Illinois Boat Hire
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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 hire 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 hire, 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.
We used Chris for my bachelorette weekend in Chicago for a day on the water & had the absolute best time. There was even a last minute cancellation from the captain and Chris took care of everything to ensure we had a replacement so I didn't have to stress at all. Would 10/10 recommend for your day out on the lake!
We had a great time with Nijole and Rimus. They were wonderful hosts and made our experience on Harmony unique and unforgettable. We admired their love of sailing and the lake and sharing that with us. We would definitely recommend taking a trip with them!
Nijole and her husband were the perfect hosts. They embody professionalism, safety, and fun. Nijole knows exactly when and how to give her guests space to have fun, while also remaining present to keep her guests comfortable and safe. Most importantly, she knows how to maximize her guests' enjoyment. She gives excellent advice and offers to help her guests take pictures, party, etc. We are so glad our first experience was with such an excellent host. We can't imagine going with any one else now.
🤩 WE SHOT OUR TV-SHOW on this boat 🤩- it was PERFECT. This is a REAL REVIEW - Nijole is a 5-star experience boat charter service. She is truly and authentically KIND. Encouraging and FUN! We always felt safe and secure despite our newbiesms to sailing. I would trust them with my toddler all the way up to my Great Aunt! We had such a terrific time. Please stop scrolling, stop looking, you’ve found your captain and vessel!!! If you’re still reading, here’s the best part...NO HIDDEN FEES, COSTS, SURCHARGES. What you pay through the app is what you pay. This equates to PEACE OF MIND ❤️❤️❤️ BOOK NOW 🙌🏽
Nijole and her husband were very kind and caring and made the experience worthwhile. Unfortunately we did have to cut our charter short due to motion sickness but they were very accommodating with helping me feel better and returning to shore. Would definitely recommend
Nijola was super Responsive, kind, and fun! She was available without being in the way. We felt super comfortable to enjoy our party. And We felt safe. Great captain! I can’t wait to book more time on the water. Remember, even if you can only squeeze in 2 hours of your time it is well worth it. Don’t hesitate! Do it!