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Rent a Other pontoon in Chicago, IL near me
$1,800+

Chicago, IL

5.0 (5)

14 Passenger Captained Party & Event Boat!

3 hours Captained
Up to 14 passengers
Rent a Sea Ray Boats flybridge in Chicago, IL near me
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Chicago, IL

5.0 (1)

48' Sea Ray Flybridge (KMB#6) - LUXURY Yacht

3 - 4 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Sea Ray Boats cruiser in Chicago, IL near me
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Chicago, IL

5.0 (1)

46’ Sea Ray Express (KMB#8) - Perfect for PARTIES

3 - 4 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Rinker Boats cuddy cabin in Chicago, IL near me
$890+

Chicago, IL

5.0 (1)

26' Speed Boat for Chicago Cruising & Playpen

3 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 7 passengers
Rent a Hunter cruiser in Chicago, IL near me
$450+

Chicago, IL

5.0 (6)

Private Sailboat Cruise in Chicago

2 - 4 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a Cruisers motor yacht in Chicago, IL near me
$1,500+

Chicago, IL

5.0 (26)

Cruisers Cantius 41 Foot Yacht

3 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Sea Ray Boats cruiser in Chicago, IL near me
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Chicago, IL

4.7 (15)

50' Sea Ray Yacht (KMB#1) - GREAT for Parties

3 - 4 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Sea Ray Boats cruiser in Chicago, IL near me
$1,465+

Chicago, IL

5.0 (1)

Cruise Chicago's Scenic Chicago Lakefront

3 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 10 passengers
Rent a Rinker Boats cruiser in Chicago, IL near me
$540+

Chicago, IL

5.0 (1)

33' Rinker (KMB#5) - AFFORDABLE & 12 guests!

3 - 4 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Maxum cruiser in Chicago, IL near me
$1,000+

Chicago, IL

5.0 (31)

Chicago Scenic Yacht Charters

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a Sea Ray Boats cruiser in Chicago, IL near me
Icon $2,295+

Chicago, IL

5.0 (22)

51' Sea Ray Sundancer powerboat in Burnham harbor

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Larson Boats cruiser in Chicago, IL near me
$555+

Chicago, IL

4.9 (46)

A Journey on the Lake and River @ Affordable Price

2 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 6 passengers

How to rent a boat in Chicago?

1

Find the perfect boat

Enter your desired location and date to explore our fleet of boats.

2

Select a captain

Choose to drive yourself or select a USCG licensed captain.

3

Book with ease

Connect with your boat owner and complete your booking online.

4

Set sail

Enjoy your day on the water with friends and family!


Chicago’s Most Popular Water Experiences

Boat rentals in Chicago is the perfect way to spend your summer. Being a bustling city, there is no shortage of things to do in Chicago on your boat rental, which carries on into its surrounding waters. Here are three of our favorite things to do when renting a boat in Chicago to give you an idea of what to expect.

Gaze Skywards at the Towering Architecture
Taking a rental boat down the Chicago River is perhaps the best way to see the city. Fit this in at the start or end of your stay in Chicago so you can get some ideas on what you want to see or use it to reflect upon what you saw during your stay.

Watch the Sun Set Upon the Skyline
As the evening begins to encroach, take the boat a good distance away from the city. With the sun setting from the west behind the city, you'll be able to see its soft glamour in between the city as it gently falls.

Finish your Day with Waterfront Fireworks
Once the sun has set cruise your Chicago boat rental through the Chicago Riverwalk to where the Chicago River meets Lake Michigan. Every Wednesday and Saturday evening, a great display is put on, illuminating Chicago's skyline by night - what better way to see it than from the lake?

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Cruise the Chicago River in Style

Ease your way slowly down the Chicago River and have a little self-guided architectural tour as you make your way around the city. The three-pronged river allows you plenty of options to enjoy an afternoon navigating its waters on your Chicago boat rental. Sit back, drink a coffee, and enjoy.

Make Your Way Around Navy Pier

Navy Pier is the epicenter of the Chicago Harbor system. Take your rental in a loop around the pier into the Monroe Harbor and throughout the coast of Lake Michigan. Rent a fishing boat to get a great catch during the daytime or rent a sailboat to watch the pier illuminate the water at night.

Head South to Jackson Park

There's a good chance you pick up your rental boat from the marina at Jackson Park, and if not, it's still worth going down to this area of Chicago's waterfront to cruise around and take in the breathtaking views. It's one of the best spots for sailing in Lake Michigan.

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Got questions?

Frequently asked questions

What makes Boatsetter different from other boat rental platforms?

What makes Boatsetter different is peace of mind. Boatsetter is the first and only boat rental marketplace to offer insurance on every peer-to-peer rental. We know choosing the right platform is essential to your experience while on the water. That's why we've gone the extra mile to focus on safety through our exclusive partnership with GEICO Marine and BoatUS. As the first and only marketplace to offer insurance on every peer-to-peer rental, you are protected during all rentals with insurance coverage and on-water assistance through TowBoatUS.

How to rent a boat on Boatsetter?

At Boatsetter, our mission is to make getting out on the water as easy as possible. With our intuitive booking system, you can rent a boat as soon as today. -First, you must determine your budget and the type of boat you want to rent. -Next, decide where you would like to boat and the kind of boat you would like to spend the day on. -Finally, determine if you will be needing a boat captain and reach out to the boat owner. That's it! You're officially on your way to a fantastic day out on the water.

How much does it cost to rent a boat?

Rental prices can range from $200 to $1,000+ depending on the boat itself and the length of time of the rental.

How many people can fit on the boat rental?

The number of people who can fit largely depends on the boat's size and how many life jackets are on board. Currently, the coast guard allows a maximum of 10-12 people on a Boatsetter boat.

How much does it cost to rent a yacht?

The cost of renting a yacht depends on its size and the amount of time you'll use the yacht. The onboard amenities and luxurious accommodations also dictate the price. You can contact our specialists for a custom quote by visiting https://www.boatsetter.com/luxury-yacht-charters .

How old do you have to be to rent a boat?

You must be 18 years old to rent a captained boat and 25 years old if you would like to rent a bareboat charter.

Do I need a boating license to rent a boat?

Boating license requirements vary from state to state. As a renter, you are responsible for understanding local state requirements.

Do I need a boating license to rent a boat?

Boating license requirements vary from state to state. As a renter, you are responsible for understanding local state requirements.

Can you rent a yacht for the day?

Boatsetter allows you to rent a yacht for the day. Single-day rentals are available for a select number of yachts. To chat with a specialist please visit https://www.boatsetter.com/luxury-yacht-charters.

Can you rent a yacht for the week?

Boatsetter allows its customers to rent a yacht for the week. Renting a yacht for a week gives you more access to the wide range of yachts available on our platform. You can either book a rental directly through the site or connect with one of our charter specialists to plan your trip here: https://www.boatsetter.com/luxury-yacht-charters.

Can you rent a yacht for the month?

Booking a month-long Chicago yacht rental is a detailed and hands-off process when working with our team of specialists. We tailor each yacht charter to our client's specific wants and needs. Our luxury yacht charter specialists can be reached at (954) 715-4114 or by visiting https://www.boatsetter.com/luxury-yacht-charters.

How to rent a private yacht?

Renting a private yacht is a very detailed experience that caters to your exact needs while onboard one of our luxury yachts. To plan your private boat rental experience please visit https://www.boatsetter.com/luxury-yacht-charters.

How much does it cost to rent a pontoon boat?

The cost of renting a pontoon boat depends on the size, location, and rental time of the pontoon. Prices can range anywhere from $200 for a half-day rental or just under $1,000 for longer rentals.

How much does it cost to charter a yacht?

The cost to charter a yacht varies depending on its size and the length of the charter. Prices typically range from less than $1,000 to $5,000 plus if you're wanting to charter overnight.

How much does it cost to rent a boat in Chicago for the day?

The cost to rent a boat in Chicago starts at $89 per hour, depending on the amount of time that you would like to use the boat.

How does the boat insurance work?

Boat insurance typically covers losses caused by things such as fire, sinking, storms, and collisions. The extent of the coverage varies depending on the policy.

Do I need my own insurance to rent a boat?

You do not need boat insurance when renting with Boatsetter. Coverage is provided under the Peer-to-Peer Boat Rental Policy, which is underwritten by GEICO Marine Insurance Company. The policy was written from the ground up as a stand-alone recreational insurance policy. The policy covers the period of time that the boat is being rented, and is available for all non-commercially insured boats.

Does Boatsetter screen renters?

Yes. We use a system called Cognito to ensure that payment information matches the renter's identity. We also require renters taking out a captained boat to be at least 18 years old and on a bareboat to be at least 25 years old.

Is listing my boat on Boatsetter free?

Yes! Listing a boat is completely free. We only take a commission when your boat is rented. We only make money when you do!

What if I'm not comfortable having a renter drive my boat?

If you are not comfortable having a renter drive your boat, we have an expansive network of licensed and experienced captains. Once your boat is listed, you can filter through our network of captains to find the one right for you.


Top boat rental reviews in Chicago, IL

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  • 5/5 stars

    Although the actual boat trip was great, there are things the owner Mark, should clarify on his listing. Captain...

    Roselle

    Sep 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    We had such a great time for my husband’s birthday. Mark was great, very responsive and flexible! The boat was the...

    Eliana

    Sep 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    The captain was cool and respectful and very explanatory, great vibes and most definitely will be looking forward to...

    Luis

    Sep 2021

  • The boat was nice, spacious for my party of 6, and clean. James and his family had the boat ready to sail - on time....

    Susana

    Sep 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    The trip I booked with Sommy was awesome! We had such a great time for my birthday. There were a few hiccups as far...

    Gabrielle

    Sep 2021

  • Had a good time

    Jasmin

    Sep 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    The boat and Ted were great! Had an amazing time and looking forward to doing it again soon!

    Brydon

    Sep 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Mark and captain Ted were awesome. They are very friendly and run a safe operation. Clean boat too! We had a great...

    Teddy

    Sep 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Boat was decently sized for 6 people + captain. New to the boat rental with captain scene and Sommy replied quickly...

    Libby

    Sep 2021

  • Fantastic experience!

    Eva

    Sep 2021

  • James was a great host and very responsive/flexible. James' father accompanied us on the boat which was not ideal but...

    Steven

    Sep 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Captain Joe is great! We were running late so he made sure to get us out to the playpen asap and was super patient...

    Alayah

    Sep 2021

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