12 PASSENGER MAXIMUM, NO EXCEPTIONS!
ALL PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE U.S. Coast Guard Certified Captain and 1 crew member. If you have a qualified Captain with a USCG Master 50 ton license, first aid certified, cpr/aed certified, and one million dolars liability insurance, then he/she is eligible to captain the boat after a 45 minute sea trial check. Otherwise we can provide a list of captains that we know are qualified, insured, and are familiar with our vessels. Captain and crew combined rates range from $40/hr to $55/hr, and you will pay them directly.
Prices INCLUDES taxes, use of refrigerator and gas grill, rockin stereo, kayak, 2 paddle boards, water floats and toys, free ice, free bottled water!
Full Day is 6 hours, Half Day is 4 hours.
2, 3 and 5 hour charters also available.
We require that a licensed captain must be in command of the vessel at all times. Insurance requires at least one crew member on board the vessels as well.
Boat rental to accommodate 12 adults, no exceptions
FREE PADDLEBOARD($25 per hour value!)
● FREE KAYAK ($30 per hour value!)
● WATER FLOATS AND INFLATABLES
● FREE ICE
● FREE BOTTLED WATER
● FREE USE OF GRILL
● CATERED FOOD OPTION
● ROCKIN STEREO OR LIVE MUSIC OPTION
Aft lounge area
Front sun deck
A.C. and heat cllimate control
Pressurized hot/cold water system
Bluetooth Alpine multi speaker sound system
Multiple power outlets
Fully equipped kitchen
2 bedrooms (1 serves as changing room)
2 full bathrooms with vacuum toilet
Interior lounge area
Gas BBQ grill
Swimming platform equipped with ladder for easy access to water
I would not recommend this boat to anyone looking for a premium boat experience. The boat was ancient and not kept up well, it smelled, was dirty (think hair everywhere), and the stereo system did not work. The price of this boat does not include the captain, so you're not getting a good deal. I would pay a little more for a better experience. If you do decide to use this company, do not use Captian Larry, he seemed very knowledgeable and friendly over the phone, but he did not know anything about the architecture in the city and things he said could provide proved to be all talk. Very disappointed with the entire experience.
On top of this, the weather was nasty on the particular day of the charter, and they did not cancel. I know the weather is not their fault, but the safety of the passengers should always be the first priority, and I believe money is theirs.
The boat was great, spacious and large enough for 10 guests plus 1 captain and 1 crew member. The crew was great and very helpful. The notes did state the boat had a cooler but it was a "makeshift" garbage can turned into a cooler. It worked fine but I would suggest to bring your own. The captain was very knowledgeable of the weather and water conditions since water was very choppy that day. I would hire Captain Dan again to charter our boat.
We had a great time on the lake! Captain Dan and his crew took us on a great tour of the river, then we dropped the anchor for a few hours and just enjoyed the day. Highly recommend for a group of 8-12 people looking to have a good time on the water!
Absolutely AMAZING experience. We had a surprise party for my boyfriend on the boat, and it was a blast. Captain Dan and the owners are sooooo nice and accommodating. I was nervous about the weather and sent so many emails and they reassured me that everything would be fine and we could find a solution if need be. The boat fit all 12 people comfortably. There were two sound systems so you could have music playing inside the boat and out which was awesome. We got to grill, the fridge/freezer had lots of space, as well as counter top space to lay out food and drink. People also used the paddleboards and the kayak. My group had an incredible time! We will definitely be back!!
I rented out a boat with captain from offshore312 for my best friend's bachelorette party, and we had an absolute blast! Captain Mike was super accommodating - he must have taken a thousand pictures of us that day - and the boat itself was perfect. There was plenty of room for our whole crew, plus all the booze and snacks we brought along.
My friends and I were so impressed with our trip, we're already planning on renting again next summer.
Great time with even better people. No better way to spend a 3+ hours in Chicago then on this boat. Captain Ryan and crew were friendly, energetic, and helpful. Would be hard pressed to find a better captain and crew in Chicago. The boat was clean and in great shape when we got on and had everything and more for what we needed for the night. Will definitely be booking this boat again!
Our group had a great time with Offshore! They were super accommodating and great to work with while booking. The day of, they captain and his assistant (?) were amazing! Very friendly and laid back and made sure we had a great experience. I would definitely book with them again.