Step into the quintessential New England summer storyline with your own magical private boat rental in Boston! Now Bostonians can zip away on a Duffy electric boat from Boston’s smoothest boating company, Boston Electric Boats. This boating company is removing all of the obnoxious red tape and headache associated with renting or owning a boat. In just minutes you’ll hop onto your pristine white and blue boat and sail into the harbor at a giddy price of just $42 a head.
Boston Electric Boats makes having your own boat easy
Founded by boat aficionado, Patrick Rourke, in 2021, Boston Electric Boats makes boating easy and accessible, regardless of your prior boating experience. This means that anyone 21+ can play captain for the day and not only ride but steer their own private boat through the harbor-a major perk for those seeking a quiet and intimate ride with family or friends! With a pre-routed course, steering one of these Duffy boats is much easier than driving anywhere, let alone on I-93 during the morning rush hour.
Play captain for the day
With Boston Electric Boats’ “be your own captain” package, you can sail past your favorite parts of the city- Seaport, Southie, Eastie, Tall Ship, Charlestown, Zakim, and TD Garden. The boat’s top speed is 6mph, which is just fast enough to get a nice sea breeze running from bow to stern, but without the intensity that’ll make anyone seasick. You can pop the boat into neutral with just the flip of a lever, so you can easily snap pics all along the route in your gold sailor’s cap.
The vast expanse of shimmering saltwater and the changing landscapes of Boston skyline are the perfect backdrop for birthday, graduation, bachelorette or bachelor parties, and even proposals-one a many have popped the question out on this romantic private boat rental in Boston.
…or opt for a private charter with a captain on board
If the idea of steering your own boat makes you a little queasy, you can opt to book your boat rental with a captain. Sit back and let them do the steering while you relax and soak up the sun on the plush leather seats in the cockpit or seek shade below the canopy and dig into yummy snacks like a cheese board or dessert platter.
Don’t forget the snacks!
For the full luxe party boat experience, Boston Electric Boats partners with local charcuterie curator and dessert artists, Bespoke Boards and Sweet Lizzy P respectively. You can request some snacks to have on board or BYOP (bring your own picnic) and enjoy your meal at the water. There’s a Yeti cooler on board to keep any perishables nice and chilly.
Boston Electric Boats is the only boat rental in Boston that lets you take out your own boat without a formal boating license! This is because the unique Duffy electric boats and straightforward Garmin navigation system essentially do all of the work for you! Anytime you’re craving a yummy boat ride this summer in Boston, just hit up Boston Electric Boats and hop on!
How to reserve your electric boat
The “be your own captain” rental is $499 and each boat accommodates up to 12 people, this breaks down to just $42 per person for a 2-hour ride-aka just $21 an hour! A sinfully great deal for a pristine ride in the city. If you go for the charted boat with a captain, the price is $106.50 per person as captain provided charters fit 6 guests and cost $639 a boat.
The Boston Electric Boating Season starts May 1 and runs through October! Due to high demand, the team is adding a fifth boat to its fleet for the season and rentals are already filling up fast! Make sure to hop on board and reserve your next boating excursion in Boston!
Open Daily May through October 2023
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