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Private Boat Tours for Groups

Book a guide for a private boat tour - for an in-person or a virtual event!

We currently work with groups of 5-40 for private boat tours with a professional tour guide. Our tour guides make your special event fun and educational. With us, your tour guests will be inspired with new perspectives in Chicago’s history and architecture. Or if a real-life boat tour might not work for your group right now, consider our “Cruise from Your Couch Virtual Boat Tour.”

For your private boat tour, we 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.

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.

What Will You Experience on Your Chicago Boat Tour?

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.

    • The Striking Shapes, Sizes and Colors of Chicago’s Skyscrapers
    • The Chicago Riverwalk
    • The Chicago Harbor Lock
    • Iconic Buildings like Willis Tower and the Civic Opera House
    • Industrial Buildings Converted to Residences
    • Special Visual Details in the Landscape and Architecture

*Photos here courtesy of Anita Dee Yacht Charters

Boat Tour Rates

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.

For a private virtual boat tour, please contact us for more info!


2-3 hours




  • 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
  • Special Visual Details in the Landscape and Architecture

Stories & Ideas

  • What makes the Chicago skyline so “magnificent”
  • The engineering of the locks and reversal of the river
  • Historic buildings and giant new development
  • How Chicago ended up with massive parks at its lakefront
  • The evolution of Navy Pier
  • How COVID may shape the future of our skyline

Tour Includes

Private boat charter

Professional tour guide stories

All taxes and gratuities

Tour Location

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Call: 312.350.1131
E-Mail: [email protected]