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The Best Boat Rentals in Boston, MA

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Things to know about boating in Boston

Taking an island cruise is one of the best ways to enjoy a day on the waters with your family. Rent a powerboat or a yacht in Boston and explore the waterways and see the city from a new perspective. No visit is complete without taking a beautiful twilight tour from a boat. Sit back and enjoy the dazzling city come to life and make memories that will last a lifetime.

If you’d prefer to explore by wind instead of a motor, rent a sailboat or charter a sailing tour while you’re staying in Boston. You can explore the waterways or Massachusetts Bay, and experience the liberating feeling that sailing the sea gives to anyone.

While on a boat or yacht charter, you can go all the way to the harbor islands. For a beach day, head to the Lovells Island or Spectacle Island and park your boat for a day of sunbathing. Cruise around different islands and different parts of the city to see more than you would on foot.

Whenever you visit Boston, the Charles River and the Boston Harbor must be on your to-do list. There are almost 30 mooring available at the Boston Harbor and most piers offer the convenience of passenger pick- up and drop-off spots. The popular islands such as Peddocks, Bumpkin, Spectacle, and Georges offer free moorings in safe anchorage on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Fishing charters and tours are a great experience to have while in Boston. It's a popular fishing destination and there is a deep fishing history in the city. The fishing around Boston includes both fresh and saltwater options.

For active and sporty travelers, check out your rental options for paddlesports. Rent a stand-up paddleboard or a kayak, or take a guided tour for a day of exercise and adventure.

Water Activities in Boston

Boston has traditionally been a seafaring city and has been one of the world’s wealthiest ports for centuries. Steeped in maritime tradition and history, boaters will enjoy the unique boating atmosphere. There are many islands and varied waterways that surround the city. Cruise on the Charles River, Neponset River, Mystic River, and of course the famous Boston Harbor. With so many water playgrounds to choose from, boaters will find that there are many kinds of activities that they can enjoy during their stay.

Although Boston remains a bustling commercial seaside city, it's popular with recreational boaters. Everything from palatial mega yachts to modest power boats is available to rent in Boston, so check out your options on GetMyBoat.

Other Things To Do

While on land, there are endless activities and things to see. Stop at Faneuil Hall to see the shops in this massive market. Grab a bite to eat and enjoy people-watching in this busy commercial area.

If you're a baseball fan, make sure you get to experience a ball game at Fenway Park. It's a historic venue that also hosts concerts and is home to the Red Sox.

Considering the important role that Boston played in shaping the history and foundation of the United States, it's the perfect city for a walking tour. Visit the Old North Church and the Old State House. Head to Newbury street if you're looking to do some shopping.

Marinas in Boston

A few of the top marinas in Boston include Constitution Marina, Boston Waterboat Marina, and Brewer Marina Bay Boston. These marinas are busy, with lots of boats cruising in and out of port, many to admire moored in their berths. A lot of the marinas in Boston have a lot of historical significance to the city, and they are easily accessible from the city center. Be sure to bring your camera to snap some photos in these idyllic spots.

Nearby Cities to Visit

Additional cities to visit include Quincy, Scituate, Gloucester, Newburyport, Portsmouth, and further inland, New London and Sunapee.

About Boston

Boston is an incredible city in New England to visit for a vacation. It’s rich in history, with fun nightlife and things to do and see. Summer in Boston is one of the best times to enjoy boating. The city experiences the maritime effect of the North Atlantic, making it a pleasant place to pursue various water activities. Many rivers run across the city, offering you plenty of opportunities to explore canoeing, kayaking, rowing, and more. Navigate the waterways in your own boat, or enjoy taking a tour in one of the cruises.

To get to Boston, you can take a flight direct to Boston-Logan International Airport and from there take a taxi, shuttle, or bus to the city center. You can also arrive in Boston by Greyhound bus or on a train from many other New England cities.

GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in Boston.

  1. Madeline
    2018 Sea Ray SLX 400 in Boston, MA

    This trip is a MUST with Scott. Can’t say enough amazing things about the boat trip we had!! i was with a mixed group of guys and girls for my friends 24th surprise birthday and every single person absolutely had a BLAST. it was perfect in every way and even more fun than ever possibly could have been expected!!!!! Scott is a gem and was so so fun and genuine and it was so clear that it was important to him that we had a fun time - which we certainly did! Scott even grilled chicken and steak that we brought and provided all of the plates / cups/ silverware /coolers we needed. could not have asked for a better or more fun Captain!!! this birthday surprise will be hard to beat!!! Thank you so much scott for such an incredible day! i will refer any of my friends to you and will certainly do this again i hope! 100% recommend!!

  2. Courtney
    2018 Sea Ray SLX 400 in Boston, MA

    Captain Scott and First Mate Brett made my 30th birthday extra special with a perfect day out on the water! They went above and beyond with cruising us around, grilling for us, inflating a floating lounge island, and being all around amazing hosts. The boat was extremely nice and new and super spacious for our party of 12. Equipped with a full bathroom, two grills, an awesome sound system, and so much more! We would absolutely recommend to anyone and we are already planning our next boating day with Captain Scott! Thank you for a perfect day!

  3. Hassan
    Book your "Par Tee Time" in Boston Today!

    One of my most memorable experiences in my life was made possible by bob and his crew. Amazing captain, beautiful boat and a perfect experience overall. I proposed to my girlfriend on a 2 hour sunset cruise aboard and it was better than I pictured it. Definitely a decision I will never regret.

  4. Maribeth
    2018 Sea Ray SLX 400 in Boston, MA

    We are an extended family of 9 with cousins visiting from CA. Wanted to take them out for a view of Boston from the water. We first thought we were booking from Boston but the boat is actually in Hingham. Much better location! Parking was so convenient and inexpensive ($4). The boat was immaculate and Scott and his first mate were great. Would highly recommend.

  5. Rose
    Charter On 42ft 'Indiscretion' Yacht In Boston, Massachusetts

    I can’t say enough great things about Don and Tara (and pup Cooper!). Everything about our trip was seamless. Don was so easy to communicate with and extremely accommodating. Our actual boat ride was amazing. The food Tara provided was delicious and the whole experience was comfortable and fun. I recommend Don and Tara for anyone looking for a nice private boat outing. I am certain we will be booking again in the near future.

  6. Sunil
    Book your "Par Tee Time" in Boston Today!

    Bob is running an amazing experience in Boston harbour. He is attentive and the boat is incredible I would highly recommend to anyone.