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It’s Your Yacht

With its sensational skyline views, customizable packages and private setting, Chicago Elite is the city’s most distinctive event venue.

Your Private Yacht Rental: What's Included

Host a truly elevated event on the water in a unique setting designed to impress. Create a completely customized experience that's exactly what you envisioned with our refined options.

Private space for groups of 50 - 150
Customizable menus, beverage packages and more
Sensational skyline views from Lake Michigan
Flexible boarding and cruising times
More Private Experiences

Guests can charter any of our vessels, or rent out a completely private deck on a Spirit or Signature cruise.

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Yacht Rental Pricing

Two-Hour Rental

 

Sunday - Wednesday

$2,393.16 ($2,800.00 inclusive)

Thursday - Saturday

$2,991.45.00 ($3,500.00 inclusive)

Three-Hour Rental

 

Sunday - Wednesday

$3,333.33 ($3,900.00 inclusive)

Thursday - Saturday

$4,188.03 ($4,900.00 inclusive)

Four-Hour Rental

 

Sunday - Wednesday

$4,273.50 ($5,000.00 inclusive)

Thursday - Saturday

$5,384.62 ($6,300.00 inclusive)

Chicago Elite Menus

Salads

(Pre-select 1)
All salads accompanied by fresh breads and butter

Caesar Salad 
Crisp Romaine Hearts | Homemade Focaccia Croutons | Caesar Dressing

Spinach Salad 
Baby Spinach | Bacon | Red Onions | Sautéed Mushrooms | Bacon Ranch Dressing

Entrées

(Pre-select 2) 
Half portion entrées to be served together

Petite Filet Mignon 
Cabernet Demi-Glace

Prosciutto Topped Chicken Breast 
Stuffed with Mozzarella and Basil | Tomato and Shallot White Wine Sauce

Atlantic Salmon Fillet 
Buerre Blanc

Spinach Ravioli 
Julienne Vegetables | Pomodoro Sauce

Complements

(Pre-select 1)

Seasonal Roasted Vegetables

Mediterranean Rice Pilaf

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Heirloom Potatoes

Dessert Options

(Pre-select 1)

Triple Chocolate Truffle Cake

Traditional New York Cheesecake

Key Lime Pie

Dessert Station 
Assorted Cakes | Mini Pastries | Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Salads

(Pre-select 1) 
All salads accompanied by fresh breads and butter

Caesar Salad 
Crisp Romaine Hearts | Homemade Focaccia Croutons | Caesar Dressing

Spinach Salad 
Baby Spinach | Bacon | Red Onions | Sautéed Mushrooms | Bacon Ranch Dressing

Chicago Chop 
Iceberg Lettuce | Roasted Chicken | Roma Tomatoes | Scallions | Avocado | Bacon | Oven-Baked Tortilla Strips | Whole Grain Honey Dijon Dressing

Entrées

Carving Station

(Pre-select 1)

Garlic-Roasted Prime Rib 
Au Jus | Horseradish Cream

Black Peppercorn Encrusted Tenderloin 
Cabernet Demi-Glace | Horseradish Cream

Chicken

(Pre-select 1)

Chicken ala Vesuvio 
Boneless Breast | Fresh Lemon and Italian Herbs

Prosciutto Topped Chicken Breast 
Stuffed with Mozzarella and Basil | Tomato and Shallot White Wine Sauce

Salmon

(Pre-select 1)

Atlantic Salmon Filet 
Buerre Blanc

Cajun Crusted Salmon Fillet 
Tomato Etouffee

Pasta

(Pre-select 1)

Spinach Ravioli 
Julienne Vegetables | Pomodoro Sauce

Eggplant Parmesan 
Monterey Jack Cheese | Marinara Sauce

Complements

Seasonal Roasted Vegetables

(Pre-select 1)

Mediterranean Rice Pilaf

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Heirloom Potatoes

Dessert Station

Assorted Cakes | Mini Pastries | Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Chef's Choice of Passed Hors d'Oeuvres

(Pre-select 3)

Shrimp Cocktail Martini

Herbed Goat Cheese 
On a Striped Cucumber Wheel

Sliced Beef Tenderloin 
Horseradish Cream | Roasted Red Peppers | Crostini

Maryland Crab Cakes 
Lemon-Garlic Aioli

Mini Thai Chicken Satay

Lobster Bisque Shooters

Gourmet Cheese Display

Smoked Gouda, Vermont Aged Sharp Cheddar & Baked Brie en Croûte 
Preserves | Crackers & Crostini | Fresh Seasonal Fruits

Salads

(Pre-select 1) All salads accompanied by fresh breads and butter

Caesar Salad 
Crisp Romaine Hearts | Homemade Focaccia Croutons | Caesar Dressing

Spinach Salad 
Baby Spinach | Bacon | Red Onions | Sautéed Mushrooms | Bacon Ranch Dressing

Chicago Chop 
Iceberg Lettuce | Roasted Chicken | Roma Tomatoes | Scallions | Avocado | Bacon | Oven-Baked Tortilla Strips | Whole Grain Honey Dijon Dressing

Entrées

Prosciutto Topped Chicken Breast 
Stuffed with Mozzarella and Basil | Tomato and Shallot White Wine Sauce

Spinach Ravioli 
Julienne Vegetables | Pomodoro Sauce

Atlantic Fillet of Salmon 
Buerre Blanc

Complements

Seasonal Roasted Vegetables

Heirloom Potatoes

Dessert Station

Assorted Cakes | Mini Pastries | Petit Fours

Chef's Choice of Passed Hors D'Oeuvres

Herbed Goat Cheese
on a striped cucumber wheel

Sliced Beef Tenderloin 
Horseradish Cream | Roasted Red Peppers | Crostini

Scallops
wrapped in bacon

Vegetable Quesadilla

Mini Thai Chicken Satay

Gourmet Cheese Display

Smoked Gouda, Vermont Aged Cheddar and Baked Brie en Croûte
Accompanied by Crackers | Crostini | Fresh Seasonal Fruits

Salads

Accompanied by fresh breads and butter.

Chicago Chop 
Iceberg lettuce | roasted chicken | roma tomatoes | scallions | avocado | bacon | oven-baked tortilla strips | whole grain honey dijon dressing

Pasta Station

Selection of Pastas and Sauces
Tri-colored tortellini | gemelli pasta | classic marinara sauce | alfredo sauce

Dessert

Dessert Station 
Assorted cakes | mini pastries | chocolate covered strawberries

Drink Packages

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Beer, Wine, Juice + Soda

Soda, wine, juice and a variety of domestic bottled beers, and house wines


2 - Hour Charter: $17.00 ($22.61 inclusive)
3 - Hour Charter: $24.00 ($31.92 inclusive)
4 - Hour Charter: $31.00 ($41.23 inclusive)
Additional Hour: $7.00 ($9.31 inclusive)
Drink Ticket:  $6.00 ($7.98 inclusive)

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Premium Bar Package

Incl. Beer, Wine, Juice & Soda Package + a variety of liquors and cordials


2 - Hour Charter: $26.00 ($34.58 inclusive)
3 - Hour Charter: $34.00 ($45.22 inclusive)
4 - Hour Charter: $42.00 ($55.86 inclusive)
Additional Hour: $8.00 ($10.64 inclusive)
Drink Ticket: $8.00 ($10.64 inclusive)

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Platinum Bar Package

Incl. Premium Bar Package, + top-shelf liquors and cordials


2 - Hour Charter: $31.00 ($41.23 inclusive)
3 - Hour Charter: $39.00 ($51.87 inclusive)
4 - Hour Charter: $47.00 ($62.51 inclusive)
Additional Hour: $8.00 ($10.64 inclusive)
Drink Ticket: $10.00 ($13.30 inclusive)

*Complimentary unlimited iced tea, hot tea, and coffee are offered on every sailing.

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Important Information

We welcome groups of up to 150 guests. Party of 20 or more? Please get in touch.
Take a virtual 360 tour of Chicago Elite dining and outdoor decks.
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 Navy Pier.

Docking Locations

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.

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Review

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.

Author
caribbeantravelcielo
Location
New Orleans, LA
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