Spring has Sprung and Back to Fun!

The arrival of Spring is always special and upliftings. We welcome and embrace the increased sunshine and say goodbye to the long, dark, and gloomy days of winter. This year is even more special because we are not only welcoming the season, but we are also celebrating Chicago’s containment of the virus and the gradual lifts of COVID restrictions. Last Spring’s arrival came as our city was locked down and most businesses, such as ours, were closed or severely restricted as to openingRead more

Retro Meets Contemporary

We’ve already realized that “history repeats itself” so to say we’re excited about our annual comeback, would be an understatement. With that being said, we wanted to make our fleet more colorful and accessible. We’re excited to announce that we will be making our stunning retro boats available through our original parent website http://chicagoelectricboats.com. Our retro boats are original refurbished boats from the 1950s-60s. These timeless beauties have an electric motor to keep them running through another decade. We can’tRead more

Love Boats

I think we can all agree that not many cities are quite as beautiful as Chicago; from the way the buildings glisten in the sun, to the friendly faces you see amongst the crowd, to that ever so soft (and sometimes very strong) breeze you get on a hot summer day, Chicago has set the stage for falling in love, and will not disappoint. Through the years we’ve seen it all. Families enjoying their sunday on the water, birthday parties, after workRead more

6 More Weeks of Winter..

Whether it’s Woodstock Willie’s forecast of an early spring or Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction of 6 more weeks of winter.. One thing is for sure-Spring will arrive here sooner than we think. Stay hopeful, it’s already February! Imagine the warmth of the sun on your face as you cruise down the Chicago River and “soak in” the beauty and warmth of Chicago.   See you soon!Read more

Reaching Out

This October The Chicago Electric Boat Company Foundation was fortunate enough to participate with My Block, My Hood, My City (M3) in their explorer’s program. The Chicago-based philanthropic organization has become a major player in providing support to Chicago’s toughest neighborhoods. M3 organizes a handful of community programs, one of them being the explorer’s program. The way this program works is high school classrooms from Chicago’s south and west neighborhoods are selected and exposed to unique experiences the city hasRead more

Hope for a Brighter Day

In the past nine years of operation, Chicago Electric Boat Company has never been more excited to start its rental season! The employees at CEBC have a true passion for the water – it brings them joy, community, and a sense of calm. It is the company’s hope that these modified rentals will bring the same happiness to customers – a relaxing and fun outlet in a time of such uneasiness and uncertainty. CEBC is excited to announce a newRead more

Welcome Aboard: CEBC is Reopening With New Health and Safety Guidelines

Beginning on June 3rd, 2020 we are so excited to invite you back! Chicago Electric Boat Company, will officially open for summer 2020 with enhanced sanitation guidelines and limited capacity measures. More details on these new practices and procedures can be found below. Your health and safety are our top priorities! We will continue to maintain a high standard of cleanliness on our boats, in our facilities, and through our employee practices. Extra sanitation precautions, practices, and requirements have been addedRead more

They’re back! Get to know our returning crew

Earlier this week we introduced you to our newbie crew members, and at the beginning of the summer you met our crew leaders. Now it’s time to shine a light on this faithful (and spirited) returning group of young men. No doubt some of these gents will look familiar, take a moment to get to know our seasoned veterans! David has been with us for the past three summers and we are so glad he keeps returning to our docks.Read more

Trip Routes

Chicago is a big city and there certainly is a lot to see. We always say that the best way to view the city is from the Chicago River but that begs the question – what am I looking at? Lucky for you, each one of our boats comes equipped with a handy dandy map that not only points out areas of interest but gives cruise recommendations as well as time to allow for each route. Read more