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Rent a Azimut mega yacht in Chicago, IL near me
$1,000+ /hour

Chicago, IL

5.0 (5)

62' $2M Italian Luxury Yacht with Captain Party up

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Meridian Yachts motor yacht in Chicago, IL near me
$280+ /hour

Chicago, IL

4.9 (19)

Multi Level Luxury Yacht! All Water Toys Included

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Other cruiser in Chicago, IL near me
$404+ /hour

Chicago, IL

5.0 (12)

The Manytimes II

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 16 passengers
Rent a Other pontoon in Chicago, IL near me
$600+ /hour

Chicago, IL

5.0 (5)

14 Passenger Captained Party & Event Boat!

3 hours Captained
Up to 14 passengers
Rent a SeaRay cruiser in Chicago, IL near me
$475+ /hour

Chicago, IL

5.0 (24)

50' Luxury Yacht. Playpen, River cruises up to 12

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Carver Yachts motor yacht in Chicago, IL near me
Icon $387+ /hour

Chicago, IL

5.0 (21)

Have "Yachts of Fun" aboard Sweet Emotion!

4 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Cruisers Yachts cruiser in Chicago, IL near me
$450+ /hour

Chicago, IL

4.6 (7)

"New Beautiful Listing" 40ft Huge Luxury Yacht!

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Chaparral Boats cruiser in Chicago, IL near me
$250+ /hour

Chicago, IL

5.0 (5)

Luxury cruising on Lake Michigan

3 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Sea Ray Boats cruiser in Chicago, IL near me
$250+ /hour

Chicago, IL

5.0 (10)

31' Beautiful Sea Ray Perfect for any Occasion

3 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 8 passengers
Rent a Hunter cruiser in Chicago, IL near me
$225+ /hour

Chicago, IL

4.4 (7)

Private Sailboat Cruise in Chicago

2 - 4 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a Cruisers Yachts motor yacht in Chicago, IL near me
$563+ /hour

Chicago, IL

5.0 (10)

50' Multi-level Luxury Yacht w/Flybridge & Sundeck

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Maxum cruiser in Chicago, IL near me
$275+ /hour

Chicago, IL

4.8 (4)

New Listing! Luxurious Maxum 41 with huge sunpad!

3 - 4 hours Captain optional
Up to 12 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

    Over all it was a great experience.
    Impressive, clean and well maintained boat. The captain was super nice and...

    Nicole

    Oct 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Great experience, highly recommend!!!

    Joe

    Oct 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    It was great experience.
    Very friendly crew and super clean boat. We enjoyed so much and definitely recommend to...

    Asaf

    Oct 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Conor

    Oct 2021

  • Al and staff were just beyond welcoming and kind! We had the best time on his boat! I HIGHLY recommend!

    Thanks...

    Amorinda

    Sep 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    The crew, captain and owner were amazing! Awesome people and very accommodating and fun to have on our charter....

    Crystal

    Sep 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    We had a great experince! Loved every part of it.

    Tony

    Sep 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Nasco and Mike were very accommodating and the boat was perfect for 8 people. Highly recommend and definitely will go...

    Chris

    Sep 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    All was smooth and very receptive you questions. Would rent again. Great boat.

    Aldo

    Sep 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Captain J and Captain Trevonte were great. Boat was comfortable and spacious for 7. Would do it again when visiting...

    Carlos

    Sep 2021

  • Captain Jim and Todd were fantastic. We learnt a lot during our first sailing and will come back soon!

    Carlos

    Sep 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Will

    Sep 2021

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