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Rent a Post Marine flybridge in Boston, MA near me
$250+ /hour

Boston, MA

5.0 (41 bookings)

Sea the Best of Boston Harbor aboard Indiscretion!

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Other sloop in Boston, MA near me
$317+ /hour

Boston, MA

1904 Friendship Sloop - Tupelo Honey

2 - 6 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Custom Dubois cruiser racer in Boston, MA near me
$350+ /hour

Boston, MA

5.0 (45 bookings)

Most beautiful sail boat in Boston

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 10 passengers
Rent a Yamaha bow rider in Winthrop, MA near me
$106+ /hour

Winthrop, MA

5.0 (4 bookings)

Fast Mamba

2 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a Ebbtide Boats bow rider in Quincy, MA near me
$123+ /hour

Quincy, MA

5.0 (3 bookings)

Bowrider

2 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 9 passengers
Rent a Marlago by Jefferson Yachts center console in Boston, MA near me
$300+ /hour

Boston, MA

5.0 (17 bookings)

Our 35 Sport Cuddy is Family and Fishing Friendly!

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 9 passengers
Rent a Chaparral Boats bow rider in Quincy, MA near me
$113+ /hour

Quincy, MA

5.0 (3 bookings)

Enjoy Beautiful Boston Harbor on the Skinny Dipper

2 - 4 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a Schooner other in Boston, MA near me
$606+ /hour

Boston, MA

Come aboard the 67 Schooner!

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 35 passengers
Rent a Campion Marine center console in Quincy, MA near me
Icon $113+ /hour

Quincy, MA

5.0 (7 bookings)

Your Boston Harbor Experience!

3 - 6 hours Captained
Up to 4 passengers
Rent a Kalm Seas offshore sport fishing in Quincy, MA near me
$119+ /hour

Quincy, MA

Boston Harbor Sport Fishing Charter w Capt. Ronnie

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a Bertram Yacht cruiser in Boston, MA near me
$144+ /hour

Boston, MA

5.0 (14 bookings)

EXPERIENCE BOSTON - Personalized Boston Cruises

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a BAYLINER bow rider in Quincy, MA near me
$144+ /hour

Quincy, MA

2021 Bayliner DX2250 24 feet

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers

How to rent a boat in Boston?

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Find the perfect boat

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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!


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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Frequently asked questions

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

The cost to rent a boat in Boston starts at $89 per hour, depending on the amount of time that you would like to use the boat. The cost to rent a yacht starts at $900 and the cost to rent a sailboat starts at $700.

How much is it to rent a boat in Massachusetts?

The cost to rent a boat in Massachusetts starts at $89 per hour, depending on the amount of time that you would like to use the boat. The cost to rent a yacht starts at $900 and the cost to rent a sailboat starts at $700.

What do you need to rent a boat in Massachusetts?

You must be at least 16 years old to rent a boat in Boston. You do not need a license to rent a boat in Massachusetts, however, it is recommended that you take a boater safety course and have some boating experince.

Where can I take my boat in Boston?

There are tons of places to take your Boston boat rental. Some of our favorite places to go in Boston are World's End, Sunset Marina, Harbor Islands, Cuttyhunk Island, Constitution Marina, and Boston Harbor

Do you need a Licence to drive a boat in Boston?

You do not need a license to rent a boat in Massachusetts, however, it is recommended that you take a boater safety course and have some boating experince.

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

You must be at least 16 years old to rent a boat in Boston.

Can you anchor in the Charles River?

You are allowed to anchor in the Boston River, however, you must apply for a permit and some days there are areas that restrict anchoring.

Is Boston Harbor a no wake zone?

Many Parts of the Boston Harbor are "no wake zones". No need to worry though, there will be plenty of signs instructing you which spots are and are not "no wake zones".

How much does it cost to rent a fishing boat in Boston?

The cost to rent a fishing boat in Boston starts at $120 per hour, the amount can vary depending on how much time that you would like to use the boat.

How much is it to rent a yacht for a day in Boston?

Renting a yacht for a day costs anywhere from $1,500 to $4,000 plus. 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 many people can fit on a Boston boat rental?

The number of people who can fit on a Boston 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 pontoon boat in Boston?

The cost to rent a luxury pontoon boat in Boston starts at $250 per hour.

How much is it to rent a yacht for a 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 passengers drink alcohol in a boat in Boston?

Yes, passengers can drink alcoholic beverages on a boat in Boston. It is against the law, however, to operate a motor vehicle with an open container of alcohol. But if you travel by boat, or plan a party aboard your vessel, it is not illegal for the operator to be drinking an alcoholic beverage -- it is, however, illegal to drive a boat while drunk or while drinking an alcoholic beverage.

How much does it cost to charter a yacht in Boston?

The cost to charter a yacht in Boston ranges from $1,000 to $5,000 plus. The cost of chartering a yacht in Boston 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.

Is boat insurance required in Boston?

Boat insurance isn't legally required in Boston, however you should have boat insurance so that you don't have to pay out of pocket for any boating instances. Good news is that Boatsetter has you covered with full insurance coverage on your boat rental. 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.

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.

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.

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.


Top boat rental reviews in Boston, MA

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  • 5/5 stars

    We had an amazing time on Jays boat! We had the best tour around the Harbor right at sunset. We can’t wait to get...

    Sila

    Sep 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    The boat was clean, comfortable and allowed for distancing and great viewing.

    Stephen

    Sep 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Had an amazing birthday, host was very funny and the group had a blast

    Cassie

    Aug 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Don was amazing!! We rented his boat for a fishing trip for my husband’s 35th birthday as had a blast. Don went above...

    Prapti

    Aug 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Don was great. I had some special requests and he accommodated all of them. We were able to review all the details...

    Vandana

    Aug 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    My mom and I went out with Jay this week for a couple of hours tour around the city and it was the highlight of our...

    Najm

    Aug 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Loved the boat!

    Olivia

    Aug 2021
  • 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

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