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River City Boat Rentals

South Loop

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In a Nutshell

Electric boats cruise leisurely up and down the Chicago River on a waterfront tour; bring your own food and drinks

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires May 21, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Appointment required. 24hr cancellation notice required. Valid for up to 8 people. Must be 21 with valid photo ID to drive. Not valid on 7/4/13, 7/26 - 7/27/13, or 8/17 - 8/18/13. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

It's said that the happiest day in a boat owner's life is when he sells the boat or gets to use it in a Viking funeral, praise Odin. Skip the hassles of ownership with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $89 for a two-hour electric boat rental, valid Monday–Friday (a $250 value)
  • $119 for a two-hour electric boat rental, valid Saturday and Sunday (a $250 value)

Up to seven people bring along snacks and alcoholic beverages for two-hour mini-vacations on the water. While a built-in sound system blasts tunes, the group's designated captain pilots the electric boat along the Chicago River and into its harbors.

Chicago Boat Rentals

During summer months, the night sky above the Chicago River bursts to life with booming colors. Fireworks displays launch from Navy Pier every Wednesday and Saturday, and crowds gather to marvel at the spectacle. However, the best views are arguably on the water, where boats float beneath the glow of explosions. Not all of these spectators own their own boats. Some sit aboard vessels from Chicago Boat Rentals. The company transforms its customers into temporary captains of yachts and electric boats, which groups can use to tour Chicago's waters. They might have lunch out on the Chicago River, passing by the city's renowned waterfront architecture and that one building everyone pretends to like.

Customer Reviews

I took my Husband and a couple of his closest friends on here for his Birthday on 8/27/2016. it was a pleasant night, we had an absolutely amazing time !!! we most definitely will be doing this again!!!
Constance J. · November 2, 2016
3 suburban women & we had a terrific time going on the river. Brought a lite lunch & beverages. None of us had ever driven(steered?) a boat but had no problem. Great time, and such fun Thanks for a great day!
Charlene P. · April 16, 2014
Had a great time on the river ride. Going to make it an annual outing.
CYNTHIA M. · August 30, 2013
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    South Loop

    800 South Wells Street

    Chicago, IL 60607

    +16307070626

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