Rent A Boat In New York City - Updated 2022

rent a boat in new york

Coined as the city that never sleeps, New York City is so diverse that a lot of people dream of living and vacationing here. It has so many iconic attractions that are in every traveler’s bucket list, like the Empire State Building and Central Park. Also, you’ll find in New York City the famous neon-lit Times Square where a lot of establishments are located, including the Broadway theater strip. In case you want a different experience in New York, one that is not overrated and touristy, then you have to book a boat rental as your accommodation. Check out our list of the best rent a boat type of Airbnb vacation rentals in New York City below.

1. Lovely house with view of the Hudson River (from USD 149)

Poised on Stony Point, this Airbnb vacation rental is a 36 ft (10.97 m) houseboat that features a spectacular view of the Hudson River. But apart from the marvelous scenery, it has everything a standard hotel room offers and more, including a comfortable bedroom, a living area, private bathroom, and a kitchen with the essential tools. It also features a large deck where you can sunbathe and have barbecues. Other things you may enjoy while you’re here are the swimming pool, fishing by the deck, and accessibility to many activities, like hiking to Bear Mountain.

Houseboat on the Hudson
Stony Point, New York, United States
165 reviews Superhost
Boat 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
had breakfast on the deck in the sunshine with great view over the hudson
bathroom is small but perfectly functional (even the shower) for folks of average size
we didn't use any of the grills pool or amenities but they were there and looked nice
beautiful scenery cozy cabin friendly community with nearby grill and pool
the a/c was amazing - it's a little loud but very effective
shipshape : very clean organized and easily managed
nicks boat house was clean and lovely
the place is very clean and cosy the marina is super quiet and relaxing
the place was very nicely appointed large enough and clean
location is stellarcozy well stocked all in clean working order
nick was a very thoughtful host
nick was a wonderful host who offered this awesome boathouse
nick's a great host
nick was punctual and friendly
nick was super friendly and helpful
cute little place
great location for fine dining and sightseeing in the area
really cute house boat with everything you might need at a nice & quiet location
great place close to the city quiet perfect getaway right next to bear mountain
i wish i lived close enough to come back often
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2. Beautiful house-barge with outside deck (from USD 95)

Located in a peaceful neighborhood with many restaurants and numerous shops, the Catamaran Cruiser motor yacht is the perfect Airbnb vacation rental for people who want a different home experience. It has one bedroom with double bed, in the main cabin, and a couch that turns into a twin bed in the front cabin, which all can accommodate up to four guests. It also features a kitchen, living area, a deck with outdoor furniture, as well as modern conveniences like air conditioning unit, heater, and free Wi-Fi.

Charming Housebarge w/ outside deck
Brooklyn, New York, United States
74 reviews  Wifi Available
Boat 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
air conditioner was most welcome bed very comfy with tv and 2 million channels to choose from
we had an excellent and cozy stay and plan on coming for another visit soon
very clean comfortable and hospitable environment
the boathouse was clean good space and beautiful
the housebarge was clean and cozy
the houseboat is enchanting clean and equipped with everything you need
our stay on the house barge was fantastic the place was clean and orderly
the hosts were very nice friendly and helpful
our hosts were very helpful and friendly
friendly and acomodating great stories
they are incredibly helpful and made us feel very welcome on their boat
they were so attentive and helpful from the moment we booked to the last moment of our stay
the location was right off the belt parkway and close to an excellent seafood restaurant
angus & lisa gave us lifts to the subway station which was very kind
lisa even took me to the park on the water nearby which was beautiful
starting with the good food in beautiful surroundings to best bus
a wonderful place to spend your holidays in new york
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3. Classic yacht in Manhattan (from USD 2000)

52 inches (4.53 ft) Bowman sloop made in 1986, this Airbnb vacation rental is a private room in a boathouse, which you’ll be sharing with another couple. The private room in the boat contains a comfortable bed and has a privacy door. Also, you can use other parts of the yacht-like its sun deck area with outdoor furniture and Bimini covered cockpit that has comfortable cushions. Other things you can enjoy here include large kayak, paddle board, sunfish, flat-screen television with DVD player, and more.

Classic yacht in manhattan
2 reviews
Private room in boat 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

4. A 1970s inspired boathouse (from USD 125)

This Airbnb vacation rental is a 1976 Chris Craft that is converted into a vacation home, which features one bedroom and other sleeping arrangements. It can accommodate up to five guests, perfect for families or a group of friends. It also has a cozy indoor and outdoor space that are excellent for bird watching and fishing. Also, it has a semi-functional kitchen with a griddle, mini-fridge, and a microwave. You’ll have an incredible experience with your loved ones when you book this boat rental.

1976 Chris Craft “Hudson”
Queens, New York, United States
37 reviews  Wifi Available
Boat 4 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
she was always attentive when i asked questions and made us feel welcome
the hosts were very friendly and available to answer every possible question
gina is very responsive and friendly
incredibly friendly hosts super chill and quick with responses
the location was great and it was a cute place in a really unique setting
bonuses: walking distance to supermarket a train and beach
feels like being on vacation with the stillness of the marina and a short walk to the beach
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5. Houseboat in the Rockaways Beach (from USD 125)

This Airbnb vacation rental is 32 inches (2.67 ft) by 12 inches (1 ft), 1970 Nautaline that will make you feel like camping on the waters. It is a no-frills accommodation that is more or less 50-year-old. It contains a bedroom which can suit two and a semi kitchen with a fridge, propane stove, and essential pots and pans. The water doesn’t work aboard, but you can wash your dishes on the dock through a hose. Also, you need to bring a pillowcase, sheets, as well as mosquito repellent lotion and sunblock.

Houseboat in the Rockaways
Queens, New York, United States
67 reviews Superhost
Boat 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there's also a fan to cool down the space
the bathrooms in the marina were open all night and clean lots of fresh air and windows
the houseboat itself was comfortable though we didn't try to cook or do anything too complicated besides sleep
the bathroom facilities on land are clean and well kept
the restrooms and showers are clean and i felt perfectly safe walking there at night
the boat was clean and secure
the boat was clean and cute
our host was great attentive and welcoming
they were wonderful hosts and the boat was neat as a pin
the hosts were wonderful and very responsive
i will definitely try and stay there again the host was really great and answered any questions promptly
the hosts are great checking is easy and the marina is beautiful
neighbors were friendly and it's a short walk to the beach
if you like plane watching and don't mind the noise it's the perfect location
being able to stay on a boat so close to the beach was awesome
a and f's place is a fantastic escape from the city
the other reviews of freja were pretty accurate - super convenient location to the subway beach and market
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6. Floating cabin in Jamaica Bay (from USD 125)

Located in a gated marina in Jamaica Bay and just a few steps away from Rockaway beach, the boat is a two-person accommodation that will give you a unique experience, unlike your usual hotel room. Though the boat is originally for two people, it can sleep up to a maximum of four; all you have to do is ask your host. It features a banquette that is a comfortable sitting area during the day, and transform into a sleeping quarter come night time. Another feature is a functional kitchen, in the galley, that contains essential cooking wares and appliances like refrigerator, oven, hotplate, and more. Just a reminder, this boat has no engine. Thus, you won’t be able to sail if that’s what your plan is.

Floating Cabin Houseboat Rockaway Surf's Up!
Queens, New York, United States
189 reviews
Boat 0 Beds 2 Guests 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there's no ac but we found that an evening shower coupled with her small fan was very comfortable
the houseboat was lovely: comfortable cute great views and noises from the bird sanctuary across the bay
beds were super comfortable; i napped quite easily and often
evenings were very comfortable and quiet
also there is a huge deck on the top of the cabin with deckchair table plants
the marina facilities were solid - clean bathrooms- and erin was terrific
inside was clean lots of supplies and lots of room
the shared bathroom are modern and very clean
the bathroom and showers at the marina are actually clean and functional
the bathrooms are a short walk but super clean and it didn't feel like an inconvenience
the host is great and responds to questions promptly
ingrid was a great host and the boat was more than i expected
we never met her but she was very responsive and gave us great advice & tips
great and communicative host 100/10 will stay again
ingrid was a great host easy to communicate with and answered all my questions
close to the beach and a unique and enjoyable experience of life on a boat in a marina
great place to stay super close to the beach
such a fun stay and really close to great places to go out
it was peaceful close to everything we wanted to do and had a bit of magic to it
i have already recommended this place to many friends
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7. A boat turned modern house

A Carver 356 yacht, this Airbnb vacation rental will surely up your holiday with its elegant furnishing and extraordinary features that is a far cry from your usual accommodation. It has all the convenience of a real home and more, starting from a modern kitchen, cozy dining area, up to a comfortable bedroom and a private bathroom. Also, it has a large aft deck that is perfect for entertaining guests. The deck contains numerous outdoor furniture, wet bar, elegant port lights, and more. Moreover, its roomy salon will let you relax with its wrap-around window that lets light pass freely, making the place bright.

Yacht JEANIE'S WISH - A whole new way to vacation!
Bay Shore, New York, United States
7 reviews
Boat 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
the interiors are sparkling clean the linens are fresh and so thoroughly presented
great host they are very kind and quick responses
they are very responsive and care a lot about their guests this is really pleasant
airbnb is lucky to have this kind of professionalism expertise and vacation know how in their service
it’s a beautiful place hosts are awesome and super friendly it’s all so homely
lennox his lovely wife jeannie and the mighty captain girard take hosting to a whole new level
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8. Charming little boathouse

A beautiful boat turned house, this Airbnb vacation rental is your ideal accommodation on the waters. If you want a different experience in New York, you better book this little boat. It is fully furnished and well-equipped with all the essential home conveniences, like a kitchen, a sitting area, and a bed that can suit two guests. Also, it has three decks, with outdoor furniture and barbecue facilities. Moreover, it has a swimming pool on the side, where you can cool down, and a kayak, if you want to explore nearby beaches.

Tiny homes on water
New York , New York, United States
34 reviews
Boat 1 Bed 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
super clean location very unique experience
the boat is very clean with all the necessities stocked and relatively spacious
host was awesome very accommodating
marie was an insanely friendly host
marie is the sweetest host she’s so friendly and was quick to respond to any questions i had
very helpful and accommodating host
marie was very friendly and accommodating
the location of this house boat in the marina is ideal
beautiful & relaxing location- great space to decompress
this is the ideal place for a couple that loooves water & into trying new things
great place to stay
an amazing place to stay
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9. Chic houseboat on Jamaica Bay

Located on the waters of Jamaica Bay, next to a beach, this 1967 inspired houseboat features two bedrooms that can accommodate up to four people. Aside from the bedroom, it has a beautiful sun deck with loungers that will make it possible for you to achieve that sun-kissed skin you’re aiming for. Also, it features Turkish linen, Spanish textile, and vintage accessories, making the space more charming than it looks. Moreover, for bathing and other purposes, the bathroom is situated just steps away from the marina.

Rockaway Chic Houseboat Escape, Serene & Airy!
Queens, New York, United States
15 reviews
Boat 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
public bathrooms and shower are clean
the boat was as clean and charming inside and out as in the pictures
everyone was very friendly
the host natasha has great taste and beautiful style
amazing place to stay if you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city life
great location charming space perfect if you're looking to completely disconnect on your vacation
great place to explore the rockaways via bicycle (or uber) and a short walk to the beach
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Come and visit New York City and stay in a boat rental

Come and visit New York City and book an extraordinary accommodation in the form of a boat rental, and have a not-so-typical kind of vacation. Escape the usual thing you do in the city and head down to places you haven’t visited before. But, before all that, check out our list of excellent boat rentals in New York City.

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