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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.
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