Getting ready to ring in the new year? If you need help planning a last-minute party, consider taking it out on the water! Boat charters and New Year's Eve fireworks cruises are a fantastic way to relax and enjoy the final moments of the year. Get your friends together and get out on a boat this holiday season.


New Zealand is one of the first places in the world that greets the New Year. The city with the most yachts per capita, Auckland is the perfect destination to celebrate the final and first moments of a year on the water. Book a boat party to cruise the harbor, sail from sunset to watch the fireworks, and enjoy cocktails and food onboard a private boat charter from Auckland.


New York City

Skip the hoards of crowds in Times Square who have waited for hours to watch the ball drop, book a NYC boat charter instead. Book yourself on a party yacht and cruise the Hudson, watching fireworks shoot up all around you - from Manhattan, Brooklyn, and New Jersey, providing a 360-degree show. Sip champagne and dance to your own DJ with a New Year's Eve boat party, yachts like the Duchess pictured here even have a hardwood dance floor and


Sydney, Australia

Sydney is one of the best destinations in the world to celebrate New Year's Eve. A boat charter in the Sydney Harbour is a life-changing experience - there's no party like a Sydney Harbour Boat Party! Watch the colorful explosions over the Opera House and soak in the warm summer air as you cruise under the Harbour Bridge. Hire a yacht like this Italian cruiser in Sydney with all your closest mates and ring in the New Year on the water.


Rio de Janeiro

The harbor of Rio de Janeiro, Guanabara Bay, is considered one of the seven wonders of the world. With the impressive El Christo Redentor and the Sugar Loaf Mountain flanking the cityscape of the coastal capital, it's a gorgeous place to experience on a boat. If you find yourself in Rio for New Year's Eve - you're in for a great party. Charter a yacht and watch the fireworks, dance onboard, and enjoy Brazilian barbecue favorites and Cachaça.

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With the dry heat that stifles Dubai, enjoying the festivities on the water is a welcome relief. Book a private yacht to enjoy the luxury of cruising in style, cooling off in the breeze as you see fireworks ignited over the Burj Khalifa. The crew onboard one of these yachts in Dubai will help you have a fantastic experience for New Year's Eve. It's a spectacular city to be in to ring in the new year.



Forget bundling up with lots of layers to brave the cold, in Miami, you're certain to have a hot night of partying on the water for New Year's. Book a private yacht charter or boat party and have your captain take you to hot spots like Haulover or Nixon Sandbars. Sit in comfort on your boat, watching fireworks all around you. Some of our top captains operate their charters in Miami.

Once you pull back into port, you can continue partying and ringing in the New Year in one of Miami's many nightclubs and bars, that will carry you through into the morning.

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Southern California

Southern California is a beautiful destination for a New Year's Eve party. Marina del Rey and Newport Beach are two spots with excellent boat charter and boat party opportunities. Charter this Monterey XP for a casual cruise around the best spots in Newport Beach like Emerald Bay and for holiday lights tours. In Marina del Rey, you can escape the busy city of Los Angeles on this sleek Van Dutch yacht, a famous boat that has been used in various movies and TV, including the James Bond film, Skyfall.

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River cruises on the Thames for New Year's Eve to watch the fireworks are a unique way to celebrate. Charter this Thames Limo boat or book a large riverboat for big parties. London has some of the most impressive fireworks displays, and when you're out on the water, you get a front-row seat to watch them, without crowds and stress. Bonus - you'll get to enjoy some of the best London sightseeing - from Big Ben to Parliament to the London Eye - all from your boat charter.


Whether out on the water or on dry land, we hope you have a wonderful New Year's Eve! Search boat rentals and charters in your area by downloading our mobile app, and plan your own celebration out on the water.