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    37' Luxury Sailboat with Captain
    hour$275
    Super Owner6 guests

    37' Luxury Sailboat with Captain

    33' Captained Charters in Chicago aboard SeaVibes!
    hour$260
    Super Owner6 guests

    33' Captained Charters in Chicago aboard SeaVibes!

    Trident 38' Pontoon Party Boat for Charter in Chicago
    hour$700
    Super Owner20 guests

    Trident 38' Pontoon Party Boat for Charter in Chicago

    FunTime 2 Chicago on Party Boats
    hour$823
    Super Owner20 guests

    FunTime 2 Chicago on Party Boats

    40ft Got a Life Formula 40 PC Motor Yacht Rental in Chicago, Illinois
    hour$400
    Super Owner12 guests

    40ft Got a Life Formula 40 PC Motor Yacht Rental in Chicago, Illinois

    31' Captained Yacht, Fun in Chicago Aboard
    hour$275
    Super Owner6 guests

    31' Captained Yacht, Fun in Chicago Aboard

    HUGE affordable boat! Best rates for your group of up to 12!
    hour$220
    Super Owner12 guests

    HUGE affordable boat! Best rates for your group of up to 12!

    Private Tours on 27' Baja Boss Speedboat in Chicago with Captain Bob
    hour$200
    Super Owner5 guests

    Private Tours on 27' Baja Boss Speedboat in Chicago with Captain Bob

    50' Multi-level Luxury Yacht with Party up to 12
    hour$500
    Super Owner12 guests

    50' Multi-level Luxury Yacht with Party up to 12

    44' Sea Ray Sundancer Luxury Motor Yacht Rental
    hour$300
    Super Owner12 guests

    44' Sea Ray Sundancer Luxury Motor Yacht Rental

    44' Luxury Yacht Rental/Party Boat in Chicago, Illinois
    hour$300
    Super Owner12 guests

    44' Luxury Yacht Rental/Party Boat in Chicago, Illinois

    Amazing Party Cruising Trips on 34 ft Cruiser in Chicago, Illinois
    hour$434
    Super Owner16 guests

    Amazing Party Cruising Trips on 34 ft Cruiser in Chicago, Illinois

    44' Luxury Sundancer Yacht Rental! Includes Floating Island!
    hour$300
    Super Owner12 guests

    44' Luxury Sundancer Yacht Rental! Includes Floating Island!

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    Boating Guide - Illinois

    Book a boat rental in Illinois

    With its beautiful blue waters and wonderful weather, Illinois is iconically known as the "Prairie State" for its farmland, forests, rolling hills, and wetlands. Located in the Midwest, it borders Indiana to the east, and the Mississippi River to the west is arguably one of the prime locations in the United States for a boating trip. Illinois is also home to the Chicago harbors and skylines, the famous Port of Chicago, and one of the world’s busiest airports, O’Hare International Airport. The northeastern part of the state is bordered by Lake Michigan, making it the ideal spot for avid boaters. If you are planning a boating trip to Illinois, there are plenty of destinations that will interest you while traveling here.

    The seasons are open for boating all year round in Illinois, but the best time of year to enjoy the water and find a boat rental in Illinois is during the summer season. Illinois itself is a great state for boating and fishing enthusiasts. Most people don’t think of the Midwest when they think of beaches, but Chicago and Lake Michigan have some great areas for relaxing and enjoying the city’s beautiful summer weather. Illinois is known for a continental type of climate, which includes hot summers and pleasant spring and fall seasons. The temperate weather and relaxed waters make the time of year ideal for your travel plans and add its own charm to explore the waterways.

    When visiting Illinois, most tourists go boating in the Chicago area. As the third-largest city in the U.S., Chicago is a vibrant urban destination with a lot to do and see. Its picturesque location on Lake Michigan, its stunning architecture, and its position as a cultural leader make Chicago a popular tourist destination. Many people love to visit the city and go out on the water to see Chicago’s beautiful skyline. From the water, you can see a number of iconic skyscrapers like the sleek Willis Tower and the neo-Gothic Tribune Tower.

    Although famous for being the Windy City of Chicago, boat lovers know that this nickname rarely does justice to Chicago. You have endless options for finding boat rentals, yacht charters, and fishing charters in Chicago. You can choose to rent from powerboats, cruises, pontoon boats, motor yachts, fishing charters, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and more.

    Lake Michigan is one of the biggest lakes in the U.S. and perhaps the most exciting in terms of boating activities. It is shared by four U.S. states: Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana. Its waterfront in each state is very different, giving the lake’s visitors the opportunity to explore the beautiful and unique scenery. Fishing is a natural part of the lake’s popular activities. There is a huge variety of fishing boats for rent, on a daily basis. Recreational boating in Lake Michigan is also a thrilling venture due to the plentiful islands, harbors, and lighthouses. The boating season in Lake Michigan usually opens up in the middle of May and extends through October.

    With so much to offer both on land and on the water, your boating vacation in Illinois is sure to be one of the most action-packed and memorable trips that you have ever taken. The Windy City, Lake Michigan, and internationally renowned attractions make it a natural choice for boaters with a wide variety of interests. Whether you enjoy cultural experiences, historic education opportunities, exciting nightlife, or gorgeous beaches, the cities of the Midwest can give boaters the chance to enjoy some of the best activities of the United States.

    GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in Illinois.

    1. MZ
      Menash
      Multi Level Luxury Yacht Rental in Chicago, up to 12 guests. All water toys are included!

      This was one of the best things I've done this year. The vessel is wonderful, with all the right amenities, it has plenty of space, and a true feeling of luxury. The owners were helpful and answered all of our questions professionally and with a smile. Cruising along the lakefront with the skyline in view is magical. I highly recommend the experience.

    2. AB
      Adi
      Multi Level Luxury Yacht Rental in Chicago, up to 12 guests. All water toys are included!

      I booked the yacht for a special occasion on short notice after our previous plans were cancelled and I was so impressed by how simple and quick it was to book and receive solutions to my special requests! The boat was exceptionally clean (which was important to me after a bad experience with another rental) and everything was ready for us in a timely manner to fit our tight schedule for the day. Would definitely rent again in the future.

    3. MP
      Monika
      Beautiful Luxury Cruiser 40' Sea Ray Sundancer for Charter in Chicago

      This boat was exactly as pictured, with plenty of room for 12 of us to hang out in the front or back. Chris was easy to work with and Captain Dan Chavez was awesome. The only downside was the speakers were hard to hear at the front of the boat. I'd definitely book again!

    4. PK
      Petros
      Multi Level Luxury Yacht Rental in Chicago, up to 12 guests. All water toys are included!

      We decided relatively last moment to celebrate the last of the Chicago summer by having an afternoon cruise on a fun luxurious Yacht, Our experience could not be more fulfilling. The communication was easy and swift, the yacht was clean and in perfect shape. Chicago did not let us down a neither did our hosts.. Bravo, we will see you next year for sure!!

    5. BS
      Basran
      Charter a 42' Luxury Mediterranean Yacht for 10 guests w/ Captain in Chicago

      John and his crew are terrific. They listen to you, they operate a safe boat and go the extra mile for you. They helped refill our cups. They made sure we got the best view of the fireworks. They didn't rush us. The Captain Maynard fit the boat into a tight space when we docked at RPM Seafood to pick up dinner. They wiped down the front boat so we could sit up front. We loved the 31st street harbor as we got to see the city coming south to north and then north to south. Go with John and his crew. They will make your event an even more special event.

    6. KH
      Kirsten
      37' Luxury Sailboat with Captain

      This was an amazing way to spend the morning on the water. Greg was obviously a great sailor and able to handle his 37' boat by himself. He was full of knowledge about the area and we loved hearing all the fun facts about the city of Chicago.

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