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*Captain not included in the quoted pricing. We make getting your captain easy, we have a list of pre-approved USCG captains for you to select from. Budget $85 - $100/hour plus gratuity for a captain. ****Rates:: **** - ****$200 per hour Weekdays - ,Monday - Friday 3 hour minimum. Monday - Friday hours are flexible to meet your needs. Please let us know how we can accommodate your group. ****$300 per hour Weekend - Saturday – Sunday Rates r. General Saturday & Sunday time slots 4 hour trips. 10am-2pm 3pm-7pm *Fuel Charge is $175 per trip. That will cover the standard 25 gallons of fuel used on your trip. Welcome aboard the “Dolce Mare”. She is the perfect vessel to get you and your party to the best spots on beautiful Lake Michigan on your own private yacht. Spend the afternoon in the playpen soaking up the sun while enjoying your favorite music on our amazing sound system. Just Bluetooth to our device; relax and enjoy! Dolce Mare is an extremely spacious and comfortable yacht for up to 10 passengers to enjoy the day. Her expansive seating keeps everyone in perfect view of the amazing Chicago skyline. We are conveniently located at 31st Street Harbor, 3155 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago IL. There is onsite parking but ride share is ideal for convenient drop off and pick up. Captain not included in the quoted pricing!! We have a list of pre-approved USCG licensed captains available or bring your own licensed 100 ton master, must provide qualifications ahead of time for owner approval. We do not offer Chicago River cruises after 2pm on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. We do not coordinate with other charter boats. Gratuity for Captain & Crew (20% is standard) - Please note we sail rain or shine, warm or cool weather; severe storms will be considered by the captain on the day of the trip at the dock. We will not cancel a trip ahead of the trip due to weather predictions. We take every safety precaution and weather conditions change so frequently that we must make the call on the dock the day of the trip, no exceptions will be made. If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.
Highly recommend booking Kevin's boat! The whole day went super smooth and the crew was excellent. The boat was perfect for 9 of us and we had a great day on the lake. Thank you!
We had a great time on the 4th of July this year. Captain Kevin and his crew are very professional and accommodating. The boat is spacious and well cared for.
Awesome experience, great boat!
Best time of my life
We love to spend time on the water and we're excited to be listed with GetMyBoat making boats more accessible to everyone that wants to get out on the lake. We look forward to showing you the local area by water and doing everything we can to provide an amazing boating experience. If you are visiting for fun or simply looking for a relaxing time locally and want to get out and enjoy all that Lake Michigan has to offer, then look no further.
You’ll get directions to the departure location when you make a booking.
Full refund up to 5 days prior.
We are registered with the City of Chicago and the State of Illinois as a Charter vessel and display the current required licenses. Dolce Mare is piloted by only licensed United States Coast Guard Captains. US Coast Guard regulations limit us to 6 paying passengers. We cannot accommodate passengers under 13 years old; No diving, No fishing, no pets; We do not coordinate with other charter companies; All passengers must be 21 to drink alcoholic beverages; No illegal substances (marijuana is illegal in federal waters); No smoking or vaping; No lifeguard is on duty, swimming is at your own risk; We do not tie up with other boats or allow swimming between two boats; Renter liable for damages to vessel. Special Events (increased rates): • Memorial Day Weekend May • Independence Day Weekend July • Chicago Scene Boat Party • Air & Water Show • Labor Day Weekend September 3rd-6th • Custom times and rates available Additional Terms & Information: Cancellation Policy: Customer can cancel up to 5 days in advance and receive 100% of the rental. Rental forfeited if canceled 4 days or less before charter. We will monitor weather conditions and determine go or no go 12 to 3 hours before charter. We reserve the right to cancel any trip due to the following conditions: Sustained winds over 20 mph, Small craft advisory issued, Waves over 3 feet, thunderstorms at the time of charter, heavy rain. fog with less than 1.5 miles visibility, mechanical breakdown. Prior to boarding if any of these conditions are met, we will reschedule the trip for another time that day or a different day. If this is not possible the customer will be offered a refund. After Boarding, if for safety reasons the trip must be cut short, refunds will be prorated based on the amount of trip not completed at the time of cancellation with an exception. The captain at their own discretion can terminate any cruise due to any passenger’s unlawful, unruly, dangerous, and unsafe behavior without any consideration of the trip remaining and no refunds will be granted. We assume no liability for cancellations due to the above conditions. We will sail in any temperature and light rain or mist so please dress accordingly. For major spills or stains requiring professional cleaning a $200 fee will be charged.