The Best Boat Hire in Boston, MA

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Things to know about hiring a boat in Boston

Taking an island cruise is one of the best ways to enjoy a day on the waters with your family. Hire a powerboat or a yacht in Boston and explore the waterways and see the city from a new perspective. No visit is complete without taking a beautiful twilight tour from a boat. Sit back and enjoy the dazzling city come to life and make memories that will last a lifetime.

If you’d prefer to explore by wind instead of a motor, hire a sailboat or charter a sailing tour while you’re staying in Boston. You can explore the waterways or Massachusetts Bay, and experience the liberating feeling that sailing the sea gives to anyone.

While on a boat or yacht charter, you can go all the way to the harbor islands. For a beach day, head to the Lovells Island or Spectacle Island and park your boat for a day of sunbathing. Cruise around different islands and parts of the city to see more than you would on foot.

Whenever you visit Boston, the Charles River and the Boston Harbor must be on your to-do list. There are almost 30 mooring available at the Boston Harbor and most piers offer the convenience of passenger pick- up and drop-off spots. The popular islands such as Peddocks, Bumpkin, Spectacle, and Georges offer free moorings in safe anchorage on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Fishing charters and tours are a great experience to have while in Boston. It's a popular fishing destination and there is a deep fishing history in the city. The fishing around Boston includes both fresh and saltwater options.

For active and sporty travelers, check out your hire options for paddlesports. Hire a stand-up paddleboard or a kayak, or take a guided tour for a day of exercise and adventure.

Water Activities in Boston

Boston has traditionally been a seafaring city and has been one of the world’s wealthiest ports for centuries. Steeped in maritime tradition and history, boaters will enjoy the unique boating atmosphere. There are many islands and varied waterways that surround the city. Cruise on the Charles River, Neponset River, Mystic River, and of course the famous Boston Harbor. With so many water playgrounds to choose from, boaters will find that there are many kinds of activities that they can enjoy during their stay.

Although Boston remains a bustling commercial seaside city, it's popular with recreational boaters. Everything from palatial mega yachts to modest power boats is available to hire in Boston, so check out your options on GetMyBoat.

Other Things To Do

While on land, there are endless activities and things to see. Stop at Faneuil Hall to see the shops in this massive market. Grab a bite to eat and enjoy people-watching in this busy commercial area.

If you're a baseball fan, make sure you get to experience a ball game at Fenway Park. It's a historic venue that also hosts concerts and is home to the Red Sox.

Considering the important role that Boston played in shaping the history and foundation of the United States, it's the perfect city for a walking tour. Visit the Old North Church and the Old State House. Head to Newbury street if you're looking to do some shopping.

Marinas in Boston

A few of the top marinas in Boston include Constitution Marina, Boston Waterboat Marina, and Brewer Marina Bay Boston. These marinas are busy, with lots of boats cruising in and out of port, many to admire moored in their berths. A lot of the marinas in Boston have a lot of historical significance to the city, and they are easily accessible from the city center. Be sure to bring your camera to snap some photos in these idyllic spots.

Nearby Cities to Visit

Additional cities to visit include Quincy, Scituate, Gloucester, Newburyport, Portsmouth, and further inland, New London and Sunapee.

About Boston

Boston is an incredible city in New England to visit for a vacation. It’s rich in history, with fun nightlife and things to do and see. Summer in Boston is one of the best times to enjoy boating. The city experiences the maritime effect of the North Atlantic, making it a pleasant place to pursue various water activities. Many rivers run across the city, offering you plenty of opportunities to explore canoeing, kayaking, rowing, and more. Navigate the waterways in your own boat, or enjoy taking a tour in one of the cruises.

To get to Boston, you can take a flight direct to Boston-Logan International Airport and from there take a taxi, shuttle, or bus to the city center. You can also arrive in Boston by Greyhound bus or on a train from many other New England cities.

GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in Boston.

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    Scott
    Charter 50ft "Frayed Knot" Cruising Monohull In Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts

    Our whole group would just like to send a huge thank you to Captain Claude and Judy for hosting us on the Frayed Knot for a spectacular afternoon of sailing! Both Claude and Judy could not have been more kind and accommodating for our large family sailing excursion. The boat is absolutely gorgeous, spacious, and comfortable. Our hosts provided great amenities for our sail, were so wonderful with our 2 small children, who could not stop talking about how fun the sail was -- "best sail ever!" If you are looking for a spectacular, comfortable, educational, and above all, memorable sailing experience for your family or larger group, we highly recommend the Frayed Knot! We look forward to future family sails with Claude and Judy.

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    Huw
    Your Boston Harbor Experience with Captain David

    Climb aboard the best adventure of a lifetime with Captain Dave! Perfection on the water with master boatmanship and extensive knowledge of the local attractions. You will want for nothing as you are stewarded through the most beautiful parts of the harbor with every imaginable amenity, there are not enough stars to convey how special this experience can be. Highly recommend and no other boat captain alternative can compare! Thank you captain Dave and we can’t wait to go again!

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    Venus
    103’ Trilogy Power Mega Yacht Harbor and Islands Charter

    This yacht is completely gorgeous head to toe! The crew members were wonderful and really went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable and having a good time. We had the best time ever, it was the perfect birthday experience! Above and beyond!

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    Meghan
    Book your "Par Tee Time in Boston Today!

    Highly recommend! Both Bob (Captain) and Cara (Crew member) were very professional. Our group rented the boat for a friend's bachelorette party, and we had a great time. Had plenty of time to use the jet ski and do the golf challenged, and enjoyed the ride around the Boston Harbor. The cabin was so clean and very spacious. Great boat trip for the day!!

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    Anita
    Your Boston Harbor Experience with Captain David

    Our family spent the afternoon with David. He was professional and well informed. Has a great sense of humor, and we felt safe . We had a wonderful experience . We highly recommend Dave and look forward to booking again.

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    Molly
    Sailing Charters On 36ft Sailboat In Winthrop, Massachusetts Listed Marblehead but traveling to Boston, you will be able to Book from both Locations

    I would definitely recommend Captain Allan and Boat Emma Rose to my other friends. This was such a great experience and we had so much fun on sea. Captain Allan is very experienced and friendly, we also steered the boat a while on the sea. The boat is clean and nice.