String of Pearls


Designed by Geerd Hendel CLOISTER BELLE was built in 1957 in Camden, Maine by Malcolm Brewer, the preeminent wooden boat builder of his time. Named PEARL NECKLACE, the 71 ft. yacht was a gift to the wife of the original owner who had requested a simple strand of pearls for her birthday. The owner drove PT boats in World War II so the yacht was equipped with four engines, built for speed, and he often raced his friend and neighbor Jack Kennedy's sport fisherman on Cape Cod Bay. The original owner sold his investment company to Warren Buffett and it later became Berkshire Hathaway, the most successful investment company of all time.

Built of mahogany and teak CLOISTER BELLE is 71 feet long, 16 feet wide and weighs 40 tons, yet she can achieve 27 miles and hour. She is Coast Guard certified to carry 40 guests and subjected to routine safety inspections. Capt. Brian Quin bought the boat in 1985, restored it in Newport, Rhode Island and chartered throughout New England for 21 years. Numerous celebrities such as Bruce Springsteen, Brad Pitt, Pierce Brosnan, Harrison Ford, many statesman and a couple of princesses have enjoyed the boat over the years. In 2004, the five star Cloister Hotel invited the boat to an exclusive charter arrangement from Sea Island. Now, 14 years later she will move to Morningstar marina and be available to charter the beautiful marshes of the Golden Isles.

Harbor Cruise: $65.00 for adults (ages 15+) and $35 for children

Wine Cruise: $75.00 per person

Sunset Cruise: $75.00 per person

Brunch Cruise: $75.00 per person

Please note that all cruises are tentative due to weather and amount of guests. There is a minimum of 6 guests per cruise. Guests will be notified if a change occurs. Maximum of 35 guests.

Private Charters: Begin at $1800. Click the 'book private charter' button on the home page for more information.

Maximum of 35 guests and no minimum required for private charters.