8 luxury boat rentals in New York
Boating around New York City is an extremely unique experience, but it might not be the first thing that comes to mind for tourists or even locals.
When the sun comes up 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 tons of companies ready to charter fantastic yachts and sailboats, so you can have your party around the rivers.
Gather your family or best friends for an unforgettable sunset rooftop view, host a business event, or throw the best boat party with one of these eight great boat rental companies in and around New York City. .
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NYC by water
ONE ° 15 Brooklyn Marina / Website
NYC by Water offers 46ft charter yachts that can accommodate up to 12 people. The package includes a professional captain licensed by the US Coast Guard, a first mate, clean luxury towels, bottled water and ice, as well as cups, plates, utensils and napkins. Half-day, full-day and sunset tours are available to take you around New York 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 sail with up to 35 of your closest friends. Loading on time, each boat is driven by a Sailaway captain. Take a day trip or sunset sail and let the captain lead your party all around New York City.
New York Metro Yacht Charters
61 Chelsea Piers, office: 101 / Website
With services to accommodate almost any event, Metro Yacht Charters of New York offers many yacht sizes, from more private and isolated boats to ships that can accommodate nearly 500 passengers. Whether you are planning a wedding, business meeting or corporate event, birthday party, memorial service or holiday celebration, Metro Yacht Charters are ready to include live DJs and bands, flower arrangements, photographs, karaoke, wines and champagnes, and cake specialties.
Prestige yacht charters
Whether it’s an intimate gathering of friends or a formal dinner cruise, a luxury yacht charter will be a memory no one will forget.
– davidhackert (@davidhackert) October 31, 2019
2430 Fdr Drive Service Rd E / Website
Prestige Yacht Charters offers boats in the New York area for groups of 2 to 1,200 people. With 30 boats to choose from, Prestige is well versed in weddings, dinner parties and corporate cruises, ready to provide music and entertainment, floral design and decoration, photography, video and more. Prestige can even help with tour guides, furniture rentals, and the design and staging of specialties.
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Yachts for all seasons
1700 York Ave. / Website
Yachts for All Seasons offers yachts of all shapes and sizes for every party needs, including yacht charters, sailboats, dinner parties and party boats. The company can accommodate up to 1,200 people and offers several menu options for any event. Imagine a buffet brunch while taking in the rooftop views, a casual cold lunch, a wedding buffet, a cocktail or a lunch buffet. All seasons, for real!
Narwhal Yacht Charters
Pier 59 Studios, Pier 59 from Chelsea Piers / Website
Narwhal Yacht Charters gives you the chance to experience the New York skyline on a restored classic sailboat. They offer two, three and four hour sails morning, day, sunset or city lights. Narwhal prides itself on personal experience, excusingly sailing with six or fewer passengers. Water, soda, ice, cups, plates, bowls, utensils, and towels are provided, though they encourage you to bring your own food and drinks.
Skyport Marina 2430 FDR Dr. / Website
Empire Cruises sells specific rental packages for birthday parties, graduation events, corporate parties and more. With a fleet of seven boats, you can choose the right vessel for your event and the size of your party. To help you out, Empire is happy to host public events so you can get a taste of the experience.
Yacht charter in Manhattan
Chelsea Piers Pier 59 / Website
Manhattan Yacht Charters offers luxury motor yachts, dinner cruises and unique sailing yachts for your event for up to 1,200 people. Host your corporate meeting or host a stylish photo shoot or movie. Bring your friends for a casino night, play a murder mystery and more. Manhattan Yacht Charters are ready to help you decorate with ice sculptures, ready to serve specialty wines, champagne and cigars, give out gifts with a corporate logo, and more.
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