See you next year!

Great Lakes Boat Charters is now closed for the 2022 season. Thank you for an amazing summer and we can’t wait to see you again soon. Fill out our form for gift cards or reservation requests starting May 1, 2023.

Experience Lake Erie together.

Cleveland Boat Charter Service | Licensed Captain | Yacht-Classified Boats

Private Boat Charters on Lake Erie

Great Lakes Boat Charters is a Cleveland-based, family-owned private boat charter company offering fun and unique boating activities for up to 6 passengers on Lake Erie. 

Choose your day, guests, boat and activities, and our US Coast Guard Licensed Captain gives you the chance to spend uninterrupted quality time together.

View available boats and hourly rates here.

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Why choose Great Lakes Boat Charters for your next summer outing?

A luxury outing on yacht-classified boats.

Our boats are spacious, well-appointed and virtually brand new—perfect for parties, special occasions and corporate events.

An easy getaway that isn't far from home.

All you need to bring is your towel, sunscreen and any food and beverages you'd like. We'll take care of the rest. Check out what's included in your charter on our FAQ page.

An experienced captain keeps you safe.

Chartering a boat with a licensed captain means not worrying about who's driving the boat and if they have enough experience to operate the boat and navigate Lake Erie safely.

Time to relax with family and friends.

Being on the water separates you from daily life and responsibilities, giving you the feeling of vacation without having to travel.

A unique team-building experience.

Build camaraderie amongst your team by giving them the chance to unwind together during or after the workday.

Request a Reservation

Fill out the form to request your date.  We’ll be in touch via email or phone to confirm your reservation.

Charter Activities

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We provide fishing rods, reels, bait and lures, and we’ll navigate to the best spots and coach you on fishing techniques for catching walleye.

Sometimes the best days on Lake Erie have no real agenda at all. Choose this package for some light cruising, swimming and enjoying the summer sun.

Enjoy the best of family-friendly watersports with tubing on Lake Erie! We’ve got a spacious, top-of-the-line tube and life jackets for all ages.

Take in some of the most unique views of the city with a cruise around iconic and historical lakefront sites like the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and others along the Cuyahoga River.

Spice up your work week with a sunset cruise for happy hour on Lake Erie. Bring your own drinks and appetizers, or we can cruise over to one of Cleveland’s popular waterfront restaurants.

Visit the beaches, restaurants and bars on one of Lake Erie’s iconic islands: Put In Bay and Kelleys Island. Or, take a trip to the Cedar Point Beach or Sandusky Sand Bar—two hidden gems only accessible via boat. 

Great Lakes Boat Charters is a Cleveland-based, family-owned private boat charter company offering fun and unique destinations and activities for up to 6 passengers on Lake Erie. Renting a boat with a captain provides you the opportunity to relax and removes the hassle of a boating license, driving experience, anchoring or docking. Book your cruise today!

Cleveland, Ohio