December 2013

chicago cruises

Any bride can tell you that planning a wedding is no easy task. After all, the bride and groom are inviting friends, family and special guests to share in the experience, creating wonderful memories to last a lifetime. With so many details to consider, there’s no wonder that many couples are now opting to ease some of the burden and stress associated with the planning while remaining true to the goal of hosting an upscale celebration. How? By scheduling a Chicago boat cruise–the perfect venue for a perfect day.

The Valara VI can accomodate up to 149 wedding guests, offering both you and your guests the classy, upscale ambiance you deserve. All-inclusive packages range from three to five hours, and our experienced event coordinators can assist you with details such as the officiant, menu, photographer, and musical entertainment. As a full-service luxury yacht, our staff is highly experienced in providing first-class service to every guest; therefore, you can simply enjoy celebrating with guests, worry-free.

Unlike other Chicago yacht rentals, the Valara VI is specially designed as an upscale venue for all types of celebrations. Therefore, the 87-foot yacht is spacious, providing two large bar areas, four full restrooms, plush carpeting, grand furnishings across two levels, with the stunning nautical backdrop of Burnham Harbor.

Start today planning the spring wedding of your dreams aboard Chicago’s premier private entertainment yacht, the Valara VI.


Winter is upon us. For many people, the change in season can bring about a hermit-like attitude. Luckily, there’s a plethora of fun activities to do right here in town before we begin to offer our springtime Chicago boat cruises.


Seize the day and embrace the time of year with the following activities:

1. Check out Christkindlmarket on Daley Plaza – Shopping around with loved ones during the holiday season is a great experience. Not only do you get to spend quality time with those close to you, but you just may find something perfect for that special someone. The Christkindlmarkey offers a large variety of vendors, including handmade clothing, German foods, toys, jewelry, as well as craft beers. Act quickly as the market closes for the season on Christmas Eve at 4 p.m.

2. Go Ice Skating – The McCormick Tribune Ice Rink is open this season from November 15th, 2013 to March 9th, 2014. Located in beautiful downtown Chicago, fun times can be had for all at this winter attraction. Don’t know how to skate? That’s fine! Free ice skating lessons are offered Friday through Sunday one hour before the rink opens.

3. Take a Walking Tour – Think you know your city? The Chicago Architecture Foundation offers over 70 walking tours highlighting the beautiful architecture and history of the city. Get your learn on and check them out!