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Why should you book with us? - We are the most experienced boat rental company in Chicago - Check out our profile to see that we have done over 700 rentals through the GetMyBoat platform alone! - Our boats are professionally cleaned between all rentals - All boats are highly equipped for rental - multi-zone bluetooth sounds system, sun pads, swim platform, high-capacity coolers, full bathroom CAPTAIN: This is a recreational vessel so you will need to hire a captain directly. We provide a pre-approved Captain contact list, but you have your choice of who to hire. We recommend budgeting $80-$100 per hour plus gratuity. You may hire a different qualified captain through our owner-approval process. ADDITIONAL FEES: $125 fuel (river cruise may have surcharge), $50 cleaning fee WHAT TO EXPECT: This 26 foot Sea Ray Sundeck bowrider is a perfect boat for a day on the lake. It is equipped with a great Bluetooth sound system, bathroom (YES this boat has a bathroom compartment!), cooler, sink, shower, and huge lounge seating in the front. There is a large swim platform on the back of the boat which makes getting in and out of the water a breeze! The boat has an anchor for hanging out in the playpen. Bring your own food and drinks. WEATHER: If you are unable to use the boat due to dangerous weather conditions or heavy sustained rain, (actually happening at time of rental, not based on forecast conditions) you can elect to either reschedule at no charge or to receive a 75% refund of the boat rental rate. LOCATION: We are docked at 31st street harbor which is about a 10 minute taxi from downtown. There is paid parking available nearby. DRIVE IT YOURSELF: Experienced boaters can drive this boat themselves ($75 pre-departure orientation/check out required for first self driving rental with us), or you can hire a captain to take you out on the water. Booking rates do not include Captain, fuel or cleaning fees. We recommend no more than 8 passengers on this boat. If you want to hire a captain you should budget about $100 per hour plus gratuity. Fuel cost is estimated at $150 for a typical 4-hour itinerary. If you want to drive this boat yourself you will need to provide a boating license or have significant experience operating a similar boat. If you don't have enough experience you can hire a captain. A member of our staff will conduct an orientation with you to make sure you are comfortable with the unique features of this Sea Ray. This boat has a commercial insurance policy with a bareboat charter endorsement which, via the bareboat charter agreement, adds the charterer as a named insured. You may also decide to purchase additional insurance if you would like. Any DRIVER of the boat must have at least 2 years of experience operating similar sized boats (within 10 feet length), must not have any criminal convictions or please of no contest, and must not have any marine insurance losses/claims in the last 10 years, and no license suspensions/violations (including auto) in the last 5 years. Please do not plan on driving this boat if any of these apply to you, as the insurance coverage could be voided. If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Send a Booking Inquiry” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.
Chris’ boat was perfect for our afternoon on the lake. We booked only a day in advance, but Chris made sure everything worked out including spending time with us the night before to make sure we were comfortable operating the boat ourselves. Very helpful to get to know the harbor and lake since this was our first time on lake michigan. Great day, great way to view the city!
Chris's boat was as expected minus the table in the front of the boat shown in pictures. Dan was amazing! Our group wanted to extend our 3 hour time slot once we knew our time was running out. Next time , will definitely book for longer than 3 hours ! It goes by so quick ! It takes about 30 minutes to get to the playpen one way.
Highly recommend renting this boat or a boat from Chris. The crew was accommodating and easy to work with. The boat was beautiful and perfect for our group of 6. We were able to celebrate a birthday and engagement with the Chicago skyline as our backdrop. Perfect for seeing the river and enjoying all Chicago has to offer. The weather was iffy the day we rented, and Chris was accommodating and provided multiple updates throughout the day to get us on the water. We felt safe and reassured that the team was on top of it! I would also recommend hiring Captain Dan from their list of captains. He was awesome. Provided a safe and fun journey for us!
FANTASTIC experience! The boat was perfect for our afternoon on the lake with friends - clean, great size, and amazing sound system. Chris and his team were very accommodating and made sure all of our questions were answered. We had the best time, and can't wait to rent again through Chris in the future!
We have an amazing time. Chris is amazing, accomodating and very communicative. The boat is in great excellent. He made sure we enjoy and that we are safe. I highly recommend his boat rentals. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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.
WEATHER: If you are unable to use the boat due to dangerous weather conditions or heavy sustained rain, (actually happening at time of rental, not based on forecast conditions) you can elect to either reschedule at no charge or to receive a 75% refund of the boat rental rate. LOCATION: We are docked at 31st street harbor which is about a 10 minute taxi from downtown. There is paid parking available nearby. CAPTAIN: All prices listed are for the boat rental only, you must hire a US Coast Guard licensed captain to pilot 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. We recommend a budget of $80-$100 + gratuity for the captain. This process is not unique to our company. It is a US Coast Guard law. RENTAL AGREEMENT: A boat rental agreement will be sent by email, following the booking confirmation, for your review and siganture. This agreement must be signed for the rental to proceed. WAIVERS: Our insurance company requires that all passengers sign a liability waiver. This waiver must be signed by all passengers prior to the boat's departure from the dock.