Find The Best Boat Rentals in Illinois.
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With its beautiful blue waters and wonderful weather, Illinois is iconically known as the "Prairie State" for its farmland, forests, rolling hills, and wetlands. Located in the Midwest, it borders Indiana to the east and the Mississippi River to the west, is arguably one of the prime locations in the United States for a boating trip. Illinois is also home to the Chicago harbors and skylines, the famous Port of Chicago, and one of the world’s busiest airports, O’Hare International Airport. The northeastern part of the state is bordered by Lake Michigan, making it the ideal spot for avid boaters. If you are planning a boating trip to Illinois, there are plenty of destinations that will interest you while traveling here.
The seasons are open for boating all year round in Illinois, but the best time of year to enjoy the water and find a boat rental in Illinois is during the summer season. Illinois itself as a great state for boating and fishing enthusiasts. Most people don’t think of the Midwest when they think of beaches, but Chicago and Lake Michigan has some great areas for relaxing and enjoying the city’s beautiful summer weather. Illinois is known for a continental type of climate, which includes hot summers and pleasant spring and fall seasons. The temperate weathers and relaxed waters makes the time of year ideal for your travel plans and adds its own charm to explore the waterways.
When visiting Illinois, most tourists go boating in the Chicago area. As the third largest city in the U.S., Chicago is a vibrant urban destination with a lot to do and see. Its picturesque location on Lake Michigan, its stunning architecture, and its position as a cultural leader make Chicago a popular tourist destination. Many people love to visit the city and go out on the water to see Chicago’s beautiful skyline. From the water, you can see an number of iconic skyscrapers like the sleek Willis Tower and the neo-Gothic Tribune Tower.
Although famous for being the Windy City of Chicago, boat lovers know that this nickname rarely does justice to Chicago. You have endless options for finding boat rentals, yacht charters, and fishing charters in Chicago. You can choose to rent from powerboats, cruises, pontoon boats, motor yachts, fishing charters, kayaks, stand up paddleboards, and more.
Lake Michigan is one of the biggest lakes in the U.S. and perhaps the most exciting in terms of boating activities. It is shared by four U.S. states: Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana. Its waterfront in each state is very different, giving the lake’s visitors the opportunity to explore the beautiful and unique scenery. Fishing is a natural part of the lake’s popular activities. There is a huge variety of fishing boats for rent, on a daily basis. Recreational boating in Lake Michigan is also a thrilling venture due to the plentiful islands, harbors, and lighthouses. The boating season in Lake Michigan usually opens up in the middle of May and extends through October.
With so much to offer both on land and on the water, your boating vacation in Illinois is sure to be one of the most action-packed and memorable trips that you have ever taken. The Windy City, Lake Michigan, and internationally-renowned attractions make it a natural choice for boaters with a wide variety of interests. Whether you enjoy cultural experiences, historic education opportunities, exciting nightlife, or gorgeous beaches, the cities of the Midwest can give boaters the chance to enjoy some of the best activities of the United States.
GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in Illinois.
Awesome day with our family!!..The day was so beautiful all the water & the sunset was amazing... Most of all Captain dan was so professional & Nice giving us a great tour of the city and accommodating our needs as well.Thank you for a wonderful experience. We will definitely charter with you again😊😊
The boat is perfect: it is clean, new, spacious, and great value. It was perfect for what I had planned (engagement proposal). Russ and Rich were incredible. They both were incredibly nice, easy to talk to, and extremely processional. I couldn't have asked for a better captain and first hand. Thank you.
Easy to Uber to Shawn’s spot from downtown. We literally got on the boat and just relaxed and enjoyed the day. Perfect vessel for a family or a few couples. Plenty of room and clean. Worth the price for a private worry free experience!
Shawn and Kelly were AMAZING HOSTS!!! I rented out Shawns yacht for a birthday and they went above and beyond to make sure the boat was safe and sanitized. They were friendly, funny and extremely pleasant to be around! They were also very easy going gentlemen. I HIGHLY recommend them and Shawns beautiful yacht!!!
Omg this was so awesome James who is my husband made sure this event happened for my birthday and I loved it. The captain Martin was so nice and so sweet and made it so great and full of joy and excitement and we all loved him. The yacht was gorgeous everything we wanted just beautiful views and music was so loud and made the vibes to the highest level. Thank we enjoyed to the fullest.
Beautiful boat and exactly as pictured... Very new/upgraded look and feel. Everyone had a great time celebrating! Captain Martin and crew mate Richie were super cool and laid back. Only real rule was no shoes (totally understandable). There are a few wine/champagne glasses and coffee mugs on the boat if you forget to bring your own supplies. Also the paper towels, 3 coolers, mini fridge, & microwave came in handy. There is a store right next to the dock that sells snacks, ice, etc. Parking lot is right in front of the dock. All very convenient! 4 hours goes by quicker than you’d expect. Awesome time. We will definitely be booking again.