Rent this 45' Sea Ray and Enjoy Chicago! - Perfect for Parties

(32 bookings)
45 ft
Boat length
Up to 12
Captain optional
This boat is rented with or without a captain
Owner’s response rate

The boat

Come cruise with us for an unforgettable Chicago yachting day! Whether you want to visit the famous Chicago Playpen, bask in the sun, catch an amazing view of Chicago's Skyline, watch the weekly firework shows, or cruise through the famous Chicago River, there is plenty of space and all the amenities to make your yachting experience absolutely the best.

PLEASE SEE BELOW for all details about hiring a Captain. All charges are disclosed below.

We offer both "Captained" and "No Captain" charters. Please note that regardless of the charter type, the captain rate is not included in the Boatsetter price. A “Captained” charter provides an estimate of what guests are expected to pay the captain directly.

*A USCG licensed captain is REQUIRED. Per USCG regulations we are not allowed to provide you with a captain. You are welcome to either supply your own captain that meets all of the owner and USCG regulations or you may choose a captain from a list of 5 to 10 pre-approved captains that we have vetted and are familiar with our vessel. Captain’s fee is separate and paid directly to the captain. Once you book with us we will provide you with the list of captains. Captains typically charge $100-$150 per hour. A list of authorized captains will be provided. Renter to communicate directly with the captain.*

*Gratuity for Captains is suggested, but not included in their rates. The standard industry rate is 15%-20% of the captain's total rate.*

This 45-foot Sea Ray Express Cruiser is an astonishing luxury cruiser that is perfect for any occasion. Perfect for bachelor/bachelorette parties, birthdays, corporate events, and other celebrations! There is plenty of space for you and your friends. Seats up to 12 guests plus captain and crew. Spend the day in the beautiful lake of Chicago, Illinois by boat! Book the 45' Beautiful Sea Ray Express Cruiser Yacht for up to 12 people. Rate as low as $220 per hour and a minimum booking of 3 hours.

Location: Diversey Harbor

*We offer a 45% discount on Monday - Thursday bookings and a 15% discount on Friday bookings (excluding holidays). This discount AUTOMATICALLY APPLIES when you select a weekday booking (Monday - Friday)*

Monday- Thursday - 45% Off

- 3 Hours - $660

- 4 Hours - $880

Fridays + Sundays - 15% Off

- 3 Hours - $1,020

- 4 Hours - $1,360

Saturdays - Regular Rates - (May 1st - June 8th + September 7th - 28th)

- 3 Hours - $1,200

- 4 Hours - $1600

Saturdays - Peak Rates (10% Increase) - (June 15th - August 31st)

- 3 Hours - $1,320

- 4 Hours - $1760

*Please note: A hired Captain/Crew is not included in the price. Clients may provide their own or hire one from a provided list. This is a separate transaction paid directly to the captain you hire*

*Fuel and cleaning fees are included in the hourly rate.*

*Weekend Time Slots*


- 10am - 2pm

- 2:30pm - 6:30pm

- 7pm - 10pm/11pm (Fireworks $200 Off!)

Holidays and Special Events are subject to a 20% increase. These include:

- 4th of July Weekend

- Air and Water Show (August 10th + August 11th)

- Chicago Boat Scene Party (TBA)

Cruise Options:

- Fireworks - Wednesdays - 9pm + Saturdays - 10pm ($200 Off!)

- Playpen - Drop Anchor and jump in

- Chicago River (4-hour minimum) *Not Available Saturdays + Sundays*

- Skyline Cruise

Charter Highlights:

- Floating Lily Pad

- Full Size Refrigerator + Small Freezer

- Complimentary water

- Play your own music with Bluetooth connectivity

- Upgraded stereo system with subwoofer

- Swim Ladder

- Restroom + Full Size Shower

- BYOB + Snacks (Food + Beverages allowed)

- Life Vests

Charter Guidelines:

- Charter Capacity is 12 passengers + Captain/Crew. No more than 12 guests.

- All passengers must be 21 to drink alcoholic beverages

- Bareboat Charter Agreement is required before departure.

- No lifeguard on duty, swimming is at your own risk. A signed waiver is required for swimming.

- No boat tie-ups

- No red wine, colored juices, or staining food

- Renter is liable for any damage to the vessel

Weather Policy:

If it is unsafe to operate on the day of your charter due to weather, then we will give you a full refund or reschedule at a discounted rate on a date/time the boat is available.

On the day of your charter, we have the authority to deem whether weather conditions are considered safe or unsafe. Uncharterable weather conditions are typically the result of (but are not limited to) heavy storms, waves forecasted over 4+ feet, small craft advisory warnings, gale storms, and strong winds. Light rain and passing storms are typically considered safe. In the case that conditions are considered unsafe, our team will work with the guests to temporarily postpone or reschedule your charter to a future date.

Cancellation Policy:

Free cancellations until 5 days before the booking start date. 50% refund for cancellations between 2-5 days before the booking start date. Cancellations within 2 days of the booking start date are non-refundable.

If you have any questions, we can answer those through BoatSetter's messaging platform before you pay. Send us an inquiry for a custom offer.

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Stereo Aux Input
Bluetooth audio
Floating mat
Air conditioning
Swim ladder
Children's life jackets
VHF Radio


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I'm passionate about providing people an extraordinary experience, with over 10 years of hospitality experience and countless seasons on the water with family and friends. I'm excited to share my love of the water, boating, and the Chicago skyline with out guests.
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Allowed on boat

kids under 12

  • 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.