The Champagne Cruise -
Making Memorable Moments
Reunite with friends, celebrate a birthday or anniversary, or propose marriage. Chicago's magnificent lakefront, Pinnacle's splendid yachts and courteous USCG licensed Captains provide the perfect environment for your special moments.
Private Champaign Cruises are offered on weekday evenings aboard our fleet of 37 to 45 foot Jeanneau sailboats and Sea Ray powerboats.
Each yacht is equipped and finished to the highest standards, with sleek hulls and topsides, richly appointed interiors below. All vessels carry advanced rigging full instrumentation and safety gear that exceeds USCG requirements. They are performance-cruising yachts, certain to provide an unmatched, luxurious evening for you and your guests.
Your personal yacht is boarded at 7:30 PM and returns by 10:30 PM. Underway you witness the wonderful transformation of Chicago's lakefront as the sun sets and the city lights emerge. On Wednesday evenings, fireworks launched from Navy Pier can be seen from your yacht with the magnificent Chicago skyline as a backdrop. You are welcome to bring food and drink, or the event may be catered as you wish.
A Memorable Story
One fellow took his unknowing parents, future in-law parents, and bride to be for a sail to view Chicago's lakefront fireworks on a Pinnacle yacht. At the peak of the spectacular show - the sky lit with brilliant colors and echoing with heart-throbbing sound - he took her to the bow of the boat. He extracted from his pocket a beautiful diamond ring that reflected the colors of the fireworks in its cuts, making its appearance extraordinary. He had cleverly attached it to a small floating key ring so that it would not be lost at sea in their exuberance! He gave her the ring and proposed marriage. She accepted. He placed the ring on her finger and gently removed the flotation device. A long kiss ensued with the fireworks still exploding. Their parents watched from the cockpit. All had a wonderful celebration on the yacht afterward. Today, we are pleased to report that this couple now has their first child.
A Great Value
Pricing for the evening start at $600 for up to six people, plus 9% city tax. This price includes use of a new, well equipped sailing or power yacht, insurance, licensed USCG Captain fees, fuel and photography. Catering charges and entertainment (if any) are in addition and depend on the size of the group and the menu selected. Captains do not serve food or drink. The program is available on any weekday evenings except Fridays. Fireworks are displayed from Navy Pier on Wednesday evenings only. Reservations are required.