The name doesn’t lie, this yacht is definitely in a class of its ownThe Chicago Elite is one of the finest venues on the sea that The Windy City has to offer.  Keep reading and learn more about this incredible vessel.

The Interior of The Chicago Elite

The yacht features an interior that is both sophisticated, and relaxed. The sleek, dark, metal-like wall and floors create a perfect contrast against the vibrant, colorful furnishings. Making for an interior decorum that puts The Chicago Elite on-par with even the trendiest nightclubs.

It’s two interior decks are climate controlled, and eloquent in their design. The 1st deck serves as the main dining area. Offering space with an assortment of decadent tables draped in high-quality tablecloths. The 2nd deck is the cocktail lounge; spacious, stylish, and cozy, you’ll enjoy getting views of Chicago’s skyline while in this beautifully furnished area.

But if you’re looking for the best place to get absolutely incredible views of Chicago, you have to make your way to the sky deck. Here, you’ll also find the most aesthetically pleasing deck on The Chicago Elite. Take a look at the events we have planned on this amazing ship!

Chicago Elite Frequently Asked Questions

Before you cruise aboard the Chicago Elite, let us answer some important frequently asked questions for you!

Accessibility. Is the Chicago Elite wheelchair accessible?

Our crew is happy to aide passengers that need assistance. For individuals needing boarding assistance or wheelchair accessibility, please contact us at 888-289-8833 or your account manager to ensure that there is accessible seating available on your cruise date.

Coordinator. Will there be a coordinator on the day of our event?

Yes. Someone will be there to help direct your event.

Decorations. Can we bring our own?

Yes, but there are a few restrictions; no glitter, confetti or open flames are allowed. Votives and candles are allowed as long as the glass or container exceeds the height of the flame. You are more than welcome to bring your own flowers or purchase centerpieces through your event planner. All decorations must be removed immediately following the event. Any decorations left behind after the event will be discarded. While we are happy to help set up any simple decorations, excessive set up is subject to a fee.

Deliveries. What do we tell our vendors about delivery?

The delivery time must be coordinated between your Coordinator and the vendor directly to ensure safe and timely delivery as the boat is not always at the dock.

Deposit. Is our deposit refundable?

Seaport Elite is designed to provide our guests with a customized, luxury experience. As a result of our limited capacity and high demand, events aboard our vessels are non-refundable.

Dietary Restrictions. Do you accommodate dietary restrictions?

Please check our menu for our vegetarian options. While we offer gluten and allergy free products and gluten sensitive menu items, we openly handle several allergens throughout our galleys. While we take precautions to keep ingredients separate, we cannot guarantee a gluten free environment. We do not have separate prep surfaces, cook tops or equipment. Our chef prepare and cook in common areas with shared equipment, therefore the items may come in contact with other food products. If you have any other special dietary concerns, please contact your event planner or guest services at 888-289-8833.

Coast Guard Regulations. Is the vessel Coast Guard certified?

Yes. The Chicago Elite is Coast Guard certified and maintained regularly to adhere to strict safety regulations.

Privacy. Is the ship private to just our party?

Yes. The Chicago Elite is a private charter yacht and will only be used by your group.

Payment. What type of payment do you accept?

A 25% deposit is required at the time of the reservation. Payment in full is due 30 days prior to the event. We accept major credit cards: VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Diner’s Club. We also accept money orders and certified checks. Please send checks or money orders to the address below:

Chicago Elite
NBC Tower
455 N. Cityfront Plaza Drive, Suite 2600
Chicago, IL 60611

Refund Policy. Do you offer refunds?

There are no refunds or exchanges. All sales are final. We cruise year-round, rain or shine. In the rare event the Coast Guard prohibits cruising because of weather, we will contact you to make other arrangements.

Seasickness. Will I get seasick?

It is highly unlikely. Seasickness is very uncommon on our vessels since they were built for this type of cruising.

Smoking. What is your smoking policy?

All interior areas of our ship are non-smoking areas. Passengers who smoke may do so on the outdoor observation decks.

Tickets. Where can I pick up the cruise tickets?

Tickets can be conveniently picked up at the dock up to one hour prior to boarding, on the day of the cruise. The credit card used for purchase and photo ID will be required.

Weather. Do you sail in inclement weather?

Absolutely. Our ships are fully enclosed and climate-controlled for your comfort. We sail rain or shine all year long.


600 East Grand Ave, Navy Pier
Chicago, IL 60611

About The 2nd Annual FantaSEA Ball Aboard the Chicago Elite

Get ready to celebrate your New Year’s Eve in Chicago with cruise experience that will be like no other. Bring in the New Year aboard the luxurious Chicago Elite yacht and set sail with your friends on Lake Michigan. Party the night away on this great yacht as you enjoy the hits of the year and drinks all night. Leave 2018 behind with a view of the Navy Pier New Year’s fireworks and enjoy our unforgettable Chicago New Year’s cruise! Book your tickets today and set sail with us for an amazing night out to celebrate the New Year.

Your Chicago New Year’s Cruise aboard the Chicago Elite Yacht:

Your New Year’s Eve celebration aboard the Chicago Elite yacht is going to be an experience like no other. This Chicago New Year’s cruise will have a live DJ onboard mixing up the hits of the year. Enjoy your favorite Top 40, Pop, Dance, and Hip-Hop hits while you dance the night away on any of the decks of the Chicago Elite. The Chicago Elite has three decks for you to enjoy. Two of the decks are fully enclosed and climate-controlled with windows all around the interior while the third deck is an outside observation deck. Take a step onto the outer deck and enjoy breathtaking views of Chicago as you sail. Enjoy the views of the Chicago skyline, Lake Michigan, the Navy Pier, the Sears Tower and more!

While you enjoy the views from this Chicago New Year’s cruise, there will also be a full dinner buffet available. Enjoy your last meal of 2018 on the seas and fill up your plate with many delicious dishes. Prosciutto-topped chicken breast, spinach ravioli, and roasted vegetables are just some of the dishes being served for the night! Get ready to enjoy your favorite drinks with dinner and keep your glasses filled with your four-hour platinum open bar. Hit up the bars onboard and keep your favorite drink pouring all night, as you get ready to enter 2019. This Chicago New Year’s cruise will end off the year with a champagne toast at midnight as you watch the Navy Pier New Year’s fireworks fill the night sky! There’s only one way for you to end off 2018 in Chicago and that’s aboard the Chicago Elite Yacht!

More Information on Your Chicago New Year’s Cruise:

Boarding: 8:30 p.m.
Departing: 9:30 p.m.
Returning: 12:30 a.m.

Age Requirement: 21+

* Disclaimer: Menu may be subject to change without notice.

After the party, complete the New Year’s Eve experience with a night at a luxurious five-star hotel.
Discounted Hotel Rates at The W Chicago Lakeshore 
644 N Lake Shore Drive
Chicago IL 60611

Purchase Tickets for The 2nd Annual FantaSEA Ball Aboard the Chicago Elite

Price increase warning: New Year's Eve ticket prices often go up significantly (100% +) the closer you get to New Years Eve. Also note that many NYE Events will sell out well in advance of New Years Eve.