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  • A K
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience with a great guide! Drew was amazing and very knowledgeable! This is a great way to see Chicago! Thanks Drew.
    Written 19 May 2024
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  • malavenda79
    West Hollywood, CA22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was such a fun time on the river! The booking was easy, and the staff was very friendly and helpful! The paddle down the river was everything I hoped it would be, and the kayak was high quality and easy to control! I highly recommend them!
    Written 15 April 2024
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  • Liz G
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had an absolutely wonderful time with Chicago Electric Boat Company. We rented the donut boat from Rockwell & loved this location!

    Don’t sleep on bringing kids!

    We brought kids ages 3-7 and they had a blast seeing a ton of ducks and birds flying over and housing snacks. This part of the river was so chill and we still got to see the skyline too!

    Leo and Lola were SUPER nice & explained everything thoroughly! We will definitely be back.
    Written 19 May 2024
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  • Rachel A
    Chicago, IL4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a fabulous afternoon on the Nebula with Captain Marty. He is such a professional and we felt super safe on the water! It was such an adventure and he even taught my 14 year old and his friends how to sail. This was the best way to celebrate his birthday! I highly recommend this experience! Worth every dollar! Thank you Edwina and Captain Marty!
    Written 22 August 2021
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  • Connector228352
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is the third time we have taken friends who were visiting Chicago on a ride down the Chicago River in one of CBR's pontoon boats. All of our guests have told us that this was the definite highlight of their visit to Chicago. This is an opportunity to see the city from a completely different perspective on your own! CBR gives you all of the direction you need to explore and see Chicago from the river. Workers are knowledgeable and helpful and the owners, Angela and Joe are amazing! Highly recommend!!!
    Written 21 September 2023
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  • Lockett M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had amazing time try them out you won’t regret and the pizza was delicious we had the music playing in our drinks. We will be time for another cruise.
    Written 11 September 2023
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  • Kathryn H
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a wonderful experience with ChicaGo By Boat and Captain Conway. Our trip had an emotional aspect to it and the Captain was accommodating and sensitive to our request. It was five stars all the way.
    Written 13 August 2023
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  • SA S
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was a great Sunday on the lake experience! Would absolutely recommend for anyone looking to rent a boat for a small party (we had about 18 people and it was the right group size).
    Written 24 July 2023
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  • Kerbi U
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Celebrated my grandmas birthday and had the most wonderful time. She was turning 90 so it was really special, family flew in and we even rented a limo because she had never been in one. My brother-in-law dressed up as Elvis and sang a song to her at the front of the boat too it was hilarious. The staff was amazing, food was great, they even gave my brother-in-law a mic and helped with the sound when he sang. truly memorable, cannot recommend enough.
    Written 28 November 2023
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  • Mallory I
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Got engaged on the yacht! 🤍 literally a dream, especially being able to have our friends there with us. Bonus points to our captain and crew for for being amazing!
    Written 14 December 2023
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  • Lara B
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I would like to thank the guys from wakesurf chicago for a very cool wake surfing experience. We had great pleasure and are ready to recommend these guys to all our friends. of the main advantages: clear instructions on how to ride, a big wave, a new very beautiful boat, and most importantly a stunning view of Chicago. highly recommend!
    Written 23 May 2024
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  • Sarah C
    Zurich, Switzerland72 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our good friend turned 40 recently and his wife planned an awesome surprise birthday party on Lake Michigan with this crew. The day was amazing! The boat was beautiful, and the crew friendly and accommodating. Would definitely recommend to others planning a fun and relaxing day on the water.
    Written 2 July 2019
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  • Emmamiya
    Saint Louis, MO14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My husband and I had a great experience on today’s 2hr sailboat ride. Dennis was our captain and was very informative, friendly, and put safety first. I would highly recommend this company and already told my husband that I want to do this again for my birthday with our friends!
    Written 27 June 2021
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  • Xavier C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Monica was great , did a awesome job, captain Monica made it a blast , if I ever go again I’m asking for her
    Written 6 June 2021
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  • Charles G
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was the first time my friends and I have booked a rental for an afternoon at The Playpen. Quinn quickly corresponded with us from the very start and answered any questions we had leading up to the day. Her instructions via payment, booking, and arrival (via welcome email) were extremely clear, leaving out no details. Upon arrival, she greeted us and gave a quick tour of the boat. She provided water for us and ensured all of our questions were answered before embarking. The boat was as described, included a great Bluetooth speaker/subwoofer, and everyone had a great time. Captain T was a professional and ensured everyone was safe the entire time. We would definitely book with Pier Pressure again.
    Written 18 August 2023
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