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Chicago, IL

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

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers

Chicago, IL

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Carver 36SS Perpetual Party aboard Sweet Emotion!

4 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 12 passengers

Chicago, IL

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Fun and pleasure on a spacious and luxurious yatch

4 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 12 passengers

Chicago, IL

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Big Boat with plenty of social distancing space!

4 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 12 passengers

Chicago, IL

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The Manytimes II

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 16 passengers

Chicago, IL

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Chicago at it's finest aboard the 46' Great Laker

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers

Chicago, IL

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Chicago Scenic Yacht Charters

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers

Chicago, IL

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CHICAGO FIVE-0H! The best party boat on the Lake!

4 - 6 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers

Chicago, IL

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Sunrise

3 - 6 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers

Chicago, IL

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We live it, you’ll love it!

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 4 passengers

Chicago, IL

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51' Sea Ray Sundancer powerboat in Burnham harbor

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers

Chicago, IL

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

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers
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Select a captain

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Set sail

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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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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?

The cost to rent depends on whether you are renting for a half-day or a full day, the boat's features and size can impact its price. Rental prices can range from $200 to $1,000 plus 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 for the day?

The cost of renting a boat for the day on average ranges from $200 to $1200. The cost to rent varies depending on the size of the boat and the length of time that you will be using it.

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

    I can’t even begin to say how Amazing our day was. The boat is absolutely beautiful!! There was plenty of space for...

    Jacqueline

    Jun 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    The experience is wow, Danny and Kim are the boat owner have seen, they are very accommodating, Danny help us with...

    Adewale

    Jun 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Thank you Terry n Vanessa. My family n I are very grateful.. we so much appreciate how you handled d kids.. it’s an...

    aderemi

    Jun 2021

  • Captain Al was great! We had a wonderful time.

    Lyka

    Jun 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    As a first time boat renter, we were very impressed and would highly recommend this boat. Danny and Kim (and Captain...

    Stacey

    Jun 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    My family, friends, and I had the most amazing time on this boat. The boat was beautiful. Kim and Danny provided...

    Seritta

    Jun 2021

  • We had a great day on the boat with Captain Al. There was a group of 16 of us and there was plenty of space on the...

    Eric

    Jun 2021

  • Great trip

    Nigam

    Jun 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Looking for an outstanding time? Ted is your contact.

    Chris

    Jun 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Terry and Vanessa were absolutely incredible! From the communication to the actual experience, everything was spot...

    Amar

    Jun 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Our group had an incredible time on Kim's boat! We had a group of friends visiting Chicago for the weekend for a...

    Jack

    Jun 2021

  • Charlotte and her crew were extremely accommodating for our group. We had a group of friends in town for a college...

    Jack

    Jun 2021

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