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BEST OF 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022 Award Winner! Six years in a row giving our charter guests the best experience possible. Enjoy Chicago by boat! Charter this beautiful 31' Motor Yacht for up to 6 people. Rates: Standard: • 4 hours: $1,100 • 3 hours: $900 • 2 hours: $700 Fuel and gratuity not included (fuel typically $80-$100, gratuity traditionally 20%-25% of charter) Specialty: • Chicago River Cruise + $100 to Rate • Guided Chicago Architectural Tour + $150 to Rate • Fireworks Wednesday & Saturday Evenings + $100 to Rate Special Events (increased rates) • Memorial Day Weekend May 29th-31st • Independence Day Weekend July 3rd-5th • Chicago Scene Boat Party July 31st • Air & Water Show August 20th-22nd • Labor Day Weekend September 4th-6th • Custom times and rates available • Fuel and gratuity not included What You Can Expect: BEST OF 2017, 2018, 2019,2020 & 2021 Award Winner! BEST OF Award Winner the last five years in a row! Featured in the Sunday Chicago Tribune 6/7/2021. We are the ideal boat for relaxing on a hot summer day or viewing the breathtaking Chicago skyline from the most spectacular vantage point available. Enjoy your own private Yacht for a day. This twin engine 31ft Chaparral combines the style and power needed to create the perfect platform for having fun or just relaxing on the crystal clear waters of Lake Michigan. She easily accommodates up to six people so bring your family and friends to experience the other side of Lakeshore Drive. She is located in beautiful Belmont Harbor on Chicago’s north side, just minutes away from Wrigley Field, Lincoln Park Zoo, great shopping and wonderful restaurants. We are great for Special Events, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Engagements, Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties, Photo Shoots, Music Videos or Entertaining Out of Town Guests and Clients. Ask about our Architectural Tour and Fireworks Cruises. Spend a day in the Playpen or take a cruise up the Chicago River. Every one always leaves with a smile and great memories to share with their friends. We are registered with the City of Chicago and the State of Illinois as a Charter vessel and displays the current required licenses. What To Expect Onboard: This beautiful and spotless 31' Chaparral is the most space-efficient yacht you'll find on the water with plenty of room for fun or relaxation. She has a Generous Open Cockpit Layout with plenty of Comfortable Seating and comes fully equipped with a Large Swim Platform area that features Hot & Cold Shower, Stereo Remote and Swim Ladder. Beautiful Blue Underwater Transom Lights illuminate the water at night. The Large Carpeted Cockpit features a Large Folding Transom Couch, Dining Table/Sunbed, Twin Bolstered Helm Seat With Apposing Lounger, Wet Bar Sink with Portable Cooler, Large Seat Cooler, JBL/Rockford Fosgate 1,400 Watt Custom Sound System with Bluetooth & AUX Cable to connect your iPod or stream Pandora all controlled by Cockpit & Swim Platform Remotes, Raymarine VHF Marine Radio, Garmin Marine GPS, Fireboy Halon Fire Protection System, Radar Arch with Integrated Bimini Top and Full Canvas for less than perfect weather. The Large Bow Deck accommodates several sunbathers. Come chill in our 6 Person Floating Circular Island Lounge or for some extra fun try out our 10'6" Stand Up Paddle Board! In the Plush Burled Maple Wood Trimmed and Carpeted Cabin you will find both a Forward Day Bed and Aft Master Cabin, Port Side Table for Indoor Dining, Full Bathroom with Porcelain VacuFlush Toilet, Vanity/Sink and Shower, Full Galley with Stainless Steel Refrigerator. Other Information: • We do not tie up with other vessels due to charter insurance restrictions. • All passengers must board at our dock in Belmont Harbor. • All passengers must return to our dock at Belmont Harbor. • Non-passengers may not board our vessel or float during the charter. • We only re-anchor at the captain’s discretion. • We do not go on the Chicago River on weekends. 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.
Mark: Len is an amazing host and captain. I’ve never had such a warm welcome or heartfelt experience, not on the wooden felucca on the Nile, nor the canal boat in England, nor the gondola in Venice, nor on a pedal bike boat on the Chicago River, nor any of my friend’s boats, or 75 foot yacht, on either side of Lake Michigan. Len was the only 1 of 7 GetMyBoat operator to respond with a personal reply. After a couple messages via the app, I had the courage to book my first ever GetMyBoat boat. Len requested a phone call to touch base. 2 days later, he was walking down the pier to greet us and bring onboard. Len went over the safety rules and confirmed our preferences for the 2 hours. Amy/Brian: Captain Len is the ultimate power boat captain. He makes safety priority one. He shared rich details about the history of Chicago, was very hospitable and made the boat ride unforgettable. We’ve never had a better boat ride experience in Chicago and beyond. Steven/Kristi: “Captain Len wowed us with his knowledge of chicago history and the best views to enjoy on the water. We were impressed by his attention to detail and safety was his number 1 priority.”
BOAT WAS AMAZING!!!! It was so cool to see the blue lights in the water!!! I purposely got the boat before sunset to end shortly after sunset for the lights!! Len was A GREAT captain!!! He made our ride fun!! Showed us some cool things as we weren’t native to Chicago! We had great music playing in the background!!! Thanks for such a great experience!!
Len did a fantastic job! He always communicates clearly and effectively to ensure everyone has a safe and fun time on his yacht. We had to reschedule a couple times due to weather but he worked around my wife and I's schedule to make sure we could get out at a perfect time. His yacht is clean, comfortable, and is the perfect size for a group of 4-5 people. Thanks Len!
Book with Len! This was the highlight of our 4-day visit to Chicago in mid-August. The boat was perfect for a group of 5. Len did a great job communicating in advance of our trip to make sure we would have the best experience possible. Len is very experienced and prioritized safety, which we appreciated, followed by fun. We had a fantastic time and got to do exactly what we wanted, which was a short boat ride with a view of the skyline, followed by a few hours anchored in the lake, where we were able to use Len's float, swim, and hang out on the boat with great city views! More than enough cooler space for 4 hours and 5 people eating and drinking. The listing needs to be updated to reflect that the fire pit and BBQ grill are no longer available, but their absence did not diminish our amazing experience. Well worth every dollar spent!
If you haven’t booked with Len, you need to do it. I told him I was booking a boat for my birthday with my friends and he went out of his way to buy happy birthday banners and whatnot to make it a great experience. The weather was a bit rainy and choppy the day we went, and Len’s experience made me and my crew feel extremely comfortable because he knows how to drive a boat. Len is there to make sure you feel comfortable and he is great with conversations as well. Book this boat!
I love the water and love boating. I have over 40 years of boating experience. I am a certified captain by the U. S. Coast Guard. I was raised on the water in South Florida. I have sailed the Atlantic, Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico and Pacific waters. I was raised on boats and have been at the helm on everything from a 20' center console boat to a 72' sloop rig racing yacht. I enjoy motor yachting but still love the excitement of sailing.
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Full refund up to 7 days prior.
Cancellation Policy • Customer can cancel up to 7 days in advance and receive 100% of the rental. Rental forfeited if canceled 6 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 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 trip remaining and no refunds will be granted. • We assume no liability for cancellations due to 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. Other • Fuel and gratuity not included • Please check calendar for specific day pricing. • I must speak with you prior to confirmation of booking.