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Taking a Boston Harbor cruise is one of the best ways to enjoy a day on the water with your family. Rent a powerboat or a yacht to explore the waterways and see the city from a new perspective. Sailboat rentals, party boats, and boat tours are some of the most popular boating experiences to enjoy in Boston. No visit is complete without taking a sunset cruise or dinner cruise with a panoramic view of the Boston skyline.
Boat rentals in Boston start at $110/hour for a basic powerboat rental for a city sightseeing tour in Boston. Prices for a boat rental or charter in Boston can go up to over $1000/hour for luxury yacht charters.
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 motor boat 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.
This was a great charter, sailing around the islands about Marblehead and having great conversation about the area, sailing, and life in general. The charter started on time and the weather turned out to be great. Winds were off and on but we had some great heeling action. Totally recommend Captain Allan for a special afternoon charter!
Couldn’t ask for a better day. The boat is welcoming, 2 different outdoor lounge place but the best is the captain. Jimmy made our day. Would recommend this to anyone trying to have a special moment. Couldn’t ask for better. Thank you 🤙
Jimmy and Wanda were AMAZING! Great communication leading up to our charter and beyond accommodating when we were on their boat. The boat was spacious and had great areas to hang out and enjoy the weather and views. Highly recommend. We'll be booking again soon.
Had a wonderful time on Tracy’s boat. It was exactly as described and the captain Michael was great. He was polite, accommodating and friendly. We were a group of 13 and it was very comfortable. Tracy is very responsive. Even though We had a but of a hiccup with the final pickup location as both Tracy and I forgot to exchange the phone # of the captain so we started the ride a bit late but Michael accommodated us for the delay but giving us extra time at departure. Thank you and I highly recommend!
Excellent experience. The boat was everything we were hoping for. Peter and the staff were extremely friendly, helpful, and made sure we all had a great time. Would absolutely recommend it!
Jimmy was an incredible captain! I booked a ride with Jimmy for my sister’s bachelorette party and it was truly amazing! All the girls and I had tons of fun. We felt so welcome and comfortable and will definitely be booking again. The entire experience was one of a kind!
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