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BBQ Pontoon

Chicago, IL, USA
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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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Romano M wrote a review Oct 2020
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Super clean and nice equipped boat. The pizza was great and the best was... Chicago! With this boat tour you will get to see this great town from a new perspective.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Ben S wrote a review Sep 2020
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A wonderful experience start to finish. Great location, free parking, immaculately maintained boats, and a breathtaking view of Chicago's amazing architecture from the Chicago River. The owners are experienced boaters and it shows in how they maintain their boats and run their business. We saw many other rental boats during our outing and the BBQ Pontoon boats were in a whole different league. Highly recommended. And the pizza was great! So much fun to bake your pizza while you tool around the Chicago River. We will definitely be repeat customers next summer.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Hannah P wrote a review Sep 2020
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BBQ Pontoon is fantastic. Cruising up the south branch into downtown is an amazing way to see the city. The south channel is so calm and was one of the best parts of the cruise! The employees are so helpful, kind, and attentive to safety precautions/cleanliness of the boats. This is a must do activity in the city! We've rented twice from them this summer and would do it again in a heartbeat.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Janika M wrote a review Aug 2020
Illinois2 contributions
TL;DR: Christina and Rich were awesome and informative, clean boat and easy to operate, grill on the boat was tricky but it cooked the pizza and the pizza was good, 10/10 would recommend! This was an amazing and much needed experience, especially right now. My friends and I arrived a bit too early, but we didn’t have to wait long because Christina was able to check us in and get us on a boat in no time! She was really nice and gave us a quick overview of what to expect before we headed down to the dock. They are limiting it to four people/per boat right now, but honestly that was perfect because we had room to spread out a bit. The boats are sanitized after each group too. Rich thoroughly explained how to operate the boat and our route options. None of us had ever driven a boat before, and he helped us feel comfortable with it before we left the dock. I was one of the drivers (we took turns) and I though it was a lot of fun actually. Also, they have pizza that you grill on the boat and it’s pretty good! The grill itself was a bit tricky, but the pizza got cooked, so that’s all that really matters haha. The pic is the view from the boat right after we left the dock. 10/10 would recommend!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Masha C wrote a review Aug 2020
Chicago, Illinois2 contributions3 helpful votes
There is only truly one way to see and feel our Majestic City in the summer! We rented a boat from #BBQPontoon.com and sailed down the river to the most spectacular sights. We were even invited to bake a pizza right on the boat, but this time, we opted to get some yummy shrimp a the Lawrence's, right by the dock. This is a Chicago must! We loved every minute and will be back for sure!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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