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The Chez Renée boasts a very roomy cabin and cockpit, with room for the whole family, and then some. She is remarkable for her size and comfort. Notably, the 36' Carver Mariner has expansive single-level interior as well her roomy flybridge with its lounge seating for several guests. Instead of traditional side decks, wide walkways sweep up from the deck to the bridge, that makes it easy to get around the boat. Also note that the foredeck bench seat converts into a sun pad. Amenities: This vessel is equipped with a full bathroom, kitchen size galley, refrigerator, microwave, coolers, fire extinguishers, first aid kit and other safety equipment, as well as USCG Type-1 life vests for all passengers. She has an amazing JL Audio Sound System you can plug into either via Bluetooth, AUX or USB for the best bumping sounds ever. This yacht is perfect for your group of up to 12 guests to take a trip to Navy Pier's Northside playpen (the hub of activity on the lakefront). For groups larger than 12 consider renting a matching size yacht or power boat in our fleet of 4 boats to fit your desired guests capacity beyond 12 passengers, that is, if you wish to do simultaneous bookings, where you can ride out to the playpen side by side, boat by boat for Fun Fun Fun! Excursion Versions: Chicago's city lights also boasts a beautiful skyline to behold with family and friends while celebrating your special life events, as you cruise Lake Michigan's shoreline for Birthday Parties, Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties, Engagement Parties, Anniversary Cruises, Holidays, to Office Parties & more. Or simply treat yourself to a day on the water "just because" you deserve it! Drop-anchor at Navy Pier, Buckingham Fountain, the Playpen, or keep in mind the Chicago River offers interesting architecture and historic sites great for sightseeing as well. You name the event, we'll name the cruiser from our fleet to accommodate your needs. WE GOT YOU! Fireworks: During the Summer season, Wednesday and Saturday nights the City of Chicago presents a fantastic fireworks display at the heart of Navy Pier which is a sight to behold from the Lake. We offer Firework Party Cruises throughout the summer. Firework cruises are a minimum of three hours in duration with a bit of a price increase (noted below). Special Event/Holidays: Memorial Day weekend; Juneteenth; July 4th Fireworks weekend; The Air & Water Show wknd; Labor Day wknd; Venetian Night; and The Chicago Scene Party (as there are 2 "Scene" events). These are major show-stoppers with spectacular sites and lots of activity out on the water, thereby causing a flat fee attached onto these special water event days (listed below). Marina Location/Parking: We are docked at 31st Street Harbor Marina which is about a 5-min to 10-min taxi from downtown. There is paid parking available onsite, as well nearby, or hop a ride-share as a group. Cruising Start Times: We offer typical 4hr long pleasure cruises in the daytime (10am); the evening (3pm); at night (8pm) for groups up to 12 passengers to the Playpen, fireworks display, and/or up the riverwalk. BOOKING RATES: Weekday $375/hr; Weekend $400/hr; Firework Cruises $500/hr (for 3/hrs max). Holidays and Special Water Event Days $300 addt'l added on top. Minimum 3-hour booking for all cruises. CORPORATE RATES: Weekday $500/hr. Corp Weekend Events $600/hr. Includes River Tour. Minimum 4-hour booking. Separate Fee Structure (Cleaning & Fuel): In addition to the boat rental rate (and the payment you will make to your captain), there is a fuel and cleaning fee. Fuel reimbursement will be $160 for our most popular itinerary to the playpen anchorage and back. Cleaning fee is $90 flat rate for any of the rental slots for a combined total of $250. River Cruises are $250 additional for extra fuel usage, (to be paid directly to owner the day before boarding). Bare Boat Rental Rate vs Captain Structure: These rates are for BOAT RENTAL ONLY, as this is a BARE BOAT ONLY RENTAL COMPANY, Captains are not included in our company's quoted pricing listed herein. The Captain's fee is a separate transaction between renter and captain. This is a US Coast Guard Law, where you will hire your own captain and pay them directly. You may hire a captain who is familiar with our boats from a list we shall provide you upon completion of your reservation, or you are welcome to hire your own licensed captain (with owner approval). Captains typically charge $75-$100/hr with customary gratuity, so budget for that cost separately from our boat rental fee. If you have any questions, we can answer them through GetMyBoat's messaging platform. Before you pay, simply hit “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.
Cheryl was an amazing host! Not only was the charter beautiful and accommodated all of our large party but everything from the captain and crew to our trip was great. Highly Recommend Cheryl and will definitely book with her in the future !
I am excited to be a part of the GetMyBoat movement in making boats more accessible, and readily available, hoping to add value to people's lives. I have a passion for boat life, as has been demonstrated by my 18 years of being out on Lake Michigan waters, (summer after summer). I am a people person that's pretty ambitious, resourceful, goal-oriented, adventurous, fair and fun loving. I seem to take on careers that make people happy, because making people happy makes me happy. That said, I would love it if you would choose to cruise on a boat from my fleet at the Chez Renee Voyage 31st Street Dock enclave someday.
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CAPTAIN IS NOT INCLUDED IN QUOTED PRICE: CAPTAIN TO BE HIRED & PAID DIRECTLY. We will forward a list of certified captains upon completion of reservation. TIME AND POSSESSION: Remember “Time and Possession” takes affect from start to finish. So long as you posses the vessel it cuts into your time, making it important that you arrive back to the dock 15-mins early to gather all your things. If you are still onboard the vessel after 20 minutes upon docking back at the slip, we will have to charge you $100 for cutting into the cleaning and disinfectant time we need to prepare the vessel for our next clients. EXCESSIVE MESSES: If excessive mess occur, excessive mucho dinero will also incur; so be kind to our boat's bottom and we'll be kind to your bottom dollar. Meaning, any major spills and stains as a result of illness, carelessness or excessive drinking will be charged $200 for the cost of cleaning and sanitizing. We’re counting on you to cruise responsibly.