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Come enjoy the marvelous Lake Michigan with friends and family in Chicago by boat! Charter the 50 ft. Carver Motor Yacht for up to 12 people. Rates as low as $450 per hour and a minimum booking of 3 hours. Summertime in Chicago is pretty awesome, day or night! 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! We can accommodate up to 12 adults + captain and crew. Per USCG regulations we are not allowed to provide you with a captain. You may choose a captain from a list of pre-approved captains that we have vetted and are familiar with our vessel. The Captain’s fee is separate and paid directly to the captain. Their average rate is $100-125/hour. Gratuity is not included (20% is standard). After booking your charter we will provide you with a list of USCG licensed captains available for hire for your Bareboat charter! ***The quoted rate does not include the captain’s fee. Renter hires pays the captain directly, approximately $100-125/hr.*** What's Included: • Kitchen and Bathroom • Cooler • Upgraded sound System w/Bluetooth Audio Events we're perfect for: • Bachelorette or Bachelor Parties • Birthday Parties • Corporate events & outings • Playpen What To Expect Onboard: This 50 foot yacht is a luxury, privately owned cabin cruiser crafted by SeaRay. 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. Onboard this private yacht for your ultimate Chicago experience! We specialize in trips to the Playpen for any and all special occasions. Bring your own food and beverages/alcohol! What To Bring: • Towels • Sunscreen • Food and Drinks (Alcohol is allowed) • Music/iPod (We have an upgraded sound system with Bluetooth) Captain’s Fee: 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 pre-approved captains that we have vetted and are familiar with our vessel. The Captain’s fee is separate and paid directly to the captain. Their average rate is $100-125/hour. Gratuity is not included (20% is standard). After booking your charter we will provide you with a list of USCG licensed captains available for hire for your Bareboat charter. If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just click, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer." We look forward to seeing you on the water! ***Yacht Meets All Us Coast Guard Safety Requirements*** ***Yacht Also Has All Required Permits, Insurance, And Safety Equipment***
We rented the yacht for our friend’s 30th birthday bash and had an amazing time! Everyone associated with the boat, along with our captain, was so helpful and nice. We could not have asked for a better experience! Make sure to bring some ice for the cooler along with you. And know that there is an opportunity to get into the lake and swim if you’d like!
Chartering through Michael and his team was the best decision we made in planning this boat ride. From the customer service and communication response time in booking to the captain’s knowledge and ensuring our safety, everything was amazing. This was a first for many of us but the boat had everything we needed, was perfect in size and Michael and Captain G made sure we were informed, prepared, and enjoyed ourselves! Thank you Michael and team again for an amazing time!! We’re already planning our next booking with you!
I booked this yacht for my birthday, and it was nothing short of amazing! Their hospitality is top-notch. Look no further!! The yacht comfortably fit my group of 9 (could take more as permitted)— very spacious! I loved every bit of my experience on Meridian. Will book again.
We had a wonderful time. The crew were very welcoming. The yacht was clean and as listed. It was a very beautiful and spacious yacht. It was our first time and our captain made sure we were taken care of. If you’re thinking about booking with Meridian, do it. You won’t be disappointed. Our 3 hours flew by. Don’t be like me, book that extra hour!
Michael was wonderful! The boat was SUPER nice and had all the needed accommodations for a great day on the lake. The recommended captain was professional, friendly, and nice! Would definitely book again!
I have been in the yachting industry for over 8 years as a liaisonrep for a Private Yacht Rental company in Chicago, IL. I am excited to be a part of the GetMyBoat movement in making boats more accessible and affordable to everyone!
You’ll get directions to the departure location when you make a booking.
50% refund up to 7 days prior.
THE FOLLOWING RENTAL TERMS APPLY: WHEN YOU PURCHASE A CHARTER VIA GETMYBOAT, YOU AGREE TO ADHERE TO THE TERMS AND POLICIES IN THIS RENTAL AGREEMENT. REFUND POLICY: 50% refund 7 days prior to cancellation. 85% refund 14 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 (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 3-7 or 8-12. 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. GRATUITY POLICY: 20% TIPS ARE ENCOURAGED, OPTIONAL AND WELCOME.