Specifically, a months-old blog post titled "Hot Tugs: Chicago launching a hot tub tour?" raised a few eyebrows when it resurfaced online in recent weeks, leading people to wonder if Chicago would be among the first U.S. cities to get the crazy hot tub boats, presumably on the Chicago River, as early as this spring. But it turns out, the highly-polluted Chicago River isn't likely to be the beneficiary of hot tub tugboats anytime soon.
When reached by Thrillist, HotTug said that while they are hoping to bring the boats to the U.S. this year, there are currently no specific plans to launch HotTug boat tours in Chicago.
"Currently, there’s no dealer or destination or orders coming to Chicago," said Scott Wilson, of HotTug USA. "So there's no hard and fast plan in Chicago yet, but they are going to come. They are coming to the U.S. -- it’s going to happen soon."