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Find the right listing for you and your crew, with options for boat types, group size, captained or self-charter, and lots more.
Found one you like? Send a rental inquiry with your preferred trip details, and you’ll receive an offer from your captain to book.
Coordinate a pick-up place and time, meet your boat captain, and get out onto the water!
Popular boating spots in Boston include Lovell’s Island, the Charles River, the National Park on Harbor Islands, and other islands off the coast of the city like Spectacle Island, Thompson Island, and Nantasket Beach.
You do not need a special license, however, boaters under the age of 18 need to complete a boating safety course successfully and receive a certificate, and then they can operate a motorboat under adult supervision.
The best time of year to visit Boston is during May and June or September and October. The temperatures will be pleasant without being too hot and you can enjoy the highlights of the city like boating and sightseeing without huge crowds.