Catalina "Tall Rig" In Belmont Harbor
Experience first hand the relaxing beauty of a peaceful sail on our 3+ hour and all day Private boat Charter in Chicago, Illinois. Charter the Catalina 30 Tall Rig for up to 10 people. Rate as low as $195 per hour. Rates: • Weekday: $195 per hour • Weekend & Holiday: $245 per hour What You Can Expect: Day trips have a 3 Hour Minimum Trip 1 – South down the lakefront of Chicago’s lakefront, Oak St. Beach, Playpen- swimming, Navy Pier, Chicago River Locks, Chicago lighthouse and the Harrison Crib and back to Belmont Harbor. This includes sailing trips to see the sunrise from the water to sunsets and fireworks cruises. Trip 2 – North along Chicago’s lakefront, past Montrose Harbor and up to Evanston and see Northwestern University out past the Wilson Ave Crib and back to Belmont Harbor. Trip 3 – All day trip to the far North suburbs passing by Bahia Temple in Wilmette, Lake Front Mansions in Evanston, Wilmette, Winnetka, and Glencoe. Sunset Cruise Our wonderful 3-hour sunset cruises go out every night. We leave 1-2 hours before sunset and the trip takes you out onto the lake for an incredible view of the sun setting behind the city. Wine and appetizers always go well on this type of sail. We can sail along the lakefront or out a couple of miles past the “Water Intake Cribs”. Fireworks/Sunset Cruise (Wed & Sat Nights) Navy Pier is the place to see spectacular fireworks in Chicago all summer long. The fireworks begin Memorial Day weekend and end Labor Day weekend. They take place every Wednesday at 9:30 pm and Saturday at 10:15 pm. We leave the harbor 1.5 hours before the start of the fireworks in order to find a great spot to see the show. There is no better way to end a summer night than viewing the fireworks from a boat on the lake. What To Expect Onboard: The Catalina 30 Tall Rig is one of the most popular sailboats ever produced and has stood the test of time. With a large main cabin and well laid-out deck plan, the Catalina 30 is a joy to sail and cruise. She is easy to sail, yet steady and reliable. With her wide beam, she offers an unusual amount of living space below decks, and a great deal of room above. Her U shaped galley provides a safe, comfortable and easy space for galley activities with double stainless steel sinks and lots of counter space. Her very large accommodations (she can sleep up to 7) are unusual in a boat this size. The wide companionway makes for easy and comfortable entrance and exit from the cabin. Specification • LOA: 30 ft 0 in • Beam: 10 ft 10 in • LWL: 25 ft 0 in • Draft 5′ 3″ • Headroom 6′ 3″ • Weight 10,000 pounds • Head with running water What To Bring: • Bring a change of clothes and towels if you plan on swimming • Remember to check the weather and plan accordingly. For sunset cruises, you might want to bring a light jacket • Make sure to put on suntan lotion or sunblock before coming on board • Wear comfortable clothes that will allow you to move about freely around the boat • Bring any snacks and drinks you wish in a soft-sided cooler • Heavy weather, If we are going sailing in strong winds please be prepared with wet weather gear so you can stay comfortably dry and warm during your entire sail. • Do Not Bring jewelry or personal belongings that could be misplaced while swimming. •NO red wine or dark colored mixers that can possibly stain. 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 optional.
- You decide if you would like to book with or without a captain.
- 10 guests
- Cruising Monohull
Ted has been a boater his entire life and has owned both power and sailboats. He has always said, “Nothing better than spending the day on a boat with my friends and family.”
Features & Details
- Life jackets/required safety gear
- Fishing gear
- Galley Stove & Oven
- Wheel steering
- Inboard Engine
- CD Player
- Single Engine
- Fuel type: Diesel
- Furling Headsail
- Furling Mainsail
You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.
Full refund up to 5 days prior.
Additional Terms & Information
Safety Tips No over drinking Use the buddy system, don’t let friends drink too much and try to swim it does not work. If the captain sees anyone being over-served we will first ask them to stop drinking and if they continue we will cancel the rest of the trip and head back to shore. We won’t allow anyone we deem to be drunk on our boat. No red wine, please Eat food all day. Drink plenty of water. Please try and leave your phone in the cabin. They don’t float. We have a charging cable on the table to the right of the stairs. We have plenty of life preservers under the stairs going down to the cabin. If you take one bring it back to the boat. Swimming Stay directly off the back of the boat so we can see you at all times. We have a ladder on the back. Don’t swim if you’re drunk. Toilet Instructions are on the wall of the bathroom – please read them. Toilet paper please use no more than 5 squares at a time. Find the flip lever and the pump handle. Start with the lever to the left pump 3 times, which brings water into the toilet, do your business. Flip the lever to the right pump till bowl is empty. If it gets clogged tell me right away. Frequently Asked Question Safety is the number one rule in Boating. The most dangerous times are leaving the dock and returning so please give us your undivided attention. What should we wear for our sailing adventure? Dress for the season and always bring a jacket or an extra layer of clothes. A hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen are also recommended. Shoes? Deck shoes or Non-marking shoes are allowed, but we recommend just take off your shoes while on board. Even deck shoes can leave dirt marks on the white surfaces. Is this sailing trip safe for seniors? Yes! We help them onboard, and we find a safe place for them to stay seated during the trip. Can children come on the charter? Yes, we love kids and they love to sail! Children under the age of 13, including infants, are required by law to wear a life jacket. Do I need to bring a lifejacket? Lifejackets will be provided for all passengers. If you are bringing children please let us know the ages and sizes you will need. If you have very young children please bring a lifejacket that you are sure fits them properly. Life preservers We have plenty of them on board and they can be found under the stairs going down to the cabin. If you take one out to go swimming make sure you bring it back to the boat. How early should I arrive for my sailing excursion? Please arrive at least 30 minutes before your scheduled excursion. Sign in with a crew member before boarding the vessel. How long are the sailing trips? From 3 hours or the entire day Are there restrooms on the boats? Yes! There are rules to the restrooms (head). Here they are: Number 1’s, totally cool! Number 2’s not so cool! Please try to plan accordingly We have instructions on how to use the head on the wall of the bathroom. How far out do we go on the sailing adventures? It depends on the adventure you book. We can stay along the shore or sail out several miles. Personal items – Don’t lose them Phones, wallets, purses & cameras, please leave them in the cabin, they don’t float. We have a phone charging cable in the cabin on the table to the right of the stairs. How many people can come? Our boats are large enough to carry 2-12 or more people. Can I book an overnight trip on a yacht? Yes. You can book for overnight stays, just contact us about the dates you are interested in. Can we swim off the boat? Swimming is permitted when the boat is anchored. Stay directly off the back of the boat so we can see you at all times. We have a ladder on the back of the boat. It’s always a good idea to bring along a life preserver with you. Don’t swim if you have drunk a bit too much. Don’t know how to swim? Please let us know and wear a Life preserver or at least keep it very close to you. Do I need to bring towels? Sure if you plan to go swimming. Can we bring food and drink on board? Yes, during your sailing adventure, you can bring your own snacks, food, soft drinks, beer, and wine. If you’re planning a party that will require catering, you can either arrange your own, or talk to us, and we can arrange catering and party amenities for you, at an additional cost. No over drinking Eat food all day. Drink plenty of water. Use the buddy system, don’t let friends drink too much and try to swim it does not work. If the captain sees anyone being over-served we will first ask them to stop drinking and if they continue we will cancel the rest of the trip and head back to shore. No red wine, please It stains things; please don’t bring it on board Will my cell phone work on the lake? Yes, cell phones work on the lake anywhere within 5-10 miles of shore. Will I get seasick? Some people experience seasickness however if you are prone to it, we recommend taking motion sickness medication in advance of the trip as directed. Taking the medicine once you start feeling sick will not help. Do you supply a cooler on board? Yes, we have a cooler on board. If you need to bring a cooler onboard we recommend soft-sided ones. Can we bring our dog(s)? No, We love our furry friends but more times than not we enjoy the sailing experience more than they do. What happens if the weather is bad and Cancellations? We must respect Mother Nature and will not put anyone in danger. If it’s raining, lightning, hailing or just too rough to sail we will reschedule your group for a future date or provide a full refund. The weather in Chicago can change in a flash so we typically wait until the last minute to cancel a charter. We keep an eye on the NOAA Radar website. Click this link and you can view the same weather radar data we use. Just think about how few baseball games are canceled due to rain, we may get delayed a little while but 95% of the time we go out and have a wonderful time.