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Come cruise with us for an unforgettable Chicago yachting day! Whether you want to visit the famous Chicago Playpen, bask in the sun, catch an amazing view of Chicago's Skyline, watch the weekly firework shows or cruise through the famous Chicago River, there is plenty of space and all the amenities to make your yachting experience absolutely the best. PLEASE SEE BELOW for all details about hiring a Captain. All charges are disclosed below. *A USCG licensed captain is REQUIRED. Per USCG regulations we are not allowed to provide you with a captain. You are welcome to either supply your own captain that meets all of the owner and USCG regulations or you may choose a captain from a list of 5 to 10 pre-approved captains that we have vetted and are familiar with our vessel. Captain’s fee is separate and paid directly to the captain. Once you book with us we will provide you with the list of captains. Captains typically charge $100-$150 per hour. A list of authorized captains will be provided. Renter to communicate directly with the captain.* *Gratuity for Captains is suggested, but not included in their rates. The standard industry rate is 15%-20% of the captain's total rate.* This 46-foot Sea Ray Express Cruiser is an astonishing luxury cruiser that is perfect for any occasion. Perfect for bachelor/bachelorette parties, birthdays, corporate events, and other celebrations! There is plenty of space for you and your friends. Seats up to 12 guests plus captain and crew. Spend the day in the beautiful lake of Chicago, Illinois by boat! Book the 46' Beautiful Sea Ray Yacht for up to 12 people. Rate as low as $220 per hour and a minimum booking of 3 hours. Location: Diversey Harbor *We offer a 45% discount on Monday - Thursday bookings and a 15% discount on Friday bookings (excluding holidays). This discount AUTOMATICALLY APPLIES when you select a weekday booking (Monday - Friday)* Monday- Thursday - 45% Off 3 Hours - $660 4 Hours - $880 Fridays + Sundays - 15% Off 3 Hours - $1,020 4 Hours - $1,360 Saturdays - Regular Rates - (May 1st - June 8th + September 7th - 28th) 3 Hours - $1,200 4 Hours - $1600 Saturdays - Peak Rates (10% Increase) - (June 15th - August 31st) 3 Hours - $1,320 4 Hours - $1760 *Please note: A hired Captain/Crew is not included in the price. Clients may provide their own or hire one from a provided list. This is a separate transaction paid directly to the captain you hire* *Fuel and cleaning fees are included in the hourly rate.* *Weekend Time Slots* Saturdays: 10am - 2pm 2:30pm - 6:30pm 7pm - 10pm/11pm (Fireworks $200 Off!) Special event outings are subject to price increase (20% extra) • 4th of July Weekend • Air and Water Show (August 10th + August 11th) • Chicago Boat Scene Party (TBA) Cruise Options: • Fireworks - Wednesdays - 9pm + Saturdays - 10pm ($200 Off!) • Playpen - Drop Anchor and jump in • Chicago River (4-hour minimum) *Not Available Saturdays + Sundays* • Skyline Cruise Charter Highlights: • Floating Lily Pad • Full Size Refrigerator + Small Freezer • Complimentary water • Play your own music with Bluetooth connectivity • Upgraded stereo system with subwoofer • Swim Ladder • Restroom + Full Size Shower • BYOB + Snacks (Food + Beverages allowed) • Life Vests Charter Guidelines: • Charter Capacity is 12 passengers + Captain/Crew. No more than 12 guests. • All passengers must be 21 to drink alcoholic beverages • Bareboat Charter Agreement is required before departure. • No lifeguard on duty, swimming is at your own risk. A signed waiver is required for swimming. • No boat tie-ups • No red wine, colored juices, or staining food • Renter is liable for any damage to the vessel Weather Policy: If it is unsafe to operate on the day of your charter due to weather, then we will give you a full refund or reschedule at a discounted rate on a date/time the boat is available. On the day of your charter, we have the authority to deem whether weather conditions are considered safe or unsafe. Uncharterable weather conditions are typically the result of (but are not limited to) heavy storms, waves forecasted over 4+ feet, small craft advisory warnings, gale storms, and strong winds. Light rain and passing storms are typically considered safe. In the case that conditions are considered unsafe, our team will work with the guests to temporarily postpone or reschedule your charter to a future date. Cancellation Policy: Free cancellations until 5 days before the booking start date. 50% refund for cancellations between 2-5 days before the booking start date. Cancellations within 2 days of the booking start date are non-refundable. 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.
Everything with our rental was perfect. Nasco was very responsive with our booking and any questions we had. He also helped by providing several captain recommendations. The boat itself was perfect for our group of 12. We had plenty of room to sit, move around and the lily pad was great for those of us wanting to go into the water. We will definitly use this boat in the future and recommend it to anyone else looking for a Boat in Chicago!
Nasco was very communicative and reliable and even recommended a reliable and great list of captains to hire. The boat was clean and exactly as shown in the pictures and as described. We had a great time with the boat! Would definitely recommend to other friends.
I planned my friends bachelorette party weekend and rented a boat from Nasco to kick the weekend festivities off. It was super easy communicating with him regarding time, days and where to park. He helped me hire a captain because I’ve never rented a boat before. The boat is beautiful and very spacious! There were 11 of us and we had lots of room to move around and dance and overall have a really good time. I would definitely keep his info for future boat rentals.
Nasco is great. The yacht we booked had some mechanical issues, but he was able to upgrade us to a 50 ft yacht with no problems! Minor note--- the listing mentioned we would get complimentary bottles of water (so we didn't bring our own) but I assume we didn't get it because we had to switch boats suddenly. Other than that, everything was awesome and I would definitely book with Nasco and Captain Michael again!
We were very satisfied with our booking. The boat was exactly what we expected from the description listed. Nasco and the captain he recommended were quick to respond to all questions. Captain Michael was a great captain! We had a great experience and I would recommend booking with Nasco!
“I'm passionate about providing people an extraordinary experience, with over 10 years of hospitality experience and countless seasons on the water with family and friends. I'm excited to share my love of the water, boating, and the Chicago skyline with our guests.”
You’ll get directions to the departure location when you make a booking.
Full refund up to 5 days prior.
Weather Policy: If it is unsafe to operate on the day of your charter due to weather, then we will give you a full refund or reschedule at a discounted rate on a date/time the boat is available. On the day of your charter, we have the authority to deem whether weather conditions are considered safe or unsafe. Uncharterable weather conditions are typically the result of (but are not limited to) heavy storms, waves forecasted over 4+ feet, small craft advisory warnings, gale storms, and strong winds. Light rain and passing storms are typically considered safe. In the case that conditions are considered unsafe, our team will work with the guests to temporarily postpone or reschedule your charter to a future date. Cancellation Policy Free cancellations until 5 days before the booking start date. 50% refund for cancellations between 2-5 days before the booking start date. Cancellations within 2 days of the booking start date are non-refundable.