Highlight of the 2016 Summer. So far. Chicago Fireworks Cruise.

We don’t mean to play “can you top this?” Chicago fireworks cruise. But how did you spend your 4th of July weekend?

One of the fun things we did was host a private yacht charter for the cast and crew from The Sponge Bob Musical, War Paint and The Book of Mormon!

Chicago Fireworks Cruise

Can you say magical night? We got feedback like this:

“We had the best 4th of July ever!…..Their (the Free Spirit Yacht crew) hospitality is amazing. We felt at home and happy. Also, Captain Joe is funny (Joe loved that)!” – Vasthy Mompoint

As you can see from some of the photos we took, guests had a blast. The weather cooperated (lucky us). Cast members hammed it up. And everyone enjoyed being out on Lake Michigan with the spectacular Chicago skyline as a backdrop.

We cruised past Navy Pier and the big new Ferris Wheel. And then Captain Joe found one of his perfect fireworks watching spot.

And then there were FIREWORKS! The pictures pretty much tell the story.

Fourth of July Cruise

If you’ve been looking for a fun way to entertain clients or host a company party or Chicago fireworks cruise, a private luxury yacht charter might be just the thing. We offer delectable catering options (food and bar) in a luxurious setting that make it oh-so-easy to mix business with pleasure.

That’s why many of our corporate clients book private yacht charters with us season after season.

“This is the 4th time I rented the Gypsy and keep coming back because we have had such a wonderful experience! I guarantee we will rent again in the future and have provided information to other friends looking for boat rentals. Thanks again!” – Katie Freund

Sound like something you’d like to do before the season ends? Here’s how to reach us: call 708.361.2220 or request a proposal.

Check out a snippet from this Free Spirit Chicago Fireworks Cruise!






What a weekend!

First and foremost we hope you had a safe and joyous weekend. Chicagoans are passionate about summer and Monday was incredible. It was the perfect day to be out on Lake Michigan and that’s where we were, enjoying the day with friends and family. All I can say is “F-U-N”!

Yes we did work this weekend. Our clients celebrated wedding anniversaries, birthdays and enjoyed the first fireworks show of the summer. It was spectacular!

Did you know? There are fireworks every Wednesday and Saturday by Navy Pier. And if you’re looking for a great way to entertain clients or celebrate with your family and friends, come watch an awesome Chicago fireworks display aboard one of Chicago’s most comfortable and inviting yachts. Our captains will get you front row, take a look:

Make it a Magical Memorial Day Weekend!

Celebrate the start of Summer on our firDSC_4080st Fireworks Cruise of the 2010 season.

Join us on the luxurious Gypsy Spirit for three hours of relaxing fun on Lake Michigan.

Enjoy a mouthwatering American Style Buffet and icy cold drinks as you take in Chicago’s spectacular fireworks!

The forecast is looking fabulous for the weekend. So round up some friends, and don’t wait too long to sign up. The Gypsy is an intimate yacht and spots go fast.

For tickets, information and to buy now, click here.

Eegads! We’re halfway through summer.

Free Spirit at NightEven when the weather is less than perfect, summer in Chicago goes by way too fast. It’s mid-July and our season is half over.

If you’ve been waiting to book your company charter or family party cruise, time’s a movin’! And if this was the year you were planning to see fireworks from your own private luxury yacht, better hurry.

We only have a few slots open for the NightWednesday Fireworks Cruises. And only one opening for the Saturday Air & Water Show (on the Gypsy Spirit). If you’ve never seen it, you’re in for a treat! Captain Joe has the positioning perfected. You’re guaranteed a great seat to enjoy the show.

Chicago’s Special Events Cruises

Fireworks CruiseEnjoy Chicago’s special events on board a private yacht charter for business or pleasure. Where else but on Lake Michigan’s most inviting yachts the Free Spirit and the Gypsy Spirit. You and your guests will enjoy an unparalleled view of our beautiful Chicago skyline while dining on fabulous cuisine and sipping on refreshing cocktails. What’s more you can count on our experienced staff to provide outstanding service for your guests’ relaxation, comfort and enjoyment.

Chicago Fireworks Cruises: Runs Memorial Day Weekend
 through Labor Day Weekend. Every Wednesday night at 9:30pm and Saturday night at 10:15pm. Navy Pier hosts a spectacular Fireworks Show that will top off your cruise with a bang.  Cruising times, Wednesday nights 7:00pm-10:00pm and Saturday nights, 8:00pm-11:00pm. July 3rd Fireworks

Friday, July 3rd: Chicago puts on a fabulous fireworks display (9:30pm) near Monroe Harbor, accompanied by the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra. It’s an exciting evening that draws a huge crowd to the lakefront. For this premium date cruising time is 7:00pm-11:00pm.

Venetian Night Cruise

Saturday, July 25th: This most impressive fireworks display (9:30pm) at Monroe Harbor is synchronized with music provided by WXRT (local station). For this premium date, cruising time is 7:00pm-11:00pm. It’s a spectacular evening on Lake Michigan.

Air & Water Show

Air ShowCatch the thrills of Chicago’s largest spectator event aboard your very own private charter.

Air & Water Practice Shows: Thursday & Friday cruising time 12:00pm-4:00pm.  Air & Water Shows: Saturday & Sunday cruising time 12:00pm-4:00pm. What our clients are saying about last year’s 50th anniversary Air & Water Show Cruise:

“My wife & I are avid Air Show fans & attend at least 15 shows per year throughout the country. Thanks to you & your Team’s outstanding hospitality, the Chicago Air & Water Show is now our favorite! The food was delicious, the staff was both courteous & attentive & Captain Joe expertly piloted the Free Spirit to some memorable vantage points! In today’s climate of declining value & vanishing customer service, we were pleasantly surprised when our Free Spirit experience exceeded our expectations in value & service. We plan to take advantage of this Chicago Gem in the very near future.”

– Jim & Cheryl Tepper