Our Wild Chicago Weather

Cruising on Lake Michigan is a fantastically fun experience and one of the best ways to enjoy our city. The spectacular Chicago skyline, the tranquility of cruising on our beautiful lake and connecting with friends, family or colleagues – all make for a great time.

Then there’s our weather.

Let’s just say, we don’t live in Chicago for the climate and we might find ourselves asking “what season will we have today” with how the weather can change by the hour. The day can start out with beautiful blue skies, glistening blue waters and then end with a foggy scene right out of an Alfred Hitchcock film!

What about people who’ve booked private yacht charters?

When the skies are dark and cloudy and the weather anchors are saying run for cover, what happens to people who are looking forward to entertaining clients or guests on Lake Michigan?

They go out and have a really great time! While they might prefer the glorious sunset shot, a bright horizon under dark skies is pretty amazing too.

We never cancel charters. You’ve already invited guests. The food’s been ordered. Our yachts are large enough to have your group inside (where it’s cozy and heated). We are committed to providing safe and fun events if the weather is very threatening, we will stay in the harbor. Otherwise, we cruise!

We monitor weather radar conditions very carefully, our captains and crews are highly experienced and they’ve all been out on Lake Michigan when the weather suddenly turned from sunny and beautiful to black and stormy or heavy with fog.

It happens (in Chicago!) and we’re always prepared.

See some of the feedback we received from previous charter clients, all of whom cruised in less than ideal weather conditions:

“We had a great time; the staff was great and the cruise was really fun. We’ll definitely be doing it again!”
-Michelle Rotter Google

“Our group had a wonderful time, to say the least, and I would guarantee that we will be back again in the future. Your hospitality and service were outstanding.”
-Steve SchultzArthur J. Gallagher & Co.

“Please thank all your staff for their help with our cruise yesterday. Our group had a wonderful time despite the unseasonably cool weather. We look forward to hosting again with you next summer, Thanks Again!”
-Blair A. Bedalow, Member Events & Catering Coordinator, The Buckingham Athletic Club


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