The bride tribe has decided - Boston is the destination for your besties bachelorette party! If you're tasked with planning a part of the weekend getaway, make it easy on yourself and pick an activity that everyone is going to enjoy - a Boston boat charter. It's a top-rated activity for bachelor and bachelorette parties because it makes it easy to sightsee some of the best parts of Boston while enjoying drinks and fabulous music on a boat.

If you're venturing to Boston in the summer months for a bachelorette party, you can also enjoy a stop for a swim and relax on floaties. Book a catered meal onboard your boat charter for a bachelorette or bring your own snacks to enjoy. There are a variety of boats available for a range of budgets, so start researching today to find the perfect yacht to rent for a bachelorette party in Boston.


Types of Boats to Rent in Boston for a Bachelorette Party

With lots of different types of boats to choose from, you'll have to chat with your bride-to-be to see what kind of experience she wants for her bachelorette party boat day. A Boston booze cruise or a historical boat tour of the Harbor? Sailing to the islands or cruising to a beach? Jet skiing or stand-up paddleboarding, perhaps? Make sure you get her wishes first, before starting to research.

Sunset sailing cruises in Boston

Nothing beats seeing the city with a candy-colored sunset lighting up the skyline from the deck of a sailboat. Sailing is an excellent option for smaller bachelorette party groups; you'll have an intimate time with your friends and the bride-to-be on a sailboat exploring Boston, catching a sunset, or visiting the Harbor Islands for a swim. Private sailing tours of Boston start at $1000/day and typically accommodate groups of 6-10 passengers.

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Yacht charters in Boston for a bachelorette party

A yacht charter in Boston for a bachelorette getaway is a great way to combine sightseeing and partying. Cruise the Boston Harbor and see the beautiful city skyline, the Charles River, the Harbor Islands, and more. Some yacht charters in Boston even include jet skis in the cost of a rental - a thrilling add-on experience for your bachelorette boat party!

Sure, you can book a bachelorette booze cruise in Boston for a day of drinking and swimming. Still, if your crew wants to see and learn more about the historical side of Boston while imbibing, a tour with a local captain will be interesting and informative while still being fun. Swimming stops, island visits, water toys, and more will make for an unforgettable party for a Boston bachelorette.

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Stand-up Paddleboard and Kayak Tours in Boston

For bachelorette parties traveling on a budget, or for groups of girls who are more sporty and active, there are great things you can do on the water in Boston! Stand-up paddleboard tours and kayak tours of Boston are a popular choice for groups looking to sightsee while also getting in a workout. Rent a kayak or paddleboard in Boston, or book a tour with a guide to take you around.

Where to go in Boston by Boat for a Bachelorette Party

There are many destinations you can reach by boat rental in Boston; it might be hard to choose where you want to go with your bachelorette crew. Always check with the captain on their recommendations, but inquire with your bride about what she would be most interested in experiencing. Here are some suggestions to start your boating adventure in Boston:

Charles River Boat Tours

Charles River Tours in Boston are excellent for sightseeing in Boston. It's a top thing to do for tourists and bachelorette groups will have a great time seeing the best sides of the city. Check out Beacon Hill, Esplanade Park, the Back Bay, Boston University, Harvard, and more, all from the perspective of the water.

Harbor Islands

The Harbor Islands of Boston are an excellent destination to visit on your boat cruise. Offering hiking, picnic areas, swimming, and snorkeling, you have to plan on attending at least one of the Harbor Islands of Boston during your bachelorette boat day.

Lovells Island is a hidden gem that offers some excellent Instagram photoshoot opportunities. With enchanting tunnels, overgrown with greenery, and the ruins of Fort Standish and Battery Whipple. Take photos, go for a brief hike, or even consider camping overnight here, if your bachelorette party crew is full of outdoorsy types. There's an excellent beach for swimming too.

Spectacle Island is another island of the Harbor Islands to explore while in Boston. Take your bachelorette boat party here to stop for some hiking, a visit to the beach or cafe, or just to cruise around and take pictures of the lush island from your boat. The view of the skyline of Boston from Spectacle Island is also great for photos.

Constitution Beach

A sandy beach in East Boston, Constitution Beach, also known as Orient Heights Beach, is an excellent stop on a visit around Boston. For a bachelorette beach day, you can head here for swimming, tanning, and views of airplanes flying in and out of Boston Logan Airport.

Packing List for a Boston Bachelorette Boat Party

Before you head out on the water, make sure you have the essentials for the perfect bachelorette party day.

  • Sunscreen
  • White Claw (or your preferred beverages - just check with the captain first. Some charters do not allow glass containers or red wine onboard)
  • Custom bachelorette party swimsuits
  • Your favorite pair of sunglasses
  • Towels
  • Water (preferably in reusable bottles to avoid losing plastic overboard)

Things to ask your Boat Captain in Boston

If you've never been to Boston before, have no fear. Captains and boat owners who list their Boston boat charters on Getmyboat are local professionals, and they will have no trouble helping you put together the perfect boat day itinerary.

It's recommended to pick an afternoon boat cruise over a morning cruise. That way, your crew can sleep in, relax, and rehydrate before getting out on the water. You can bring lunch along or meet at the docks after to start your boat cruise around Boston. The afternoon is also the prime time for boat parties and sightseeing, so if your group is looking to socialize, you'll have the best chance of meeting other people cruising around Boston in the afternoon hours.

Make sure you inquire about the meeting point or pick-up location for your boat rental, don't forget to ask about what is included in the price, and bring along some extra cash for gratuity at the end of your charter. Iced coolers usually come with a boat rental or charter, but it doesn't hurt to ask!

Need help planning your bachelorette boat day? Our captains are here to help. Simply search boat rentals in Boston on Getmyboat, find a boat you like, and send a booking inquiry. Ask all the questions you need to be answered, and the captain will get back to you with responses and an offer! Download the Getmyboat mobile app to search and find boats to rent in Boston right from your phone.