See you next spring!

Great Lakes Boat Charters is closed for the 2021 season. Thank you for a record-breaking year full of fun celebrations for weddings, engagements, birthdays, just-because trips and more. We can’t wait to be out on the water with you again soon.

Experience Lake Erie together.

Cleveland Boat Charter Service With a Licensed Captain

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?

An easy getaway that isn't far from home.

All you need to bring is yourself, a beach 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.

Cruise with us before stopping for dinner at one of Cleveland’s popular waterfront restaurants. Or if you want more time out on the water, we can have a picnic on the 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