We’re launching the Free Spirit and Gypsy Spirit

Free Spirit and Gypsy Spirit Yacht Cruises

We’re excited to tell you that we’re launching the Free Spirit and Gypsy Spirit. Free Spirit Yacht Cruises will be back in Burnham Harbor in April!

Free Spirit and Gypsy Spirit

You’ve probably noticed. Despite the cold, spring is peeking around the corner. The days are getting longer. Don’t forget we Spring Forward on March 11th (hurray!). Could there be better news?

Actually, there could.

Spring means it’s time to start planning your summer fun. And in Chicago, summer fun is synonymous with Lake Michigan and our amazing lakefront.

Mouthwatering menus and more

We’ve been busy booking charters and designing mouthwatering menus for the 2018 season. Captain Joe and the crew are hard at work making sure everything is immaculate and in perfect working order aboard the Free Spirit and Gypsy Spirit. Come April, our yachts will be ready to cruise Lake Michigan for your private events, company outings, meetings and more.

Yacht Yoga

We’re practicing yoga on a yacht.

Free Spirit Yacht Yoga

We’ve got something extra special and fun for you to enjoy on Lake Michigan. It’s Yacht Yoga. Yes, Angela is leading Vinyasa yoga classes on the deck of the Free Spirit. What a perfect spot to focus on mindfulness and relaxation, right?

Angela has been teaching YogaSculpt since April, 2015. She’s earned her 200-hour teaching credentials for Vinyasa yoga and will have 100-hour teaching credentials for Yin Yoga as of March 23rd when she returns from Costa Rica. Angela wants to share some of the wonderful benefits of yoga with clients and friends.

If you’re one of those people who puts others before yourself too often or simply find you need a little “me” time, this is the class for you. We’ll create your own private Yacht Yoga event or you can sign-up for our open Sunday afternoon Yacht Yoga flow.

Coming soon to Burnham Harbor!

If you’re missing the sunshine, watch the video we’ve created to get you in the spring spirit. It’s our “Taste of Chicago” but with cruises. It features our clients and friends with images of Chicago’s magnificent skyline, Navy Pier fireworks, the Air & Water Show and of course a gorgeous Chicago sunset (remember those 😉 ) Be sure to watch ’til the end to meet our captains and crew.

We hope you’ll share the video with your friends, colleagues or anyone who’s looking forward to summer and may want to experience Chicago’s most inviting yachts.

Yoga Six Flow & Free Spirit Cruise!

We’re partnering with Yoga Six for a super fun and relaxing afternoon of yoga and yachting. Join us for a Yoga Six Flow in the park and a Free Spirit Cruise!

Free Spirit Cruise

A few months ago we shared the news about a new program called Yacht Yoga. It was so well received that we extended it through Oct 2nd.

Yoga Six Flow & Free Spirit Cruise!

Now we’ve got more good news for yoga lovers!

We’re partnering with Yoga Six for a super fun and relaxing afternoon of yoga and yachting.  Enjoy an outdoor Yoga Six Flow in the park and continue flowing thru the afternoon cruising aboard our Free Spirit Luxury Yacht.

Experience a magical afternoon of connection and sea natural beauty from the other side of Chicago on Lake Michigan;)

Sunday, August 14th
11a – 3p

Yoga on land at Gold Star Memorial Park next to Burnham Harbor.
Followed by a 3-hr cruise on our Free Spirit Luxury Yacht.

Enjoy a delicious post-yoga catered lunch on-board – subs, salad and snacks, icy cold beer and soda and wine.

Sign-up now!


Special discount for Free Spirit friends and fam.

Save $15 when you sign up with promo code yogasix15.

Sound like fun? We thought you’d like this!

Be sure to share this post with any yoga loving friends.

Yoga Six Flow





















Guess what we got? Yacht Yoga.

Yacht YogaNo kidding. Yacht Yoga. Just like it sounds. We’re practicing yoga on a yacht. Our Free Spirit yacht, to be exact.

Offering special relaxation-themed cruises is a vision we’ve been exploring for a couple of years now. Now the time seems right. As some of you know, Angela has been teaching YogaSculpt since April, 2015. She’s earned her 200-hour teaching credentials for Vinyasa yoga, and it’s changed her life. Now she wants to share some of the wonderful benefits with others.

Who Should Sign Up

Anyone who could use a little “me” time. Or anyone who puts others before themselves way too often.

What’s The Class Like?

Vinyasa yoga is a series of poses that flow breath with movement. The practice helps you relax, unwind and breathe. In Yacht Yoga, you’ll focus solely on yourself and your internal conversation – the one you’ve been having with yourself lately. Good or bad.

In addition to yoga flow, we’ll explore concepts from The Four Agreements, by spiritual teacher and bestselling author, don Miguel Ruiz. A blend of ancient wisdom and practical common sense, these are designed for “seekers of truth and personal authenticity”. If that sounds like you….or the you that you want to be…..sign up now.

We’re only offering 2 classes per week starting May 1st and ending May 24th. And we’re keeping classes very small so space is limited. If this sounds like fun, don’t wait to sign up.

The Free Spirit will stay dockside at Burnham Harbor.

Free Spirit Yacht Yoga

Thank you to our Free Spirit Partners!

It was another fantastically fun Merlot and Massage Cruise this year!  And a huge “Thank You!” to all that helped make this year’s event a big success.

Stivers Coffee treated us with delicious fruit smoothies and exceptional coffee creations.  Starting this year, you can add their service to your Free Spirit Cruise!

Stivers Coffee


Mary is a holistic health professional offering a variety of therapies.  Thank you Mary and Jessica for the soothing hand and foot massages.

Holistic Health


Delos Wellness introduced and provided amazing treatments for muscle relief for chronic pain and stiffness.  If you have never tried Delos therapy, you can schedule a complimentary Delos therapy session at their 600 West Chicago Avenue location.  Or you can create your own private cruise and add a Delos therapist to your event for an additional fee.

Delos Therapy


We had so many Super Stars pampering and sharing great energy with our Free Spirit charter guests.  Thank you Chris Ramsey and her team of massage therapists.



We love Rickey Gold! Rickey has been working with Free Spirit Yacht Cruises since Joe and I took over in 2007.  She is a master copy writer and excellent marketer. Thank you for adding list checker to your resume;)

Rickey Gold


Thanks to Catered by Design for their tasty treats, Jansco Promotional Products for delivering our new Free Spirit wine glasses on time, VoFotos for capturing so many beautiful moments and Windy City Silkscreening for our Fun Free Spirit t-shirts!

Free Spirit T-Shirt


And “Thank You” Mother Nature:)

Free Spirit Cruise

How are we going to top this for next year’s Merlot and Massage Cruise?


Love is in the air…

There’s a song like that! Joe and I are feeling a lot of love considering today is our wedding anniversary. Our wedding celebration took place on the beach in Marco Island. Very romantic!! We have such wonderful memories and pictures.

A couple of months ago, the Steve Harvey Show taped a segment aboard the Gypsy Spirit and we’re so excited to be able to talk about it now. The premise is a husband and wife rekindling their love life and she has always wanted to go on a boat. It was so amazing to be a part of such a beautiful love story.


It was a pleasure working with the Steve Harvey Crew! All of us at Free Spirit Yacht Cruises had so much fun being a part of such a romantic and beautiful event. Our very own Captain John will be making a celebrity appearance on the show.

Captain John

Thank you Steve Harvey for helping empower people’s lives and being such a positive influence in our world. We believe this will definitely build a stronger bond for this couple and their family.

Love Story

Don’t miss the Steve Harvey Show this Tuesday, November 25th!!! Check your local listing for air times.