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Rent A Boat In Boston, Massachusetts - Updated 2020

rent a boat in boston

The city of Boston is a popular walking destination and it is home to a few firsts in the United States of America. It is home to both the first public beach and subway station. This capital city in Massachusetts has a colonial history and it features many attractions relating to the past, as well a beautiful harbor. This is known as Boston Harbour and it is a popular spot for motor yachts and houseboats to reside. This prominent harbor is the perfect place to rent a boat in Boston, Massachusetts. This is the essential article needed to plan a memorable stay on a boat in the city, which is the reason to keep reading & discover where you can rent a boat in Boston, Massachusetts.

1. Fun houseboat (from USD 223)

This fun houseboat is located on Boston Harbor and it sleeps up to six people. It has one bedroom with a double bed, as well as a sofa bed and additional sleeping space for two in an upstairs loft. This boat is found within the Charleston neighborhood, which is close to Downtown Boston. In addition, the fun houseboat is located close to a children’s playground and there are both rideshare and public transport options available close to the vessel. This boat is spacious and it has all the essentials included in the price. These include bedding, towels, toiletries and kitchen basics, such as salt and pepper. This beautifully designed and decorated property is the perfect place to unwind in the peaceful marina.

Fun Houseboat
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
48 reviews
Boat 4 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the air conditioning was wonderful which was a great place for the hot weather
all the beds were very comfortable
full electricity nice shower tv and great bed
clean and comfortable
the houseboat is very clean and lovely
overall very clean although the bathroom floor corners by shower and toilet could use a look
the house was clean and comfortable
the place is beautiful and clean
deborah is the host through airbnb and is wonderful
checking in was very easy and deborah and her crew were communicative throughout the whole stay
deborah was very helpful with questions before our arrival even though that specific houseboat was ryan's not hers
great houseboat experience location was perfect
the location was great and fantastic for our weekend getaway
we had a fantastic time staying in this location
what a jem in boston fantastic location in charlestown marina
loved being in the middle of boston but such a quiet peaceful spot
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2. Motor yacht on Boston Harbor (from USD 291)

The Boston Harbour motor yacht is named Asterisk and it is found within the Navy Yard in Charleston. It is a comfortable boat, which features both wifi and a stereo system. It has two decent-sized bedrooms and bathrooms, as well as a kitchen and a deck. There is parking available at the marina at an additional fee and water taxis to transport visitors. This vessel is close to the North End neighborhood, as well as the Freedom Trail and Bunker Hill. It is quite a spacious boat and it has added touches for a perfect stay, such as the inclusion of a coffee maker in the galley. The hosts also offer to assist in organizing tours of the city and will be free to meet with guests upon arrival and during the check-in process.

43' Motor Yacht in Boston Harbor
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
13 reviews
Boat 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
cooked a few meals on board quite easily with the full onboard kitchen
travis and maria were amazing hosts and made the experience that much better
maria and travis were excellent hosts and i’ll definitely stay again
travis and maria were both incredibly kind and quick to respond to all questions and concerns
great security and friendly neighbors
great location for maritime history lovers
location was prime with incredibly easy access to downtown boston and cambridge
it’s a perfect location to spend quality time and build memories
close enough to easily get to the centre but far enough away to relax at the marina
terrific stay super comfortable and amazing location
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3. The Golden Slipper B&B

The Golden Slipper B&B has beautiful views of the Boston skyline, as well as being located close to the frequented Little Italy in the city. It has two bedrooms and bathrooms, as well as paid parking available at the marina. The super host greets visitors upon arrival and is contactable via phone during the stay. It offers both breakfast and wifi, as well as a kitchen and essentials. There are a variety of cruise tours accessible close to The Golden Slipper, which include whale watching and sunset dinners to name a couple of them. On the other hand, Historical Charter House Restaurant and the Christopher Columbus Park are both short walks from the marina if guests prefer land activities when not on the vessel.

The Golden Slipper B&B Afloat, 2 bed/2 bath
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
104 reviews
Boat 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was super hot during our stay so the fans and ac were vital and appreciated
the beds were very comfortable on top of all that
the beds were enormous and so comfortable
gretchen is a great host ensuring our stay was comfortable with many extra amenities
we enjoyed a lovely breakfast sitting on the boat’s deck
the beds were comfortable and everything was clean
this vessel is spotless in terms of cleanliness and offers the perfect balance of space and comfort
very clean upon arrival and the the fridge was stocked with breakfast staples
the ship is very clean and gretchen prepared a big breakfast for us cake is very delicious
the boat itself is clean and stocked with everything you could want
gretchen was a great host
gretchen was a great host
gretchen was a wonderful and attentive host
gretchen was a very nice host
the host was very helpful and communicated promptly
best location 5 mins walk to quincy market and city tour bus station
close to all the attractions
great location in boston near the freedom trail
the location was great with it being within walking distance of the north end
the location is fantastic and near major attractions as well as business centers
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4. Little Pearl (from USD 310)

Little Pearl best suits two people, as it has a double bed and a fold-out sofa bed if required. It is a short drive from Logan Airport, as well as Old North Church in Boston, Massachusetts. It includes both free wifi and parking and pets are also allowed onboard this vessel. There are a kitchen and BBQ to cook meals, as well as all the essentials expected in the self-catering accommodation. The Pier 6 restaurant and Quincy Market are close if guests don’t want to cook during their stay. This boat is accessible to all individuals, as it is located on the ground floor and boasts sea views from within the Charleston Marina.

Little Pearl

Address: 13th Street
Price: from 310 USD

Free WiFi Non-smoking throughout Air conditioning Internet services BBQ facilities Free parking WiFi Parking

5. Homely house boat on Boston Harbor (from USD 222)

This Boston Harbour houseboat is known as ‘The Blue Pearl’ and will sleep up to six guests. There is one bedroom, double beds in a loft and a fold-out sofa bed for the use of visitors. It is accessible via a range of public transport and is close to the USS Constitution, as well as being part of a gated marina with parking available at a fee. This boat also has a coffee machine and all the other important implements needed in a kitchen onboard. The additional features of this vessel include wifi, air conditioning and central heating and a television. The neighborhood is a historic area and it has a park, which is perfect for children. The Blue Pearl is a good suggestion for a short and relaxing escape from the city of Boston.

Houseboat in Boston Harbor
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
36 reviews
Boat 4 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed was comfortable and views were great
the houseboat had everything we wanted except cable tv (antenna reception was excellent though
very fun and unique accommodation my friends and i had plenty of room in this small houseboat
what a beautiful place even better than we expected and plenty of room for the whole family
it was very clean and comfortable
very clean detailed check in instructions
everything was clean and comfortable for 4 adults
overall relatively clean and comfortable
houseboat was immaculate and bed very comfortable
the host is reliable and gave great information
the neighbors are really friendly and the walkability is great
the neighbourhood was interesting - puerta rican shops-
nice place to stay memorable location
a nice walk over the charlestown bridge to the north end and the rose kennedy greenway
this was a fun and unique location to share for the weekend
this place was magical we did a ladies trip to boston and our houseboat stay was the perfect experience
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6. Elegant and exquisite yacht (from USD 311)

The Sea Pearl is a rental yacht, which is located in Boston Harbour. It is close to the North End, as well as the Navy Yard Ferry Terminal. It is described as being in a beachfront location and the host is available to greet visitors. The vessel features a television, wifi, air conditioning and paid parking. The inside of the boat is wooden and has been tastefully decorated, as well as being spacious and the perfect place for a temporary ‘home’ while traveling. The boat has two bedrooms and bathrooms, which allow the vessel to entertain six people. In addition, The Sea Pearl has been reviewed as being clean and in a good location within Boston. It’s time to find those sea legs and book a stay on The Sea Pearl.

Boston Harbor Yacht Walk to North End
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
23 reviews
Boat 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
clean and responsive if you have questions
very clean and the directions/guide was awesome
the boat was clean and very comfortable for the four of us
nice yacht with good host
the host was very attentive check-in was very easy
i m and deborah we're great hosts
sherry who checked us in gave plenty of helpful tips for the boat
good location to north end and freedom trail and other points of interest
the location is very accessible and it’s a lot of fun staying in the marina
the marina is in a great location if you plan on going out and exploring the city
the sea pearl is a comfortable space situated in a great location
walk able to downtown boston which we did several time or an easy uber/lyft ride
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7. Cozy yacht for a couple (from USD 251)

This floating suite calls Boston Harbour its home, which has quiet hours each night to ensure a relaxing stay. It is the perfect choice of accommodation for a couple and it has the ability to sleep a few additional people on a fold-out sofa bed. The host offers a 10% discount on weekly stays, which is one of the great features of this floating suite. It is close to a variety of the city’s attractions, such as the Boston Historical National Park. This property is accessed via a lockbox, which allows guests to check-in when it is convenient for them. This is a small, but comfortable boat with a living/dining area and kitchen, as well as a deck with furniture outdoors. There is also a bathroom on board, which has guest access to hot water.

Floating suite in Boston Harbor
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
42 reviews
Boat 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
the ship was very clean and easy to live in
the marina is lovely clean quiet and secure
both deb and sherry (cleaning lady) were amazing and helpful
i loved my stay on the little pearl boat was clean with fresh linens and towels
boat was clean and check in was easy
host did everything to make sure we had what we needed
thanks to deb and her staff for everything
deb was very quick flexible and helpful in booking
such an amazing place and location
great location for work or vacation spot
such a unique experience beautiful location that is with walking distance of many great restaurants and historic sites
it is very walkable to the north end so the location was awesome
check in and out was a breeze and the location was great
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8. Luxurious yacht with hotel amenities

The Inn the Moment Yacht wins the crown for the perfect location. It is close to a communal pool, tennis courts, as well as rentals including canoes and bikes. Its location is the center of Boston Harbour and the vessel will accommodate four people onboard. There are two bedrooms on the boat. There is paid parking close to Inn the Moment, but there is also an ample amount of public transport for the convenience of guests.

Inn The Moment is a 40ft aft cabin Silverton motor yacht
8 reviews
Boat 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The interior and living quarters of the boat itself are roomy and comfortable
The boat is a little dated with the pink carpet all around but the space is great
Downsides would be the overpriced extra guest fee to use the second bed plus
The boat was the perfect size for the four of us
With cabin temps of 80-83
At first I wondered what smell they were trying to cover because the chemical smell was so strong
The boat was just right for the 4 of us and having 2 bathrooms was ideal
Also the fact that the boat door lock can be opened with any key is pretty deplorable
The breakfast voucher was a nice surprise
When I rent I am all good as long as things are clean
We were super excited for our unique experience and think we may have had our expectations too high
Despite the removal the strong scent of whatever is used for cleaning products was hard to live with
The location and the view on Boston skyline are the main assets
It is also a quick walk to the North End and Faneuil Hall
The boat is in a great location with great views of Boston
The marina is located just around the corner from the USS Constitution and the Navy Yard
it was a fun experience to sleep on a boat near the main attractions of Boston
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An epic Boston vacation

The city harbor is an excellent place to rent a boat in Boston, Massachusetts. It could be fun to put a spin on the classic city experience and revel in the USA’s natural beauty, as well as admire all of the high rise buildings bordering the ocean. This could be an addition to a truly epic USA road trip itinerary or as a short city getaway from day to day life at home.

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