Sea Ray bowrider - Drive yourself or hire a capt!

(19 bookings)
27 ft
Boat length
Up to 8
Captain optional
This boat is rented with or without a captain
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The boat

Why should you book with us?

+ We are the most experienced boat rental company in Chicago - check out our profile to see we've been renting through Boatsetter for 10 years.

+ Our boats are professionally cleaned between all rentals

+ All boats are highly equipped for rental - multi-zone bluetooth sounds system, sun pads, swim platform, high-capacity coolers, full bathroom

CAPTAIN: This is a recreational vessel so you will need to hire a captain directly. We provide a pre-approved Captain contact list, but you have your choice of who to hire. We recommend budgeting $80-$100 per hour plus gratuity. You may hire a different qualified captain through our owner-approval process.

ADDITIONAL FEES: $125 fuel (river cruise may have surcharge), $50 cleaning fee

WHAT TO EXPECT: This 26 foot Sea Ray Sundeck bowrider is a perfect boat for a day on the lake. It is equipped with a great Bluetooth sound system, bathroom (YES this boat has a bathroom compartment!), cooler, sink, shower, and huge lounge seating in the front. There is a large swim platform on the back of the boat which makes getting in and out of the water a breeze! The boat has an anchor for hanging out in the playpen. Bring your own food and drinks.

WEATHER: If you are unable to use the boat due to dangerous weather conditions or heavy sustained rain, (actually happening at time of rental, not based on forecast conditions) you can elect to either reschedule at no charge or to receive a 75% refund of the boat rental rate.

LOCATION: We are docked at 31st street harbor which is about a 10 minute taxi from downtown. There is paid parking available nearby.

DRIVE IT YOURSELF: Experienced boaters can drive this boat themselves ($75 pre-departure orientation/check out required for first self driving rental with us), or you can hire a captain to take you out on the water. Booking rates do not include Captain, fuel or cleaning fees. We recommend no more than 8 passengers on this boat. If you want to hire a captain you should budget about $100 per hour plus gratuity. Fuel cost is estimated at $150 for a typical 4-hour itinerary.

If you want to drive this boat yourself you will need to provide a boating license or have significant experience operating a similar boat. If you don't have enough experience you can hire a captain. A member of our staff will conduct an orientation with you to make sure you are comfortable with the unique features of this Sea Ray.

This boat has a commercial insurance policy with a bareboat charter endorsement which, via the bareboat charter agreement, adds the charterer as a named insured. You may also decide to purchase additional insurance if you would like. Any DRIVER of the boat must have at least 2 years of experience operating similar sized boats (within 10 feet length), must not have any criminal convictions or please of no contest, and must not have any marine insurance losses/claims in the last 10 years, and no license suspensions/violations (including auto) in the last 5 years. Please do not plan on driving this boat if any of these apply to you, as the insurance coverage could be voided.

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Stereo Aux Input
Bluetooth audio
Cooler / Ice chest
Swim ladder
Children's life jackets
Deck shower
VHF Radio


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Boat owner
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I've spent most of my boating years in the Great Lakes in the US and Canada. I've owned my 40 foot sailboat for the past 5 years and have sailed her on trips throughout Lake Michigan.
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Things to know

Allowed on boat

kids under 12

  • Free cancellations until 30 days before the booking start time.
  • 50% refund for cancellations between 15-30 days before the booking start time.
  • Cancellations within 14 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.