1. 33' Captained Yacht Charter in Chicago Aboard SeaVibes!
  2. 33' Captained Yacht Charter in Chicago Aboard SeaVibes!
  3. 33' Captained Yacht Charter in Chicago Aboard SeaVibes!

33' Captained Yacht Charter in Chicago Aboard SeaVibes!

17 reviews
31 bookings

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! Awarded Best of 2018 & 2019 on getmyboat.com! 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! Rates: 2 hour sunset charters available on weekday evenings to playpen for $500 3 hour charters: $750 4+ hour charters: $230/hour 3-hour minimum on weekends. We offer two starting times for weekend charters: 11:00 AM or 3:30 PM. Rates include captain and fuel costs. Boating destinations: Playpen lounging (Anchorage area) Wed/Sat night Navy Pier fireworks Sunset cruises City tours Custom trips available We no longer offer river cruises due to high lake levels and congestion through the Chicago lock on weekends. Charter highlights: Licensed captain included in price Boat fuel included in price 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 a large sunbed Extra large swim platform with swimming ladder Bimini tops available for shade Boat has full restroom in cabin Photography available upon request What to Bring: BYOB Pre-prepared Snacks Beach towels Swimwear Sunscreen Sunglasses Phone charger Paper plates/cups Soft-side Cooler with Ice if needed Drivers License or I.D. Paid parking available at the harbor Customary gratuity towards crew is always appreciated The SeaVibes is US Coast Guard documented for Coastwise trade, commercially licensed by the City of Chicago and State of Illinois, and our captain is US Coast Guard Licensed (MMC 25 ton). US 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. Boat Rules: Charter capacity is 6 passengers (No exceptions). Unfortunately we cannot accommodate passengers under 13 years old unless special arrangements are made. All Passengers must be 21 to drink alcoholic beverages, keep consumption of alcoholic beverages under control for the enjoyment and safety of all. No illegal substances are to be brought on board (Cannabis is illegal in federal waters). No smoking or vaping on board, smoking is permitted on the dock. A liability waiver is required for swimming. Diving off of the boat is not permitted. We do not tie up with other boats in the playpen. No red wine or staining food. Pre-Prepared food only please. No glass bottles, cans only please (Large glass bottles are OK). No fishing off of the boat or dock. No pets on the boat. Renter liable for damages to vessel. If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer. In booking a charter with us, you agree to the rules and terms & conditions in this listing and provided in the pre-charter email.

Captain is included.
A captain is provided by the listing owner to host and operate the trip.
6 guests
Luxury, Events & Large groups
Motor Yacht


Engineer by day, charter boat captain by night, and weekend. I currently hold a U.S. Coast Guard 25 Ton Masters License (Great Lakes and Inland Waters) and OUPV Operator License (Near Coastal). My training was completed at the U.S. Maritime Academy in Chicago, IL. I grew up boating on the Great Lakes and this is our forth year chartering in Chicago.


17 reviews

5.0 out of 5!

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2 photos have been added by reviewers who booked this listing.
  1. LA

    Great overall experience.

  2. AC

    I would give John and his boat 10 stars if I could! His boat was so clean and nice. Perfect size for 6 people and they brought up floats to use. We had the best day and couldn’t recommend him more

  3. KV

    Our afternoon with John was great. His boat and ambience were perfect. We will definitely be back!

  4. cw

    I shopped around for the best captain and mate for a couple weeks and we sure found them. John and Ali made my daughters bday so special. They put up a birthday sign for her and didn’t even ask. The boat was spotless and they both are so personable and professional. I would give them 10 stars out of 5 if I could. My family will for sure be going out with them again. GREAT TIME

  5. DA

    Very nice boat. Perfect for a beautiful, mid-June night out on Lake Michigan. John was friendly and very accommodating. My wife and I enjoyed it immensely!

Features & Details

  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Bar
  • Bluetooth
  • Galley Stove & Oven
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cabin
  • Toilet
  • Wheel steering
  • Bimini
  • Cuddy Cabin
  • Inboard Engine
  • Chart Plotter
  • Dual Comm-forward seating
  • Twin Engine
  • Fuel type: Gas
  • Berth
  • Head

Approximate Location

You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.

The boat's approximate location on a map

Cancellation Policy

Full refund up to 7 days prior.

Additional Terms & Information

Cancellation Policy Customer can cancel up to 7 days in advance and receive 100% of the rental. Rental forfeited if canceled 6 days or less before charter. We will monitor weather conditions and determine go or no go 12 to 3 hours before charter. We reserve the right to cancel any trip due to the following conditions: Sustained winds over 20 mph Small craft advisory issued Waves over 3 feet Thunderstorms at the time of charter Heavy rain Fog with less than 1.5 miles visibility Mechanical breakdown Prior to boarding if any of these conditions are met we will reschedule the trip for another time that day or a different day, if this is not possible the customer will be offered a refund. After Boarding if for safety reasons the trip must be cut short, refunds will be prorated based on the amount of trip not completed at the time of cancellation with exception. The Captain at their own discretion can terminate any cruise due to any passenger’s unlawful, unruly, dangerous and unsafe behavior without any consideration of trip remaining and no refunds will be granted. We assume no liability for cancellations due to above conditions. We will sail in any temperature and light rain or mist so please dress accordingly. For major spills or stains requiring professional cleaning a $200 fee will be charged. Booking a charter indicates that the customer agrees with the terms and conditions listed above, boat rules, and listing information.

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