5 Destinations You Need to Ring in the New Year By Boat

Written by Mariah Hoefle
December 26, 2018

The new year is almost upon us. But before we get to the new year’s resolutions and the fresh new start, we have to choose the perfect way to say goodbye to the old year. What better place to count down the ball drop and toast at midnight than on a boat! These five spots are the perfect places to shout “Happy New Year!” and the best part, is that they can all be enjoyed on the deck of your boat.


Miami, Florida

Miami is located on the tip of Florida, and it is the cultural and economic center of the state. The Cuban influences can be felt from one city to the other. Plus, South Beach is known as a glamorous neighborhood full of colorful buildings. The sandy beaches are beyond compare, and the city is full of trendsetters and high rollers.

The reason Miami is our number one pick for the place to spend New Year’s Eve is because the nightlife in the city can’t be beat! Do a little pre-gaming in the city, then sail out to Biscayne Bay to find the perfect vantage point for enjoying the fireworks display. Count down to midnight, and say hola to the new year.


Boston, Massachusetts

This capital city of Massachusetts is one of the oldest cities in the country, and it definitely knows how to ring in the new year. Grab some seafood and some beer, and then sail out in the Boston Harbor for the perfect spot to catch the fireworks show. Make sure you bundle up because it is guaranteed to be icy cold out on the water.


New Orleans, Louisiana

If there is any city in the U.S. that know how to party, that city has to be New Orleans. Head down to the Big Easy, and set sail on the Mississippi River. You can watch the fireworks and toast the new year from the might river. Then, head down to the French Quarter to continue the party into the wee hours of the morning. You are sure to find a jazz band willing to play Auld Lane Syne while you are strolling down Bourbon Street!


New York City, New York

NYC may be the ultimate place to spend new year’s eve as it is the home of one of the biggest celebrations in the country. Everyone packs into the city to watch the ball drop, and there are tons of performers and celebrities attending the event. However, it is almost impossible to get anywhere near the ball, and everyone is crammed in like a can of sardines. Get a more comfortable experience with a sail down the Hudson. You will get a prime view of the city skyline as well as the fireworks display. Plus, you’ll have room to.


San Francisco, California

San Francisco, the famed city of many hills, is located on a peninsula jutting out of the California coastline. Sitting on the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay, the city is perpetually surrounded by fog.

For a new year’s celebration, sail out into San Francisco Bay and find a spot to drop anchor. You will have a stunning view of the fireworks display (if the fog doesn’t block your view) and the golden gate bridge. A lovely way to ring in the new year!

Before finalizing your New Years Eve plans, consider a boat charter from Boatsetter. It is the best way to enjoy one of the fantastic destinations. We connect you with the captain, and you provide the crew! Sail your way into the new year with Boatsetter.

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