40' Sea Ray Express Cruiser on Chicago Shorline
See the spectacular Chicago skyline from the water! Book a Exclusive Boat Cruise aboard the 40' Sea Ray Express Cruiser for up to 11 people. Rates as low as $350 per hour and minimum booking of 3 hours. Rates: Regular River Cruises • Sunday to Friday: $350 per hour (minimum of 3 hours) • Saturday: $425 per hour (minimum of 3 hours) Price does not include $75 per hour cash paid directly to captain/crew member for fees and gratuity. The captain/crew will be responsible for prepping and cleaning the boat before and after the charter, piloting the boat and managing all aspects during your charter, as well as serving you and your guests, so you just show up and enjoy. Special Trips • Specials Saturday night fireworks: $900 for up to 11 people, 8-11pm. Fuel is pre-paid by you in the amount of 10 gallons per rental hour and that is already included in the hourly rate. Further fuel use is charged to the renter. Security Deposit: $1,000 What You Can Expect: We are happy to offer a Power Boat Rental. Some people prefer the sounds of an engine to the sounds of wind, and power boats can be the perfect summer time Lake Michigan party boat. Make it a crowd of up to 11 people, so you can enjoy the ample seating for 11 in the cockpit / party deck. There is a huge area for sunbathing on the bow. So after the party guests on board cool off in the lake, they can dry off on the bow under the season’s blue skies. And they will have no problem getting back on the vessel, since there is an easy access ladder for swimming on our 40′ cruisers. What To Expect Onboard: From this view of our 40′ cruiser, you can see how much space there is both on the bow (the area forward of the windshield), and in the party deck (the large seating area for more than your group of up to 11 at the back of the boat). Whether you want to stretch out on the bow or in the party deck, or just party with friends, this boat has more space than any other in its class. The party deck has a huge seating area. The space is so huge we had to use a fish-eye lens to get most of it in the picture. This winter we updated the party deck with new flooring and electronics/stereo system (picture to be updated this spring). The swim platform is reached from a large walk-through gate at the back of the deck. There is also a removable table for drinks/snacks that your captain/crew will set up or remove for you as desired. The bow provides a huge area for large groups to enjoy together. There is plenty of space for the entire group to get some rays or just enjoy the ride. The picture here was taken during a late afternoon cruise through the Chicago River. For maximum safety and convenience, the bow can be accessed through the inside of the boat through our custom built permanent ladder and over-sized hatch. The custom access allows our guests to avoid the precarious walk around the narrow outer walkway that you find on power boats. 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
- Luxury, Events & Large groups
- Motor Yacht
Our company offer Power and Sailboat options, and "BIG BOAT" for up to 36 people. Sailboat ranging from 31-39', and a 40' power boat for those that prefer to make some noise. We can accommodate groups of up to 36 on BIG BOAT, 12 on power boats, 11 on sailboats. Food and beverage are BYO but we can also assist with catering.
5.0 out of 5!
Departure & ReturnAwesome
Vessel & EquipmentAwesome
Itinerary & ExperienceAwesome
This boat was perfect for our party of 12. Marty was able to accommodate us last minute and was so easy to work with. All of our questions were answered quickly and the process of booking the boat and getting a captain was very easy and organized. The boat was huge, we had plenty of room for all of us and our belongings. Bill A was our captain and he was great. So welcoming and fun to hangout with. We would definitely book again and pick Bill as our captain!!
Great time, would do it again!
Features & Details
- Air Conditioning
- Wheel steering
- Licensing Required
- Twin Engine
- Fuel type: Gas
You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.
85% refund up to 7 days prior.
Additional Terms & Information
A USCG licensed captain with great lakes endorsement is required for your charter, along with passing the checkout, and being part of a random drug test program for the last 6 months. You can take our checkout course on Monday and Tuesday mornings. If you do not meet the above qualifications, there are several captains available, the typical rate for a captain is $75 per hour. We do not cancel charters in advance of charter time for weather due to the forecast. If you are in Chicago you know that an 80% chance of rain for the day is nearly meaningless (like Memorial day weekend 2017, the forecast called for rain almost all weekend and we experienced 22 minutes of rain on Saturday and that was all there was). No shows are charged full rate if a charter is possible. We sail in scattered showers, but not persistent rain or in electrical storms. Rain delays: If you arrive and there is a storm overhead, or one approaching on the radar, we will ask you to wait in the boat (you are not on the clock at that point) until it passes if we think it will pass in an hour or less. If it is apparent that it will not pass within an hour we will cancel the charter if you prefer not to wait any longer. Shortened charters are charged a pro-rated amount. If we cancel your charter due to conditions, you do not incur any charge, your full deposit is refunded, and there is no future obligation. The cancellation fees below are the percentage of the full charter fee including taxes and fees, not a percentage of the deposit • 15% – 7 full days or more in advance ($150 minimum for Power Boats, $100 minimum for Sailboats) • 30% – 72 hours or more in advance • 50% – 24 hours or more in advance • 75% – 4 hours or more in advance • 100% – less than 4 hours in advance or no shows • Special events (July 1-4, Aug 18-20), have double the cancellation/change fees listed above.