March 2014

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As the winter weather starts to melt into spring, it is a time to start enjoying outdoor activities and the city lifestyle that is available throughout Chicago. The best early spring activities provide the opportunity to enjoy beautiful surroundings, amazing weather and enjoying the company of loved ones.

Visiting the Botanic Garden

The Chicago Botanic Garden is a great place to visit during the early spring months because the garden showcases some of the first blooms and plant-life that is available during the spring. The beautiful grounds are surrounded by plants and the improved weather conditions make it a pleasant place for a stroll with family or a place to learn about local plant-life.

Enjoy a Cruise

Early spring is a great time to enjoy a Chicago boat cruise. We offer a variety of cruise options, which allow you to enjoy unmatched service and a romantic atmosphere. During the early spring, our cruises allow you to enjoy the water and see the city landscape from a beautiful setting. Chicago cruises provide a classy, luxury experience that is perfect for an early spring wedding, anniversary or even just a relaxing evening with friends and family. On a 3 to 5 hour cruise, food and beverages are included for the optimal service and luxury experience.

Visit the Lincoln Park Zoo

The Lincoln Park Zoo is a great place for families, particularly if you have children or grandchildren who are interested in learning about animals.

Spring is a time to enjoy with friends, family and co-workers. The outdoor activities in Chicago make it an exciting time to explore, learn and enjoy. Whether you prefer a luxury experience on a cruise or you want to spend time with the whole family, there is something appropriate for the early spring months.


Some of Chicago’s most memorable annual events can be seen from the water, giving you a fresh perspective and new insight into the city’s best attractions. In 2014, private Chicago cruises for the air show, summer weekly fireworks and Tall Ships visit offer you the chance to unwind, relax and get a premium view of these attractions.

Imagine being out on the water with all of your friends and family members, enjoying the Lake Michigan views, when all of a sudden the city sky bursts into brightness with a fireworks display. Or mingling with colleagues and eating hors d’oeuvres during a company retreat as a Blue Angel streaks overhead at the Chicago Air Show. Whether you are planning a special event for friends, a family reunion or a corporate retreat or appreciation event, Valara VI yacht rentals can make the experience an unforgettable one. All-inclusive packages range from 3 to 5 hours and cover your food and drink while on board.

Chicago’s summer fireworks extravaganza takes place from Memorial Day through Labor Day every Wednesday and Saturday night. This year, the Chicago Air Show is schedule for August 16 and 27, with practice dates on August 14 and 15. The Tall Ships will be in town and docked at Navy Pier at a to-be-determined date. Specialty cruises like these ones can book early, so if the idea of Chicago yacht rentals appeals to you as a way to enjoy one of these memorable annual events without fighting your way through the crowds, reserve your special trip well in advance. The Valara VI can hold anywhere from 30 to 149 guests, making this the perfect location for your next event. Reserve by calling the events specialist team at 773-788-9494.


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Imagine celebrating summer with a Chicago boat cruise as the sun sets over the dramatic downtown Chicago skyline. What a lovely backdrop for entertaining clients, celebrating a birthday or getting together with family members or old school chums. That’s what our SunSet Magic cruise package offers. Our private event yacht, the Valera VI, departs from Burnham harbor on Lake Michigan and cruises past Navy Pier, offering a beautiful view of the city.

SunSet Magic

With our SunSet Magic cruise, one price includes everything, from the two-hour cruise to a lavish dinner buffet to beer, wine and soft drinks. The only expense not included is a gratuity for the ship’s crew and wait staff. Dinner onboard the Valera VI is special and includes salad, a choice of entrees such as roast beef and baked or barbecued chicken, vegetable and potato. You can also upgrade the cruise package to include dessert and a bar.

The Valera VI operates from May through October and can accommodate groups of 30 to 149 guests. Unlike many other yacht cruises, the Valera VI is an exclusive private yacht. That means you won’t have to share your cruise experience with other groups. The entire yacht is yours to enjoy.

About Adventure Sea Tours

The Valera VI is a private entertaining cruise yacht that caters to upscale celebrations. We offer an unmatched level of class and service, all in a relaxed, yet sophisticated atmosphere. We offer a variety of all-inclusive yacht cruise packages with food and beverages that range from three to five hours. Our cruises are ideal for events like wedding receptions, family or school reunions, birthday parties and corporate incentives. For more information, visit our website or call us at 773 788-9494.


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When you want to enjoy a private Chicago boat cruise and call Valara to meet your needs, you will probably speak to Mary Antoniette. She serves as our attentive Event Specialist, and we know you will appreciate her professional, courteous and knowledgeable skills.

She knows every detail about the dinner cruises, corporate outings, family gatherings and fine weddings we offer. With your event details, including theme, menu and guest list, in mind, she will arrange the appropriate package and all the amenities to ensure your cruise experience exceeds your expectations.

Mary’s service with Adventure Sea Tours began in 1995. From her very first day on the job, we have appreciated her exceptional people and management skills. We value her ability to lead team members during your events, and you will appreciate that skill too. Like Mary, most of our team has worked with us for years, and we can count on her to bring out the best in our employees and maximize their skills during your events.

Additionally, she makes customers like you feel valued. From the first time you call to request information about booking a cruise to the moment when the final guest leaves our yacht, you can rely on her to attend to every detail with courtesy, skill and competence.

While Mary takes her job seriously, she also serves as a licensed 100 Ton U.S. Coast Guard Captain and sometimes performs captain duties on board our yachts. Her passion for the open water extends to sunny, summer Michigan days when you will find her cruising in “Blue Heaven”, her 43-foot Hatteras.

Mary feels privileged to serve you. Call her today to say hi and discover how she can make your special events on Chicago yacht rentals experiences you will remember and cherish for years to come.