When you look to book us as the tour guide for an architectural river or lake cruise tour, we’ll connect you with the best private boat charter companies in the city. Depending on the number of your guests, we will direct you to the best boat option for your tour. Consider that for small groups, tour rates will start around $850. See further explanation below.
After making your charter company selection, you can decide with us on your route. You can do a sightseeing river cruise, a lake cruise, or a combination of both lake and river. We can also work with you to choose an ideal duration for the tour portion of your lake or river cruise experience.
Executive Director Amanda started offering her expertise on Chicago boat charters at the request of our private tour clients. They wanted a top-notch, professional tour guide to be the docent for their special events, so that it would be more than the typical boat tour or booze cruise. This is how Chicago Detours has expanded beyond walking tours and bus tours to also provide tour guide services on private Chicago yacht charters. And we love doing it!
Groups We Work With for Private Boat Tours
A private tour on a Chicago yacht charter is an incredible experience for corporate groups, wedding parties, and other celebrations. Past clients for our private boat tours via Chicago yacht charters include TransCanada, Young Presidents’ Organization, Quintiles, NCH Marketing, and family groups.
We can work with a variety of groups because we know how to read our audience. On your Chicago architecture boat ride, we customize our boat tour presentation to fit the interests of your special group. We’ve had private tour clients who want us to tell of Chicago architecture and history for the entire two-hour ride. On the other hand, others don’t want to learn about architectural styles and would rather to stick to stories. We can also offer a lighter presentation, with a few 20-minute talks interspersed between time for socializing over food and drinks.
Possible Sites for a Private Tour by Yacht
- The Striking Shapes, Sizes and Colors of Chicago’s Skyscrapers
- The Neo-Classical Museum Campus
- The Massive Buckingham Fountain
- The New Chicago Riverwalk
- Iconic Buildings like Willis Tower, Trump Tower, the Hancock, and the Civic Opera House
- Industrial Buildings Converted to Residences
- The World’s Largest-Capacity Water Treatment Plant
- Special Visual Details in the Landscape and Architecture
*Photos here courtesy of Anita Dee Yacht Charters
For groups of 1-5 guests, your experience will start at $850 flat rate including boat, boat captain, and tour guide. For 6-100 guests, rates start around $3,000 all-inclusive for a larger yacht. Call us now at 312.350.1131 for tour rates and to book a private yacht tour. We work with the best private yacht charter companies to assure you a most memorable boat tour experience!