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Boston Harbor Boat Rentals

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Address: 70 E India Row, Boston, MA 02110-3306
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+1 617-240-2900

Sea the best of Boston on one of our clean and well maintained Boats !...

Sea the best of Boston on one of our clean and well maintained Boats ! Ranging in size from 12' to 42' we have the right boat for you. Instruction is available. Captains for those folks who don't want the hassle of driving themselves. Crewed charters on our 42' Post Sportfish are very affordable as well. The boats come fully equipped with all of the USCG required safety gear as well as Depthfinders, Chartplotter, and VHF Radio.

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First of all, I don't want to bash Boston Harbor Boat Rentals - my experience was a good one, but I'm VERY easy going and didn't want to ruin the day with my kids. PRO's: The... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2015
Clinton, New Jersey
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Boston, Massachusetts
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98 reviews
33 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

The boat pictured here looks twice as nice as the worn-out condition of this tired boat. Called to book and Don didn't call back several times. and over 2 days.. He and his young son are second mates...The boat had an engine problem in the middle of the afternoon and we had to wait circling around for help to come-almost... More 

3 Thank Nicholas J
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

What a HORRIBLE experience. Don is impossible to get in touch with and judgng by the other reviews I am not the only one who experienced that he is also terrible at anything that requires scheduling and communication. First of all, everything started half an hour late because the previous renters ran out of gas (presumably Don's fault seeing as... More 

4 Thank Maya M
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

I have rented from Don and his crew about 5 times now!! I have always been more than happy! Don responds truly goes above and beyond to treat my family and I extremely well. We have rented smaller boats, 17ft to the larger overnight trip. . We are provided maps, equipment in case of emergency, contact numbers while at sea.... More 

Thank mcachilles
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89 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

I rented a boat from this guy. I showed up with my kids, and there was no boat in sight. I called up Don and couldn't believe how rude I was treated. It's very sad since I love boating and was really looking forward to developing a good relationship with his company/service so that I could go back more often.

3 Thank Dogger872
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32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

So we bought a living social deal for this business for the two hour boat rental. The picture showed some luxury yacht, which obviously I knew we weren't getting but the boat that we did get was barely sea worthy. The boat is 17' long which wouldn't be a problem except that it's only about 6' wide which made it... More 

8 Thank Mike N
Santa Cruz, California, United States
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

My husband drove the boat and I enjoyed myself. The views are amazing and the leader was knowledgable about Boston history. You might get sprayed with salt water, so you might want to save some time to clean up later in the day. There is no bathroom once you get down to the boats, so go before if needed. We... More 

1 Thank Judy K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

Such an amazing experience!!! Friends and I have rented boats from Don and his crew several times now over the last two seasons. They've bent over backwards to accommodate us, made amazing suggestions about unknown harbor islands to visit and given us boats with no more than an hour's notice. Watching the city drift away on a warm summer evening,... More 

1 Thank benjamingathright
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2015

WOW! So UNprofessional. Booked the 25' WELLCRAFT 250 SPORTSMAN CUDDY CABIN more than a month in advance. We confirmed the meet up spot that morning with Donald Symington over the phone and he tried to ask us if we could push back out appointment 2 hours before our appointment. We declined as we had people coming from out of state... More 

6 Thank Maggles919
Clinton, New Jersey
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2015

First of all, I don't want to bash Boston Harbor Boat Rentals - my experience was a good one, but I'm VERY easy going and didn't want to ruin the day with my kids. PRO's: The pricing is great, and it is a WONDERFUL way to see the city and the small islands that lie outside of the harbor. I'm... More 

3 Thank JamesinNJ
Allen, TX
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2015

We were in Boston for a very special family-and-friend farewell. Don made sure everything was perfect and we all agreed there could not have been a more wonderful way to say goodbye. Everything was just as described (great food and drinks), and while there were a couple of times I was worried about Don returning my phone calls, he 100%... More 

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