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 licensed Captains provide
the perfect environment for your special moments.
Private Champaign Cruises are offered on weekday evenings aboard our new fleet of late-model sailing yachts (37 - 45 foot yachts crafted by Jeanneau, the acclaimed international yacht builder) or power yachts (34-38 foot yachts crafted by SeaRay).
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 via tender
at 7:30 PM in Monroe Harbor and returns to the harbor by 10:30 PM.
Under sail, 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
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.
Pricing for the evening start at $475 for up to six people, plus 8% city tax. This price includes use of a new, well equipped sailing or power yacht, insurance, licensed USCG Captain fees, tender passes, 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.