- How far in advance should we book our charter?
As soon as you are positive about the date and time you are booking, BOOK IT. We cannot guarantee a date will be available without a deposit.
- How many people does your yacht hold?
We are Coast Guard Certified to hold 45 passengers and that includes infants and children.
- What is your typical cruising route?
Upon leaving Burnham Harbor we head north towards Navy Pier going past the planetarium, shed aquarium just after viewing the Museum Campus area. Then were on to Chicago’s Famous Skyline, Buckingham Fountain and after a brief pause to see the fountain we will head further North towards North Avenue Beach passing navy pier and go through Chicago famous “play pen” and turn back towards Burnham Harbor. If you would like to do a river cruise there would be an extra fee and you would have to let us know prior to booking.
- What is your cancellation policy?
The payment is forfeited should the client, for any reason, decide to cancel. Number of passengers cannot be decreased, however, number of passengers can be increased at an additional charge. IF the yacht is unable to depart the dock due to weather and/or lake conditions the event will proceed at the dock. Weather condition options to be determined by the captain of Adeline’s Sea Moose.
- What types of events can be hosted on the yacht?
Anything you can think of! Corporate luncheons, client thank-yous, weddings, anniversaries, graduations, birthdays, quincenearas, family outings, memorial services, post-proms, bachelor and bachelorette parties, fireworks cruises, and architectural tours. The possibilities are endless….
- What kind of Bathrooms do you have?
If it were a home it would be a two and a half bath house, for a boat their relatively good sized. Note; since being on a yacht please conserve water when using them and on all sleep aboard stays an additional charge for empting the holding tank. no extra charges apply in regards to empting the holding tank for short term hourly charters or trips.
- Is there certain hours that we can schedule a cruise during a vacation or overnight stay?
No, with advance notice a coast guard certified captain can be provided 24 hours a day.
- Is the kitchen good enough to cook light meals in?
Yes, and that’s about it, breakfasts, small lunches and lighter dinners at best. we have smaller fry pans and pots available along with table settings for 10.
- Do you supply linens, blankets and towels?
Yes, we supply the linens and blankets but you should bring your own towels. Note; we can supply towels with advanced notice but it would be an additional charge of $15.00 each. Please note that the staterooms are reserved for over night guests or charter guests at an additional charge.
- Do you require a security deposit?
Yes, several kinds of deposits are required depending on how and for what reason you want to use the yacht. A deposit is required at time of booking to hold the time and date.
- How far are you from any attractions?
Were located within walking distance to the Shed Aquarium, Solders field, Planetarium, Northerly Island and its beach and a 5 to 10 minute cab / car ride from most others.
- Is there a Captain and crew?
Yes. All our yacht charter cruises are fully crewed with Captain, Deckhands and full serving staff as needed.
We do not have any type of “bareboat” charter rentals.
- How does one pack for a yacht vacation?
If you’re staying for any length of time please pack your clothes in soft type duffel bags ( also can be used for shopping trips) we do have limited hanging closet space in each stateroom. DO NOT BRING large suitcases! There is limited storage space on yachts and most of all, once empty they are useless and will be in your cabin taking up valuable space.
- Do I need to have food?
All depends, We don’t like our guests drinking alcohol without food and getting sick. Once you’re out on a cruise, there’s no place to get off. We do have a pretty nice hot and cold catered menu with plenty of tasty selections that works really well on our yacht. The answer is no, you don’t need food but we prefer you having something to eat if you’re drinking.
- Can I bring my own food?
Yes, for hourly cruises or charters you can BYO food, have food delivered to you at the dock or have it lightly catered. Additional “galley” fees are charged for any of these options. Ask us for details. if you’re here on a vacation or for live aboard overnight stays on the yacht it’s a yes. Ask us for details on this too.
- Can I bring my own alcohol?
Yes, for overnight stays, vacations or weekend getaways (there may be limitations), and No for all other larger occasions, events or cruises. Liquor license laws prohibit this.