Yachting: the act of touring or lounging on a boat during a warm summer day! We offer private yachting charters for up to 6 passengers out of Belmont Harbor in beautiful Lincoln Park Chicago. Enjoy Lake Michigan cruising, city skyline views, and playpen lounging at anchor aboard the SeaVibes, a 33' Sea Ray Sundancer 300 Sports Cruiser. Sit back and relax as our charters are piloted by an experienced USCG licensed captain. The best way to see the Chicago skyline! Check out our Instagram @SeaVibesYachting for more photos.
Thank you for an amazing 2019 boating season! The SeaVibes is now dry-docked for the winter months. See you in May 2020! We are now taking inquiries for the 2020 boating season!
Feel free to send us a message with any questions that you may have!
Half Day is 4 hours
Full Day is 6 hours
Weekend charters start at 11:00 AM or 3:30 PM.
-Licensed captain and mate included
-Boat fuel included to Playpen
-Small refrigerator on deck for beverages (BYOB)
-18' by 8' wavePad and inflatable water toys included
-Play your own music with Bluetooth connectivity
-Rear seating converts to sunbed
-Extra large swim platform
-Bimini tops available for shade
-Boat has full restroom in cabin
-Photography is available upon request
-Playpen lounging (Anchorage area)
-Wed/Sat night Navy Pier fireworks
-Custom trips available
We no longer offer river cruises due to high lake levels and congestion through the Chicago lock on weekends.
-Memorial Day Weekend
-Independence Day Week
-Chicago Scene Boat Party
-Air & Water Show
-Labor Day Weekend
***Please check calendar for specific day pricing***
What to Bring:
BYOB, Snacks, Beach Towels, Swimwear, Sunscreen, sunglasses, phone charger, paper plates/cups, drivers license or I.D., Ice and cooler if needed, paid parking available at harbor, customary gratuity towards crew is always appreciated.
Please note that we cannot accommodate children under 13 on our charters unless special arrangements are made.
The boat is U.S. Coast Guard documented for Coastwise trade, commercially licensed by the City of Chicago and State of Illinois and our captain is U.S. Coast Guard Licensed (MMC 25 ton). U.S. Coast Guard regulations limit us to 6 paying passengers. This is the same certification for most pleasure boat captains and they should abide by the same restrictions. Please beware of illegal boat charters in Chicago. Safety is our first priority aboard the SeaVibes.
John was flexible, accommodating, professional, and just generally awesome. We used his boat for a "dadchelor" party for a friend of ours having his first kid. We went out during the air show. The weather was iffy and John stayed in constant contact to make sure we felt comfortable going out. The boat was great, too.
Fantastic experience overall.
We couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Coordinating and communicating with John was super easy. John’s boat is immaculate and he made every effort to make sure we were comfortable, safe, and enjoying ourselves. The large water pad and inflatable float he set up were absolutely perfect for lounging in the water. My only wish is that we could have spent more time out on the lake. Thank you, John!
John and Allie were great hosts that were super responsive - made planning an absolute cinch. The boat was beautiful and spotless. John and Allie were happy putting together a route that included both the city tour and the Play Pen. Our group had a blast and would absolutely recommend them.
My family and I had the best time with Captain John and Ali. Their boat was beautiful and they were so hospitable, ensuring we had a great time in the water. We highly recommend them for any adventure you are looking for out on the lake.