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    Wellcraft 25ft Mini Yacht Rental
    hour$200
    6 guest

    Wellcraft 25ft Mini Yacht Rental

    Mako 254 Center Console in New York
    hour$150
    10 guest

    Mako 254 Center Console in New York

    Power in New York
    hour$237
    10 guest

    Power in New York

    La Vie on Rose in New York
    hour$275
    6 guest

    La Vie on Rose in New York

    Fishing & Cruising New York City
    hour$200
    5 guest

    Fishing & Cruising New York City

    Classic Yacht Charter in New York, New York
    hour$1,600
    25 guest

    Classic Yacht Charter in New York, New York

    Emerald Sea Motor Yacht Rental in Carteret, New Jersey
    person$125
    10 guest

    Emerald Sea Motor Yacht Rental in Carteret, New Jersey

    Let’s Get Loose on THE MOOSE!
    hour$150
    4 guest

    Let’s Get Loose on THE MOOSE!

    Juliette - 85' Luxury Yacht Charter in New York
    hour$1,500
    49 guest

    Juliette - 85' Luxury Yacht Charter in New York

    Cloud Nine III - Celebrate on the Water in N.Y.
    hour$2,500
    75 guest

    Cloud Nine III - Celebrate on the Water in N.Y.

    Luxury Party Yacht in N.Y.
    hour$1,667
    150 guest

    Luxury Party Yacht in N.Y.

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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, 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 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. Sami
      Sami
      Fishing & Cruising New York City

      Owner was super friendly and knowledgeable. An excellent host. He took us to the good fishing spots, gave us fishing lessons. We got to use the bbq grill on the boat. The bathroom was clean. We had an amazing time. I highly recommend him to everyone!

    2. CV
      Christina
      Beautiful 39’ Searay Sundancer with Great Sound Sytem

      My family and I had such a great time on the boat! Kledi and Fatima were extremely welcoming and helpful. We went around sunset, which was beautiful and had amazing views. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a boat ride on the Hudson.

    3. JB
      John
      Mako 254 Center Console in New York

      My family and I had a truly memorable day . The owner, William, was fully engaged throughout our experience, providing clear direction, assistance, and support. Mainehattan is a 26 foot Mako. The boat was accurately represented on the website and through our communications with William. It was clean, orderly, and fully outfitted with everything we needed for our day cruise. She was recently repowered with a smooth, quiet, and efficient Suzuki 4-stroke, which performed perfectly and used relatively little fuel, given the length of our voyage. Our trip included passage around Manhattan Island and through the New York Harbor. The size and configuration of the vessel was perfect for that purpose, safely and comfortably transporting our group of 5. I highly recommend William and this boat! We will definitely be charterinj`uu4again!

    4. MH
      Mayon
      Mako 254 Center Console in New York

      Williams boat was fantastic. Perfect location to easily cruise down the east river to the Statue of Liberty or go east into the Long Island Sound. The boat is fast and stable with all the required coast guard safety equipment on board as well as speakers a ladder and an anchor. We had a blast sightseeing and at a dockside crab shack on city island. Would highly recommend.

    5. Jennifer
      Jennifer
      Set sail on NY Harbor aboard this beautiful and luxurious Ericson sloop!

      Dave and his boat are fantastic! We booked for some sailing instruction, and while there wasn’t much wind, it was still amazing. Dave explained the boat setup, the electronics, and other relevant things to consider when sailing in the harbor while giving us a beautiful tour around lower Manhattan. We also set sail and took the wheel for a bit. I would 100% recommend going out on Dave’s boat with him whether for a sightseeing tour or to learn from him, or both.

    6. BC
      Brian
      Private Yacht Charter on 60ft Ship In NYC or Jersey City, NJ

      It was a wonderful experience. It was the little touches that meant a lot to me. Leigh was such a sweetheart and made sure to take pictures of us at the best locations when we all forgot. She even set our sushi in this cool boat and let us write some heartfelt memories in a notebook she kept for posterity. Captain Scott was really cool and he helped us plan our trip! I appreciate how knowledgable he was about all the places we could go and he put me at ease! My friends and I all had a wonderful time and I'd definitely love to come aboard again <3

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