From the Water, New York City Shows a Different Side

Written by Mariah Hoefle
June 11, 2019

There’s no place in the world that has more endless opportunities abound than bustling New York City. Known by locals as the “Big Apple,” this fantastic destination is home to more than ten million people. From the Hudson River, all the way to Coney Island, New York City has been giving locals and visitors alike incredible activities to do all year-round. With some of the tallest buildings in the world and so much to do on land, visitors often overlook the fact that nearly all of New York City is surrounded by water! From Manhattan all the way to Queens and Brooklyn, there are endless opportunities to hop aboard a New York City boat rental and get out on the water for a day.

Experience the beauty of New York Harbour

With all those tall buildings surrounding you from every angle, it can be hard to see just how beautiful New York City truly is. With one of our express cruisers, you can get out on the water and explore all that New York City’s harbor has to offer. You can even do the famous Manhattan island loop and cruise everywhere from Battery Park all the way up to the Brooklyn Bridge. Since many of our boat rentals in New York City come with sun canopies and upgraded stereo systems, you can relax in comfort on the water with the wind at your back and the sun on your shoulders as you enjoy all that this beautiful harbor has to offer.

Cruise on over to Liberty Island for a look at the Statue of Liberty

Most visitors know that you can board a ferry boat from Battery Park and head out to Liberty Island to see the famous Statue of Liberty. But with a private boat rental, you can completely skip the big crowds and long quest and ride out to Liberty Island in style. On your own time, you can anchor up and enjoy this beautiful landmark that was gifted to the United States from France in 1886 and not have to worry about catching the last ferry back to the mainland. You can even pack a lunch and have a nice picnic aboard your boat while kicking back some cold ones and listening to some nice tunes.

Head up the East River and enjoy the cityscape at night

After a long day sightseeing on the water, it’s time to take your New York City boat rental up the East River just before sunset. From the boat, you can watch the beautiful skyline as the sun begins to set, casting a golden light across New York City. You can pop that bottle of champagne you saved and let the golden hour warm your heart. After the sun has set, you will be able to cruise along the river, under the three main bridges and see the New York City skyline as it begins to flicker with the lights of ten million people. Just be sure to bring a windbreaker or a light jacket because even in the summer it can get a bit chilly on the water at night in this spectacular destination.

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