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Private Pontoon Boat Rentals on the Chicago River

Free Pizza Included!

Choose a Cruise

The best views of Chicago’s famous architecture can only be seen from the river.

And BBQ Pontoon helps you get there.

Rent with us and you can take a private, self-guided river cruise where you’re the captain! No strangers tag along. It’s just you, kicking back with some good friends, great food and awesome views! Cruises start at only $259 for two hours!

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Fun for Families

A Chicago River cruise is an experience you and your family will never forget. Remember to take plenty of photos for your screensaver!

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Perfect for Parties

Perfect for birthday parties, bachelor and bachelorette parties, holiday celebrations, graduations, out-of-town guests, or just an excuse to bring loved ones together.

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Office Outings

Are you organizing a team-building event, entertaining clients, or trying to close the Jacobson account? You can achieve it all on a Chicago River cruise.

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Someone Special

Sure, the boats will hold up to six people, but they also hold only two. Why not treat that special someone to a romantic river cruise?

Sink your teeth into some of our 5-star reviews!

Beautiful evening cruise with friends

We had an amazing time on our BBQ Pontoon trip. The boat was very nice and easy to operate after the brief instructions before launching. The 2-hour time slot was perfect--more than enough time to see the sites and explore the river. The approach into the city is quite striking and a short ride from the dock. The pizza oven on the boat is a fun touch. We enjoyed having hot food while cruising along the river.

– Greg K. | TripAdvisor
Great time and beautiful river cruise

My friends and I rented a boat for 2 hours on the 4th of July. It was so beautiful being out on the river and we were able to cruise slowly and worry free! It was the perfect amount of time to be on the river and the sights of the city from the water were spectacular. The boat was easy to drive and we truly had a great time. Would highly recommend! The pizza oven was a great added touch.

– Brittany B. | TripAdvisor
Really enjoyed the trip

It was a great experience. We booked the 2-hour trip in a pontoon the day before. The owner answered all our questions over the phone and he sent us a very detail email about the day. We thought that having the barbecue to make the pizza was a nice idea. We have my parents, my in-laws and my kids (7 and 4) with us. We are all looking forward to doing it again!

– Beatriz P. | TripAdvisor
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We did the Fireworks time slot & had an awesome time!! Seeing downtown from the river view at night was amazing! The staff was friendly, helpful & accommodating! Boat was great! Will definitely use BBQ Pontoon again!

– Arnie C. | TripAdvisor
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