8 Luxury Boat Rentals in NYC

Addison Aloian | May 4, 2021 | Lifestyle

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Boating around New York City is an extremely unique experience, yet it might not be the first thing that comes to mind for tourists or even locals.

When the sun comes out, you should hit the docks, and you don't have to own a boat to get the most out of the open water. There are a host of companies ready to rent fantastic yachts and sailboats, so you can take your party around the rivers.

Gather your family or best friends for an unforgettable view of the skyline at sunset, host a business event or throw the best darn boat party with one of these eight great boat rental companies in and around NYC.

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NYC by Water

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ONE°15 Brooklyn Marina / Website

NYC by Water offers rental 46' yachts that can welcome up to 12 guests. The package includes a professional U.S. Coast Guard-licensed captain, a first mate, clean luxury towels, bottled water and ice, as well as cups, plates, utensils and napkins. Half-day, full day and sunset voyage trips are available to take you around the NYC Harbor, Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Ellis Island and more, depending on your package.

Sailaway New York

59 Chelsea Piers / Website

Sailaway New York offers yachts ranging from 30 to 60 feet, so you can cruise with up to 35 of your closest friends. Charging by the hour, each boat is driven by a Sailaway captain. Take a day trip or a sunset sail and let the captain lead your party all around New York.

Metro Yacht Charters of New York

61 Chelsea Piers, Suite: 101 / Website

With services to host almost any event, Metro Yacht Charters of New York offers many yacht sizes from more private and secluded boats, to ships that hold nearly 500 passengers. Whether you're looking to host a weddings, business meeting or corporate event, birthday party, memorial serve or holiday celebration, Metro Yacht Charters is ready to include DJs and live bands, floral arrangements, photography, karaoke, wines and champagnes, and specialty cakes.

Prestige Yacht Charters

2430 Fdr Drive Service Rd E / Website

Prestige Yacht Charters offers boats in the New York City area for parties of two to 1,200 people. With 30 boats to choose from, Prestige is well-versed in weddings, dinners and corporate cruises, ready to provide music and entertainment, floral design and decorating, and photography, video and more. Prestige can even help with tour guides, furniture rental and specialty design and staging.

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Yachts for All Seasons

1700 York Ave. / Website

Yachts for All Seasons has yachts of all shapes and sizes for every party's needs, including yacht charters, sailboats, dinner boats and party boats. The company can accommodate up to 1,200 people and offers several menu options any event. Imagine a brunch buffet as you take in skyline views, a cold casual lunch, wedding buffet, cocktail party or lunch buffet. All seasons, for real!

Narwhal Yacht Charters

Pier 59 Studios, Chelsea Piers Pier 59 / Website

Narwhal Yacht Charters gives you the chance to experience NYC’s skyline on a restored classic sailboat. They offer two, three and four-hour morning, day, sunset or city lights sails. Narwhal prides itself on a personal experience, sailing excusively with six passengers or less. Water, sodas, ice, cups, plates, bowls, utensils and napkins are provided, though they encourage you to bring your own food and drinks.

Empire Cruises

Skyport Marina 2430 FDR Dr. / Website

Empire Cruises sells specific rental packages from birthday parties, graduation events, corporate parties and more. With a fleet of seven boats, you can choose the right ship for your event and party size. Helpfully, Empire is happy to host public events, so you can have a sneak peak of the experience.

Manhattan Yacht Charters

Chelsea Piers Pier 59 / Website

Manhattan Yacht Charters has luxury motor yachts, cruising dinner boats and unique sailing yachts for your event of up to 1,200 people. Host your corporate meeting, or set up a stylish photo or film shoot. Bring your friends for casino night, play at a murder mystery and more. Manhattan Yacht Charters is all set to help you decorate with ice sculptures, ready to serve specialty wines, champagne and cigars, offer gifts with a company logo, and more.

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