We are a woman owned, small business, operated by a Chicago native with deep family roots in the maritime industry.
"The Summer of George" was designed and built to be a party boat. Guests can enjoy the 100 foot, 2 story vessel. The open air, rooftop deck is decorated with cocktail tables, and bench seating. It's perfect for sitting back and taking in the views, or for dancing the night away. The enclosed bottom deck is climate controlled making it possible to cruise in comfort in all weather conditions. There are large, mahogany trimmed windows on both sides offering 360 degree views for sightseeing. Restrooms and the main bar are also located on this level. Changeable floor plans are available.
A new addition was made to our fleet this summer. "Festivus" made it's way to Chicago in the winter of 2022 and was finally finished being remodeled this summer. With a maximum capacity of 150, guests can enjoy the views of Chicago from 2 floors, with the added bit of enjoyment from the outdoor covered areas in both the front, and back of the boat. There are also restrooms, and 2 bars, side by side in the enclosed bottom deck. Because this boat sits lower than the "Summer of George," you will not have to worry about those infamous low bridges.
Both boats are located at River City Marina, 900 South Wells Street, right under Bertrand Goldberg's famed "River City" building. It is just 6 blocks South of the "Willis Tower," also known as the "Sears Tower," on the South Branch of the Chicago River.
Chicago Lakefront Cruises is committed to providing the highest quality of services to our guests. Being aboard our boat is a unique experience and we will be sure to also make it an unforgettable one for you and your guests! We are committed to making our customers happy!
The "Summer of George" and "Festivus" are United States Coast Guard certified vessels. Life floats and life jackets are readily available for all passengers. The vessels are operated by licensed 100 Ton Captains.
and inspected by the USCG annually. The entire crew areCPR, First Aid, and AED certified.
The voyage starts on the South Branch of the Chicago River. From there, the boat cruises up the Chicago River's Main Branch and out to Lake Michigan. Points of interest that you and your guests will get to see are Navy Pier, The John Hancock Building, Buckingham Fountain, and the Adler Planetarium,
just to name a few!
"SUMMER OF GEORGE"
Experience Chicago Summer Boat Parties, aboard the "Summer of George".
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