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Brooklyn, NY

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Private Cruising or Fishing Trips on 30' Luhrs

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers

New Rochelle, NY

4.9 (31)

Alpha Yachts 42 Catamaran

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers

Queens, NY

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24 ft Yamaha jet boat

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 10 passengers

Port Washington, NY

5.0 (20)

Captain Steve's Sailing Experience

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers

Port Washington, NY

5.0 (4)

Private NYC Harbor and Skyline cruise

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers

Brooklyn, NY

5.0 (18)

Sailing NYC with Brooklyn Sail

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers

Jersey City, NJ

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Relentless III 44ft Cruising Yacht

3 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers

New York, NY

4.9 (30)

30 Sloop in New York Harbor

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers

Brooklyn, NY

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52 Foot Luxury SeaRay Yacht Located in the Heart o

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers

Jersey City, NJ

5.0 (9)

Spectacular NYC Views on 37' Catamaran

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers

New York, NY

4.4 (8)

Experience the Beauty of New York Harbor

2 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers

New York, NY

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2019 Luxury Yacht - please read full description

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 10 passengers
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Set sail

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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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New York City’s Best Bodies of Water

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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  • It was a great time. It was a pleasure meeting Amal. I plan on coming back for a brunch outing.

    Asiyah

    Jul 2021

  • Thanks for an amazing experience Amal. My friends and I had a blast. Thanks for your flexibility with working around...

    Jeanine

    Jul 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Had a wonderful time with my family on Steven’s boat earlier this month. Took a 3 hour sail on Long Island Sound ...

    Doina

    Jul 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Perfection

    giovanni

    Jul 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    We had a wonderful sail with Steve. He is very personable, friendly and very professional. Steve is also very...

    Minal

    Jul 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Great experience!

    Maulin

    Jul 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Richard was the best! The boat was beautiful and clean, Richard was an excellent captain and host. We had the time of...

    Mona

    Jul 2021

  • Was our first time sailing and we enjoyed every second of our ride!
    Ian was courteous and professional. He took...

    Fraidi

    Jul 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Captain Steve is really experienced and super friendly to spend the day with. Looking forward to coming back to the...

    Marko

    Jul 2021

  • Amal and the crew - Valentina and Captain Jacqui, were excellent and couldn't have done a better job at making my...

    Karan

    Jul 2021

  • We had a wonderful experience! The boat was spacious and gorgeous and the crew was super kind and helpful. Highly...

    Kelsey

    Jun 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    We were 3 couples and had an amazing sunset cruise! Capt Kraft was great - knowledgeable, hospitable, and fun!
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    Adam

    Jun 2021

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