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Take a leisurely cruise along beautiful Lake Michigan onboard a Sea Ray SunDancer. Drop-anchor at the Navy Pier’s Northside Playpen and enjoy the Chicago skyline with family and friends as you celebrate special life events, or simply treat yourself to a day on the water "just because" you deserve it. This vessel is equipped with a full bathroom, kitchen size galley, refrigerator, coolers, fire extinguishers, first aid kit and other safety equipment, as well has USCG Type-1 life vests for all passengers. Chocolate Artois has a great JL Audio Sound System you can plug into either via Bluetooth, AUX or USB. She is perfect for your group of up to 10 guests to take a trip to the playpen (the hub of activity on the lakefront). For groups larger than 10, consider renting our luxury cruiser, or other size power boats in our fleet of 4 boats to accommodate up to 24 guests. We are docked at 31st street harbor which is about a 10-minute taxi from downtown. There is paid parking available onsite, as well nearby, or hop a ride-share as a group. We offer daytime, evening, and night pleasure cruises for groups from 1 up to 10 to the Playpen for Party Cruises, and/or up the Riverwalk. Chicago's city lights also boast a beautiful skyline to behold while celebrating your personal events as you cruise Lake Michigan's shoreline for Birthday Parties, Bachelor Parties, Bachelorette Parties, Engagement Parties, Anniversary Cruises, Holidays, to Office Parties and more. You name the party, we'll name the boat, as we have other boats in our fleet to choose from especially if you have 10 or more guests, in upwards of 12 we can recommend a larger boat, or wish to do simultaneous bookings for upwards of 24 guests where you can ride out to the playpen side by side, we got you! During the Summertime, every Wednesday and Saturday nights the City of Chicago presents a fantastic fireworks display at the heart of Navy Pier which is a sight to behold from the Lake. We offer Fireworks Party Cruises throughout Summer. Firework Cruises are a minimum of three hours in duration with a bit of a price increase, $25/hr. BOOKING RATES: Weekday $225/hr. Weekend $250/hr. Firework Cruises $250/hr for 3/hrs. Holidays and Special Boating Days $250 addt'l added on top. Minimum 3 hour bookings. Special Event Cruises include Memorial Day weekend, Juneteenth, the July 4th Fireworks weekend Cruises, The Air & Water Show wknd, Labor Day wknd, Venetian Night, and The Chicago Scene Water Events (as there are 2 "Scene" events). These are major events and are spectacular shows with a slight fee increase for these special water event days as listed above. These rates are for BOAT RENTAL ONLY, as this is a BARE BOAT RENTAL COMPANY ONLY, called Chez Renee Voyage. Captains are not included in our company's quoted Pricing. The Captain's fee is a separate transaction between renter and captain (this is a US Coast Guard Law), where you will hire the captain and pay them directly. You are welcome to hire your own licensed captain (with owner approval), or you may hire a captain who is familiar with our boats from a list we shall provide you after you complete the reservation. Captains typically charge $75-$100 per hour, with customary gratuity, so budget for that cost separately from the boat rental fee. Separate Fee Structure: In addition to the boat rental rate and the payment you will make to the captain, there is a fuel and cleaning fee. Fuel reimbursement will be $120 for our most popular itinerary to the playpen anchorage and back. Cleaning fee is $80 flat rate for any of the charter slots, for a combined total of $200, (which you will pay to us directly the day before departure). Lastly, river cruises are $200 additional for the reasons of extra fuel usage. If you have any questions, we can answer them through the GetMyBoat messaging platform before paying. Simply press "Request to Reserve" and send us an inquiry for a personalized offer based on the fee structure above.
Amazing time on this boat. Thank you!
Cheryl and her team are top notch. I had such a fantastic experience renting from Cheryl. The boat was well equipped, in perfect working order, and easy to operate. I will be renting again from Cheryl. She is so wonderful and pleasant to do business with.
Cheryl was wonderful with booking a boat! Very easy to coordinate and she was very responsive through the booking process. 10/10
Cheryl is amazing and was very accommodating with her boat rental.
I am excited to be a part of the GetMyBoat movement in making boats more accessible, and readily available, hoping to add value to people's lives. I have a passion for boat life, as has been demonstrated by my 18 years of being out on Lake Michigan waters, (summer after summer). I am a people person that's pretty ambitious, resourceful, goal-oriented, adventurous, fair and fun loving. I seem to take on careers that make people happy, because making people happy makes me happy. That said, I would love it if you would choose to cruise on a boat from my fleet at the Chez Renee Voyage 31st Street Dock enclave someday.
You’ll get directions to the departure location when you make a booking.
CAPTAIN IS NOT INCLUDED IN QUOTED PRICE: CAPTAIN TO BE HIRED & PAID DIRECTLY. We will forward a list of certified captains upon completion of reservation. TIME AND POSSESSION: Remember “Time and Possession” takes affect from start to finish. So long as you posses the vessel it cuts into your time, making it important that you arrive back to the dock 15-mins early to gather all your things. If you are still onboard the vessel after 20 minutes upon docking back at the slip, we will have to charge you $100 for cutting into the cleaning and disinfectant time we need to prepare the vessel for our next clients. EXCESSIVE MESSES: If excessive mess occur, excessive mucho dinero will also incur; so be kind to our boat's bottom and we'll be kind to your bottom dollar. Meaning, any major spills and stains as a result of illness, carelessness or excessive drinking will be charged $200 for the cost of cleaning and sanitizing. We’re counting on you to cruise responsibly.