Private Charters

Make your next event a scenic Chicago event

Shoreline Sightseeing offers you and your guests a unique private charter 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 75-175 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 for your private charter.

Private Charter FAQ

2021 Private Charter Pricing

* 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 and time restrictions may apply.

*Charters depart and return to Navy Pier Polk Bros Park




$1,150 per hour

Bar packages*

Shoreline Charters offers a variety of bar packages to suit the needs of any group. We use a wide variety of quality bar products, however, 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. A 10.25% sales tax and 18% staffing fee will be added to the base cost. Our products include:

  • Sodas: Pepsi products
  • Wine: Sycamore Lane (Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio & Pinot Noir), Jacobs Creek (Shiraz)
  • Beer: Revolution (Sun Crusher, Anti-Hero, & Cross of Gold), Leinenkugel Summer Shandy, Heineken & Miller Light
  • Liquor: Cruzan Rum, Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, Tanqueray Gin, Tito’s Vodka, Jose Cuervo Tequila, Jack Daniel’s Whiskey, Jameson Irish Whiskey
Bar packages
Soda, Juice, Coffee, and Bottled Water
Beer, Wine, and Non-Alcoholic

Including Mixed Drinks

2 hours

$10 per person $24 per person $29 per person

3 hours

$12 per person $30 per person $34 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 has partnered with some of Chicago’s finest catering teams to offer our charter clients a variety of menus and options. From breakfast stations and boxed lunches to passed hors d’ oeuvres and bountiful buffets – we have a caterer for you! In addition to white linen table settings, our caterers provide 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 one of our catering partners today for menu and pricing information.

Inspired Catering and Events 312.226.7611


Big Star Catering Heather Payne 312-860-1315


Connie’s Catering Joanne Novak 312-659-8284

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



Two Hour Cruise

$595 $715

Three Hour Cruise

$715 $835

For more information, please contact:
Private Cruise Sales Manager

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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.