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Choosing the right Captain makes all the difference on a Yacht Charter. Your "experience" can't be returned or refunded! Captain Doug is the most 5 Star Reviewed Captain in Chicago. Don't risk your significant event on an unknown or unproven captain. With over 3 decades of hospitality experience, he provides extras that no other captains do. Read the Testimonials, do your homework.

Meet the most personally reviewed Charter Captain in Chicago

Boat Charters are Perfect for….

Corporate Events • Employee Appreciation • Customer Appreciation • Sightseeing • Swimming and Water Sports • Seasonal Holidays • Sunset Cruises • Photography and Filming • Weddings • Anniversaries • Birthdays • Family and Get Togethers • Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties • Fireworks • River Tours

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Anyone can learn how to drive a boat…

However, very few can host diverse and varied groups of people in close quarter conditions for 3 or more hours, making them never wanting to book another captain. You deserve more than just a Master USCG Captain. You need a Master Host.


Passion. Experience. Reputation.

I’m a lifelong boater, and for me, it never gets old. I love the people interaction and thrive on making sure they have the best possible experience. I can quickly read a group and a vibe and adapt to the occasion, You owe it to yourself, your family and your guests to hire the best captain you can for your next Charter!

Testimonials About Captain Doug

Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our clients say:

Kelly V

Summer 2023

Captain Doug was top notch! The day went so smoothly from start to finish. We had a smooth ride, great music and great weather. The bride got everything she wanted for a perfect day! Would book with him in a heartbeat for our next boat on the lake.


Summer 2023

I took my work team on one of Nascos boats for a team event and we had so much fun. The boat was exactly as pictured and clean. Highly recommend captain Doug as he made our trip enjoyable, relaxing and took great care of checking in if we needed drinks or anything which was very accommodating. The best touch was Captain Doug took. a photo of our group and printed it out on the vessel and gave to us when we departed, it was a special touch We definitely book again both. the vessel and captain.

Shoni S.

Summer 2023

Captain Doug was so genuine! He took pictures, helped make sure drinks were filled, and that we were. all having a great time. 10/10 recommend having him as a captain on your next boating adventure. He even made sure I was okay when I encountered a little sea sickness1 Bachelorette party was a blast!!! Thank you!!

Nikol C.

Summer 2023

omg I can’t even find the words to describe how great the experience was! Thank you Captain Doug for the fantastic experience my friends. andI had on board! We had a lot of fun and definitely lived. an unforgettable experience! We would definitly do it again.