The 10 Best Boat Rentals in New York!

Whether you’re looking to hit Long Island Sound or visit one of the state’s many pristine lakes, New York is a beautiful place for a boat ride. Don’t own one? No problem. From Flushing to Lake George, here are the best boat rental places in the state. 

Never Enuff Fishing, Flushing, NY

Never Enuff Fishing prides itself on being the only rental company on the North Shore of Queens that has party boats available. This rental company is a short trip away from Manhattan, offering both private and open boat fishing charters—for people who want to rent one themselves or just want to walk in and join a trip on the Long Island Sound!

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The Loeb Boathouse, New York, NY

With a fleet of 100 rowboats and classic Venetian gondola tours, The Loeb Boathouse on the lake in Central Park can be rented from 10 a.m. to sundown (weather permitting). These rentals give you the chance to have a unique experience in the City’s beloved park as you coexist with the nature and energy around you. The boats have been adrift on the lake for over 150 years and are perfect for romantics and nature lovers alike.

Boat Oneida, Cleveland, NY

Boat Oneida has canoes and kayaks, fishing boats, pontoon boats, and even jet skis available for rent! Take a trip on gorgeous Oneida Lake in Upstate New York on your selection of transportation. There are a variety of sizes for fishing and pontoon boats to help accommodate whoever you’d like to bring, making it an outing the whole family can enjoy.

The Boat House, Schenectady, NY

The Boat House has brought canoes, kayaks, and rowing shells to New York’s capital region for years. You can enjoy a trip from their location on the Mohawk River—but they’ll also let you rent accessories so you can travel to your favorite waters! The Boat House even does repairs and customizations on canoes, so if you’ve got your own that needs fixing, they’re ready and able to help.

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Keuka Watersports, Hammondsport, NY

Keuka Watersports provides you with an adventure on Keuka Lake with a selection of deck boats, kayaks, paddleboards, and pontoon boats. Whether you’re travelling alone or with friends and family, Keuka Watersports can accommodate you year-round. There are four restaurants accessible by boat that you can visit, and be sure to enjoy your trip on the only Y-shaped Finger Lake in the region!

River Ridin’, Lake Luzerne, NY

While River Ridin’ offers a unique adventure down the Hudson on the Trac-Yak Paddler (a half-kayak, half-doughnut shaped tube), they’ve also got boat rentals available if you aren’t in the mood to get wet! Ridin’ River has pontoon boats if you’re in the mood to be a Captain, or rowboats with trolling motors if you’d like to do a little fishing.

Lake George Boat Rentals, Lake George, NY

Located in the heart of Lake George, this boat rental company offers weekday specials, hourly rentals, and the only pontoon boats in the area. Their pontoons have canopies to cover the top deck depending on weather, and you can take them to visit an array of places on the lake, including: Black Mountain Point, Dollar Island, Red Rock Bay, and Paradise Bay.

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South Bay Boat and Tackle, Rochester, NY

South Bay Boat and Tackle rents boats for use in Irondequoit Bay, sending you out rain or shine. They have a selection of deluxe and premium pontoon boats (holding up to 12 and 14 people respectively). So, don’t fret if you’ve got a large party! And if you just want to go on a fishing trip with a small group, South Bay also has an aluminum and tiller boat that can hold a party of up to four.

Frontenac Harbor, Union Springs, NY

Frontenac Harbor offers a trip down Cayuga Lake (one of the many Finger Lakes!) in a Cypress Cay or Crest pontoon boat. You can rent the one day, three days, or even a week during the calendar year of the rental, as long as the boat’s available! Be sure to explore many of the waterfront restaurants, lakeside wineries, and coves that Cayuga has to offer.

Placid Boat Rentals, Lake Placid, NY

Located directly between Lake Placid and Mirror Lake, Placid Boat Rentals is the only rental in the area that’s able to offer you a trip on your choice of two lakes. Pick the lake of your choice and enjoy a trip on one of their top-of-the-line canoes, kayaks, motor boats, or paddle boats! You can explore islands, find a waterfront restaurant for lunch or dinner, and even hunt down a secluded shore.

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