what is boat sharing?
Vantage Boat Share owns a rental fleet of boats that we share with the public and a club fleet that we share with our members. Vantage provides our members with a boat owner experience that is free from the anchors and hassles of ownership. There are no surprises and no hidden costs! Vantage Boat Share covers all of the expenses and our crew does all the work. Vantage is your friend with a boat.®
how it works
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-our class!
3. CONTROL YOUR RESERVATIONS
Book, change or cancel cruises 24/7 from any device. Membership plans include a number of cruises and hourly rates start as low as $50 per hour.
4. YOU'RE ON A BOAT!
Pack your cooler and gather your friends, family, co-workers or small pets. You'll feel like a rock star to be the friend with a boat!
what does membership cost?
Sharing has made everything better and now it makes boating affordable! Pick one of the membership plans below and join the Vantage Boat Share fam! There are no long term commitments, you can change plans or cancel your membership after one year.
Benefits included in all membership plans:
- Priority access to the best days and fireworks
- Access to the newest boats in the fleet
- Discounted hourly rates
- Free gas and upgrades
- No security deposits
- Training is included and unlimited
meet your fleet
We're at River North Marina
On the Chicago River
North Branch & Chicago Ave
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.
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
Spring and Fall
Closed Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Closed November to April (burrr)