RentChicagoBoats is our bare-boat charter division.
RentChicagoBoats Q & A:
Leasing and Bare-boat chartering is fun and easy. Captains are listed below! We adhere to USCG regulations, harbor master rules wherever we/you/the boat are / is. We appreciate your courtesy and cooperation.
Day of Event
Charterer must arrive at boat a minimum of one (1) hour for RID payment (fee/tax/insurance) and usage contract review and signing. A boat inspection and safety equipment review is expected. For Insurance liability purposes every passenger on your boat fills out your boating roster and you would include your float plan.
3 Simple Rules
If boat damage occurs, clients will remain with manager to review damage, clients RID will be held with the boat management until all remedies have been supported and paid for. All boat damage will be assessed by the owner within 72 hours of usage and or by the insurance carrier as their timing deems necessary.
Gas is settled either during your event by the charterer or at the home-base dock immediately upon your return during final boat inspection.
* Most Gas Stations Close at 7:00-8:00pm weekends (earlier during the week).
Your choices to pay for gas are:
Gas Stations & PHONE NUMBERS…
See CW Links Below
Belmont Harbor, Diversey Harbor, Burnham Harbor, 31st Street Harbor
Party Boat Charter & Rentals
RentChicagoBoats does a basic cleaning of every boat in our fleet prior to you leaving the dock. Each client receives the boat in a clean, supply provisioned, and well-cared-for manner.
We expect you to return the boat in the same condition you have received it in or expect to pay immediately for the clean-up fee upon your return.
The following cleaning fees will be assessed:
$300 party pontoons
$600 for our yacht
Illinois Public Intoxication Laws!
Please make the boating event the focus and let your beverages compliment your event experience. Illinois gets serious about drinking and driving on the boat and it warrants a ticket and a trip to the pokey. Excessive behavior will be unacceptable. Your safety and enjoyment is our priority.
Have a Designated Driver? Great come early and demonstrate your skills on our vessels. If you get there late and it cuts into your time…Oops too bad! LOL!
As a courtesy to our clients we post a list of captains available to serve you who do not work for CW except for Patrick. If you hire one of these captains and he screws up, we deal with you, and he solves the problem for you! If the captain is late, the captain needs to pay for his lateness by reimbursement or paying for his time and extended boat time to you and then you would pay us. Just because he’s on our website does not mean we are responsible for his/her actions. Your hire is responsible to you, not us!
Hard Liquor Consumption!
We reserve the right to limit you to 1-2 bottles of hard liquor regardless of the number of guests on board or of the length of time any boat is chartered. Damage does occur and miscommunication happens with hard liquor and we will not tolerate misbehavior. We will call the police if a guest gets out of hand.
We reserve the right to discontinue our service without a refund, if the charterer cannot control their guests after one warning! Safety first along with courteous fun is what we’ll support.
If you need a designated captain who is familiar with our boat’s operation, please contact one of the following names and negotiate their rate directly with them. They don’t work for us, they work for you!