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Massachusetts is one of the oldest and most prominent states in America, and also home to some of the best boating cities. Visitors from all over the world come to immerse themselves in Massachusetts’ vibrant and historical atmosphere, and boaters can enjoy that same environment while also partaking in the countless activities that can be found in the gorgeous waterways that surround the state. If you’re bringing your own boat, be sure to research Massachusetts’ many marina options.
Massachusett's most vibrant and popular boating cities is located in the Easternmost part of the state —Boston. It has traditionally been a seafaring city, and has been one of the world’s wealthiest ports for centuries, which makes it a perfect locations for finding boat rentals in Massachusetts. Steeped in maritime tradition and history, boaters will undoubtedly enjoy the unique atmosphere, many islands, and varied waterways that surround the city, which includes Charles River, Neponset River, Mystic River, and of course the famous Boston Harbor. With so many water playgrounds to choose from, visitors will find that there are many kinds of activities and boat rentals in Boston, Massachusetts that they can enjoy during their stay. Few cities in America are as historically or culturally significant as Boston, Massachusetts. As one of the oldest cities in the country (and the largest metropolis in New England), Boston has no end of sites of historical interest and cultural institutions and experiences. With its proximity to so many bodies of water, its spacious harbor, and its impressive selection of marinas, Boston also ranks high among the best boating cities on the East Coast.
Another coastal city of Massachusetts is Gloucester— a historic town on Cape Ann. Visitors have been drawn to the coastal Atlantic seaport for more than 400 years. The town is a working fishing community and one of the biggest events of the summer season is the annual St. Peter's Fiesta that honors the patron saint of fishermen. The Fiesta features carnivals, parades, and the blessing of the fleet. Visitors may charter a boats in Gloucester, Massachusetts for deep-sea fishing trips or travel 12 miles out to sea to Stellwagen Bank, one of the top destinations worldwide to see the many species of whales that migrate to the region. You can also spend a day at the beautiful beaches of the town. Cressey's Beach and Half Moon Beach are at the park and overlook the harbor. Wingaersheek Beach is on the Annisquam River and Ipswich Bay and is popular with locals and visitors.
Although Massachusetts remains a bustling commercial seaside state, it is also very popular with recreational boaters. Massachusetts boat rentals are available in many marinas. Everything from yachts to elegant sailing vessels and even kayaks and paddleboards regularly makes their way around the scenic waters of Massachusetts Bay. The fishing around Boston and Gloucester includes both fresh and saltwater varieties, which make it a popular East Coast destination for fishermen as well.
Massachusetts is a location steeped in history and culture. Its streets and waterways have seen centuries roll by, and while it is continually growing and evolving, it retains its signature aura – the likes of which cannot be found in any other state. Whether you want to spend all day on the water or spend a morning boating and an afternoon exploring the shoreline, you will find no lack of places to see or activities to partake in. Massachusetts has been a hallmark of New England boating culture for hundreds of years, and visiting boaters will find that both its reputation and importance are entirely deserved.
Our cruise around the harbor with Captain David was incredible. His boat is clean, he offered great and interesting facts and made sure we got to see the sunset over Boston at the perfect time. He was so accommodating with our pick up and our drop off. When we come back for a visit, we will surely book with Captain David again. I wish I could give a rating higher than five stars!
Steve gave us a truly memorable experience. We wanted a trip to honor the memory of a friend who sailed the harbor, and Steve was so accommodating and thoughtful in helping us plan the day. He has so much knowledge of sailing and of the area. We could't have asked for a better captain.
we had a great Sunday morning cruise a round Boston. David has a tremendous amount of knowledge of boating and the local area. I highly recommend him for your fishing or pleasure trip.
Tracy and Captain Mike were aweseome ! They were very accommodating and very fast to respond to any of our needs! we had a great experience and would definitely do it again !
Took my parents on a 3 hour boat right and let me tell you, we had the best time!! Bob and his crew were so wonderful, can’t wait to rent again!
John was super accommodating, respectful, and made sure everything was set for our experience. Awesome alternative to booking touristy harbor cruises!
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