38' Carver Yacht for 12 Guests in Chicago, IL - Best Value!

Motor Yacht
38 ft
12 Guests

About This Boat

Enjoy a day on the water with friends and family in Chicago by boat! Charter the luxurious and spacious 38 ft. Carver Motor Yacht at as low as $350 per hour (minimum of 3 hours). Summertime in Chicago is pretty awesome, day or night!! Why not enjoy it on beautiful Lake Michigan!! Spend a day in the sun anchored in the playpen next to Oak Street Beach or relax on a lazy afternoon enjoying Chicago's amazing skyline!! Max capacity is 12 people by the US Coast Guard law, we can have up to 12 guests on board for the same rates.


Events we are perfect for:

•Bachelorette or Bachelor Parties
• Birthday Parties
• Corporate events & outings
• Playpen fun day and Tie-ups
• Hanging out at City Winery or other restaurants on the river


Our Weekday Rates: (M-TH)

• 3 hours: $1050
• 4 hours: $1400
• 5 hours: $1750
• 6 hours: $2100
• 7 hours: $2450
• 8 hours: $2800


Our Weekend Rates: (FRI-SUN)

• 3 hours: $1200
• 4 hours: $1600
• 5 hours: $2000
• 6 hours: $2400
• 7 hours: $2800
• 8 hours: $3200


Our Special Event/Holiday Rates: 

• 3 hours: $1500
• 4 hours: $2000
• 5 hours: $2500
• 6 hours: $3000
• 7 hours: $3500
• 8 hours: $4000


Six person inflatable is available at a rate of $100 for your entire charter.


What's Included:

• Kitchen and Bathroom 
• Cooler
• Upgraded sound System w/Bluetooth Audio 


What To Bring:

• Towels
• Sunscreen
• Food and Drinks (Alcohol is allowed)
• Music/iPod (We have an upgraded sound system with Bluetooth)

Pick up and Drop Off Location:

31st Street Harbor

3155 S. Lake Shore Drive

Chicago, IL 60616


About the Yacht:
Big Funk is a luxury, privately owned cabin cruiser crafted by Carver. She's very well maintained with plenty of room inside and out for up to 12 guests. Features a large sundeck with full-size sunbeds, our premium sound system will let you rock your own music from your phone/iPod, full-size refrigerator and cooler keep your drinks/food nice and cold. We have everything you need for a nice day out on the water and more. On board this private yacht for your ultimate Chicago experience! We specialize in tours down the Chicago River and at the Playpen for bachelorette and bachelor parties, cocktail cruises, sunset cruises, and all special occasions. Bring your own food and beverages/alcohol!! Book today and save! 




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 10 pre-approved captains that we have vetted and are familiar with our vessel. Captain’s fee is seperate and paid directly to the captain. Their average rate is $65/hour. Gratuity is not included (20% is standard). Once you book with us we will provide you with the captain list. 



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."


  • Type: Motor Yacht
  • Capacity: 12 People
  • Make Model: 38' Carver Mariner
  • Year: 2002
  • Rental Minimum: 3 hours
  • Length: 38 ft
  • Cancellation: 50% Refund 7 Days Prior

Rental Requirements



REFUND POLICY: 50% refund 7 days prior to cancellation. 100% refund one month prior to cancellation. No refund for cancellations 6 days or less prior to departure. Refunds will not be provided due to acts of Mother Nature or God, i.e., inclement weather, small craft advisories, waves over 3 feet high, rip tides and coast guard warnings. You will have the option to postpone your charter and change it to a different date. You will however, receive a 100% refund if I cancel your charter for reasons that I am responsible for. (REFER TO THE CODE OF CONDUCT POLICY) 


BOARDING POLICY: Please contact us or send a message via the Get My Boat app 2 days prior to departure for a designated departure harbor, dock and/or dock gate entry code, (if applicable). Extra time will not be added to charters if guest are late for boarding. Extra time will be added if the captain(s) or crew are late for boarding.


SPECIAL EVENTS POLICY: Prices will surge for special events, i.e., The Air and Water Show, The Chicago Scene Party, The Fourth of July, etc.  Special events include, but are not limited to the following dates: Memorial Day, The Air & Water Show, Chicago Scene Party, Independence Day, Labor Day


8 HOUR BOOKING POLICY/3 HOUR MINIMUM POLICY: 4 hour bookings are recommended. If two or three different groups book for 4 hours on the same day Monday-Sunday, (especially the weekends), both groups will have to have split-time slots: 10-2 or 2-6 or 6-10. The first person who booked will have the opportunity to choose the split-time slot they prefer 1st. The 2nd group that booked will be automatically placed in the other time slot. It's at the discretion of the captain to select the time slots that's suitable for the crew.


ADDITIONAL RENTAL AMENITY POLICY: Additional fees include a service fee and tax. Other rental amenities include, but are not limited to water rafts, additional passengers, and boat tie-ups in the Playpen.  Once pre-payments are made via GetMyBoat, the additional rental amenities may be secured.

WHAT'S ALLOWED ABOARD? Bring your own food, cooler, plenty of ice, drinks/liquor, towels, and the music of your choice on your cell phone with a USB cord. Shoes, cigarettes and cigars are not allowed aboard.


CODE OF CONDUCT: If guest engage inappropriate behavior and a socially irresponsible conduct, which includes, but is not limited to excessive-intoxication, illegal drug-usage, horseplay, flipping off of the yacht, excessive profanity, disrespect towards the captain(s) and/or crew, deceit and manipulation during booking, departure and/or cruising, etc..., the captain has a right to cancel the duration of the charter, and direct you to depart from the vessel immediately upon arriving to the nearest harbor. NO REFUND WILL BE PROVIDED UPON VIOLATION OF THE CODE OF CONDUCT.  




  • Wi-Fi
  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Cabin
  • Toilet
  • Wheel steering
  • Bluetooth
  • Center Cockpit
  • Chart Plotter
  • Climate Control
  • Twin Engine
  • Fuel type: Gas
  • Generator
  • Air Conditioning
  • Head

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38' Carver Yacht for 12 Guests in Chicago, IL - Best Value!
4.29 5 14
1.00 5

July 2018
5.00 5

Captain Ken, was very accommodating, friendly and fun. We had a blast on this yacht for my wife’s 40th birthday. Thank you so much

June 2018
1.00 5

Unfortunately, nothing went as planned. The first boat we got was not working and the captain had to return back to the dock. The return trip took half an hour but by the time we got there, the boat company didn't even start cleaning the other boat. It took again half an hour to clean and change boats. On top of that the personnel was not friendly at all, nobody told us what was happening. After losing almost 2 hours of the trip, the captain told our group it was not possible to go to the Chicago Rivers as it will take more than 2 hours to wait for the locks. This boat booking was explicitly booked to visit the Chicago River. We have asked this from the beginning through the chat option in my Getmyboat account. The owner of the boat company confirmed in the chat that this was no problem at all. So basically, our group has lost 2 of 4 hours and they didn't see what they wanted and were promised to see. We did not enjoy the trip as it was very stressful due to a very unfriendly captain.

June 2018
5.00 5

We all had a great time! Everything was handled and we didn't have to worry about a thing. Great job at the wheel!

June 2018

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From 31st Harbor Chicago, IL

Member Since Dec 2015

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