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Rent a Catalina cruiser in Brooklyn, NY near me
$275+ /hour

Brooklyn, NY

5.0 (35 bookings)

Sailing NYC with Brooklyn Sail

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a Beneteau USA sloop in Port Washington, NY near me
Icon $179+ /hour

Port Washington, NY

5.0 (50 bookings)

Captain Steve's Sailing Experience

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a Bayliner bow rider in Fort Lee, NJ near me
$181+ /hour

Fort Lee, NJ

5.0 (58 bookings)

Enjoy this amazing season with friends and family

2 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 10 passengers
Rent a Silverton Marine motor yacht in Port Washington, NY near me
$538+ /hour

Port Washington, NY

Western LI Sound Friday Night Fireworks Special

3 - 4 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a Gemini catamaran in Jersey City, NJ near me
$300+ /hour

Jersey City, NJ

5.0 (29 bookings)

Spectacular NYC Views on 37' Catamaran

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a Other classic in New York, NY near me
$195+ /hour

New York, NY

5.0 (12 bookings)

Sail NYC's skyline aboard a classic yacht!

2 - 4 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a Luhrs Boats offshore sport fishing in Brooklyn, NY near me
Icon $125+ /hour

Brooklyn, NY

5.0 (3 bookings)

Private Cruising or Fishing Trips on 30' Luhrs

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a SEA RAY BOATS cruiser in Bronx, NY near me
$137+ /hour

Bronx, NY

Joel's Cruiser 330 Sundancer

3 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 8 passengers
Rent a Sea Ray Boats cruiser in New York, NY near me
$248+ /hour

New York, NY

4.4 (35 bookings)

Experience the Beauty of New York Harbor

2 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a Henriques Yachts express cruiser in Brooklyn, NY near me
$200+ /hour

Brooklyn, NY

5.0 (18 bookings)

NYC By Boat

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a Sea Ray Boats express cruiser in Jersey City, NJ near me
$375+ /hour

Jersey City, NJ

5.0 (20 bookings)

Sea Ray 340 New York Harbor Cruise

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a ROBALO cruiser in Jersey City, NJ near me
$419+ /hour

Jersey City, NJ

5.0 (1 booking)

You’re never more free than on the water.

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers

How to rent a boat in New York?

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Find the perfect boat

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

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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!


NYC's Most Popular Boating Experiences

If you have decided to rent a boat in New York City, here are three very popular things to do while exploring this famous area in your NYC boat rental or yacht rental.

Explore the Hudson River
The Hudson River is 315 miles long, and it flows from north to south through eastern New York state. Originating in the Adirondack Mountains, the river is one of the most recognizable features of New York City. From the comfort of your New York boat rental, you can enjoy the scenery as well as take part in activities like water skiing, kayaking, or swimming in the river.

Visit Coney Island
Sail over from Manhattan, dock your New York City boat rental, and step ashore. In just a few hours, you can be transported from all of Manhattan’s bright lights to the old-school amusement of Coney Island. Coney Island offers unique entertainment that can feel worlds away from downtown.

Sail Around the Statue of Liberty
Enjoy your New York City boat rental by sailing around the Statue of Liberty as you experience sightseeing from the water. Marvel at the Manhattan skyline and see Lady Liberty as never before.

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Cold Spring Harbor

This harbor is also perfect for watersports like water skiing and wakeboarding. Near the harbor, you will discover the Historic North Shore of Long Island, which is one of the most popular sailing areas near New York City. The coastline here features plenty of beaches, parks, and refreshing waters, as well as impressive historic mansions.

Freeport’s Nautical Mile

Dock your New York City boat rental at Freeport’s Nautical Mile to enjoy the many bars, restaurants, and marinas. You can stroll along the entire mile and watch some fishermen shucking clams and fresh fish being brought in right off the fishing boats. The pier at the end sometimes even has fireworks shows.

Fire Island

Sail your New York City boat rental to Fire Island, where the water is flat and calm for at least 150 square miles. You’ll have a chance to visit Sailors Haven on Fire Island’s Ocean Beach, or perhaps even to explore the Sunken Forest, swim at a lifeguarded beach, or roam around in search of interesting seashells.

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Got questions?

Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to rent a boat in New York City?

The cost to rent a boat in New York City starts at $89 per hour. The cost to rent a Yacht starts at $800 and the cost to rent a sailboat starts at $700.

Do you need a boating license to rent a boat in New York?

If you are a New Yorker, you must have a New York boating safety certificate to operate any motorboat on New York's waterways. If you come from another state and wish to rent a boat, the state of New York will recognize your home state's boating safety certificate.

How much does it cost to rent a small yacht in NYC?

The price to rent a small yacht in NYC starts at $700 for a few hours, $1400 for a half-day on the water, and $2,800 for a full day with a captain. The Prices may vary from yacht to yacht.

How much is a party boat?

The price for a New York City Party boat starts at $600. The price may vary depending on how big the party boat is and how long it is rented for.

Where can you go boating in New York

Some of our favorite places to go boating are the Hudson River, Coney Island, the waters arund the Statue of Liberty, near the Brooklyn Bridge, Cold Spring Harbor, Freeport's Nautical Model, and Fire Island.

What are the requirements to rent a boat in New York City?

If you are a New Yorker, you must have a New York boating safety certificate to operate any motorboat on New York's waterways. If you come from another state the state of New York will recognize your home state's boating safety certificate. You must also be 18 years old.

How many people can fit on a New York boat rental?

The number of people who can fit on a New York 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 New York?

The cost of renting a pontoon boat in New York is between $400 and $1,000. It depends on the size, location, and rental time of the boat. Prices can range anywhere from $400 for a half-day rental or just under a $1,000 for longer rentals.

How old do you have to be to rent a boat in New York City

You must be 18 years old to rent a boat in New York.

How much does it cost to charter a yacht in New York?

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

Boat insurance isn't legally required in New York, however you should have boat insurance so that you don't have to pay out of pocket for any boating accidents.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.

Do you need a boating license to rent a boat in New York?

In order to rent a boat in New York you must be either have a New York boating safety certificate or a certificate of boating safety from yout home state.

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 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 much is a yacht to rent for a day?

Renting a yacht for a day costs anywhere from $1,200 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.

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.

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!

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.


Top boat rental reviews in New York, NY

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  • 5/5 stars

    The boat was in ship shape! Clean, sturdy, fast, and very well maintained. A lot of fun. No complaints at all!

    Matthew

    Nov 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Thank you, Captain Michael for a wonderful experience. We will definitely be casting off with you again.

    Trevi

    Oct 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    The boat it’s awesome, in great condition, super convenient for 8 people

    Veronica

    Sep 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Thanks for hosting us

    Amay

    Sep 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Pete was the best captain you can ask for!!! He was absolutely wonderful, his attention to detail, patience and...

    Brianne

    Sep 2021

  • I had a great time with my colleagues at sea.
    We caught a lot of fish and it was a fantastic experience. Thomas was...

    Gyungyu

    Sep 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Amazing day on the water! Boat was in great shape and Avi (and Captain Drew) were prompt with their responses and...

    KONSTANTIN

    Sep 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    I had a great time definitely will rent again thank you for everything !

    Marco

    Sep 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Such a great guy! We had an absolute blast with captain Steve and will 100% be back before the season over!

    Tori

    Sep 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Captain Steve was great. We had 5 of us (3 adults and two teenagers) and had plenty of room on the boat. We sailed...

    Jim

    Sep 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Super friendly, great with the kids 8 and 15. The boat is nice and super clean. Will definitely book again!!!

    Kohlman

    Sep 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    We had great time out on the water. Michael was very pleasant, laid back and responsive to communications before our...

    Martin

    Sep 2021

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