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Rent a Custom Dubois cruiser racer in Boston, MA near me
$1,600+

Boston, MA

5.0 (13)

Most beautiful sail boat in Boston

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 10 passengers
Rent a Ebbtide Boats bow rider in Quincy, MA near me
$400+

Quincy, MA

0.0 (0)

Bowrider

2 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 9 passengers
Rent a Kalm Seas offshore sport fishing in Quincy, MA near me
$650+

Quincy, MA

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Boston Harbor Sport Fishing Charter w Capt. Ronnie

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a Post Marine flybridge in Boston, MA near me
$600+

Boston, MA

5.0 (4)

Sea the Best of Boston Harbor aboard Indiscretion!

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Chaparral Boats bow rider in Quincy, MA near me
$260+

Quincy, MA

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Enjoy Beautiful Boston Harbor on the Skinny Dipper

2 - 4 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a Sea Ray Boats motor yacht in Boston, MA near me
$1,540+

Boston, MA

5.0 (11)

It's "Par Tee Time" in Boston! Inquire for pricing

4 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a Campion Marine center console in Quincy, MA near me
Icon $340+

Quincy, MA

5.0 (2)

Your Boston Harbor Experience!

3 - 6 hours Captained
Up to 4 passengers
Rent a Godfrey Marine pontoon in Boston, MA near me
Icon $600+

Boston, MA

0.0 (0)

Gorgeous Luxury Pontoon Party Boat

2 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Yamaha bow rider in Winthrop, MA near me
$300+

Winthrop, MA

4.0 (4)

Fast Mamba

2 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a  classic in Winthrop, MA near me
Icon $325+

Winthrop, MA

5.0 (8)

Come cruise the Boston Harbor Islands

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a Marlago by Jefferson Yachts center console in Boston, MA near me
$600+

Boston, MA

5.0 (1)

Our 35 Sport Cuddy is Family and Fishing Friendly!

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 9 passengers
Rent a North Shore Calvin Beal  downeast in Hull, MA near me
Icon $765+

Hull, MA

5.0 (2)

38' Holland Downeast whale watching / fishing ETC

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers

How to rent a boat in Boston?

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Find the perfect boat

Enter your desired location and date to explore our fleet of boats.

2

Select a captain

Choose to drive yourself or select a USCG licensed captain.

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Book with ease

Connect with your boat owner and complete your booking online.

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Set sail

Enjoy your day on the water with friends and family!


Why Boatsetter?

As the global leader in peer-to-peer boat rentals, Boatsetter offers an easy, safe and accessible way to experience on-the-water adventure. With boat rentals in 600+ locations, finding a boat is easy and with the option to tap into the largest network of USCG licensed captains, boating experience is not required.

Why Boatsetter?

Get out on the water worry-free, knowing our insurance covers every boating trip

Choosing the right boat rental platform is essential to your peace of mind while on the water. That's why we've gone the extra mile to focus on safety through our exclusive partnership with GEICO Marine and BoatUS. As the first and only boat rental marketplace to offer insurance on every peer-to-peer rental, you are protected during all rentals with insurance coverage and on-water assistance through TowBoatUS.

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Frequently asked questions

What makes Boatsetter different from other boat rental platforms?

What makes Boatsetter different is peace of mind. Boatsetter is the first and only boat rental marketplace to offer insurance on every peer-to-peer boat rental. We know choosing the right boat rental platform is essential to your experience while on the water. That's why we've gone the extra mile to focus on safety through our exclusive partnership with GEICO Marine and BoatUS. As the first and only boat rental marketplace to offer insurance on every peer-to-peer rental, you are protected during all rentals with insurance coverage and on-water assistance through TowBoatUS.

How to rent a boat on Boatsetter?

At Boatsetter, our mission is to make getting out on the water as easy as possible. With our intuitive booking system, you can rent a boat as soon as today.

-First, you must determine your budget and the type of boat you want to rent.

-Next, decide where you would like to boat and the kind of boat you would like to spend the day on.

-Finally, determine if you will be needing a boat captain and reach out to the boat owner.

That’s it! You’re officially on your way to a fantastic day out on the water.

How much does it cost to rent a boat?

The cost to rent a boat depends on whether you are renting for a half-day or a full day, the boat features and the boat size can impact your boat rental price. Rental prices can range from $200 to $1,000 plus depending on the boat rental itself and the length of time of the rental.

How many people can fit on the boat rental?

The number of people who can fit on boat rental largely depends on the boat’s size and how many life jackets are on board. Currently the coast guard allows a maximum of 10-12 people on a Boatsetter boat rental.

How much does it cost to rent a yacht?

The cost of renting a yacht depends on the boat’s size and the amount of time you’ll use the yacht. The onboard amenities and luxurious accommodations also dictate the price. You can contact our yacht specialists for a custom quote by visiting https://www.boatsetter.com/luxury-yacht-charters.

How old do you have to be to rent a boat?

You must be 18 years old to rent a captained boat and 25 years old if you would like to rent a bareboat charter.

Do I need a boating license to rent a boat?

Boating license requirements vary from state to state. As a renter, you are responsible for understanding local state requirements.

Can you rent a yacht for the day?

Boatsetter allows you to rent a yacht for the day. Single-day yacht rentals are available for a select number of yachts. To chat with a yacht specialist please visit https://www.boatsetter.com/luxury-yacht-charters.

Can you rent a yacht for the week?

Boatsetter allows its customers to rent a yacht for the week. Renting a yacht for a week gives you more access to the wide range of yachts available on our platform. You can either book a rental directly through the site or connect with one of our charter specialists to plan your trip here: https://www.boatsetter.com/luxury-yacht-charters.

Can you rent a yacht for the month?

Booking a month-long yacht rental is a detailed and hands-off process when working with our team of yacht charter specialists. We tailor each yacht charter to our client's specific wants and needs. Our luxury yacht charter specialists can be reached at (954) 715-4114 or by visiting https://www.boatsetter.com/luxury-yacht-charters.

How to rent a private yacht?

Renting a private yacht is a very detailed experience that caters to your exact needs while onboard one of our luxury yachts. To plan your private yacht rentals experience please visit https://www.boatsetter.com/luxury-yacht-charters.

How much does it cost to rent a pontoon boat?

The cost of renting a pontoon boat depends on the size, location, and rental time of the boat. Prices can range anywhere from $200 for a half-day rental or just under a $1,000 for longer rentals.

How much does it cost to charter a yacht?

The cost to charter a yacht varies depending on the boat size and the length of the charter. Prices typically range from less than $1,000 to $5,000 plus if you’re wanting to charter the yacht overnight.

How much does it cost to rent a boat for the day?

The cost of renting a boat for the day on average ranges from $200 to $1200. The cost to rent a boat varies depending on the size of the boat and the length of time that you will be using the boat.

How does the boat insurance work?

Boat insurance typically covers loss caused by things such as fire, sinking, storms, and collisions. The extent of the coverage varies depending on the policy.

Do I need my own insurance to rent a boat?

You do not need boat insurance when renting with Boatsetter. Coverage is provided under the Peer-to-Peer Boat Rental Policy, which is underwritten by GEICO Marine Insurance Company. The policy was written from the ground up as a stand-alone recreational boat rental insurance policy covering the period of time that the boat is being rented and is available for all non-commercially insured boats.

Does Boatsetter screen renters?

Yes. We use a system called Cognito to ensure that payment information matches the renter's identity. We also require renters taking out a captained boat to be at least 18 years old and on a bareboat to be at least 25 years old.

Is listing my boat on Boatsetter free?

Yes! Listing a boat is completely free. We only take a commission when your boat is rented. We only make money when you do!

What if I'm not comfortable having a renter drive my boat?

If you are not comfortable having a renter drive your boat, we have an expansive network of licensed and experienced captains. Once your boat is listed, you can filter through our network of captains and favorite captains in your area that you would like to operate your boat.


Boston’s Most Popular Experiences

Here are some of the best things to do on your Boston boat rental.

Boston Harbor
Use your Boston boat rental to visit Boston Harbor. Enjoy the picturesque harbor and everything that it has to offer. It might be the 21st century, but clippers, schooners, sloops, and other traditional boats can often be found in the Boston Harbor. Experience some real New England maritime heritage while cruising around the harbor.

Lobstering
Keep an eye out for lobsters because they are abundant in Boston Harbor. Ask your captain where the best places are to catch your own lobster. You can catch lobsters with gloved hands by teasing them out of holes with sticks. Once you have captured a big one, cook up that lobster yourself as you prepare your meal on the boat.

Champagne Sunset Cruise
Champagne Sunset Cruise Take a cruise around Boston Harbor at sunset while sipping glasses of cold champagne. A champagne sunset cruise with friends and family can be the perfect way to end your Boston boat cruise. Again, you may want to ask your captain for some help arranging your champagne sunset cruise.

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Harbor Islands

Near Boston Harbor is a National Park with more than 30 islands and peninsulas. All except three of the islands are open to the public, and they can be reached on your Boston boat rental. Take some overnight camping trips on the islands, near a secluded beach, and far from crowds and traffic. You can also try your luck at some fishing for flounder, stripers, cod, and bluefish.

Cuttyhunk Island

This is the furthest of the Elizabeth Islands in the entire state of Massachusetts. The harbor is protected by many sandbars that serve as excellent beaches to visit on your Boston boat rental. There is a service called the Harbor Raw Bar Boat that will deliver oysters, clams, chowder, and shrimp right to your Boston boat rental in the summer.

World’s End

In Hingham, less than ten nautical miles from Boston Harbor, is a small island called World’s End, with a beautiful protected cove. This is another option for escaping the crowds. You can cook some fresh seafood, lie in the sun on Nantasket Beach, and spend the day relaxing in the cove.

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Top boat rental reviews in Boston, MA

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  • 5/5 stars

    Don is so sweet. He made us feel safe and he was very welcoming. I had an amazing experience on the boat and will be...

    Miesha

    Jul 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    My experience with Edward was excellent! The boat was beautiful and had no problems. Edward told us exactly where and...

    Julian

    Jun 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Great service and very nice boat!
    We really enjoyed the trip.

    Mohamad

    Jun 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Had the best sunset tour of Boston Harbor! The water was calm and David was an excellent guide pointing out items of...

    Audrey

    Jun 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Excellent guy. Excellent boat. Going to rent again

    Theodore

    Jun 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    excellent service

    Alejandra

    May 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Don and his team are great!!

    Leah

    Oct 2020
  • 5/5 stars

    Chris was great! We wanted to go out to do some beginner fishing, and we learned a lot and had a great time. He...

    Linda

    Sep 2020
  • 5/5 stars

    James

    Sep 2020
  • 5/5 stars

    Don is great! he made my experience super fun and great communication

    Kim

    Sep 2020
  • 5/5 stars

    I had an amazing time for my birthday on Peter’s boat! Felt comfortable and secure sailing in the harbor, we also had...

    Carla

    Aug 2020
  • 5/5 stars

    Peter was such a wonderful captain and host, he made our day so memorable! Peter was a great communicator during the...

    Meredith

    Aug 2020

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