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

Bring The Family

Our river cruises offer family fun for kids and adults. 

Birthday, Bachelor, Bachelorette, Reunions or Corporate Events

View Chicago From the Water

You Are The Driver

Our Pontoons are easy to drive and only a valid drivers license is required.  

Cruise The Scenic Chicago River

Our Vision

Our purpose/vision is to grow into a leading business in Chicago for boat rentals. Below are the goals to achieve this vision:

  • To constantly grow and strive for excellence while staying focused on quality and comfort
  • To be known for good prices, great fun and honest straightforward service
  • To leave our customers feeling pleased after making use of our service so that they won’t hesitate to come again

Thinking Ahead

“We’re gonna need a bigger boat,” the famous one-liner from the movie, “Jaws” has become the running joke at Chicago Boat Rentals. As we continue to grow, and our guests return, we continue to grow our fleet and we will always contune to think ahead to our “bigger boat.”

Our Mission

Providing people with a fun experience on our boat tours come in different packages. Also, we factor in comfort so that customers are able to get great value for their money. Our mantra is: See the City Differently While Being Your own Captain.


Joe Brown

Joe Brown


Angela Jane

Angela Jane

Director Of Events/Operations

Makenna Brown

Makenna Brown

Dock Host

Matt Shroka

Matt Shroka

Dock Supervisor

Danny White

Danny White

Senior Dock

Kasia Pruszynski

Kasia Pruszynski


Nick Rizvi

Nick Rizvi

Senior Dock

Community Involvement

Chicago Boat Rentals encourages community involvement and family values.  We also believe in contributing to the well-being of a community beyond financial support.

School and Athletic Programs

Providing jobs and supporting school and athletic programs are examples of making a positive difference in the communities we serve.

Coaching Athletic Programs

The best type of contribution is our time

St Francis High School

 Proud Supporter of the school and Athletic Dept.

Wheaton Park District

Chicago Boat rentals supports Wheaton Park District

Family Shelter Services

Chicago Boat Rentals has been a proud supporter since 2015

Rainbows For All Children

Because All Children Matter

Winfield Park District

District 84 Schools Franklin Park



Center For Enriched Living

Supporting people with developmental disabilities so they can be fully included in the community

First Congretional Church Of Berwyn

The Brown’s church for over 30 years. Mom Brown still volunteers here.

Donation Requests

All donation requests should be sent via email to our Operations Director Angela.  Please ensure all information is provided. If we are unable to support for any reason, we can make recommendations for other resources.