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Chicago Elite

Prepare for an unforgettable experience on Lake Michigan.

Ship Overview

This is Chicago’s most innovative dining and entertainment venue. Explore Chicago Elite and envision your event on our contemporary private ship. With almost endless options to customize your time on the water, it’s easy to create a cruise experience that speaks to your style.

Up to 150 guests
Gourmet plated and buffet dining
Onboard sound system
Stunning skyline views
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Let our in-house experts help you every step of the way to create a unique event tailored to you and your group.


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Chicago Elite Cruises

Nothing on land compares to the exclusive experience of a cruise on Chicago Elite. Customize your menu, music, boarding time and decor, and add enhancements to create a unique event your guests will remember long after we dock.

Chicago Elite Corporate Events

Group Events on the Lake

It's your yacht. Let our professional event planners create a custom event just for your group aboard Chicago Elite. With two fully enclosed, climate-controlled decks and an open-air skydeck offering panoramic views of Chicago's amazing skyline, the newly renovated Chicago Elite is perfect for your event of up to 150 guests.

Departs Navy Pier
Chicago skyline views
Onboard sound system
Gourmet plated and buffet dining
Up to 150 guests

Virtual Tour

Take a 360-degree tour of Chicago Elite and view detailed floor plans to help you plan your next event, celebration, or big night out.

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Important Information

We can host groups of all sizes up to 150 guests. Party of 20 or more? Please get in touch.
This is your chance to get glam. Cocktail or dressy-casual attire is encouraged.
Our ships are equipped to cruise 365 days a year in all weather conditions.
We're docked at 600 E Grand Avenue, on Chicago’s famous Navy Pier.

Lake Michigan Dining Cruise Route

Navy Pier - Odyssey Lake Michigan


Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes to my reservation? +

For changes to your order, you must contact our customer service center at (888) 957-2634.

How do you accommodate for food allergies? +

Our vessels do not permit any outside food, however, for specific dietary requests, please call us to ensure we are able to accommodate your concerns.

While we do our best by trying to offer gluten and allergy free products as well as gluten sensitive menu items, we openly handle several allergens throughout our galleys. While we take precautions to keep ingredients separate, we cannot guarantee a gluten free environment. We do not have separate prep surfaces, cook tops or equipment. Our chefs prepare and cook in common areas with shared equipment, therefore the items may come in contact with other food products.

How does the charter process work? +

Great question! Check out our "New to Event Planning" page for full details. If you still have questions, don't hesitate to give us a call.

Is my boat wheelchair accessible? +

The majority of our fleet decks and restrooms are able to accommodate most standard-sized wheelchairs. We ask that for specific accessibility concerns you please call the local Hornblower number and ensure that you are seated on an accessible deck.

Will I have cell service onboard? +

Most cellular services are available on the water as we do not cruise beyond one mile off shore.


We ate on the formal dining deck. The quality of the food, service and facilities exceeded my expectations. Elmer, our server, was excellent, attending to our every need. We had a wonderful time. I’d recommend Odyssey Cruises without hesitation.

Peter S.

This dinner cruise was a company sponsored dinner on Lake Michigan. I was there on business, so didn't have my family with me, just colleagues. We all met at the Navy Pier and boarded the Odyssey. The yacht is beautiful, the staff friendly and accommodating, the dinner was wonderful. The best part of the cruise that I remember to this day are the views - cruising around Lake Michigan and looking back at the skyline of buildings at night is something I won't ever forget. This was a very memorable experience and I would advise anyone to go if they get a chance.

New Orleans, LA
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