33' Captained Yacht Charter in Chicago Aboard SeaVibes!
33' Sea Ray Sundancer 300 Sports Cruiser "SeaVibes"! Charters return May 2019, book early to reserve the best dates and times! We offer private Chicago boating charters for up to 6 passengers out of Belmont Harbor. Enjoy river and lake cruises, city tours, and playpen lounging at anchor aboard a beautiful Sea Ray Sundancer. Sit back and relax as our charters are piloted by an experienced USCG licensed captain. The best way to see Chicago! We were rated Best of 2018 by getmyboat.com! Rates: $235 per hour 3-hour minimum on weekends. 2 hour charters available on weekday evenings for $500. Charters are out of Belmont Harbor, downtown pick-up/drop-off available for $60. Boating destinations: Playpen lounging (Anchorage area) Wed/Sat night Navy Pier fireworks Sunset cruises City tours River cruises (Must be requested in advance +$100) Cruise to Baha'i Temple Custom trips available* Special Events (Rates higher for special events): Memorial Day Weekend Independence Day Weekend Chicago Scene Boat Party Air & Water Show Labor Day Weekend Charter highlights: Licensed captain and mate included Boat fuel included Small refrigerator on deck for beverages (BYOB) 18' by 8' Wavepad and inflatable water toys included Play your own music with Bluetooth connectivity Rear seating converts to sunbed Extra large swim platform Bimini tops for shade Boat has restroom in cabin Photography available upon request What to Bring: BYOB Pre-prepared Snacks Beach towels Swimwear Sunscreen Sunglasses Phone charger Paper plates/cups Soft-side Cooler with Ice if needed Drivers License or I.D. Gratuity is appreciated The 300 Sundancer offers good space both inside and out for cruising the city or lounging in the playpen. An ultra leather double helm bench seat makes cruising comfortable and the lower cockpit area can easily be turned into a large sun pad with filler cushions...great for sun lovers. Down below the cabin offers a good flow and plenty of light. An ultra leather lounge is located directly across from the galley. The boat features two refrigerators, one in the cabin and one on deck. An extra large swim platform provides even more space to play. The boat is US Coast Guard documented for Coastwise trade, commercially licensed by the City of Chicago and State of Illinois and our captain is U.S. Coast Guard Licensed (MMC 25 ton). U.S. Coast Guard regulations limit us to 6 paying passengers. This is the same certification for most pleasure boat captains and they should abide by the same restrictions. Please beware of illegal boat charters in Chicago. Safety is our first priority aboard the SeaVibes. Boat Rules: Charter capacity is 6 passengers (No exceptions). All Passengers must be 21 to drink alcoholic beverages. Keep consumption of alcoholic beverages under control for the enjoyment and safety of all. No illegal substances are to be brought on board (Including cannabis). If you wish to swim in the Lake, you will need to sign a liability waiver. Children under 13 years old must wear a renter provided USCG approved PFD at all times. We do not tie up with other boats unless prearranged with another captain. No red wine or staining food. Pre-Prepared food only please. No glass bottles, cans only please (Large glass bottles are OK). No smoking or vaping on board, smoking is permitted on the dock. No fishing off of the boat or dock. No pets on the boat. Renter liable for damages to vessel. If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.
- Captain is included.
- A captain is provided by the listing owner to host and operate the trip.
- 6 guests
- Luxury, Events & Large groups
- Motor Yacht
I am an Engineer by day, but boating is my passion. I currently hold a U.S. Coast Guard 25 Ton Masters License (Great Lakes and Inland Waters) and OUPV Operator License (Near Coastal). My training was completed at the U.S. Maritime Academy in Chicago, IL. License includes 25-Ton USCG Master with Assistance Towing endorsement. TWIC Card Holder. CPRFirst AidAED Certified.
5.0 out of 5!
Departure & ReturnAwesome
Vessel & EquipmentAwesome
Itinerary & ExperienceAwesome
John was an excellent captain! John along with his co-captain Curtis drove the boat over to the playpen. My friends and I had a great time hanging out in the playpen and swimming around in Lake Michigan. The boat is just as described. I would highly recommend booking with John.
John was professional, friendly and courteous. The boat was amazing and so well kept. He really went above and beyond to make our trip outstanding. When our first one had to get cancelled because of weather he notified me immediately and we worked together to find another date. I highly recommend!
Helped my group out as another boat cancelled. He and his wife are super professional and had a fun floating island!! Definitely a perfect day on Lake Michigan ☀️
Captain John and First Mate Alison were extremely welcoming, warm, and accommodating. They provided the perfect experience for our group. Thank you Captain John!
Features & Details
- Life jackets/required safety gear
- Galley Stove & Oven
- Air Conditioning
- Wheel steering
- Cuddy Cabin
- Inboard Engine
- Chart Plotter
- Dual Comm-forward seating
- Twin Engine
- Fuel type: Gas
You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.
Full refund up to 7 days prior.
Additional Terms & Information
Cancellation Policy Customer can cancel up to 7 days in advance and receive 100% of the rental. Rental forfeited if canceled 6 days or less before charter. We will monitor weather conditions and determine go or no go 12 to 3 hours before charter. We reserve the right to cancel any trip due to the following conditions: Sustained winds over 20 mph Small craft advisory issued Waves over 3 feet Thunderstorms at the time of charter Heavy rain Fog with less than 1.5 miles visibility Mechanical breakdown Prior to boarding if any of these conditions are met we will reschedule the trip for another time that day or a different day, if this is not possible the customer will be offered a refund. After Boarding if for safety reasons the trip must be cut short, refunds will be prorated based on the amount of trip not completed at the time of cancellation with exception. The Captain at their own discretion can terminate any cruise due to any passenger’s unlawful, unruly, dangerous and unsafe behavior without any consideration of trip remaining and no refunds will be granted. We assume no liability for cancellations due to above conditions. We will sail in any temperature and light rain or mist so please dress accordingly. For major spills or stains requiring professional cleaning a $200 fee will be charged. Booking a charter indicates that the customer agrees with the terms and conditions listed above, boat rules, and listing information.