Five Ways to Start Boating in NYC

Boating on a calm lake away from the hustle and bustle of city life can be very relaxing but there is something special about boating in the middle of a big city. Cities like Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle and New York City are perfect examples of this. If you live in New York and you’re looking to get started in boating, see how our friends Rosanna and Greg at Good Day New York did at waterskiing in Sag Harbor, then check out our five tips for starting your own journey.

1. SET SAIL with a sailing class on the west side at Hudson River Community Sailing (Pier 40), Atlantic Yachting (UWS) , or Offshore Sailing (NJ)

2. WAKE UP and take a day trip to Sag Harbor for wakeboarding, wakesurfing and watersports galore at Global Boarding

3. CRUISE on someone else’s boat with peer-to-peer rentals from Boatbound, Cruzin’ or Boatsetter


4. SHARE THE FUN of a boat with friends through fractional ownership and boat share clubs in New York like Freedom Boat Club

5. GET TOGETHER with friends and take a group sail via Classic Harbor Line or powerboat dinner cruise via Hornblower Cruises to feel the wind in your hair and enjoy life on the water.

Want a little more practice? Check out our Get on the Water section to find more ways to hit the waves!