Rent a boat in Rhode Island
You can find boats available to rent with or without a skipper in Rhode Island on the Nautal website. Search for sailboats, catamarans, motorboats and more in Rhode Island and/or in the world. Flexible cancellation or date changes up to 15 days before check in is allowed on selected boats. Boat rental in Rhode Island allows you to take a trip through time. Turn back the clock one hundred years, to when this New England state was the playground of America's rich and famous. The millionaires may have moved on, but their impressive mansions remain in the city of Newport. Don't miss The Breakers, the jewel of the Gilded Age. Built by Cornelius Vanderbilt, this 1895 mansion is every bit as lavish as you'd expect from one of the country's richest men.
Rhode Island is a great stopping point when exploring the East Coast. In spite of being such a small state, due to the bays and islands, Rhode Island has 400 miles of beautiful coastline to enjoy and its interiors are full of gorgeous wooded forests, great for hiking.
How much does it cost to rent a boat in Rhode Island?
Renting a boat in Rhode Island costs from 439 dollars per day in low season and from 3,072 dollars for a week. Prices vary depending on different factors such as type of boat, length, age, capacity, if you book with or without a skipper, extras, etc.
Is it possible to rent a boat in Rhode Island with or without a skipper?
Renting a boat in Rhode Island with a skipper is ideal if you want to be guided through the best places in the area and get the most out of your sailing experience. An additional cost for a skipper starts from 300 dollars per day. You can rent a boat in Rhode Island without a skipper if you have the appropriate licence or if there are boats available to rent that do not require a licence. It is without a doubt a great idea to be the captain of your own boat if you are an experienced sailor.
What to do in Rhode Island?
What's a boating holiday without a trip to the beach? Narrangasett Bay is the place to go if you want to hit the surf. The waters here are protected, and the state park offers plenty of secluded opportunities to take a dip. Don't overlook the old-fashioned charms of Watch Hill, where there's not only a great beach but also a historic carousel to enjoy.
Sail your rented Rhode Island boat from Newport to Providence to take in the state's capital. The spectacular WaterFire display takes place several times during the year, and sees over 100 bonfires lit in metal pans in the centre of the river. As they blaze throughout the night, join locals strolling along the walkways beside the river, and soak up the atmosphere with live music and street performers. Check in advance when WaterFire will be happening - this display is frequent in spring, summer, and autumn, but never happens in winter.
If you're interested in history, don't miss Benefit Street, the heart of the city back in the colonial era. Enjoy the old buildings and the chance to see a part of American history that is rarely on display.
How is the weather in Rhode Island?
In Rhode Island, the summers are warm and the winters are very cold and wet. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 21°F to 83°F and is rarely below 7°F or above 90°F. In July, the warmest month, the average day time temperature rises to 82.6°F.
How to get to Rhode Island?
T.F. Green Airport in Providence/Warwick and many other regional airports serve air travelers from all parts of Rhode Island. Also, there is a direct train departing from New York Penn Station station and arriving at Providence Amtrak Station station. Services depart hourly and operate every day.