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    Rent a Boat or Yacht in New York, NY

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    Caribbean Vibez on a Brooklyn Sailboat
    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

    46' fully loaded Sea Ray Luxury Yacht. Brooklyn Bridge Location!
    Super Owner12 guests

    46' fully loaded Sea Ray Luxury Yacht. Brooklyn Bridge Location!

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

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

    "The Betty" Pacemaker Motor Yacht
    Super Owner12 guests

    "The Betty" Pacemaker Motor Yacht

    Enjoy NYC By boat. Captain included!
    6 guests

    Enjoy NYC By boat. Captain included!

    Beatuiful classic sailboat in the heart of NYC.
    6 guests

    Beatuiful classic sailboat in the heart of NYC.

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    Boating Guide - New York

    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, windsurfing, surfing, and paddleboarding 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 of 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. Read our Guide to Fishing in New York for more information!

    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 paddleboat 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 boaterexam.com 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.

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    GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in New York.

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

      Mike was absolutely fantastic, extremely friendly, an excellent navigator, knows where the best photo spots are, and the experience was even better than we hoped for. We had our 7 year old with us and he made her feel like she was the star of the show. He's found fans in us and we can't wait to book another tour with him. I can't recommend him highly enough!

    2. HB

      Beautiful, luxurious and spacious boat. We had everything we could possibly need. It started to rain during our final hour but it didn't matter - we were more than comfortable hanging out in the covered area and Captain Felix and Mike made sure we dodged any choppy water. Amal was the perfect host - always quick to respond to any queries and very welcoming. Thank you for making my husband's 30th birthday special!

    3. AL
      #1 Manhattan Luxury Sailboat, Champagne & Catering Service, 5-Star Accommodations

      Amazing boat! Amazing vibes! Booked with Captain Martin for my friend's surprise bridal shower. He was communicative and very accommodating. Our original date got rained out and Martin communicated with me efficiently and effectively to find a new date. We ended sailing with a his colleague Capt Malcolm on the new date. Malcolm was knowledgeable, fun, and overall had great vibes. He had extensive knowledge about the history of New York, architecture, and pointed out interesting landmarks as we sailed around the harbor. The first mate, Jayden was so helpful as well, helping us onto the boat, getting us drinks, making sure we were warm enough. Such a wonderful experience! Have been recommending Capt Martin, Capt Malcolm, and the whole crew to everyone!

    4. EC
      2019 Bayliner 23' Powerboat! Enjoy this amazing season with friends and family!

      We had a great time with my wife, kids and mom. Captain Drew was very hospitable, knowledgeable and experienced. We had cancelled our previous booking due to weather and the owner was very accommodating on the reschedule.

    5. AH
      Caribbean Vibez on a Brooklyn Sailboat

      Captain Johnny is a first class host! He is very knowledgable and communicative. My lady as I had a beautiful time. Boat was clean and comfy! Please support him! You won't regret it! Much love and respect to Captain Johnny!

    6. BA
      Enjoy NYC By boat. Captain included!

      Peter was amazing. We had an incredible time on his boat! He was very accommodating and thoughtful and we would definitely go with him again!

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