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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    Michelle
    103’ Trilogy Power Mega Yacht Harbor and Islands Charter

    Had a blast! Very comfortable for kids and Adults. The crew was extremely accommodating and made it that much better. Owner was helpful with all questions and even brought a wagon out to our car to carry our things easier. Sunset was beautiful. Crew had our drinks on ice and music bumping! Only downfall..my husband now wants to buy a yacht!

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    Hamasat
    Your Boston Harbor Experience with Captain David

    Superbe time with captain Dave! Thanks so much for making our Father’s Day really special. He gave us a tour of the islands and included some history in it as well, and the speed on the way back made it so much fun for my kids!’ We will come back for sure!

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    Jeanne
    Enjoy Fishing In Gloucester, Massachusetts With Captain Dana

    Captain Dana was AMAZING! It was our first time fishing for everyone in our party of 5. He was a great instructot and gave us a most memorable day! Would recommend him to all my friends and family.

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    Nancy
    Enjoy Fishing In Gloucester, Massachusetts With Captain Dana

    We had a blast! Family outing for Father’s Day exceeded our expectations. Grandma’s first trip on the ocean, better than ever imagined. First fish ever caught, our son is now hooked on fishing! Thank you Captain Dana! We will back very soon 😎

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    janet
    2018 Sea Ray SLX 400 in Boston, MA

    scott was easy to communicate with making arrangements, fantastic on the water & generous with his time. superb day on the water all around. we will be back for sure!

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    Katrina
    Enjoy Fishing In Gloucester, Massachusetts With Captain Dana

    Captain Dana is THE BEST! We had an incredible fishing trip with him, and my 9 year old son is in absolute awe of the fish we caught. Captain Dana is incredibly informative, patient, and fun. The boat was the perfect size for our group of 6.