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

 Roam the Green River

For 55 years people from near and far, old and young, have been charmed by Chicago turning its river into a vibrant shade of green in celebration of St. Patrick’s day. This year won’t be any different. Become part of this tradition with the unique experience of cruising on the gem-colored river inside one of our enclosed, heated boats. You can celebrate or relax as one of our captains (leprechaun approved) steers you on a magical journey. And if you areRead more

Start Looking Forward to Tuesdays!

Ughhh, it’s Tuesday. We know, those feelings of boredom are starting to creep up and you’re developing a bit of a mid-week slump. In an effort to add some meaning to your Tuesday, we’ve developed a little guide:   Museum of Contemporary Art | 220 E. Chicago Ave. First up, make it a goal to visit the Museum of Contemporary Art today, where you can get in for free all summer! Eternal Youth is one of the many MCA exhibitionsRead more

The Chicago Riverwalk is complete!

The third and final phase of the Chicago Riverwalk is officially complete! Saving the best for last, this phase is easily the most unique one yet. Running from LaSalle Drive all the way west to the split at Lake Street, each section has it’s own “theme”.Read more

5 Reasons We Love Fall Cruising

Summer may have come to an end (heavy sigh) but that doesn’t mean that 2016 cruising days are behind you. It just means that you get to experience one of the river’s best kept secrets – fall cruising! We asked our crew what makes fall cruising on the Chicago River so amazing.Read more

6 Tips for a kid-friendly cruise

We get this question a lot: “Can kids come on the boat?” The answer is YES! Boat rides are fun for everyone, but no one loves them more than our littlest visitors. An electric boat cruise is a family-friendly activity, we asked our crew members and past guests for a couple of tips to make the most out of a family boat ride. Pack Snacks   You are welcome to bring food and drinks on your cruise, so pack a fun bagRead more