Welcome To Chicago Boat Rentals

Chicago’s top-rated gas powered boat rentals. You are the driver, which allows you and your group the privacy you deserve. BYOB and snack or we can have your food and drink waiting.

No Captain Needed

Easy to drive and private to your group!

Nothing says “summer” like going for a cruise on a gas powered pontoon boat with some drinks, good music and friends or family.

Bring The Family

Our river cruises offer family fun for kids and adults.

Chicago Boat Rentals will make your event unforgettable!

Birthday, Bachelor, Bachelorette, Reunions or Corporate Events 

View Chicago From the Water

Cruise The Scenic Chicago River

Cruise the Chicago River on your private boat.  Faster than the electric boats!

18 FT Pontoon

Enjoy cruising the beautiful Chicago River for two (2) hours. Up to 6 people

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22 FT Larger Pontoon

Enjoy cruising the beautiful Chicago River for 2 hours. Up to 10 people

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Evening/Firework Pontoon

Enjoy cruising the beautiful Chicago River for 2 hours with gorgeous fireworks on select evenings.

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Private Yacht Charter

Enjoy cruising the beautiful Chicago River or partying at the Playpen on Lake Michigan

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IMPORTANT!

Our Guests are important. As always, our boats are cleaned and sanitized after every rental. Our rentals are private. This means that only your group will be on a boat during the rental.

Our picnic area is provided for our guests as they wait to board their boats. When people check in, they wait in our picnic area. Oftentimes there are children in that area that can see and hear conversations. Please be respectful to those around you by limiting the use of profanity.

There is a Six (6) Person maximum on the 18ft pontoon and a Ten (10) person max on the 22ft pontoon. This is the total number of bodies on the boat including children, infants, and adults.

Please do not show up with more people than stated above. Our staff cannot make exceptions and it puts them in a difficult situation, especially when trying to check in other Guests. If your group has more than the maximum persons allowed, we cannot let your group out and we will not refund any money paid.

Questions? Check out our FAQs

No Captain Needed!

With Chicago’s top-rated gas powered boat rentals, you are the driver, which gives you and your group the privacy you deserve.

BYO or Catered

BYO Beverages and snacks  – or we can have your food and drink waiting!

Cruise The Chicago River

Cruise the scenic Chicago River on your private boat. Faster than the electric boats!

Unforgettable Events!

Make your Birthday, Bachelor, Bachelorette, Reunion or Corporate Event an unforgettable one.

18 FT Pontoon

6 Person Max | 2 Hour Cruise

Starts at $150 plus taxes and fees

The Pontoon is gas-powered, automatic and simple to drive.

Someone in your group will be the driver. Driver must be 21 years old with a driver’s license.

Our boats are Bluetooth capable so you can enjoy your favorite music.

BYOB and snacks welcome.

We we will be happy to cater to you. Catering options are here

Cruises are on a schedule and can be booked in 2 hour increments. Book a back to back rental for additional time

Sorry. You CANNOT go on Lake Michigan.

Life vests are provided (under 13 must have life vests on at all times)

Kids count towards the occupany limit.

22 FT Pontoon

10 Person Max | 2 Hour Cruise

 Starts @ $350 plus taxes and fees

The Pontoon is gas-powered, automatic and simple to drive.

Someone in your group will be the driver. Driver must be 21 years old with a driver’s license.

Our boats are Bluetooth capable so you can enjoy your favorite music.

The 22 ft pontoon has more space and a table for snacks and drinks.

BYOB and snacks welcome.

We we will be happy to cater to you. Catering options are here

Cruises are on a schedule and can be booked in 2 hour increments. Book a back to back rental for additional time

Sorry. You CANNOT go on Lake Michigan.

Life vests are provided (under 13 must have life vests on at all times)

Kids count towards the occupany limit.

Yacht Charter

Up to twelve (12) people

3 hours on the Chicago River – Starting at $1000
5 hours on Lake Michigan/Playpen – Starting at $1500.00

Take in the beautiful views of the Chicago skyline, shoreline, and riverfront from your private chartered yacht.

The top deck has a canopy optional flybridge with padded bench seating, and a table right behind the captain seat with 360 unobstructed views.

Mid-deck has a kitchen area with fridge, wet bar, and an entertainment area with plenty of seating and a table for food, 2 bathrooms, and 2 separate sleeping areas

•Swim platform with ladder
•Excellent sound system
•Life jackets and safety equipment
•2 coolers on board
•BYOB and Food

Three-hour charters on the Chicago River
Five-hour charters on Lake Michigan/Playpen

Fireworks are Wednesday and Saturday nights on The Chicago River

Before reserving, please read through the rules and Coast Guard regulations. You will also be required to fill out a waiver and book your captain and crew separately. Read here

3 hours on the Chicago River – Starting at $1000 (plus taxes and fees)

5 hours on Lake Michigan/Playpen- Starting at *$1500.00

Captain/Crew additional – Approx $100 an hour- CBR sends a list of approved crew upon booking.

Life vests are provided (under 13 must have life vests on at all times)

Kids count towards the occupancy limit.

Evening Boat Rentals | Fireworks

18 FT Pontoon – $350 Up to 6 people
22 FT Pontoon- $550 Up to 10 people

Enjoy cruising the beautiful Chicago River for 2 hours. This cruise includes the famous firework show located next to Navy Pier. This offer is available only Wednesday and Saturday nights, Memorial Day through Labor Day.

The 18ft and 22ft Pontoons are gas-powered, automatic and simple to drive.

Someone in your group will be the driver. Driver must be 21 years old with a driver’s license.

Our boats are Bluetooth capable so you can enjoy your favorite music.

The 22 ft pontoon has more space and a table for snacks and drinks.

BYOB and snacks welcome.

We we will be happy to cater to you. Catering options are here

Cruises are Two Hours on the Chicago River.

Cruises are on a schedule and can be booked in 2 hour increments. Book a back to back rental for additional time

Sorry. You CANNOT go on Lake Michigan.

Life vests are provided (under 13 must have life vests on at all times)

Kids count towards the occupany limit.

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