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Violet – Violet Boat

Violet – Violet Boat

See Chicago and her architecture like never before on this 17-foot Bellboy Express. Violet was forged in 1958 in Bellingham, Washington. 

Shirley – Turquoise Boat

Shirley – Turquoise Boat

Explore Chicago with Shirley. Though she’s known for serving the best fuel in town, sassy Shirley recently traded in her V-8 for a fancy new electric motor.

Gladys – Red Boat

Gladys – Red Boat

You Can’t Help Falling in Love with this beaut, hop on board and make some Memories on the Chicago River – It’s Now or Never!

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Chicago Retro Boats - Chicago River Boat Rentals

About Chicago Retro Boats

They Don’t Make Them Like They Used To… Introducing Chicago Retro Boats, an intimate river experience like no other! Originally built in the 1950’s and 1960’s, our sweet little Retro Boats have been fully reconditioned and fitted with eco-friendly electric motors, bringing them into the 21st century.

Located on the Chicago Riverwalk, you are perfectly positioned to take off and see the very best of the city. Take a spin on a Retro Boat and explore the Chicago River in classic style!

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Chicago Retro Boats - Chicago Boat Rentals

Since the launch of the Chicago Electric Boat Company in 2012, we have proudly offered new and exciting ways to enjoy the Chicago River.

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Chicago Retro Boats

Violet – Violet Boat

Leave the khakis and rompers at home. Violet looks like she was ripped straight from a James Bond film. Dress to the nines when you are boarding this sophisticated cruiser. If you like things the old fashioned way, Violet is for you.

Shirley – Turquoise Boat

Explore Chicago with Shirley. Though she’s known for serving the best fuel in town, sassy Shirley recently traded in her V-8 for a fancy new electric motor.

Gladys – Red Boat

Are You Lonesome Tonight? Then dust off your Blue Suede Shoes and get All Shook Up on rockin’ Gladys, named after The King’s own boat of the same make. Coming in at just shy of 16 feet Gladys is a classic red and white Wizard, originally built in 1955 and still going strong with a brand new electric motor. You Can’t Help Falling in Love with this beaut, hop on board and make some Memories on the Chicago River – It’s Now or Never!

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