The Best Playpen Party Boat in Chicago! Captain included!

(15 bookings)
36 ft
Boat length
Up to 12
This boat is rented with a captain
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The boat

Enjoy the Best Playpen Party boat in Chicago.

I'm Ted Widen and I own Chicago Scene and started the Chicago Scene Boat Party over 20 years ago in the Playpen.

You are Guaranteed to have a great time!

We have two of the finest Party Boats in Chicago. You and your group will have the best time on our boats.

Gas is included in your price.

Check out all of our great boating photos!

Great Fusion Bluetooth stereo

The SeaRay 35’ Sundancer is one of the nicest charter boats in Chicago. The boat is over 35’ feet long and very wide and heavy which makes the ride even smoother in all conditions. The boat has A/C, 1 Bedroom, 1 large Bathroom, 2 refrigerators as well as two sinks, plus a large cooler out in the seating area, a huge dive platform, a nice padded sundeck up front. We also have a four-person blow up raft for people to enjoy while swimming in the playpen.

The boat is perfect for groups up to 12 people.

We started the famous Chicago Scene Boat Party in the Playpen over 20 Years ago. Nobody knows how to have a better time in the playpen than us.

Playpen Trips – We were one of the first boaters to party in the Playpen and continue that every weekend in Chicago. We know the best places to anchor so you have the least amount of waves from other boats.

Fireworks from Navy Pier: On Wednesday & Saturday nights we offer Sunset & Fireworks cruises.

For groups larger than 12 people you can reserve our other boat and go up to 24 people. we have a Searay Sundancer 51 and can do a “Tie-Up in the Playpen” Please book those larger trips early before we get all booked up.

Our cruises are perfect for these special occasions:

· The World Famous “Playpen” we anchor, turn up the music, crack open the drinks and dive into the water

· Chicago River Cruise – Hanging out at City Winery

· Bachelorette or Bachelor Parties

· Anniversary Cruises

· Special Occasions Cruises

· Chicago Scene Boat Party – Saturday, July 27

· Birthday Parties

· Corporate events

· Chicago Air & Water Show (Friday, Saturday & Sunday August 18th-20th)

· Holiday Weekends (Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day- Book early they book up fast)

· Lollapalooza- Listening to the concert from Monroe Harbor Aug 3rd-6th

· Weddings

· Renew Vows

*You pay the captain directly and we will provide a list of captains for you to choose from.

If you are pleased with the service It's customary and normal to offer a gratuity of 10-20% of the total charter fee to the captain.

Our boats book up early every year so please reserve ASAP.

Check out all the photos of all the people we have taken out over the years.

We offer two beautiful powerboats that can take a total of 25 people out together. We have a 51′ Searay Sundancer and a 35′ Searay Sundancer boats. We can do a “Tie-Up in the Playpen” just off Lakeshore Drive. Please book those larger trips early before we get all booked up


Ted Widen

Chicago Scene

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Rod holders
Stereo Aux Input
Bluetooth audio
Floating mat
Inflatable toys
Cooler / Ice chest
Air conditioning
Swim ladder
Snorkeling gear
Deck shower
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Sea Ray Boats
320 Sundancer
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Allowed on boat

kids under 12
glass bottles

  • Free cancellations until 5 days before the booking start time.
  • 50% refund for cancellations between 3-5 days before the booking start time.
  • Cancellations within 2 days of the booking start time are non-refundable.
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This boat belongs to a Commercial Owner, an independent boat rental company. A Commercial Owner is an independent, Boatsetter-approved boat rental company who provides their own insurance to their guests.

A security deposit hold (not a charge) will be placed on your credit card 48 hours before your booking starts to cover any incidental damage that may occur during your rental. This hold is released 48 hours after the booking is complete, if no claims are made. The security deposit amount for the boat you are booking will be outlined during the check-out process.

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If requested, the owner can provide a list of available captains for bareboat charter or the renter can use their own qualified captain. If the boat is being time chartered, the owner will provide the Captain.