The commercial permittees listed in the link below are authorized to conduct commercial activities in the Chicago Park District Harbors. These permittees have a current commercial permit and have met the permit and liability insurance requirements of the Chicago Park District.

The Chicago Park District and Westrec Marina Management are not affiliated with, do not recommend and are not responsible for any permittee listed on this page.  The permittees are listed solely as a courtesy to inform you of which permittees are authorized to work in the Chicago Harbors.  We highly recommend that you exercise due diligence as you would in hiring any service provider.

Charter List (Commercial Permittees)

 

Charter Descriptions

Bare Boat

  • For the purpose of renting out boat only.
  • Renter operates the boat themselves, or hires a captain (but not the boat owner) per USCG regulations
  • The renter may not charge passengers or sub-lease boat.
  • Maximum of twelve persons or rated capacity of the boat, whichever is less.

6 Passenger

  • For the purpose of transporting passengers for hire.
  • A licensed captain is required to operate the boat.
  • Maximum of six persons, excluding captain only, or rated capacity of the boat, whichever is less.

6 Passenger Fishing

  • For the purpose of transporting passengers for hire for fishing purposes only.
  • A licensed captain is required to operate the boat.
  • Maximum of six persons, excluding captain only, or rated capacity of the boat, whichever is less.

20 Passenger

  • For the purpose of transporting passengers for hire.
  • A licensed captain is required to operate the boat.
  • Maximum of twenty persons, excluding captain only, or rated capacity of the boat, whichever is less.

Party Charter

  • For the purpose of transporting passengers for hire.
  • A licensed captain is required to operate the boat.
  • Maximum persons on board is the rated capacity of the boat.

Dealer Charter

  • For the purpose of a commercial boat dealer to display boats for sale.

Sailing Instruction (Under 27′)

  • For the purpose of sailing instruction only.

Personal Water Craft (PWC) Rental

  • For rental of personal water craft.
  • Available only at approved harbors and mooring classes.

Peer to Peer Leasing

  • For part-time leasing of boat. Renter operates the boat themselves, i.e. no captain.
  • The renter may not charge or sub-lease boat.
  • Maximum of 30 rental days per season