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your friend with a boat

BOAT RENTAL  +  BOAT CLUB  =  BOAT SHARE

 
 
 

what is boat sharing?

Vantage Boat Share combines the efficiency and freedom of boat rental with the benefits of a boat club. As a Vantage member, you're not responsible for trailers, cleaning or the pitfalls of maintenance and repairs. There are no hefty start up costs, boat payments, marina fees, storage fees and insurance fees. There are no surprises and no hidden costs! Vantage Boat Share covers all of the expenses and our crew does all the work. We're your friend with a boat.®

how it works

 

1. BECOME A MEMBER
Pick one of two plans or request a One-Day Pass and you're in! Our Prime Membership has a $25 application fee and seasonal dues are only $48! (it's a no brainer)


2. GET TRAINED OR CHECKED OUT
Training is free! Take as much as you want. If you're already a skipper, show us a few moves and you can skip class!


3. RESERVE BOATS
Hourly rates start at $44 per hour and you only pay when you reserve a boat. Rates vary with times and type of boat. Book 24/7 from any device.


4. YOU'RE ON A BOAT!
Pack your cooler and gather your friends, family, co-workers or pets. It feels good to be the friend with a boat!

 
 

meet your fleet 

 
 

how much does it cost?

Sharing has made everything better and now it makes boating affordable! Pick one of the simple plans below and join the Vantage Boat Share tribe! There are no commitments, you can change plans or even cancel your membership anytime. 

 

Benefits included in all boat share plans:

  • 24/7 access to the reservations app, on any device
  • Unlimited weekday and weekend access
  • Hourly rates starting at $44
  • No security deposits required
  • Training is included and unlimited

choose your membership plan

 
 

PRIME


$25

One-Time Application Fee

$48

Seasonal Membership Fee

0

Pre-Paid Rental Hours

$44

Starting Hourly Rates

 

VIP


$25

One-Time Application Fee

$750

Seasonal Membership Fee

10

Pre-Paid Rental Hours

$44 

Starting Hourly Rates

 

We're at River North Marina
On the Chicago River
North Branch & Chicago Ave
Along the East Bank-across from Goose Island

Vantage Boat Share
Your friend with a boat®

We didn't invent sharing but we were the first to offer boat sharing in Chicago. Vantage was founded in 2010 to provide everyone access to the incredible waterways in the city of Chicago. The Chicago River and the beautiful fresh waters of Lake Michigan are what make Chicago the greatest city in the world!

From the first moment you step aboard a Vantage boat, you become part of a tribe of boaters who have discovered the joy of life on the water. Vantage has created a way for you to experience boating the way it was meant to be, free from the expenses, hassles and commitments.

Our mission: -to provide our members with unique and enjoyable experiences on the water -to operate at the highest safety standards with the youngest and cleanest boats -to offer a variety of boats to match various member needs at affordable prices -to ensure a safe and informed introduction for new boaters.

 

Phone
(312) 577-7002

ALL BOATS DEPART FROM:
600 West Chicago Ave
Riverwalk Suite 8
Chicago, IL 60654

DOCKSIDE PUBLIC GARAGE:
950 N Kingsbury Ave
Chicago, IL 60654

Take the garage elevator to the riverwalk and look for water!

HOURS OF OPERATION:
Memorial to Labor Day
9:00a to 11:00p x 7 days

Spring and Fall
Limited Hours
Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Winter
Closed (burrr)