HUGE affordable boat! Best rates for your group of up to 12!

58 reviews
383 bookings
3 hours minimum

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! We have two of these boats, one is blue/tan and the other is black/white. If you have a larger group you can rent both boats at the same time for up to 24 guests! If you have a preference between these two boats please specify in your request.  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. Rates: Summer 2021 rates (does not include captain, fuel or cleaning fee) • Monday - Thursday 4 hours $880 (flexible on start times) • Friday & Sunday 4 hours $1100 (choose from 10AM-2PM or 3PM-7PM) • Saturday 4 hours $1,350 (choose from 10AM-2PM or 3PM-7PM) June/July/August Pricing* Saturday • 10am-2pm: $1350 • 3pm-7pm: $1350 • 8pm-11pm: $1350 - sunset cruise and Navy Pier Fireworks display Friday and Sunday • 10am-2pm: $1100 • 3pm-7pm: $1100 • 8pm-11pm: $1100 Monday - Thursday (we are flexible with start times on weekdays): • 3 Hours: $800 • 4 Hours $900 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 cannot drive this boat yourself unless you are a US Coast Guard licensed captain (50 ton minimum endorsement). 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 $75 per hour plus gratuity. What To Expect Onboard: 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. 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 our most popular 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.  If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.

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

Super OwnerChris

We have been renting boats since 2013. We pride ourselves on providing a safe and professional experience for clients. Our boats are well equipped, squeaky clean, and ready for your special outing! We love working with all groups including families, corporate outings, bachelorbachelorette parties and just groups of friends who want to get off shore for a few hours! Come see the difference it makes to work with a professional boat rental company.

Check Availability

July 2021
August 2021
September 2021
  • Select a date to check availability.


58 reviews

5.0 out of 5!

  • Listing Accuracy

  • Departure & Return

  • Vessel & Equipment

  • Communication

  • Value

  • Itinerary & Experience

57 photos have been added by reviewers who booked this listing.
  1. QG

    Chris's boat was amazing! We couldn't have asked for a better experience. The boat was beautiful and Chris was great about communicating what we needed to do in order to make our experience as smooth as possible. We used Capt Dan Chavez to drive our boat and I can not recommend him enough. He was a great time and so knowledgeable about the boat. Overall, an amazing experience that we hope to repeat at the end of the summer!

  2. KH

    This was a perfect boat rental experience. Communication was excellent and the boat itself was exactly what we wanted. Captain Dan Chavez was friendly and helpful. Couldn’t have asked for a better day!

  3. SB

    It was an awesome time! I was so pleased!

  4. CO

    Great boat had plenty of room and space for our party of 11. Had a ball on the 12ft mat tht was provided with the boat.

  5. IK

    AMAZING July 4th weekend trip! Chris's boat was perfect for our holiday outing! Our group of 12 was very comfortable on board, the boat was absolutely beautiful and Captain Cortney took wonderful care of us! Chris was very professional with communication and answered all questions, as did Captain Cortney. The whole experience was so easy and everything went smoothly on the day of our trip. A big thank you to Chris and Captain Cortney for making our holiday weekend the most memorable! We will definitely be back to rent again :)

Features & Details

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

Approximate Location

You’ll get directions to the departure location when you make a booking.

The boat's approximate location on a map

Cancellation Policy

75% refund up to 14 days prior.

Additional Terms & Information

Our lowest rate of $225 per hour is only available Monday - Thursday for a 4 hour rental. Weekend rates are higher and outlined below. BOOKING RATE IS FOR BARE BOAT ONLY- CAPTAIN/FUEL IS NOT INCLUDED! Budget $75 per hour for a captain. You will hire/pay them directly. *Inquire for discounted shoulder season pricing which includes May 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 $75 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.

Similar Listings

Real reviews from happy GetMyBoaters.

131,745+ reviews

4.8 out of 5!