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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.
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.
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.
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.
Frequently asked questions
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You must be 18 years old to rent a boat 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Yes! Listing a boat is completely free. We only take a commission when your boat is rented. We only make money when you do!
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.