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What to Know About Renting a Boat 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, 70,000 miles 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 cruising sailboats, yacht rentals, power boat rentals, 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 paddle boarding 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.
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GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in New York.
Exactly as described. Perfect service from start to finish. The boat is ideal for photography shoots (which was my need). The Captain (Luis on this occasion) was friendly and professional. He understood exactly what I was looking for and did a great job. This will be my "go-to" for all future Hudson River photo jobs.
Absolutely recommend this to everyone! We had an amazing time on the boat, the owner was super kind and friendly! You won’t regret it, take my word!!! We’ll definitely be back!!
What a day this past Saturday out with Mike.. took a few friends out for my birthday and had such an amazing time. The views were awesome, the boat was comfortable and spacious and and Mike was an amazing host and captain! Highly recommend this to anyone looking for a more personal experience out on the water without the crowds. Looking forward to booking again with Mike!
Michael was wonderful and patient. It was a surprise for my friend and he was completely enchanted as was I. Michael took some great photos w Freedom tower and lower Manhattan skyline and got us as close as possible to Statue of Liberty for some truly memorable pics. He also told us some interesting stories of films like wolf of Wall Street and Captain Sully.
Michael did a great job with our group of 6 touring around the NYC harbor . Michael was flexible with time as we were all arriving from different locations. Once on board we had a great time taking in the sites from west side over to the east side and down to the Statue of Liberty. Michael provided commentary throughout the trip and we really enjoyed the experience. Will book again with Michael later this Summer. -Ryan
David helped make our wedding day elopement extra special with a ceremony on his boat. He was very responsive to all our queries and receptive to our requests for the day. He took us on a wonderful cruise after the ceremony that was simply spectacular, and something we will never ever forget. Would recommend him in a heartbeat.