Self Driven- You Are The Driver!

Rent a gas powered pontoon from Chicago Boat Rentals.   We supply the life vests and our dock team will provide you with instructions on how to operate our boats.  They are as simple as driving a golf cart.  A valid drivers license is required to drive.

BYOB and small snack permitted.  Catering avalable or ask aout our cheese and fruit boards!

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Availabilty & Booking

Due to the overwhelming amount of calls and emails each day, our site is designed to book your reservations with ease.  Availability is 100% up to date on our site.  Boat Rentals are for 2 hours. for longer rentals, you should book back to back- if available   Our office is unable to check availibility as it may change if someone else book.

Choosing Your Boat

Below will show you the calendar for availability and bookings. Please choose the correct boat.  Our boats book fast, if you see a date you would like, we recommned booking right away.


Our eight (8) person pontoon holds 8 people and our 12 person pontoon holds 12 people. This is regardless of age or size, this includes infants. For more information visit our FAQ page.

Refunds & Cancellations

 There is a strict no refund policy once your cruise is booked. Date and time changes will incur a $20 fee and must be done at least 48 hours before your rental time. Our boats will go out rain or shine. Cancellations are only at Chicago Boat Rentals discretion due to severe weather. If cancelled by CBR, options for rescheduling will be available. No shows will not have reschedule options. Please plan on showing up unless you are notified by Chicago Boat Rentals.


If you have a Goldstar or Yelp deal you must first send your voucher to to be verified and redemmed. We will then send you a code to book. We cannot refund you if you pay for the rental without doing this.

There are no refunds for any reason once you book

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