The Best Boat Hire in New York

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What to Know About Boat Hires in New York

If you are waiting for one of the most exciting adventures of your life, the State of New York might be one of the best places to explore. The state boasts 7,500 lakes and ponds, 112,000 kilometers of rivers and streams, and a coastline that stretches across thousands of miles. Together, the waterways are home to 165 different species of fish.

Taking a boat ride along the coast or the Erie Canal is one of the best ways to experience New York, and you don’t have to own a boat to enjoy this fantastic state. All types of watercrafts are available to rent, from sailboats, yacht rentals, power boat hires, and pontoon boats to single-person kayaks and canoes. If fishing charters are your thing, you can catch several kinds of fish aboard shaded fishing charters in New York. Jet skis and waverunners are great for thrill seekers. Houseboats, canoes, inner tubes – you name it, you can find it in this beautiful state.

Westhampton offers a quiet and secluded atmosphere that caters to rest and relaxation at a manageable, two-hour train ride from Manhattan. If you choose to rent a seaside bungalow, an abundance of surf clubs, sailing schools, beaches, and seafood will keep you occupied for the duration of your stay. Water sports such as jet skiing, parasailing, wind surfing, surfing, and paddleboarding will break up your beach days while crabbing, fishing, and yachting are potential day-long retreats.

You can also witness New York City like never before as you watch the impressive Empire State Building and the charming landscape from a new perspective while taking a tour on the waterways. Although the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are chart-toppers in terms of tourist attractions, the Big Apple also has a number of other popular destinations that boaters love to explore. The list includes South Hampton, Sag Harbor, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Bay Shore, Montauk, and Cherry Island.

If you are interested in a fishing excursion in New York, The Hudson is a popular place to fish for largemouth and smallmouth bass. If you love fishing, the state of New York will never disappoint you. It does not matter whether you are an expert or a novice; the state has something for all. Freshwater fishing finds some of the best spots in the state. It is also a great place for fly fishing, saltwater fishing, deep sea fishing, and even ice fishing. From huge lakes to small ponds, the beautiful waterways of the state wait for you with the promise of your next big catch. The best time to fish in these waters is during summer and fall. Fishing during the springs yields striped bass.

The State of New York has a number of marinas where you can dock and moor your boat. Rent a kayak, canoe, rowboat, or a paddle boat and enjoy a laidback trip paddling in the lakes of some of the most beautiful lakes, parks, and coastline. Add more excitement to your adventure by chartering a thrilling speedboat. While exploring the many avenues of the waterway, make sure to dine at Coney Island, visit Long Island, or relax in the Hamptons where a beautiful boating experience waits with the promise of a fresh take on the East Coast.

Popular destinations in New York also include Sag Harbor, Montauk, South Hampton, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Bay Shore, and Cherry Island.

GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in New York.

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    Arman
    NYC Luxury Sailing to the Statue of Liberty

    Martin was an excellent captain. He and his first mate Caleb were very welcoming and had excellent bedside manners. Although the weather was not the best, Martin guided us through the trip & explained the weather interplay with boating in general. The boat was very well maintained, and clean, which makes for a refreshing experience. It has space above and below deck, which is excellent. I'd highly recommend Martin.

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    Kristin
    Caribbean Vibez on a Brooklyn Sailboat

    Johnny was absolutely amazing. I took my mother our for Mother's Day here and he was so welcoming and wonderful. He made sure to keep an eye out on weather and keep me updated. And the trip was so beautiful! Time flew by and I would recommend this trip 11/10. Stunning experience and such a wonderful person :)

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    Andrew
    46 foot fully loaded Sea Ray Luxury Yacht. Minutes from Statue of Liberty and NY Harbor!

    I could not have asked for a better experience. Gene and the crew took care of our group, making sure we were safe, happy, and having a blast right from the start. The crew was Covid-safe and aware, making sure everyone was comfortable and able to enjoy their day. Before booking, Gene answered all of my questions and steered me in the right direction. He provided clear instructions on where to be and what to do. And he was responsive and considerate to all of my questions. We were celebrating my girlfriend’s birthday with a small group, and all of them were blown away by the kindness of the crew, the ease with which we proceeded to and onto the boat, and everything that came with it. Fun, spacious, and a perfect way to see NYC, everyone was having a blast and relaxing. Again - I cannot stress this enough - one of the best experiences I’ve had in New York even before the pandemic. Without a doubt, I will be returning this summer for another great day out in NYC. If you want a memorable experience that will stay with you long after you dock, BOOK WITH GENE!

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    Christie
    Hatteras 70' Luxury Motor Yacht Cruise in New York

    Awesome experience! Chris and the crew took 15 of us on a tour around the city. Service and experience was amazing, perfect way to see your own city in a new way. Flexible on times and port locations, were able to bring our own food and drinks. Will book again for sure!

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    Arkadiy
    Experience New York Harbor on Sea Ray 280 Sundancer with Captain Michael

    Michael was the captain himself and he helped my friend propose to his girlfriend and now fiancé and really made it a super safe and pleasant experience. The cold weather didn’t interfere as Michael is an expert and knows his boat inside and out. I book with him on regular basis. All his captains and staff are excellent and the experience is breathtaking. Great for tourists to show the attractions of NYC and famous destinations. You will not want to leave the boat, it cannot get boring nor old to enjoy the beautiful water views and scenery. High class and super elegant! Thanks so much Michael. You are the best !

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    Liane
    Monterey 360SC! If you were to desire a vessel with more luxury!

    We had an amazing time celebrating a birthday with Avi! He was very responsive through messaging and was very accommodating when we were running late on the day of. We were able to see everything we wanted to see in the 2-hour trip and got some great pictures! I definitely recommend booking with Avi. Just bring some drinks and get ready for a great time on the boat!