Bareboating (Rental) Information

Bareboating a vessel is the ultimate way to enjoy a warm and wonderful day on Lake Michigan with a large group of friends. Think of this as a picnic on the water so feel free to bring your favorite food and beverages—we even have a grill onboard for your convenience. And don't forget your swimsuit and towel if you'd like to take a dip!

Current Renters' Instructions

  1. Hire an Operator (see below under "Looking to Bareboat" for details.)

  2. Complete the following forms:

Person Renting the Catamaran

Guests on the Catamaran

Looking to Bareboat?

Bareboating Basics

If you have over 6 people, you must bareboat (rent) this vessel which means the vessel is legally yours for the agreed-upon timeslot. Not to worry, most of our cruises are done this way, see YELP reviews.

  • You may have up to 12 total on this vessel. (Doesn't include operator & Crew)

  • More than 12? We have other options for groups of up to 30.

Contact us below.

  • If you are not capable of skippering your vessel or are not interested, you must hire a qualified operator.

    • For a group of 12, Rates range from $9-$11 pp, per hour 

    • Taxes & Fuel are included with your cost, Gratuity is not.

  • We are allowed by the USCG to provide you with a list of qualified operators that you may contact. (click on Bareboat Agreement below.)

    • Email several operators informing them you are renting "Latitude Adjustment" providing the date, time, # of ppl. ​

    • Inform us if you don't hear from them within 48 hours

    • Please inform us whom you have hired. 

  • If your group is 6 or fewer, you don't need to hire an operator, we will provide.

  • We recommend reserving this vessel 1st and then hiring an operator, you will receive a full refund if you cannot find an operator*​

  • After you purchase, please sign your "Bareboat Agreement"

  • Have your guests sign the Catamaran Waiver.

 

Multiple Boats?

  • For any group that is 6 or less, we include the Captain and Crew, taxes and fuel but not Gratuity. You only need to hire an operator for the Catamaran.

  • Your guests that will NOT be on the Catamaran must sign this Waiver

 

If you are operating this vessel or have hired someone who is not on our list, we will need to see a sailing resume, send it to cj@3rdcoastcharters.com

*You will get a full refund if you have tried every operator on the list within 2 weeks of putting your deposit down. Please contact us if you are having issues.

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