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One of the city's greatest allures is the waters of Lake Michigan and the Chicago River, and what better way to unplug than by enjoying the beauty and magic of Chicago's lakefront, than cruising on the water or anchored in the playpen! Rates: • 2 Hour Weeknight Happy Hour Cruise - Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: $275 per hour • Weekend Charters are: $300 per hour • 3 Hour Weekend Boat Chart: $900 • 4 Hour Weekend Boat Charter: $1,200 • 6 Hour Weekend Boat Charter: $1,800 We look forward to seeing you on the water! ***Fuel and Captain are included in the cost. Traditional gratuity in the charter industry is 20% This charter is ideal for several different experiences on Lake Michigan and the Chicago River. Below are a few ideas to get you thinking about your charter! • Perfect for family trips on the water, birthdays, anniversaries, and bachelor/bachelorette parties. • Drop anchor in the Playpen to enjoy sunbathing and swimming. • Cruise through the Chicago River and enjoy the city skyline. Stop by restaurants like City Winery or pick up a pizza from Pizza Portofino. • Rock out to a concert at Northerly Island from an anchored spot in Connor's Cove. • Drive around Navy Pier and the museum campus while checking out the beautiful Chicago skyline. • Tour many of Chicago's harbors from Burnham up to Montrose. • Watch the Navy Pier firework show from the lake Specialty Cruise Details • Chicago River Cruises are only Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday’s evenings only • We can dock at City Winery or Portofino if specified previously. The docking fee is $35/hr. • Fireworks Wednesday & Saturday Evenings ***We may be able to accommodate times not listed on our calendar availability, including all-day/full-day expeditions on the weekends. We can answer questions and additional requests through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.
Captain Wesley has been an avid boater his entire life and has spent the last 12 years boating Lake Michigan and surrounding Midwest lakes. One of his greatest joys is to share a day on the water with guests. Wesley has held a USCG Master's License since 2016 and prides himself on respect for the water and safety of passengers. This charter operates in accordance with USCG OUPV regulations which accommodates a maximum of 6 + the captain and crew. He and his first mate, Andrea, love to share the peaceful and rejuvenating experience of being on the water. They pledge to give passengers a safe, intimate, enjoyable, and luxurious boating experience!
Wesley and his cocaptain were amazing. SO accommodating, friendly and made us have a great time. Thanks for the awesome trip!
My group and I had such a blast on our boating experience! Wesley was very friendly and accommodating and the boat was extremely nice and equipped with everything we could need. We could not have asked for a better time. Highly recommend!
You’ll get directions to the departure location when you make a booking.
Full refund up to 3 days prior.
In order to receive a full refund please cancel 72 hours before the scheduled charter. In the case of bad weather, we will offer the opportunity to reschedule or be refunded. If you need to cancel please notify us immediately. Frequently Asked Questions What is the maximum capacity of the vessel? -This Charter operates in accordance with USCG OUPV regulations which accommodate a maximum of 6 + the Captain and crew. What type of boat will we be on? -Our boat -- named Tey Quirisea -- is an elite, 30-foot, center console, which is rare to be seen on the Great Lakes. It has the highest grade electronics, multiple places to lounge, and a stand-up bathroom on board. What to bring? -We recommend guests bring their own bathing suit, towel, sunscreen, sunglasses, food, beverages, and utensils. Onboard we provide complimentary coolers and ice. Can we bring our own food and alcohol? -Yes, of course, we encourage our guests to bring their own food and alcohol. Where is the dock and how do I get there? -Our boat is docked in Burnham Harbor, 1559 S. Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60605. Your captain or first mate will greet you at the roundabout and walk you to the dock. Can we play our own music? -Yes. We have both an aux cord and Bluetooth connectivity to connect your phone. We will also have a shared Spotify playlist that you and your guests can add songs to prior to your excursion. Is the captain included in the price? -Yes, the captain, fuel, and taxes are all included in the price, but gratuity is not. Though gratuity is not required, it is very much appreciated. Standard gratuity is 20%. Is the boat certified? -Vessel Meets All Us Coast Guard Safety Requirements and Has All Required Permits, Insurance, And Safety Equipment