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Chicago Yachting is a highly professional, safe and legal bareboat charter company in Chicago. We are celebrating 10 years of our charter operations this summer! Put the success of your special event in the hands of our experienced team. This 50 foot double decker yacht is a favorite with our clients, with three massive outdoor spaces to relax, dance, and enjoy the Chicago boat scene! There is a large lounge area in the back of the boat with wraparound couch, an upper deck where you can get the best views around and a front area with lounge pads for taking in the rays and speakers for jamming out! This yacht has an incredible sound system, full bathroom, kitchen, indoor living room and plenty of outdoor party space! This boat is limited to no more than 12 guests total (including you) in accordance with US Coast Guard bareboat charter regulations. GetMyBoat publishes our lowest available rate which is for a 4 hour trip, monday-thursday. The rates vary depending on the day of the week, from $300-437.50* per hour. These rates are for the boat only - Coast Guard regulations for bareboat charters require that the customer is responsible for paying the captain/crew, and that the customer is responsible to pay for consumables such as fuel. For our most popular itinerary to the downtown "playpen" anchorage and back you can expect fuel cost to be $185. Please inquire as to fuel charges for voyages to and from other locations. Saturday 10am-2pm $1750 3PM-7PM $1750 8PM-11PM $1500 Friday/Sunday: 4 hours $1550 Monday - Thursday: 4 hours $1350 US Coast Guard regulations for bareboat charters require that the renter hire and pay the captain and any crew directly as they will serve as your employee. After you reserve the boat we will email you a list of captains familiar with operating our boats and you can hire someone from the list if you would like. You can also hire a captain that is not on the list, so long as they are approved by the owner. After booking we will also send you a bareboat charter agreement for your review and signature. The agreement must be signed for the bareboat charter to proceed. Safety is paramount. You are responsible for following all applicable laws and regulations during the term of the bareboat charter. City of Chicago Ordinance prohibits smoking in the harbors and on boats. You and a member of our team will participate in a survey/inspection of the condition of the vessel prior to and at the completion of the bareboat charter. You can provide your own food, drinks (including alcoholic beverages) and ice. Ice can be purchased at the harbor. We keep two large coolers on the boat for your use.
Shawn and Kelly were AMAZING HOSTS!!! I rented out Shawns yacht for a birthday and they went above and beyond to make sure the boat was safe and sanitized. They were friendly, funny and extremely pleasant to be around! They were also very easy going gentlemen. I HIGHLY recommend them and Shawns beautiful yacht!!!
Shawn's boat made for an amazing day. The boat is spacious and my family had a great cruise to the playpen, where we anchored and swam with the many noodles onboard. The captain and first mate were super helpful too! Looking forward to renting again with my friends.
We had an amazing day on July 4th. Shawn was super thorough in communication. The boat was amazing. The captain and second hand were some of the coolest people I have encountered in a while. The experience was unparalleled. There were also so many amenities - hands down it was worth every penny and even a few more.
This was a beautiful boat and a wonderful experience for anyone. I took my daughter and her friends and they enjoyed sunning themselves and listening to music with the beautiful scenery and ride. Highly recommend it! Shawn was responsive to our needs and flexible with our last minute request. Loved it!
We had a totally seamless, perfect experience! I had never chartered a boat before, and it couldn’t have gone any more smoothly. Shawn was very nice and responsive, and the boat was beautiful! Our captain and crew were very professional and made us feel very comfortable the day of. I’d highly recommend this to anyone and will definitely look to do this again next year!
Chicago Yachting is the most experienced and well reviewed charter operation in Chicago, in operation since 2012 with thousands of happy customers! Put the success of your special event in the hands of a professional, experienced crew!
You’ll get directions to the departure location when you make a booking.
75% refund up to 14 days prior.
Cancellation Policy Cancellations made 14+ days in advance will receive a 75% refund. No refunds for cancellations made less than 14 days in advance. Rate is for the boat rental only. Per US Coast Guard regulations captain and crew are paid separately. We recommend budgeting $100 per hour for the captain, $185 for fuel (based on most popular itinerary to the downtown "playpen" anchorage and back), and $50 cleaning fee. Should dangerous weather prevent you from using the boat we will work with you to reschedule your trip. If re-scheduling is not an option (i.e. from out of town) you may request a refund less a 25% booking fee.