Wilmette Boat Rentals is the only Power Boat Rental Company in Lake Michigan on the North Shore of Chicago and serves these areas: Evanston, Wilmette, Winnetka, Glencoe and Highland Park, Illinois.
Boating season starts in May! Reserve Your Boat Now!Get ready for a day of fun in the sun! Chicago summers are short and there's no better way to experience a beautiful day than cruising on the lake. Our Sea Doo Jet boats are the perfect boats for taking out the family. We feature very safe inboard jet engines that can operate in very shallow water and easy to drive. The North Shore of Chicago has a beautiful shore line and the best place to see the incredible homes on Sheridan Road is from Lake Michigan. You can also enjoy water skiing, tubing, fishing, swimming and picnicking on board. Boating on Lake Michigan along the North Shore is far more relaxing and pleasurable than boating on the overcrowded inland lakes like Lake Geneva or Fox Lake. Just try it once and you'll be hooked. Rent Tubes & Water Skis as well so the entire family can have a great time on the lake. You must be at least 35 years old to rent our boats. It is best if you have some experience driving boats, we offer a 45 minute training program before you can take out our boats. Please Read the FAQ's. Boating range: Wilmette to Glencoe and no more than 1 mile from shore. Ask about the 3 Shipwrecks that can be seen in the Winnetka and Glencoe area. If you don't know how to drive a boat you can hire a captain to take you out on the lake.
Winnetka Shipwreck taken by our Drone:
Rent a boat for just a few hours or the entire day.
We meet you at the boat ramp review boat
operating and safety procedures and then you can be on your way!
Remember the lake is always calmest in the early morning till about 1 PM or after 5PM when the winds are coming from the East. When the winds are from the West we have flat water near shore.
Typical Rental Periods Morning: Any time before 1PM
Afternoon: 1-5 PM
Afternoon: 1-5 PM
Boats are available every day! Sunrise to Sunset
Email us at Ted@wilmetteboatrentals.com
When Lake Michigan is not cooperating we take the boat up to Silver Lake Wisconsin just 2 miles West of Paddock Lake and about 20 miles East of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin and only a one hour Drive from Wilmette, IL. See Directions here. You must be at least 35 years old to rent our boats, we prefer that you are taking kids on the boat with you. NO DRINKING of Beer or any Alcoholic Beverages, when on our boats! Boating range: Wilmette to Glencoe and no more than 1 mile from shore. The Boat CANNOT got down to Chicago!