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Chicago Yachting has the most 5 star reviews of any boat rental company in Chicago. We are highly professional, safe and legal bareboat charter company with 8 yachts for you to choose from. We are celebrating 10 years of our charter operations this summer! Put the success of your special event in the hands of our experienced team. This is a bare boat rental only- captain is not included in the quoted pricing!! Budget $75-$100 per hour plus gratuity for a captain. You will hire/pay them directly. This 44 foot Maxum yacht has a huge layout and should be your choice for a day on the water, whether with friends, family or work colleagues. We specialize in bachelorette, birthdays, and corporate events. Prices shown do not include a captain, fuel, or cleaning fee. Rates: Summer 2021 rates (does not include captain, fuel or cleaning fee) Monday - Thursday 4 hours $1200 (flexible on start times) Friday & Sunday 4 hours $1350 (based on availability, choose start time of 10am, 11am, 3pm or 4pm for daytime, 8pm start time for nighttime) 12PM/1PM start time is never available! Saturday 4 hours $1,600 (based on availability, choose start time of 10am, 11am, 3pm or 4pm for daytime, 8pm start time for nighttime) 12PM/1PM start time is never available! Rates are for the boat rental only, the Captain fee is a separate transaction between renter and captain (this is a US Coast Guard Law) so you will hire the captain and pay them directly. The operator of the boat must be a US Coast Guard licensed captain. You cannot drive this boat yourself unless you are a US Coast Guard licensed captain (50 ton minimum endorsement). You are welcome to hire your own licensed captain with owner approval, or you may hire a captain from our list. I'll forward you a contact list of captains who are familiar with my boat after you complete the reservation. Captains typically charge $75 per hour plus gratuity. What To Expect Onboard: The Maxum Yacht is unique in its size and seating area in the cockpit. Most cruisers have seating that breaks the boat up into different areas, but on the Maxum the cockpit is one HUGE social zone with lots of lounge areas. Check out the custom daybed lounger on the bow! This massive vessel is equipped with a full bathroom, coolers, and a great sound system you can plug into either via Bluetooth, AUX or USB. This Maxum is perfect for your group of up to 12 guests to take a trip to the playpen. For groups larger than 12, consider renting 2 of our power boats to accommodate up to 24 guests. In addition to the boat rental rate and the payment you will make to the captain, there is a fuel and cleaning fee. Budget fuel reimbursement of $195 for our most popular itinerary to the playpen anchorage and back. Cleaning fee is $50 flat rate for any of the charter slots. We provide two coolers and you can buy ice at the local harbor office if your charter occurs during their normal business hours. You can bring your own snacks and beverages. Location We are docked at 31st street harbor which is about a 10 minute taxi from downtown. There is paid parking available nearby. These rates do not include captain, fuel, or cleaning fee which are priced as outlined above. 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.
We had a wonderful time! It was easy to communicate with Chris prior to the charter and he was very accommodating with our route/itinerary requests. On the day of the charter, he ensured we were set up with with Bluetooth and had everything we needed for a fun outing on the river. Afterwards, he even helped us carry our bags back to the car! A great experience.
I’m convinced Chris and his team are the best in Chicago. I’ve booked with him a couple times because each time it’s the best experience for my party and I. He is so awesome. Such a cool guy and really makes sure everything is smooth going. I feel so lucky to have found him and his team. If you want the absolute BEST yachting experience in all of Chicago; book with Chris!!!!
Great trip! Would highly recommend booking this boat, as well as hiring Captain Dan.
Great experience - everyone had a blast. Will recommend and use it again.
The boat was gorgeous and clean. Owner was nice.
We have been renting boats since 2013. We pride ourselves on providing a safe and professional experience for clients. Our boats are well equipped, squeaky clean, and ready for your special outing! We love working with all groups including families, corporate outings, bachelorbachelorette parties and just groups of friends who want to get off shore for a few hours! Come see the difference it makes to work with a professional boat rental company.
You’ll get directions to the departure location when you make a booking.
75% refund up to 14 days prior.
Our lowest rate of $350 per hour is only available Monday - Thursday for a 4 hour rental. Weekend rates are higher. BOOKING RATE IS FOR BARE BOAT ONLY- CAPTAIN/FUEL IS NOT INCLUDED! Budget $75 per hour for a captain for a daytime rental and $100 per hour for nighttime. You will hire/pay them directly. All prices listed are for the boat rental only, a US Coast Guard licensed captain must operate the boat. We can recommend several captains that are familiar with the operation of this particular vessel, and you will pay the captain directly. You are not limited to only the captains on the list, you are able to hire a different USCG licensed captain subject to owner approval. You should budget $75 per hour for captain service, plus gratuity. Fuel is paid by the renter based on consumption, which can vary widely depending on your chosen itinerary. For a typical trip up the Chicago coastline to the playpen anchorage and back your fuel reimbursement will not be more than $150.00 total. If you want to do a river cruise the fuel cost will be significantly more.