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Caribbean Vibez on a Brooklyn Sailboat
BrooklynCruising Monohull
Super Owner4 guests

Caribbean Vibez on a Brooklyn Sailboat

Private Yacht charter for all occasions in NY/NJ
Super Owner6 guests

Private Yacht charter for all occasions in NY/NJ

Experience New York Harbor on Sea Ray 280 Sundancer with Captain Michael
ManhattanCuddy Cabin/Walk Around
Super Owner6 guests

Experience New York Harbor on Sea Ray 280 Sundancer with Captain Michael

One & Only - 52 Foot Luxury SeaRay Yacht, Brooklyn Bridge Park!
Long IslandMotor Yacht
Super Owner12 guests

One & Only - 52 Foot Luxury SeaRay Yacht, Brooklyn Bridge Park!

Lux Yacht on the Hudson for sunset cruise or beach trips
Long IslandMotor Yacht
Super Owner8 guests

Lux Yacht on the Hudson for sunset cruise or beach trips

38' SeaRay for New York Harbor
ManhattanMotor Yacht
6 guests

38' SeaRay for New York Harbor

What to Know About Renting a Boat in New York

If you are waiting for one of the most exciting adventures of your life, the State of New York might be one of the best places to explore. The state boasts 7,500 lakes and ponds, 70,000 miles of rivers and streams, and a coastline that stretches across thousands of miles. Together, the waterways are home to 165 different species of fish.

Taking a boat ride along the coast or the Erie Canal is one of the best ways to experience New York, and you don’t have to own a boat to enjoy this fantastic state. All types of watercrafts are available to rent, from sailboats, yacht rentals, powerboat rentals, and pontoon boats to single-person kayaks and canoes. If fishing charters are your thing, you can catch several kinds of fish aboard shaded fishing charters in New York. Jet skis and wave runners are great for thrill-seekers. Houseboats, canoes, inner tubes – you name it, you can find it in this beautiful state.

Another great place you can visit by boat in New York is Roosevelt Island, check out this Roosevelt Island Day Trip Guide.

Westhampton offers a quiet and secluded atmosphere that caters to rest and relaxation at a manageable, two-hour train ride from Manhattan. If you choose to rent a seaside bungalow, an abundance of surf clubs, sailing schools, beaches, and seafood will keep you occupied for the duration of your stay. Water sports such as jet skiing, parasailing, wind surfing, surfing, and paddle boarding will break up your beach days while crabbing, fishing, and yachting are potential day-long retreats.

You can also witness New York City like never before as you watch the impressive Empire State Building and the charming landscape from a new perspective while taking a tour on the waterways. Although the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are chart-toppers in terms of tourist attractions, the Big Apple also has a number of other popular destinations that boaters love to explore. The list includes South Hampton, Sag Harbor, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Bay Shore, Montauk, and Cherry Island.

If you are interested in a fishing excursion in New York, The Hudson is a popular place to fish for largemouth and smallmouth bass. If you love fishing, the state of New York will never disappoint you. It does not matter whether you are an expert or a novice; the state has something for all. Freshwater fishing finds some of the best spots in the state. It is also a great place for fly fishing, saltwater fishing, deep sea fishing, and even ice fishing. From huge lakes to small ponds, the beautiful waterways of the state wait for you with the promise of your next big catch. The best time to fish in these waters is during summer and fall. Fishing during the springs yields striped bass.

The State of New York has a number of marinas where you can dock and moor your boat. Rent a kayak, canoe, rowboat, or a paddle boat and enjoy a laidback trip paddling in the lakes of some of the most beautiful lakes, parks, and coastline. Add more excitement to your adventure by chartering a thrilling speedboat. While exploring the many avenues of the waterway, make sure to dine at Coney Island, visit Long Island, or relax in the Hamptons where a beautiful boating experience waits with the promise of a fresh take on the East Coast.

Popular destinations in New York also include Sag Harbor, Montauk, South Hampton, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Bay Shore, and Cherry Island.

New York Boat Rental FAQs

How much does it cost to rent a boat in NYC?

Boat rentals in NYC vary in price. A boat tour of the highlights of the city starts as low as $75/person, and private charters on luxury yachts in NYC can cost upward of $4,000 per hour. A power boat that fits 10-12 people costs (on average) $300/hour in NYC.

How old do you have to be to drive a boat in NY?

To operate a personal watercraft in NY you must be at least 14 years old.

Can you drive a boat without a boaters license in New York?

According to if you were born on or after May 1, 1996, you are required to pass a state approved course and obtain a boating safety certificate to operate a motorboat. Everyone in NY must complete a Boating Safety Education Course in order to operate a PWC on NYS waters. The boating safety certificate also must be kept with you at all times when you’re operating a boat.

Do you need a boat license to rent a boat in New York?

You need to complete an accredited boating safety education course to rent and operate a boat in New York.

What do you need to ride a jet ski in New York?

You must wear a lifejacket or PFD when riding a jet ski in New York. You also much complete a boating safety course and receive a certificate of successful completion and have that with you at all times when operating watercraft in New York.

Do you need a life jacket for a kayak in New York?

All people on a kayak must wear a lifejacket at all times from November 1st-May 1st, and all kayaks must have at least 1 PFD per person onboard at all times, regardless of the time of year. Kids 12 and under must always have a lifejacket on while on a kayak.

GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in New York.

  1. AT
    Caribbean Vibez on a Brooklyn Sailboat

    Thank you Johnny for a wonderful day! It was cloudy and high chance of rain on the day of our initial booking but he changed it to accommodate the weather and our safety. He was great! He was calm just like the waves. Johnny is a great captain. He provided his speaker so we felt comfortable on his vessel. He made us feel at home and we would definitely book again. Please book with Johnny too!

  2. AT
    Lux Yacht on the Hudson for sunset cruise or beach trips

    Captain Chris was great! The boat looks exactly like the pictures, and the inside has plenty of room— which was a welcome place to wait out the rain during some parts of our trip. Overall, great for parties: there's a full kitchen, places to eat, bluetooth, and room to dance. Overall, we were very satisfied with our experience!

  3. KF
    #1 Manhattan Luxury Sailboat | 5-Star Accommodations | Champagne & Catering Packages

    Captain Martin was amazing from the moment we booked our trip to the moment our wonderful trip ended. He was so accommodating and had everything we needed on the boat. His first mate Caleb was the best as well. We cannot wait to set sail again soon on the Saga!!

  4. an
    Caribbean Vibez on a Brooklyn Sailboat

    We had so much fun. The boat was great and clean. Capt was professional and helpful. He let us just do our thing and have fun and he made sure safety was first. Please don’t hesitate to book. You will love it. I cant wait to sail with Capt Johnny again

  5. JS
    Enjoy NYC By Boat...Privately...without the crowds, perfect for birthdays, day cruises,sunset cruises, touring New York City

    Peter went above and beyond and was patient when we were very late + had ice cold beers for us on board and was a pleasure to be around. His boat was roomy and just what we were looking for. He was a great navigator and showed us all the best spots. Highly recommend

  6. BA
    Enjoy NYC By Boat...Privately...without the crowds, perfect for birthdays, day cruises,sunset cruises, touring New York City

    We had such a great time! Views were beautiful, the boat was beautiful, and everything was super organized. Our captain was very accommodating, provided us with what we needed, and gave us an incredible experience. Will definitely be booking again!