Boatbound: An Adventure for Every Chicagoan


These days, it’s easy to travel to fun new cities on a budget. But if you’re looking for an adventure in your own hometown, or a unique vacation activity, it can be tricky to find great options. Enter: Boatbound, where you can captain your own boat or work with a boat owner for a fun day out on the water. Boatbound is a large “pier-to-pier” boat-rental platform and an ideal Chicago boat rental service for out-of-towners and locals who don’t own personal vessels, but want to spend some time out on the water.

The Chicago boat rental process is very simple, with a wide range of boat types, recommended activities, and harbor locations available. Do you want to go fishing on a boat that’s at your beck and call for a whole relaxing weekend? There’s a option for you. Or are you more interested in a romantic evening cruise as the sun sets over the horizon? There’s a captain waiting to call you aboard. You can book online and coordinate with your captain from there. And you can enjoy all the perks of owning a boat without the responsibility or upkeep.

You can just as easily get an amazing view of the Chicago skyline from the water at sunrise or sunset, when the views are beyond photo-worthy, as you can experience the hustle of the city center on a boat through downtown on the Chicago River (without being jammed up on sidewalks or waiting in line to see the sights). In the summer, you can tie up and party all weekend in the Play Pen, where all the lucky boat owners gather to play music, indulge in a summer cocktail, and have fun as a community. It’s the perfect spot to hop from boat to boat and hobnob like you’re an owner.

If you’re looking for slightly more wholesome fun, you can zoom around the museum campus to Soldier Field, which is especially fun if there’s a football game or concert going on and you can hear the roar of the crowd out on the water. You can whip around the bends of the lakeshore, and then spend a relaxing afternoon once you dock the boat in the harbor near Soldier Field. Or you can just spend the entire day lounging in the harbor, sipping mimosas. No matter what your boat-owning fantasy is, this Chicago boat rental service can make it come true, guaranteeing a Chicago experience you won’t soon forget.

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