When you rent the entire vessel for a private outing, it falls under U.S. Coast Guard regulations and Illinois state laws for rental or bare boat operations. You will complete a rental contract for the boat for a specified period of time (Much like an auto rental). Since this novelty boat has some very specific operating and piloting challenges, an experienced and qualified captain is necessary for your safety and the safety of the vessel.
You, the renter (Or charterer), must contact and hire a captain from our approved list. The captain is in your employ for the duration of the rental period. He or she absolutely does not work for McHenry Boat Adventures and cannot take any direction or orders from us. You will pay and tip the captain directly. We're sorry but the captain's rate or tip is prohibited from being collected or paid by us.
After you have arranged for your captain of choice, they will meet you at the prescribed time of the rental on our dock. Remember, the captain serves at your discretion and direction. It is recommended that you use good judgement and fully consider your safety and that of your guests when the boat is in operation. You are responsible for any damage to or caused by the vessel during the period of the rental and until the final inspection survey is completed at your return to the dock.
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