Chicago Electric Boat Company was founded by two avid mariners, Ron Silvia and Greg Krueger, who were looking to make a social and environmental impact on Chicago's waterways. Their goal is to encourage boating in a recreational and green way so customers can enjoy what we believe is the city's backyard!
Whether you call Chicago home or are visiting for a short while, a one to four hour boat rental on the Chicago River is a great way to enjoy the city from a different perspective. We believe that everyone should be able to maneuver through the beautiful waterway that played such an integral role in the city we know and love today!
First rate fleet
Our fleet is the newest and largest in Chicago. Each boat is equipped with comfortable seating, clear windows (that you can lift or lower at your leisure) and a great music set up.
Easy to drive
Captaining our boats is just as easy as driving a golf cart. Anyone over 21 with a valid driver’s license can skipper our boats.
Enjoy with friends & family
Our electric boats can accommodate up to 10-12 passengers All ages welcomed!
In the heart of downtown Chicago, our location is both convenient and historical. You will be surrounded by architectural beauty from the moment you depart our dock.