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About BBQ Pontoon
At BBQ Pontoon you can take a private, self-guided river cruise where you’re the captain! No strangers tag along. It’s just you, kicking back with some good friends, great food, and awesome views! Get a free pizza on every cruise! All of our boats have Bluetooth-enabled sound systems.
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Private 2-hour boat rental aboard Deep Dish for 9 people ~ Free pizza!
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Rent with us and you can take a private, self-guided cruise along the Chicago River where you’re the captain! No strangers tag along. It’s just you, kicking back with some good friends, great food and awesome views! All cruises come with free pizza that you cook on the boat's special pizza grill. For more information visit www.bbqpontoon.com or call 1-770-PONTOON.
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$299.00 per adult
Private 2-hour boat rental aboard New York Style for 8 people ~ Free pizza!
Rent with us and you can take a private, self-guided cruise along the Chicago River where you’re the captain! No strangers tag along. It’s just you, kicking back with some good friends, great food and awesome views! All cruises come with free pizza that you cook on the boat's special pizza grill. For more information visit www.bbqpontoon.com or call 1-770-PONTOON.
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$279.00 per adult
Private 2-hour boat rental aboard Plain Slice for 8 people ~ Free pizza!
Rent with us and you can take a private, self-guided cruise along the Chicago River where you’re the captain! No strangers tag along. It’s just you, kicking back with some good friends, great food and awesome views! All cruises come with free pizza that you cook on the boat's special pizza grill. For more information visit www.bbqpontoon.com or call 1-770-PONTOON.
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$269.00 per adult
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It was so much fun cruising down the Chicago River on the well-appointed pontoon. They supply a pizza and we brought drinks and snacks. Easy, safe, tons of fun. Rich and Christine are great hosts/owners. They provide safety, support, and a lot of care. You...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Stevan H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First trip to Chicago and for anyone who has done research there's no shortage of activities. I was looking for something outside the norm and found great reviews for BBQ Pontoons. A 2 hour self captained pontoon ride on the Chicago river. We were met...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Shawn N
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed the small intimate opportunity to socialize and see the river. Max people is 7 or 8 people depending on their boat. Even has a pizza oven on the front.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Steven A
Reviewed August 24, 2018

Loved it. We were a group of 8; 2 kids, 6 adults (33 to 68 years old) and all had a good time. They provide a pizza and there’s an oven on board. They had a cooler. We brought drinks and small snacks, had more...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank amysmom50
Reviewed August 21, 2018

We had an amazing time on our BBQ Pontoon trip. The boat was very nice and easy to operate after the brief instructions before launching. The 2-hour time slot was perfect--more than enough time to see the sites and explore the river. The approach into...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Greg K
Reviewed August 6, 2018

It was a great experience. We booked the 2-hour trip in a pontoon the day before. The owner answered all our questions over the phone and he sent us a very detail email about the day. We though that having the barbecue to make the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Beatriz P
Reviewed August 5, 2018

After hesitating about the way to discover Chicago from the river, we have chosen BBQ Pontoon and we did not regret it. The boat is so easy to drive, the speed is perfectly fitted for this journey, it is so fun to cook our pizza...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank clotildep919
Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

My friends and I rented a boat for 2 hours on the 4th of July. It was so beautiful being out on the river and we were able to cruise slowly and worry free! It was the perfect amount of time to be on the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Brittany B
Reviewed June 18, 2018

We did the Fireworks time slot & had a awesome time!! Seeing downtown from the river view at night was amazing! The staff was friendly, helpful & accommodating! Boat was great! Will definitely use BBQ Pontoon again!

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Arnie C
Reviewed June 2, 2018

This was a great experience! The pizza oven is awesome, and they provide a really good-quality pizza with more to purchase for $5 each if you have a bigger crowd. We had 3 pizzas for 7 people. You can also purchase ice for the onboard...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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