Bellanzi is the ideal boat for relaxing on a hot summer day or viewing the breathtaking Chicago skyline from the most spectacular vantage point available. Enjoy your own private Yacht for a day. This twin engine 31ft Chaparral combines the style and power needed to create the perfect platform for having fun or just relaxing on the crystal clear waters of Lake Michigan. She easily accommodates up to six people so bring your family and friends to experience the other side of Lakeshore Drive. She is located in beautiful Belmont Harbor on Chicago’s north side, just minutes away from Wrigley Field, Lincoln Park Zoo, great shopping and wonderful restaurants.
Bellanzi is great for Special Events, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Engagements, Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties, Photo Shoots, Music Videos or Entertaining Out of Town Guests and Clients. Ask about our Architectural Tour and Fireworks Cruises. Spend a day in the Playpen or take a cruise up the Chicago River. Every one always leaves with a smile and great memories to share with their friends.
I am the Boatbound Ambassador for Chicago as well as the featured owner/captain for Boatbound nationwide for June 2016.
I am a U.S. Coast Guard Certified Captain which limits me to 6 paying passengers and 2 crew members. This is the same certification for most pleasure boat captains and they should abide by the same restrictions.
Bellanzi is registered with the City of Chicago and the State of Illinois as a Charter vessel and displays the current required licenses.
This is a safety oriented yacht and meets or exceeds all U.S. Coast Guard Standards. (Current U.S.C.G. Safety Inspection Certificate on-board)
-Full Day (6 hours) $1,000
-Half Day (4 hours) $750
-Fuel and gratuity not included
-Chicago River Cruise + $100 to Rate
-Guided Chicago Architectural Tour + $150 to Rate
-Fireworks Wednesday & Saturday Evenings + $100 to Rate
-Memorial Day Weekend May 27th-29th
-Independence Day Weekend July 2nd-4th
-Chicago Scene Boat Party July 29th
-Air & Water Show August 18th-20th
-Labor Day Weekend September 2nd-4th
-Custom times and rates available
-Fuel and gratuity not included
Please check calendar for specific day pricing.
I must speak with you prior to confirmation of booking.
This beautiful and spotless 31' Chaparral is the most space-efficient yacht you'll find on the water with plenty of room for fun or relaxation. She has a Generous Open Cockpit Layout with plenty of Comfortable Seating and comes fully equipped with a Large Swim Platform area that features Hot & Cold Shower, Stereo Remote and Swim Ladder. Beautiful Blue Underwater Transom Lights illuminate the water at night. The Large Carpeted Cockpit features a Large Folding Transom Couch, Dining Table/Sunbed, Twin Bolstered Helm Seat With Apposing Lounger, Wet Bar Sink with Portable Cooler, Large Seat Cooler, Magma Stainless Steel Gas Grill, JBL/Rockford Fosgate 1,400 Watt Custom Sound System with Bluetooth & AUX Cable to connect your iPod or stream Pandora all controlled by Cockpit & Swim Platform Remotes, Raymarine VHF Marine Radio, Garmin Marine GPS, Fireboy Halon Fire Protection System, Radar Arch with Integrated Bimini Top and Full Canvas for less than perfect weather. The Cockpit Table converts to a Large Sunbed and the Large Bow Deck accommodates several sunbathers. For a very special experience enjoy our Fire Pit Table, you've never seen anything like it! Come chill in our 6 Person Floating Circular Island Lounge or for some extra fun try out our 10'6" Stand Up Paddle Board!
In the Plush Burled Maple Wood Trimmed and Carpeted Cabin you will find both a Forward Day Bed and Aft Master Cabin, Port Side Table for Indoor Dining, Full Bathroom with Porcelain VacuFlush Toilet, Vanity/Sink and Shower, Full Galley with Stainless Steel Refrigerator. When in port enjoy the Air Conditioned & Heated cabin with Microwave Oven, Electric Stove Top, Stereo System and Flat Screen TV with DVD player.
Come enjoy a wonderful day on the water on Bellanzi.
Had a great day on the water with Len!
Boat was well equipped and in great condition, with everything we needed. Len was a fantastic captain - had great knowledge of Chicago (for us tourists), and we felt safe in his capable hands.
We chartered with Captain Len for a birthday celebration and we couldn't have been more happy! The boat is beautiful and very spacious, well taken care of, and the sound system rocks! Captain Len is absolutely fantastic. You can tell his number one priority is keeping everyone safe, and making sure we're having a great time. He inflated the 6 person raft for us and served us drinks while we relaxed in the playpen, and he even played DJ for us while we caught some sun on the bow. My friends enjoyed themselves so much that they are planning their charters with him for next season. I cannot recommend him enough, and we can't wait to do another charter with Captain Len!
Len gave us a fantastic day on the lake in his yacht. We started off heading down the lake with an architectural tour of the city, and then made our way back to the play pen for the rest of the day to enjoy the day moored. The experience was the icing on our first summer in Chicago, and what a way to end it - Len's boat is roomy, comfortable, and comes with a 6-person raft that you can use to lazily float around in Lake Michigan. Len himself was a pleasure to deal with and his service was impeccable. I'd thoroughly recommend going with Len - we'll definitely be calling him again.
We thoroughly enjoyed our outing on the 31’ Chapparal. The boat was like-new, clean, and comfortable. Len was a top-notch skipper. Despite the high wind and seas that day, he was very accommodating and insured we had a great trip.
We had a great time with Len! He was very good about communicating beforehand, and he made sure the day was a success. It's nice boat, and Len is a friendly, outgoing captain. We enjoyed it and would recommend it to others.
Len is a great captain! He was very prompt in all communication and very helpful in answering questions. On the day we went out, he made sure we had a smooth ride and would refill our drinks when we were out on the raft (so awesome!). We were having a Bachelorette party, and it was so much fun! Would definitely recommend Captain Len!
Len was fantastic! Prompt and on time with an easy ride to and from the Play Pen (even when the water became pretty choppy at the end of our boat day). Boat was gorgeous and in wonderful condition. Len served us beverages and was a real fantastic captain! I highly recommend boating with Len!
If I could give Len 10 stars I would!! We were celebrating my sister's 30th birthday, and the whole experience was nothing short of perfect all thanks to Len! He went above and beyond to make sure our day was perfect and was extremely accommodating in every aspect of our day! I am not from the area, so I booked his charter out on a whim and can honesty say it was one of the most memorable experiences for not only myself, but my sister and our friends!!!!
Len was professional and very responsive from initial point of contact to the very end. This was my first time using Boat Bound and he made the process easy and worry free. Throughout the entire day he was super accommodating and wanted to make sure we were having fun. We look forward to booking with Len in the future and would recommend him to anyone. Thanks again Captain Len!
OMG! I am struggling to communicate adequately about how great Len is as a captain. He not only takes care of every detail and is an incredible communicator, but also has in depth knowledge of boating overall. Len is very knowledgeable about the city of Chicago,which makes the trip even more enjoyable. We just took our first trip via Boatbound and thanks to Len we will continue this wonderful experience!
Len was incredibly responsive leading up to our day on the boat, and once we were out on the water he did not disappoint. His boat is beautiful and incredibly clean and well-maintained. He knows a lot about the city and the lake as well. I'd highly recommend boating with Len.
What a great day out with Capt. Len! He had every last detail nailed. The boat, the service, the hospitality, the attention to detail....everything was perfect! I can't wait to get back out on the Bellanzi. THANK YOU SO MUCH, LEN!
Captain Len and his boat Bellanzi is a must for any type of party or gathering!!!
We were lucky enough to get the opportunity to use Captain Len and his boat Bellanzi on 8/22 for my daughter's bachelorette party. I feel like we struck gold with Len! He was so professional, detailed and accommodating from the day we signed the contract. Len's communication leading up to the day was impeccable. Captain Len has your best experience in mind. The day of the party could not have been better. His boat was beautiful, clean, and he had an amazing sound system that girls all enjoyed. Captain Len was such a wonderful host to all the girls and they had so much fun with him. He made their experience the best it could have been. This by far was the hit of the weekend!!!! We look forward to using Captain Len again!
Len was a fantastic host for one of the busiest days on the water. His boat is beautiful, clean and perfect for a group of friends to enjoy the day together. Len was very accommodating and his prep packet has all the information you need for a great day. The sound system is fantastic and definitely take advantage of the round raft-thing. We'll be renting again very soon!
Len was extremely helpful with directions getting to the dock. Had open communication the entire time and his Word doc on guidelines and what to bring / not bring was super helpful as well. Good DJ, guide, and all around good time!
I had a phenomenal time on Len's boat! Initially he was booked out but his availability opened up last minute and he quickly contacted me. He knew how badly I wanted to organize this event at short notice for my colleagues. He accommodated all our requests when it came to late boarding, variable boarding time for different people, music request, food, alcohol, etc. He checked in with us multiple times to see whether we got the dock address correct. He also waived the fireworks tour premium price for us.
My entire group thoroughly enjoyed the evening and will do it again on Len's yacht. I highly recommend it to a party of 6-8.
Where do I begin when it comes to the amazing Captain Len and his beautiful boat, the Bellanzi! I was planning my bachelorette party for 6 of us, and this was definitely the best part of our weekend! Len was so accommodating and made sure we had the BEST time! His communication was stellar leading up to the day of our trip on Lake Michigan. The boat was super clean, had everything we needed, a great sound system, and the best part was a big oversized raft that attached to the boat where the 6 of us all sat comfortably in a cidcle and soaked up some rays. There's plenty of room on the front of the boat to lay out as well. Len himself made the day on the lake a blast. He is so upbeat, knowledgable, and professional. This trip definitely exceeded all of my expectations!
You will not be disappointed with Len and Bellanzi!! Len's communication leading up to our day out on the boat was terrific, and his boat is awesome! Len is a true professional with a wonderful boat. 5 stars! I would highly recommend Bellanzi to anyone looking for a great time out on the lake!!