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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Does the crew need to be tipped on the Chicago yacht charter?

It is normal to offer a tip for the captain and crew's efforts at the end of a Chicago yacht charter, however it is not required. Most brokers advise 15% of the charter charge as a gratuity. You are more than welcome to give the skipper a bigger tip when your charter ends. All additional tips will be divided fairly among the crew by the captain. It is advised to tip the skipper when you disembark if you are chartering outside of the US.

Is the crew on board the Chicago yacht charter subject to a separate fee?

In the case of a luxury Chicago yacht charter, the cost of the trip will include the crew's services. In contrast to a skippered charter, you are not required to pay the skipper and host separately or to supply refreshments.

A charter agreement, what is it?

A charter agreement, which sets forth the important details of your yacht charter, is a legal document between the broker, client, owner, and crew. It will describe your yacht's technical characteristics, cruise dates, planned destinations, pickup and drop-off information, insurance information, and cancellation policies, among other things.