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$99 for a Two-Hour Electric Boat Rental from Chicago Electric Boat Company ($300 Value)

Chicago Electric Boat Company

97% of 648 customers recommend

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In a Nutshell

Up to 10 passengers ride canopied, silent boats up and down the Chicago River, easily handled by new captains.

The Fine Print

Expires Nov 1st, 2014. Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Limit 10 passengers per rental. Online reservation required. 24hr cancellation notice required. $500 deposit required on major credit card. Must be 21 or older to drive the boat. Must sign liability waiver. Subject to weather conditions. Certain boats available for this offer only. Subject to availability. Not valid on All National Holidays, 5/26/14, 7/3/14, 7/4/14, 7/5/14, 7/6/14, 8/16/14, 8/17/14, 8/29/14, 8/30/14, 8/31/14, 9/1/14. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Electric boats are preferable to gas-powered vessels, because they are environmentally friendly and easily recharged by passing eels. Tour the shocking seas with this Groupon.

The Deal

  • $99 for two-hour electric boat rental ($300 value)

Beneath the canopy of a Duffy electric boat, up to 10 passengers embark upon the Chicago River for two hours of serene sightseeing. After a brief driving lesson, the captain is free to navigate the vessel beneath bridges and around the river. Circular sofa seating cradles passengers as they make use of the central table for BYOB refreshments. Guests can play tunes from the radio or CDs or even queue up favorite sea shanties on the integrated, iPod-compatible sound system. Certified captains are available for an additional fee for groups of 6 or less. Tour guides are also available for an additional fee. Customers can also take advantage of valet parking ($18 for up to six hours, not included in this Groupon; rates subject to change). For more information, see Chicago Electric Boat Company’s FAQ page.

Chicago Electric Boat Company

Chicago Electric Boat Company's canopied, comfortable vessels navigate the scenic waters of the Chicago River, stirring up the reflected lights of the Loop's skyline in their wake. Groups lounge in plush seating as their elected driver easily steers the boat, bobbing along at cruising speeds of 4–5 miles per hour. Integrated sound systems pump out sailing music from iPods and other devices, and onboard accommodations create ample space for staging drinks, light refreshments, and Battleship tournaments. The company keeps a roster of certified captains and tour guides on hand.


97% of 648 customers recommend

  • “So much fun, a day or night time cruise is great with friends ! Views are unbeatable! ”

  • “The boat ride was a great Chicago experience. The Electric Boat Company staff was welcoming and helped us have a great cruise on the river. The boats are easy to...”

    “The boat ride was a great Chicago experience. The Electric Boat Company staff was welcoming and helped us have a great cruise on the river. The boats are easy to drive and well designed for comfort. I highly recommend this experience....and the Groupon made it even better! Hope to see this offer again. ”

  • “If you want a weekend reservation.book well inadvance. Fun ride - good clear roll down plastic windows - which we needed becuase of the wind and rain. It was fun. ”

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    Chicago Electric Boat Company

    300 N State St.

    Chicago, IL 60654


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