What are the rental rates?
- Weekday Charters (Monday – Thursday) $450/hr – 3 Hour minimum
- Additional Hours $450 / hour
- Weekend Charters (Friday – Sunday) – $500/hr – 4 Hour minimum
- Additional Hours $500 / hour
- 24hr hold of approximately $500 will be held on the credit card used in the event of any damages incurred during the charter.
Where are you docked?
We are located at 31st Harbor.
3155 S Lake Shore Dr. Chicago, IL 60616
Coast Guard Regulations. Are your vessels Coast Guard certified?
Yes. All of our vessels are Coast Guard-certified and maintained regularly to adhere to strict safety COVID compliant regulations.
Is there a cooler/refrigerator on board?
Yes. Each vessel comes equipped with a cooler & refrigerator to store your beverages and or food during your charter.
Capacity. What is the capacity of the yacht?
Our maximum passenger capacity is 10 people excluding the captain, and for the vessel “Checkmate” the capacity is 6 people excluding the captain. Capacities cannot be increased under any circumstances. Our passenger capacities are regulated for your safety on board.
Payment. What type of payment do you accept?
Payment in full is due upon confirmation of booking of the scheduled charter. You will receive an invoice via email once complete. We accept Cash as well as major credit cards: VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, as well as Cashapp, Zelle, and Venmo.
**The credit card used for the purchase and a photo ID will be required to be shown prior to departing on the day of the cruise.
50% refund 7 days prior to cancellation. 85% refund 14 days prior to cancellation. 100% refund one month prior to cancellation. No refund for cancellations 6 days or less prior to departure. Refunds will not be provided due to acts of Mother Nature or God. In the event of inclement weather, small craft advisories, waves over 3 feet high, rip tides and coast guard warnings you will have the option to postpone your charter and change it to a different date. You will however, receive a 100% refund if the owner cancels your charter for reasons that we are responsible for.
How do you handle late guests?
Please communicate with us immediately with regards to tardiness. Your captain will not depart unless instructed by the charter creator. Tardiness does not mean that the captain will extend the trip. Shortened trips due to tardiness will not be prorated, discounted, or refunded. We recommend that you arrive 30 to 45 minutes before your scheduled departure time to go over safety and to depart on time.
Coordinator. Will there be a coordinator reachable on the day of our charter?
Yes. One of our team will be available on premises to help direct the clients and guests prior to boarding.
Privacy. Is the ship private to just our party?
Yes. The charter is a private charter yacht and will only be used by your group.
Decorations. Can we bring our own?
There are a few restrictions; no glitter, confetti, or open flames are allowed. You are more than welcome to bring your own flowers. All decorations must be removed immediately following the event. Any decorations left behind after the event will be discarded.
Smoking. What is your smoking policy?
All of our vessels and areas of our ship are non-smoking areas. Passengers who smoke may do so on the dock prior to boarding.
Weather. Do you go out in inclement weather?
Absolutely. Our vessels are fully enclosed and climate-controlled for your comfort. We cruise rain or shine. In the rare event the Coast Guard prohibits cruising because of the weather, we will contact you to reschedule your charter.
Should we still show up at the dock if it is raining on the day of our cruise?
We strongly advise you to show up on time even if it is raining, unless we contact you otherwise. The rain may go away which can then allow us to continue with the trip.
What days are considered Special Events?
- Memorial Day Weekend
- 4th of July Weekend
- Chicago Scene Party
- Air and Water Show
- Labor Day Weekend
Are there safety guidelines that we should take note of?
For your safety, please follow the guidelines listed below:
- Smoking is strictly prohibited.
- Do not sit on the handrails.
- Do not stand on the chairs or benches.
- Do not jump in the water until the captain has told you it is safe to do so and the vessel is at a complete stop.
Can we bring children aboard?
Yes. Children are welcome aboard our yachts granted that you follow all of the safety guidelines. They are also required to wear life jackets on the outside deck areas. Infants and children are considered one guest.
How can we contact you in case of inquiries?
You can call us at 312-348-6060 or send an email to [email protected]