- No sitting on hand rails.
- No standing on benches or chairs.
- No smoking, shots, beer bongs or drinking games.
- No swimming.
- Do not enter areas marked “crew only”. For example, the United States Coast Guard does not want people in the galley where there is a working stove/oven.
You can hire a DJ or band for your Free Spirit Cruise. The Gypsy Spirit is not set-up to accommodate a DJ or band.
Can I get a refund? Sorry, there are no refunds due to inclement weather. All bookings are non-refundable.
You cannot bring your own beverages because we have our own liquor license. Cruise guests will not be permitted to bring aboard liquor or carry it off of the yachts; all liquor must be consumed while on board the ship.
Terms: A deposit is required to hold a charter reservation for your event. The deposit is 50% of the Chicago yacht charter fee. The balance, along with final guest count, is due 10 days prior to your charter date.
Any restrictions? There is no smoking inside our yachts. And we don’t book bachelor parties (sorry, guys). But we do host bridal and baby showers.
Referrals: Who would I know who has rented your yachts? You can view a partial client list and check out some of our testimonials on our website or our blog.
When there’s a lot of activity around the Museum Campus and Soldier Field, parking can be limited at Burnham Harbor. In these instances, you’ll see additional Chicago Police and harbor personnel monitoring the area and parking lot. While personnel should know to allow you access to the harbor for a charter, you may need to tell them you’re going to Slip J for a Free Spirit Yacht Cruise.
It’s also a good idea to check out what’s going on in the area on the date of your charter at Chicago Bears Schedule and FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island. Special events generally mean more traffic, and you’ll want to be prepared. You may want to rent a bus or take public transportation rather than deal with parking.