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!






Who doesn’t like fireworks?

Chicago Fireworks CruiseIt never gets old. Seeing the night sky lit up with hundreds of sparkling, shimmering lights; that make us look up in awe. Especially when we’re looking up from the deck of one of our luxury yachts cruising on Lake Michigan.

Granted, the Chicago sky has been lit up far too often with lightning this summer. We’ve all had enough of that!

But we’re talking about the man-made “lightning” — the Wednesday and Saturday night Navy Pier fireworks shows. Spectacular. See for yourself.

Our Saturday night Fireworks Cruises are all filled. But there are still a few spots open for Wednesday night charters.

So if you love fireworks…. and if a yacht cruise has been on your list of things to do this summer, call us while the Wednesday nights are still available.

You’ll thank us in December when you can look at the pictures you took from your charter.

For all the people we disappointed…

BlueAngelsWell, we didn’t mean to disappoint anyone.

Our Gypsy Spirit yacht open charter for the 51st Annual Air & Water Show this Saturday filled up fast. Really fast! And Joe and I feel bad about everyone who’s been calling to sign up only to learn there are no more tickets.

So we came up with a great idea….a First Annual Labor Day Fireworks Cruise!

On our Free Spirit luxury yacht, which is bigger than the Gypsy. So there’s lots more room.

Did we mention “on a glorious night”?

So if you missed getting on the Air & Water Show Cruise, don’t wait to sign up.

Summertime Fun in Chicago!

Who’s ready for summertime fun in Chicago! Count us in. Chicago’s most inviting yachts for charter on Lake Michigan: the Free Spirit and the Gypsy Spirit.

Free Spirit Yacht Cruises is a unique business offering top-notch service and catering for corporate and trade show entertaining. As well as wedding receptions, anniversary parties, rehearsal dinners, showers, family gatherings, sunset and lake/river cruises.

All of us at Free Spirit Cruises care about the people we work with and keep our yachts up-to-date, clean and modern looking for your special events. Free Spirit cruising Lake Michigan

  • We start from Burnham Harbor (by Soldier Field)
  • Cruise Chicago’s Lakefront
  • 3 hours is the average cruising time
  • Provide catering and bar packages
  • The Gypsy Spirit can cruise the lake and river
  • A deposit is required to hold your date and time

Chicago loves to celebrate summer and every Wednesday and Saturday night Fireworks are set-off by Navy Pier. Check our Chicago Fireworks Cruises for specific dates.

Think of chartering for all occasions. If it’s a special event that requires a special venue, we’ll make sure it’s outstanding and fun. Please contact us anytime at (708) 361-2220. Sea you soon!