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Chicago Sunsets & Navy Pier Fireworks

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Experience hosted by Marie

3 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

You will arrive at the harbor and be greeted by my crew member. The crew member will brief you about the harbor, what to know and expect on the dock and a bit of history about Burnham. You will board the boat and be instructed on safety and moving around the boat while enjoying refreshments and snacks. We will depart the harbor and cruise north along the Lake front from Northerly Island to Montrose Harbor taking in the Chicago Lake front. I will spin the boat around and head back through the famous water spot known as the “playpen”, head around Navy Pier and view the Centennial (Ferris) wheel, head out on the Lake past the Chicago light house to watch the sunset and then head back to Monroe harbor to see Buckingham Fountain and watch the fireworks, ending the evening returning to the harbor for a nightcap.
You will arrive at the harbor and be greeted by my crew member. The crew member will brief you about the harbor, what to know and expect on the dock and a bit of history about Burnham. You will board the boat and be instructed on safety and moving around the boat while enjoying refreshments and snacks. We will depart the harbor and cruise north along the Lake front from Northerly Island to Montrose Harbor taking in the Chicago Lake front. I will…

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What's included

  • Food
    Boat fare
  • Drinks
  • Equipment
    Personal flotation devices
From ₹8,333
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Marie

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • Identity verified
I hold a Master Captain 100-ton United States Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Credential. It is a captain’s license to operate vessels up to 100 tons on the Great Lakes and Inland Waters including 6-pack charters and assistance towing. I captain on the Chicago River for Wendella Water Taxis since March 2018. I have owned and operated my own boats since 1983 on the Chain of Lakes in Northern Illinois and Lake Michigan since 2005. I am a member of the “The Maritime Consortium, Inc.” And “Boat US – Boat Owners Association of the USA”.
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Where you'll be

From my boat “Blue Watercolors” on Lake Michigan along the Chicago water front you will view close-up: Burnham Harbor, Chicago Lake front from Northerly Island to Montrose Harbor, “Playpen” at Oak Street Beach, “Navy Pier” and the famous Centennial (Ferris) wheel, Chicago light house, Monroe Harbor and Buckingham Fountain, and Navy Pier Fireworks

Activity advisory

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Every adventure follows industry guidelines. We partnered with the Adventure Travel Trade Association, expert leaders in adventure travel, to define best practices and standards for safety.
Know your comfort level
Please note that outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

Public transportation to the Harbor is recommended. If you come by auto the captain may offer a parking pass.
Guests susceptible to motion sickness. Consult your doctor.
Children younger than 12 are required to wear a PFD-personal flotation device while boat is underway. PFDs will be provided.

What to bring

Layered clothing

Sun screen