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 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
“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.”
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.
Chicago Boat Rentals believes that community involvement brings positive change. We also believe that contributing to the well-being of a community goes beyond financial support. Our goal is to support and participate in activities that improve social well-being, education, the safety of children, and environmental beautification projects.
Center On Halsted
Center on Halsted is the Midwest’s most comprehensive community center dedicated to advancing community and securing the health and well-being of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) people of Chicagoland.
Proud Supporter 2021
Compass to Care, The Mike & Sandy Ernsdorff Childhood Cancer Foundation, is a charitable organization that is dedicated to ensuring under-served families can access life-saving cancer treatment for their children.
Supporting Since 2019
For more than 30 years, FFS has offered emergency shelter services in addition to longer-term transitional housing programs for qualifying individuals and families
Chicago Boat Rentals has been a proud supporter since 2015 and has donated, supported financially and volunteered at several events
International Chamber Artists
International Chamber Artists is to present performances driven by the highest standards of artistic excellence while collaborating with communities and organizations to promote the viability and growth of classical music audiences for the future.
Proud Supporter 2019
David L. Hoyt Education Foundation
The mission of David L. Hoyt Education Foundation is to support and encourage joyful, play-based, and collaborative learning. We recognize the need to cultivate and foster education, community, and responsible citizenship
Special Olympics Illinois
Special Olympics is a global movement that unleashes the human spirit every day around the world through the transformative power and joy of sport. Through programming in sports, health, education and community building, Special Olympics is tackling the inactivity, stigma, isolation, and injustice that people with intellectual disabilities (ID) face.
Rainbows For All Children
Rainbows for All Children is dedicated to providing support for all youth as they navigate grief and heal from loss, whether from death, divorce/separation, deployment, deportation, incarceration or other trauma
Winfield Park District
St Francis High School
Proud Supporter of the school and Athletic Dept.
District 84 Schools Franklin Park
Wheaton Park District
Chicago Boat rentals supports Wheaton Park District
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.
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.