The Best Places in New York to Bring Your Boat – with Private Dock Access in Mind!
You’re chomping at the bit and waiting for the warm weather to hit so you can enjoy flying over waves, fishing, water skiing, wakeboarding and simply relaxing on the lake. Imagine it, Spring has past it’s sprung and summer is around the corner. Search for your perfect boat friendly New York Vacation Rentals with Docks.
Feel the wind whipping through your hair, the purring engine and gorgeous, lush green mountain views. New York has more than 7 thousand lakes and most of them are surrounded by scenic vistas. So, what better place to enjoy a boating summer than in New York?
Bring your own boat or rent one, either way New York Vacation Rental has the perfect vacation rentals for you and any of your fellow “boat-onnières.”
Boat Friendly New York Vacation Rentals with Docks – What Do You Need to Know?
Renting a boat in NY to use at Your Vacation Rental
Boat rentals do not need to be a difficult process. There are plenty of boat rental places to choose from. Now, you just have to choose your location and go from there! It’s just as easy as finding your own vacation rental with a private dock.
Here are a few things to keep in mind while you’re looking for your perfect boat rental:
- Plan what type of watercraft you’re looking for beforehand.
- Make sure you know how the boat will be insured by working through the rental agency or your own insurance company.
- Make sure you know the boating safety laws at the area you plan on visiting.
- Research if you need to take a Boating Safety Course. This law is slowly taking effect in the state of New York. It will be required for all motorized boat operators in New York by 2025.
- Last but not least, choose one of our waterfront Vacation Rentals with a Private Dock in Upstate New York!
Is it easy to rent a boat in NY?
Renting a boat is similar to renting a car. You must be 18 years old or older to rent a boat in New York, although you can be 14 and older (with a Boat Safety Certificate) to operate a Personal Watercraft such as a Wave Runner or JetSki, and as young as 10 to operate a kayak.
Once you’ve decided which region you’d like to stay in look around at different rental sites. They are easy to use, and some even have apps that will help set you up with your perfect boat match in your ideal location.
Make sure you look at weekly rates as well as daily or 1/2 day rentals and decide which will better suit your needs!
Do you need a boating license to rent a boat in NY?
As I mentioned before, there is a new law in place that is slowly coming into effect. As of 2022 anyone born on or after January 1, 1988 is required to have a Boat Safety Certificate. It will be moved to 1983 in 2023, 1978 in 2024 and by 2025 it will be required for all motorized boat operators in NY.
Kayaks, canoes, paddle boards, row boats, and sailboats do not require a Boating Safety Certificate to operate.
Now, New York State does recognize out of state Boat Safety Certificates. You must be 14 or older and hold a Boat Safety Certificate to rent a Wave Runner, JetSki or any other Personal Watercraft.
Gaining a certificate can be done in a classroom or online! Just click here for more information.
Is it expensive to rent a boat in New York?
It all depends on what type of boat you want and for how long. It also depends on the actual location and which company you choose. A lot of things can affect the price of your boat rental like; the type of boat, capacity, length, age, and if you want a captain or not.
Another important thing to note is what season it is. There is an off-season and it is much less expensive to rent a boat then.
You definitely need to do your research before choosing your vacation rental with a private dock or before choosing which rental place you want to choose.
Make sure to check local marina’s in your ideal location, rental agencies, find your perfect vessel and then motor your way to your boat friendly New York vacation rental with a private dock!
Now, it’s up to you to find out what region you wish to enjoy via our many beautiful waterways.
Amazing Waterfront Vacation Rentals in NY with a Private Boat Dock
- Northville Quiet Escape on Great Sacandaga Lake
- Larkin Point on Tupper Lake
- Lakefront Lookout on Lake George
- The Raquette Lodge on the Raquette River
- Lovely Cottage on Lake George
- Large Family Property on Lake George
- Lakeside Cottage on Upper Chateaugay Lake
- Camp Cliffview on the Fulton Chain
- The Red Door at Aqua Casa
- The PebbleFisher
- Village of Bemus Point Lakefront
- Irwin Bay Cottages
- Charming Lakefront Ranch on Cuba Lake
- Seneca Lakefront Finger Lakes
- Savannah House on Seneca Lake
- Ranch House on Seneca Lake
- The Cottage at Poplar Cove on Owasco Lake
- Escape on QKA Lake
- Lake Forest Lodge on Keuka Lake
The Best Boat Friendly NY Vacation Rentals in the Adirondacks with a Dock
This cozy contemporary home in Northville in the Adirondacks has 3.7 acres of private land, and access to 10 feet of Great Sacandaga Lake just a short walk away from the house. It has a beautiful wrap around porch which is great for your morning coffee. It fits up to 12 people, has a loft and 2 bathrooms. Plus it’s only a 5 minute drive to Northville Village which has restaurants, breweries, the oldest 5 & Dime in America, souvenir shops, and a local grocery store.
This 7 bedroom, 7 and 2 1/2 baths is a fantastic home for your summer vacation. It sleeps up to 28 people in total and has private access to the dock on Tupper Lake. This Adirondack home rests on 14 acres and has 1500-ft of waterfront. Swimming is allowed off the dock and pier. Guests have access to a canoe, kayaks, a stand up paddleboard and, depending on the time of year, a water trampoline. You can also rent a Larkin Point Pontoon or you can explore other options at nearby boat rentals.
This lakefront home has 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. It comfortably sleeps up to 12 people and pets are welcome! You have direct access to 80-ft of Hadlock Lake including a large private dock, a walk-in area for swimming, and floating docks to jump off of or sunbathe on. You can rent kayaks and paddleboards and there is a hot tub for your enjoyment!
This cabin in the north west Adirondack region has 5 bedrooms, 2 baths and can sleep up to 20 people! This 16 acres of wilderness waterfront rests on Raquette River which has been dammed to create a lake. This lake is perfect for swimming and fishing. Renting this property includes a Pontoon boat (from May 1 – Oct 15), free boat gas, 4 kayaks (which includes 2 singles and 2 doubles), 2 paddleboards, and a private dock.
This quaint cottage on Lake George has 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. It can sleep up to 6 people and is a five minute walk to Middleworth Bay which has a 40′ private pier with a lakeside deck. It’s a perfect spot for swimming and boating on the calm waters of Lake George. There are 2 kayaks and life jackets available (feel free to bring your own), and you can park your boat at the dock comfortably.
Beautiful private home located on the east side of Lake George. This Lake George vacation rental sleeps 14 people, has 6 bedrooms and has three full bathrooms and two half, perfect for a large family getaway. The rental includes boat dock space on the property hthat accommodates up to a 30” boat. Includes use of 2 kayaks and golf cart!
Resting on one of the most northern lakes in the Adirondacks this 5 bedroom property is part of a larger property that altogether can fit up to 20 people. This precious lakeside cottage has two stories and sits directly on Lake Chateaugay. It is off the grid and has a generator for electricity, propane for the fridge, stove, oven, hot water and wall-hung lights. There’s a very large lawn, a fire pit, a private dock, a swimming raft and a gradual incline in the water so it’s safe for kids to swim in.
This beautiful private family lodge in Inlet, NY is a perfect location to relax. With 5 bedrooms and 3 baths this estate can sleep up to 10 people. Camp Cliffview rests on the Fulton Chain of lakes right in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. You can swim in the lake or just enjoy their expansive deck which even has covered areas for rainy days. The dock and boathouse are private and give you easy access for water sports, boating, and is just a place to lounge and enjoy the lake. They have an entertainment area, bar, refrigerator and a speaker system right in the boathouse!
The Best Boat Friendly New York Vacation Rentals in Chautauqua-Allegheny with a Dock
The Red Door vacation lake home has a front yard, plenty of room to spread out and relax in and of course private lakefront access. This house has 3 bedrooms, 1 bath and can fit up to 7 people. The longest pier is part of the Red Door’s private lakefront which offers panoramic views and docking for larger boats. They can comfortably fit two boats per home, and charge a small fee per foot for any additional boat docking. They also have a row boat and canoe that is free to use! There is guarded swimming at the nearby Mayville Lakeside Park which is free, and the Red Door does require liability payment if you plan on swimming off of their property. They also have a gazebo, charcoal grill and fire pit for your use!
The PebbleFisher is a cottage with 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths and can sleep up to 6 people. They have a fabulous, open view of Lake Chautauqua and is ideal for fishing, swimming, kayaking and boating. The dock is for your use from April/May – early November and is split but there is plenty of room for a boat on either side. The PebbleFisher is also very close to the local marina and you can store your boat trailer at the harbor for free (although it must stay attached to your car), or for $10 a night at the Chautauqua Marina. Don’t forget to bring your fishing gear!
This 5 bedroom, 2 bath home can sleep up to 14 people. It has a spacious front porch with a swing, and is across the street from 50-ft of private lakefront property on Chautauqua Lake with a dock and fire pit. You are within walking distance of the Village of Bemus Point which has restaurants, shopping, playgrounds, parks, tennis, and golf. This spacious house is also a short way away from the Western NY Wine Trail.
Irwin Bay Cottages have 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. It can sleep up to 7 people and is perfect for anyone looking to enjoy all that Chautauqua Lake has to offer. They have docks which also include an electric fishing platform and cleaning station. There’s also a basketball hoop and volleyball net. If you’re looking for more space then ask about renting a few of their cabins at once!
You want on the water? We’ll give you on the water! This remodeled cottage on Cuba Lake has 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths and can sleep up to 6 people. They have a gas grill and a fire pit, not to mention their multi-level decks and 2 docks. Head out there in the morning and enjoy the sunrise with a warm cup of coffee in your hand. This lake works for boats, kayaks, paddleboards, sailing, fishing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, and water tubing!
The Best Boat Friendly NY Vacation Rentals in the Finger Lakes with a Dock
Taste of Serenity on Seneca Lake is a quaint property in the Finger Lakes rests right on the edge of Seneca Lake. It has 2 bedrooms, 1 full bath and sleeps 4. It’s perfect for a romantic getaway or a trip with just a few friends. They are in the heart of wine country and they have a brand new 98 foot dock and a 15×15 foot deck on the water. Their new dock is perfect for fishing, kayaking, paddleboarding, star gazing, sunset watching and more!
This 2 bedroom, 1 bath cottage sleeps up to 6 people and is directly on Seneca Lake. It was completely remodeled in 2018 – inside and out! It is easily accessible all year and is private and quiet. They are only 8 miles from the state boat launch and boat rentals. Not to mention they are in the middle of wine country. They have a fenced in yard which is perfect for pets, and easily accessible kayak and canoe rentals as well as motor boat rentals.
Resting right along the Finger Lakes Wine Trail is this private Ranch House with 4 bedrooms and 2 baths can sleep up to 10 people and is perfect for your summer getaway. They have a back deck looking out at the lake and their private dock as well as a view of the lake from almost every room! There’s a gas grill and a grassy lawn between the deck and the lake – plus a fire pit! Rent a boat or bring your own and enjoy this lovely lakefront Ranch.
The Cottage at Poplar Cove has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths and was remodeled in 2021. It sleeps up to 8 people and has a grassy lawn that reaches right up to the water. The home has panoramic windows of Owasco Lake. They offer 2 kayaks, a canoe, life jackets, and 2.5 acres of land which are all for you to enjoy! They even have room on the lawn to keep your boat trailer. You have 100-ft of private waterfront access as well as a private dock.
This two house property rests right on Keuka Lake. The main house is right up on the water and the cottage is just a few steps from it. Altogether this property can sleep up to 19 people. The house is on the northwest side of Keuka Lake and has it’s own private dock and fire pit. Plus, it’s 3 minutes from Penn Yan which has boat and JetSki rentals at Morgan Marine.
This gorgeous 3 level house has a brand new bar overlooking the lake and an updated kitchen. It has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and it can sleep up to 10 people. This lodge is located right in the heart of the Keuka Wine Trail! You can access the water by walking or driving down the “steep” driveway and across the road which has 2 parking spots and approximately 50 stairs that bring you right onto the private dock, and there are boat rentals available at the local marina’s.
The Best Boat Friendly NY Vacation Rentals in Long Island with a Dock
This 3 acre estate in Westhampton, NY is perfect for your summer getaway. With 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and the capability to sleep up to 12 people you will get to enjoy a vacation on this secluded waterfront property. There’s an 800-ft stonewalled, private driveway, a gas BB-Q on the deck, lakefront views from the second floor of the house, a 20×44 in-ground heated pool, and an 8 person hot tub. If you take a stroll down to the waters edge you’ll find the 125-ft private dock that leads out to the 32-ft floating dock which can accommodate larger boats. The dock has a 50amp, 120-volt service with fresh water, cable and a telephone.
Gull Harbor is a dream house for your Long Island vacation. With 4 bedrooms, 2 baths and the capacity to sleep up to 12 people this haven on a private acre will give you easy access to the water. It does have a guest suite so it’s perfect for multiple families! They even have an outdoor shower where you can enjoy the fresh air of North Fork. Gull Harbor has a deep water dock and 380-ft of bulkhead. It’s a great place for fishing for fish, clams and crabs and is adjacent to the town beach. There’s also a fire pit and it’s very close to local vineyards and breweries!
The Best Boat Friendly NY Vacation Rentals in the Thousand Islands
This townhouse has 3 bedrooms, 3 baths and can fit up to 10 people. It is perfect for boaters and families vacationing in the Thousand Islands. You can literally keep your boat steps away from your front door, and there are municipal and adjacent marina docks right out front in case you have any additional boats. You get a fantastic view of the water from all floors!
Loon Lodge is in the heart of Oak Point in the Thousand Islands. There’s a screened in porch, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath and the ability to sleep up to 8 people. It’s a great place for fishing off of the dock, swimming, and there’s a free town boat launch just steps away from the lodges! You can picnic on the dock and enjoy the view, swim, dock your boat or sip your morning coffee or afternoon cocktail. The Thousand Islands is one of the world’s finest fresh water diving areas and there are many wrecks in the water to explore – and did we mention the water is so clear you can see up to 100 feet? No? Well it’s true.
New York Vacation Rentals with a Private Boat Dock are the perfect option for those who love water adventures. Whether you rent a boat or bring your own make sure you find the perfect vacation rental for your boating enjoyment.
Hopefully this list has provided you with all of the information you need in order to get your next summer boating excursion into action! Click here to look into your best New York Dream Boating Vacation!
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