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Spend the day on this beautiful 22 ft Ranger 22 to get a sailing lesson or just to enjoy the sail. Captain is optional but highly recommended and the boat has maximum 4 person capacity (3 with a captain) but the optimal is 2 with a captain I am seasoned USCG licensed Captain and will be happy to teach you the basics of sailing or improve your skills. Bare boat (without captain) is possible only for seasoned sailors who can provide their sailing resume and have experience on similar class boats. Rates: • 2 hours $240 • 3 hours $360 with or without the captain. The optimal time is 2-3 hours. Weekends are 30% extra fee Please make a reservations at least few days in advance - usually I can't accommodate the same day requests Because of small size of the boat and risks involved I can't accommodate little kids (5 years and younger). Older then 5 years is fine but the kids should wear live jackets all the time 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.
It was the perfect experience! Right from the beginning, I began steering, pulling the halyard and raising the main sail. I learned the basics easily and Ben is great to talk to because of his years of experience and pleasant demeanor. I very much enjoyed my time and even more so am happy to have learned so much so quickly. I highly recommend this for anyone trying to see what sailing is all about!
Our experience sailing with Ben was great. He is a pro and is clearly very passionate and knowledgeable about sailing. This passion is infectious, and we learned plenty from him. He also allowed us to take an active role in the process given our interest in sailing. Ben was also very personable, interesting, and pleasant to converse with, which is an important quality when sailing with someone! Would highly recommend!
Benjamin communicated quickly and clearly and was super flexible as our plans changed. We rented the boat without a captain and he also provided a super helpful instruction sheet with every single thing we'd need to know... from harbor bathroom codes to the color of the jib sheet! So thorough and helpful, and it set us up for a perfect afternoon on the water. Thank you!
Wonderful trip to honor my father who passed away, and who loved sailing on Lake Michigan in the 1950s on his small sailboat. The boat was just large enough to accommodate the 3 of us, which was perfect - a large vessel or motorboat would not have been pertinent to my father's history. Ben was easy to talk to and understood the importance of what we were doing, which made it all the better. Unforgettable trip.
This was our 1st sailing experience and we enjoyed it very much. We couldnt ask for a better captain. Ben was very accommodating and friendly. We were very happy with our experience and learned a lot about sailing in our short time on the lake. We highly recommend sailing with Captain Ben!
Hi, I am Ben, USCG licensed "six pack" captain with 15 year sailing experience. I am an owner of Ranger22 sailboat for the last 10 years and really enjoy sails around downtown Chicago I am also in a racing team for 40ft J120 boat and was a crew member raced to Mac in 2019 I myself chartered boats in Caribbean (British Virgin Islands) I am excited to be a part of the GetMyBoat movement in making boats more accessible and affordable to others. I hope to get out on the water more and help boating grow!
You’ll get directions to the departure location when you make a booking.
Full refund up to 3 days prior.
Weekends are 30% extra fee Renting boat without captain requires sailing resume and $1000 security deposit which will be return after boat inspection. Security allowance is taken only if boat is chartered without captain and will be return after inspection (usually following day)