phone, to the day we boarded, I knew we made the right decision to book a three hour tour/cruise with Gig on the Merrimac River. He is a warm, friendly, well-informed gentleman who somehow made three hours “at sea” seem like 30 minutes. You want more! And I forgot to mention he is also hilarious. We laughed until we cried. There was never a dull moment! Gig welcomed bringing our own charcuterie tray and beverages and magically provided both the sunshine and the perfect background music. His yacht, Gia, was extremely clean, cozy, and comfortable. After returning to Newberryport, we all said (almost in unison) that we consider Captain Gig a new friend, and we will track him down whenever we get to this beautiful area of the country. Believe me, you can trust four very critical ladies who are well traveled - you will not be disappointed. XOXO
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Amanda Rose wrote a review Sep 2021
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Captain Gig was just amazing. He was warm and welcoming on the phone when we booked our trip. He made me feel very comfortable booking even though we were mid-pandemic and anything could happen... and he ended up accommodating a somewhat last minute change to our plans when I had a death in the family. He was an informed tour guide and a fascinating story teller and an obviously very experienced captain. I can't say enough good things about him, he was just so nice!
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Date of experience: August 2021
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