Beautiful Classy Yacht (COMES W/LIST OF CAPTAINS)

(10 bookings)
37 ft
Boat length
Up to 12
No captain
The renter can operate the boat
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The boat

The Chez Renée boasts a very roomy cabin and cockpit, with room for the whole family, and then some. She is remarkable for her size and comfortability. Notably, the 36' Carver Mariner has expansive single-level interior as well a spacious flybridge with lounge seating for several guests. Instead of traditional side decks, wide walkways sweep up from the deck to the bridge, that makes it easy to get around the boat. Also note that the foredeck bench seat converts into a sun pad.


This vessel is equipped with a full bathroom, kitchen size galley, refrigerator, microwave, coolers, fire extinguishers, first aid kit and other safety equipment, as well as USCG Type-1 life vests for all passengers. She has an amazing JL Audio Sound System you can plug into either via Bluetooth, AUX or USB for the best bumping sounds ever. This yacht is perfect for your group of up to 12 guests to take a trip to Navy Pier's Northside playpen (the hub of activity on the lakefront). For groups larger than 12, consider renting a matching size yacht or power boat in our fleet of 4 boats to fit your desired guests capacity beyond 12 passengers, that is, if you wish to do simultaneous bookings, where you can ride out to the playpen side by side, boat by boat for Fun Fun Fun!

Excursion Versions:

Chicago's city lights also boasts a beautiful skyline to behold with family and friends while celebrating your special life events, as you cruise Lake Michigan's shoreline for Birthday Parties, Bachelor Parties, Bachelorette Parties, Engagement Parties, Anniversary Cruises, Holidays, to Office Parties & more. Or simply treat yourself to a day on the water "just because" you deserve it! Drop-anchor at Navy Pier, Buckingham Fountain, the Playpen, or keep in mind the Chicago River offers interesting architecture and historic sites great for sightseeing as well. You name the event, we'll name the cruiser from our fleet to accommodate your needs.


During summer season (Wed/Sat) nights the City of Chicago presents a fantastic fireworks display at the heart of Navy Pier which is a sight to behold from the Lake. We offer Firework Party Cruises throughout the summer. Firework cruises are a minimum of 3hrs in duration.

Cruising Start Times:

We cruise to the Playpen in the daytime (give or take 1hr outside the listed times) (10am); the evening (3pm); and at night (8pm) for pleasure cruises to view the fireworks display.

*Special Water Event Days & Holidays:

Memorial Day weekend; Juneteenth; July 4th Fireworks weekend; The Air & Water Show wknd; Labor Day wknd; Venetian Night; and The Chicago Scene Party (there are 2 "Scene" events). These are major show-stoppers with spectacular sites and lots of activity out on the water, thereby causing a flat fee attached onto these special water event days (listed below).


Weekday $375/hr

Weekend $400/hr

Firework Cruises $500/hr (for 3/hrs)

*Special Water Event Days & Holidays* $300 addt'l

Minimum 3-hour bookings. Many clients book 4hrs +


Weekday $500/hr; Corp Weekend Events $600/hr.

Includes River Tour with a min 4-hour booking.

Bare Boat Rental Rate vs Captain Structure:

This is a BARE BOAT ONLY RENTAL COMPANY, (called Chez Renee Voyage). Captains are not included in our company's quoted pricing listed herein. The Captain's fee is a separate transaction between renter and captain (this is a US Coast Guard Law), where you will hire your own captain and pay them directly. You may hire a captain from a list we provide you upon completion of your reservation (who are familiar with our boats), or you are welcome to hire your own licensed captain (with owner approval). Captains typically charge $85-$100/hr with customary gratuity, so budget for that cost separately from our boat rental fee.

Fuel/Cleaning Fee Structure:

In addition to the boat rental rate and the payment you will make to your captain, there is a fuel and cleaning fee. Fuel reimbursement will be $160 for our most popular itinerary to the playpen anchorage and back dockside. Cleaning fee is $90 flat rate for any of the rental slots. River Cruises are $250 additional for extra fuel usage, to be paid directly to owner the day before boarding.

Marina Location/Parking:

We are docked at 31st Street Harbor Marina which is about a 5-10 min taxi from downtown. There is paid parking available onsite, as well nearby, or hop a ride-share as a group.

If you have any questions, we can answer them through the Boatsetter messaging platform before paying. Simply press inquiry or book and we can take it from there.

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Bluetooth audio
Cooler / Ice chest
Air conditioning
Swim ladder
Children's life jackets
Depth finder
VHF Radio


37 ft.
Carver Yachts
360 Mariner
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(9 bookings)
I have a passion for boat life, as has been demonstrated by the 18 years of being out on Lake Michigan waters, summer after summer. I am a people person that's pretty ambitious, resourceful, goal-oriented, adventurous, fair and fun loving. I seem to take on careers that make people happy because making people happy makes me happy. In so doing, I take on these monumental tasks sometimes bigger than myself, and yet somehow seem to always meet these challenges head-on with strength & tenacity, serendipitously; making things look easier than they actually are; i.e. 3 foot spas for 10 years, called "My Happy Feet" (which was the first of my kind, American and Black-owned); to now renting a fleet of boats, (another first), being the first female to head up, own, and rent a fleet of boats on Lake Michigan. Who knew? Anyway, I would love it if you would come boat with me at the Chez Renee Voyage enclave someday.
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Things to know

Allowed on boat

kids under 12

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