Chicago is all about Lake Michigan and its stunning skyline views. So why not combine the two and plan to hold your next Chicago corporate event on the water? From a private charter on an old-fashioned sailing ship to a dinner cruise on a sleek yacht complete with a dance floor, you’re sure to find the perfect Chicago boat cruise to host your next creative corporate event.
Anita Dee Yacht Charters
Plan an exclusive party on one of two elegant yachts that are docked at DuSable Harbor on the Chicago River. Anita Dee I can accommodate 135 guests, while Anita Dee II has a capacity of 400 people. You can chart your own course and choose from a preferred list of caterers and entertainment that ranges from a dance band to a live DJ. Bonus? You can arrange to board the ship directly from the dock at McCormick Place.
Chicago Line Cruises
Take your next team-building activity out on the water with Chicago Line Cruises. Charter one of three vessels for groups of 20 – 170 and explore the city as you ply the waters of the Chicago River and Lake Michigan. Choose a caterer to provide anything from appetizers to a full meal and make your event even more special with a live jazz band or a docent who can provide colorful narration.
Chicago’s First Lady
Elite Private Yachts
Cruise in style aboard a private yacht with a capacity of 150 guests. Plan a convention event or employee outing aboard this sleek yacht that offers sensational skyline views from both the dining and outdoor decks, as well as the cocktail lounge. Boarding and cruise times are flexible, and you can fully customize your own menu and beverage package.
Mercury, Chicago Skyline Cruiseline
Mystic Blue Cruises
Odyssey Lake Michigan
Shoreline Sightseeing Company
In operation since 1939, Shoreline offers its elegant boats for charter for corporate events and cocktail parties, including the four-season Celebration. Vessels can accommodate 70 – 250 guests, and depart from Navy Pier. Your event can include a full-bar, a menu from a premier caterer and extras such as a live band or architecture tour guide. Or plan an outing on one of Shoreline’s many special event tours, including fireworks cruises on Wednesday and Saturday evenings during the summer.
Spirit of Chicago
The fun-loving Spirit of Chicago is the perfect venue for awards dinners and new product launches. Customize your own menu or choose from a pre-set plated meal or buffet. Spirit is known for its lively DJ-driven music that gets the dance floor thumping. Or guests can head to the upper deck and enjoy the panoramic city views.
Tall Ship Windy
Combine a history lesson with your chartered event aboard this traditional 148-foot-tall topsail schooner that was modeled after a Great Lakes trading ship. The cruise can include maritime storytelling about Lake Michigan’s notorious pirate history, along with live music. Food is typically set up buffet-style in the grand salon and a full bar is available. Tall Ship Windy shoves off from Navy Pier and can accommodate up to 150 guests.
Wendella Tours & Cruises
Choose from one of two Wendella vessels to host a chartered corporate outing or cocktail cruise (a water taxi is also available for group transportation). Board at one of Wendella’s many downtown docks on the Chicago River, then set out toward the cool blue waters of Lake Michigan to enjoy the spectacular skyline panorama. Wendella boats can accommodate 25-275 guests, with food provided by a preferred caterer or one of your choice.