Private Charters

From Navy Pier
Architecture Tour
3:15 pm
From Michigan Avenue
Architecture Tour
3:15 pm

Make your next event a scenic Chicago event

Shoreline Sightseeing offers you and your guests a unique experience. You’ll embark on one of our open air, double decker boats with amazing views of the city. With space for bountiful buffets and passed hors d’oeuvres, Shoreline can accommodate groups of up to 150 people – with drinks and dancing (if you’re in the mood). You’ll have the city’s skyline as your backdrop.

Give us a call today to get the planning started.


Private Cruise FAQ

2018 Private Cruise Pricing

Available Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday*



2 hours

$39 per person

3 hours

$49 per person

* All private cruises are subject to a 12% Chicago Amusement Tax. Please note that your charter time reflects total time aboard our vessels, whether at dock or on the water.

* Minimums may apply.

Bar packages*

Shoreline Charters offers a variety of bar packages to suit the needs of any group. Each package price includes staffing for the bar. An 11.25% sales tax and 18% staffing fee will be added to the base cost.

At Shoreline Charters, we use a wide variety of quality bar products. If your event requires an additional or different selection of products, we may be able to make substitutions and/or upgrades for an additional fee.

Our products include:

  • Sodas: Pepsi products and Green River Soda
  • Wine: Sycamore Lane (Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio & White Zinfandel), Vista Point (Merlot), Jacobs Creek (Shiraz)
  • Beer: Revolution (Bottom Up Wit, Anti-Hero, & Cross of Gold) Leinenkugel Summer Shandy, Heineken & Miller Light
  • Liquor: Cruzan Rum, Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, Dewar’s Scotch, Tanqueray Gin, Absolut Vodka, Jose Cuervo Tequila, Jack Daniel’s Whiskey, Jameson Irish Whiskey
Bar packages
Soda, Juice, and Coffee
Beer, Wine, and Soda

Including mixed drinks

2 hours

$10 per person $19 per person $23 per person

3 hours

$11 per person $23 per person $27 per person
* Please be advised that all Shoreline private cruises selecting an alcohol bar package are considered 21+ events, and guests will be required to present a valid ID prior to boarding. Groups of mixed age ranges may be required to select a non-alcohol bar package. Food by our preferred caterer is required for all charters with a bar package that includes alcohol. For more information regarding these policies, please speak with your Shoreline Charters sales representative.

Shoreline Charters and Events is partnered with one of Chicago’s finest catering teams. From passed hors d’oeuvres to bountiful buffets – they’ll have a menu for you! In addition to white linen table settings, our caterer provides inventive buffet presentations designed to complement a variety of events from casual get-togethers to the most elegant celebrations. Your choices are almost limitless! Contact them today for menu and pricing information.

For more information, please contact:
Michelle Dallas
Inspired Catering and Events
312.226.7611 ext. 812

Shoreline Charters also has options for you to enhance your overall event. Our partners are highly praised by our clients and are selected for their exemplary service and reliability. To inquire about additional services, simply call the charter office to discuss your needs and find out exactly how Shoreline Charters can help make your event truly memorable.

Don’t feel like worrying about bringing your iPod? Have a pro do it! Our professional DJs can please even the most diverse groups’ musical tastes.

DJ Services

Sunday-Thursday evenings

Friday & Saturday evenings

2 hours

$415 $475

3 hours

$535 $600

For more information, please contact:
Private Cruise Sales Manager

Reserve your private cruise today

For more information, please contact:
Private Cruise Sales Manager

Directions and dock map

All private charters depart from our convenient Navy Pier Polk Bros Dock.

Charter Photo Gallery