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
To be the premier provider of boat rentals in Chicago while allowing our guests to “View and Experience Chicago A Different Way”
To stand by our mission, we promise to constantly strive for excellence in servivce while staying focused on quality,safety and comfort.
“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.”
We believe 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, and environmental beautification. We are also actively involved in the fight to end violence, trafficking and sexual exploitation of women
Some of the programs and organizations we have supported or contributed to are listed below.
Working to end the violence, trafficking, and sexual exploitation of children and women Dedicated to keeping children safe – from the moment of conception.
Committed to supporting, assisting, and empowering moms; from pregnancy to birth and beyond.
Compass To Care
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
Family Shelter Services
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
One Tail at a Time
One Tail at a Time is a Chicago animal rescue with a progressive dog adoption program that supports under-resourced animal shelters and pet families
Supporting the annual gala 2018
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 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
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.