Yacht Charters Chicago

A fantastic summer charter location amongst American cities, The ‘Windy City' is popular for yacht rentals on Lake Michigan, or for boat charter right through the heart of the city to admire the metropolis skyline that flanks the Chicago River. Its not just home to gorgeous luxury yachts; for an unforgettable experience don't forget to indulge in the city's world-class nightlife and cuisine, including the famous deep-dish pizza!

Luxury yacht charter in Chicago

The benefits of Chicago yacht rentals, Illinois.

Among the most popular cities in the United States for summer day charters is Chicago. Take a cruise down the Chicago River or set sail into Lake Michigan, tie up at the Playpen, and spend the day on the water with the jet skis and paddle boards.

Make sure that you don’t overlook the spectacular weekly Navy Pier firework! These fantastic firework displays take place every Wednesday and Saturday during the summer.

The “Windy City” - Private boat rental

The “Windy City” Chicago, one of the biggest cities in the United States, is located on Lake Michigan in Illinois. Chicago is unique; it is known for its smooth waters, striking architecture, enormous buildings, and museums like the Art Institute of Chicago.

You may take advantage of both the onshore and offshore attractions in Chicago. An amazing boat rental down the Chicago River will provide you unparalleled views of the city and take you to more than 40 famous sites, including Marina City, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Willis Tower, and several other architectural marvels. Additionally, you will arrive in Lake Michigan, one of the five Great Lakes in the United States, as you sail down the Chicago River.

Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan is the only Great Lake that is wholly within the United States and is also the fifth-largest lake in the world in terms of surface area. You can engage in activities including sea kayaking, diving, kitesurfing, lake surfing, and sport fishing on Lake Michigan. You can relax and take in Chicago's skyline on either Lake Michigan or along the Chicago River. Enjoy the city's breath taking sights during the day, then when dusk falls, anchor near to Navy Pier to take in Chicago's incredible sunset and spectacular fireworks display.

Make sure to drop anchor and tender ashore as you cruise down Lake Michigan's extensive lakeshore to enjoy some of Chicago's icons, including the Navy Pier, Lincoln Park, Soldier Field, Buckingham Fountain, and of course, to unwind on the lake's sandy sands.

The beach in Lincoln Park's tree-lined beachfront, known as North Avenue Beach, is widely regarded as the nicest in the city of Chicago. In addition, the park is home to the Lincoln Park Zoo and the free-admission Chicago History Museum.

Chicago Private Yacht Rentals - Harbours & Parks

There are a number of harbours in Chicago where you are able to dock on your yacht charter experience:

DuSable Harbor

Street Harbor

Belmont Harbor

Burnham Harbor

31st Street Harbor

Monroe Harbor

Also be sure to check out both Jackson park and Lincoln park both with acres of park space and things to do for all ages!

Luxury yacht rental is ideal for special occasions; you can rent a private yacht for private events, social events, special events, corporate events, a dining experience on the water, private parties, boat weddings and much more. Extremely popular during the summer months, Chicago is a key location for summer fun and luxury yacht charters! Private sailing charters are often booked months in advance. During this period rental reservations go through the roof as well as the average prices and average starting prices of these luxury rentals and river cruises. We suggest that if you have an annual event or event dates it is a good idea to make arrangements sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment and assist with your event coordination. 

A perfect boat charter is not just about the luxury motor yacht you have boarded or the fantastic scenery, luxury yacht charters come with a wonderful crew and attentive captains. The level of service is second to none making your private yachting experience a rental experience that will not be forgotten. If you require additional options for your luxury yacht charter, Barton Yachts have links with acclaimed gourmet catering partners, award-winning DJ company with art audio entertainment systems and provide bar services with additional beverage options, portable photo booths all aboard your yacht. All of which would be additional costs but nonetheless extra costs which will enhance your yacht charter experience.  

For reservation requests contact Barton Yachts today and one of our friendly team will take your questions and run through the booking process with you.

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Am I allowed to use the yacht’s water sports toys and scuba diving equipment during my Chicago yacht charter?

In some countries, a Certificate of Competence is necessary to take part in water sports (jet skis, wave runners and other mechanically propelled watercraft). Please think about who in your group will want to use the motorised water toys aboard the Palm Beach yacht. We may arrange for a Bluewater instructor to come on board the yacht during the charter to award a certificate if they don't have the necessary licences or certificates. Please be aware that the availability of local teachers cannot be guaranteed, and all tuition payments are for the charterer's account. In certain places, it is completely illegal to use motorised water toys. Personal watercraft use is only allowed if the user complies with local operating laws and has the necessary licence.

Can I bring my own food and alcohol on board the Chicago yacht charter?

For your Chicago yacht charter, you are typically allowed to bring your own food and drink. Alternatively, you can contact your broker to arrange for drinks to be delivered to your boat before you set sail. If you would like to have a chef on board, contact your broker and they will arrange this for you.

Can I choose the food and drink served on board my Chicago yacht charter?

Most Chicago yachts come supplied with ice, waters, and soft drinks for your yacht charter. You may always bring your own food and drinks on a Chicago yacht charter, or you can ask your broker to make arrangements to have food and drinks brought to your yacht before you set sail. Another choice is to hire a chef to prepare meals for you while you're on your yacht charter.

For the crew to properly stock the boat for multi-day (term) charters, you must fill out a meal preferences form. This for masks for information on the meals you would like cooked for your charter as well as your food and beverage preferences.