Chicago River Boat Rentals

Chicago Retro Boats - Gladys (Red Boat)

Chicago River Boat Rental Description

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!

All rides depart from our headquarters underneath Marina City. We are located at 300 N State, Chicago, Il, 60654. Please remember that your reservation time is a departure time. You will need to arrive at least 30 minutes early in order to leave the dock on time.

Weather Policy

Chicago Retro Boats operates rain or shine! If the weather is deemed as too severe by our Retro Boat staff, a ride will be rescheduled and you will be contacted immediately. If we do not contact you, that means all rentals for the day will be going out as scheduled.

Boat Rental Cancellation Policy

There is a strict 72-hour cancellation policy. Any and all cancellations must be made prior to 72 hours of your scheduled departure time via email to [email protected]. We understand that it is not fun to be boating in the rain and will allow a raincheck for inclement weather. We will also allow you to substitute one of our fully enclosed Duffy Electric Boats during inclement weather, upon availability.

Pricing and Reservations

Chicago Retro Boats

Gladys – Red Boat

Self-captained, BYO cruises are 90 minutes long and each boat seats up to 4 passengers
90 Minute Rental $215
What’s Included
What’s Included
  • Bluetooth Sound System
  • Coolers
  • Fun!
What to Bring
What to Bring
  • Beer/wine
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Sunscreen

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