1. Massive open layout! Big boat!
  2. Massive open layout! Big boat!
  3. Massive open layout! Big boat!

Massive open layout! Big boat!

35 reviews
103 bookings

THIS IS A BARE BOAT RENTAL ONLY- CAPTAIN IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE QUOTED PRICING!! Budget $75/hour plus gratuity for a captain. You will hire/pay them directly. This is your most affordable option to get your private group out on the water in Chicago this summer! This Mainship Mediterranean yacht has a huge layout and should be your choice for a day on the water, whether with friends, family or work colleagues. We specialize in bachelorette, birthdays, and corporate events. Prices shown do not include a captain, fuel, or cleaning fee. CAPACITY (Phase 4) While this boat typically legally accommodates 12 guests, the city has imposed a COVID-related regulation that restricts all recreational boats to a maximum 8 adults + 2 minors (under 18), including the captain. If you are bringing minors over the age of 13 you must present valid ID to demonstrate age. You can have 7 adults in your group maximum, including you. The Chicago Harbors website states that the Chicago Police will be enforcing the capacity restrictions. CAPTAIN Rates are for boat rental only. The Captain fee is a separate transaction between renter and captain (this is a US Coast Guard Law) so you will hire the captain and pay them directly. The operator of the boat must be a US Coast Guard licensed captain. You are welcome to hire your own licensed captain with owner approval, or you may hire a captain from our list. I'll forward you a contact list of captains who are familiar with my boat after you complete the reservation. Captains typically charge between $65-$75 per hour plus gratuity. ADDITIONAL FEES In addition to the boat rental rate and the payment you will make to the captain, there is a fuel and cleaning fee. Fuel reimbursement will be $150 for the itinerary to the playpen anchorage and back. Cleaning fee is $50 flat rate for any of the charter slots. COOLERS/ICE We provide two coolers and you can buy ice at the local harbor office. You can bring your own snacks and beverages. LOCATION We are docked at 31st street harbor which is about a 10 minute taxi from downtown. There is paid parking available nearby. BOOKING RATE - These rates do not include captain, fuel, or cleaning fee which are priced as outlined above.

Captain is optional.
You decide if you would like to book with or without a captain.
9 guests
Powerboats, Pontoons, & RIBs
Inboard Propulsion

Super OwnerChris

Since 2013 I have been renting sailboats and power boats in the Chicago area. I enjoy providing a high value private boating option so that more people can experience Chicago from the lakefront. You'll find that I am a very responsive owner with a professional attitude.


35 reviews

5.0 out of 5!

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47 photos have been added by reviewers who booked this listing.
  1. GH

    Highly recommended! Chris and Abby got us all set up and took wonderful care of us! Everyone had a blast and the boat was tip top! Will definitely be back!

  2. AS

    Booking was easy. Chris was available for questions and provided us with a list of captains. He sent waivers before the day of the trip so paperwork and check-in process was quick and painless on the day of. The boat was clean, spacious, and comfortable. Great setup for a group. Captain Stephen was friendly and flexible on where we wanted to explore on the boat. Thanks so much for an amazing day, Chris!

  3. KJ

    Chris is amazing. Fast communication and very helpful! Great boat experience, everything was neat and clean!

  4. BR

    Boat was spotless, spacious, up to date & photo ready! Chris was crazy fast with his responses. Cant wait to book again!

  5. NB

    My friends and I had such an awesome time on the boat. The boat was very spacious and clean. Chris was great and very accommodating towards us. He was also very patient with all my questions and responded right away. Book his boat, you will NOT regret it. I know I will definitely book with him again!! 👌🏽

Features & Details

  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Bar
  • Bluetooth
  • Climate Control
  • Galley Stove & Oven
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cabin
  • Toilet
  • Wheel steering
  • Bimini
  • Inboard Engine
  • Dodger
  • Twin Engine
  • Fuel type: Gas
  • Generator
  • Head

Approximate Location

You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.

The boat's approximate location on a map

Cancellation Policy

Full refund up to 14 days prior.

Additional Terms & Information

RATE IS FOR BARE BOAT ONLY- CAPTAIN/FUEL IS NOT INCLUDED! Budget $60-$70/hour plus gratuity for a captain. You will hire/pay them directly. The Mainship Mediterranean 40 ft express cruiser is unique in its size and seating area in the cockpit. Most cruisers have seating that breaks the boat up into different areas, but on the Mainship the cockpit is one HUGE social zone with lots of lounge areas. Check out the custom daybed lounger next to the helm! We also have lounge pads installed at the front of the boat. This massive vessel is equipped with a full bathroom, coolers, and a great sound system you can plug into either via Bluetooth, AUX or USB. This Mainship is perfect for your group of up to 12 guests to take a trip to the playpen. For groups larger than 12, consider renting both of our matching power boats to accommodate up to 24 guests. Our standard policy is to provide no refunds after booking. However if this charter is prohibited based on COVID-19 government policies, a full refund will be provided. JULY/AUGUST PRICING*: SATURDAY 10am-1pm: $1050 2pm-6pm: $1350 7pm-11pm: $1350 (8pm-11pm: $1200) - sunset cruise and Navy Pier Fireworks display FRIDAY & SUNDAY 10am-1pm: $875 2pm-6pm: $1150 7pm-11pm: $1150 MONDAY - THURSDAY (we are flexible with start times on weekdays): 3 Hours: $775 4 Hours $925 *Inquire for discounted shoulder season pricing which includes May, June and September. All prices listed are for the boat rental only, you must hire a US Coast Guard licensed captain to pilot the boat. We can recommend several captains that are familiar with the operation of this particular vessel, and you will pay the captain directly. You are not limited to only the captains on the list, you are able to hire a different USCG licensed captain. You should budget around between $60 and $70 per hour for captain service, plus gratuity. Fuel is paid by the renter based on consumption, which can vary widely depending on your chosen itinerary. For a typical trip up the Chicago coastline to the playpen anchorage and back your fuel reimbursement will not be more than $150.00 total. If you want to do a river cruise the fuel will be significantly more.

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