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Boston Harbor Boat Rentals

70 E India Row, Boston, MA 02110-3306
+1 617-240-2900
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A DISASTER AT BEST-OLD BOATS-UNETHICAL OWNER DON-OVERCHARGES!!!

The boat pictured here looks twice as nice as the worn-out condition of this tired boat. Called to... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2016
Nicholas J
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Boston, Massachusetts
MISERABLE EXPERIENCE! BEWARE BOATS ARE NOT INSURED!

What a HORRIBLE experience. Don is impossible to get in touch with and judgng by the other reviews... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2016
Maya M
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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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  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible44%
7 Sep 2016
“A DISASTER AT BEST-OLD BOATS-UNETHICAL OWNER DON-OVERCHARGES!!!”
28 Jun 2016
“MISERABLE EXPERIENCE! BEWARE BOATS ARE NOT INSURED!”
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70 E India Row, Boston, MA 02110-3306
Downtown
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+1 617-240-2900
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Reviewed 7 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...More

3  Thank Nicholas J
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...More

4  Thank Maya M
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....More

Thank mcachilles
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...More

3  Thank Dogger872
Reviewed 4 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...More

8  Thank Mike N
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...More

1  Thank Judy K
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

1  Thank benjamingathright
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...More

6  Thank Maggles919
Reviewed 2 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...More

3  Thank JamesinNJ
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...More

Thank MCR_10
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pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where,
during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting
children and eager tourists through the pond. Have
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