Beautiful Catalina 36 Sailboat w/Professional Captain for Charter in Chicago
s/v BERNEARD Enjoy a private sailing experience for up to six people along Chicago’s beautiful lakefront. Kick back, relax, and let our US Coast Guard licensed captain treat you to stunning views of Chicago’s spectacular skyline. Make the experience your own. The flexibility of a private charter allows customization of virtually any aspect of the sailing adventure from guest list to music selection to sailing route. All charters are NON-SMOKING experiences. Bernard, a Catalina 36 built in 2004, is a classic cruising design perfect for sailing on the Great Lakes. Configured for singlehanded sailing, she has competed in many long distance solo races; the latest of which was the 2015 Solo Mac. (Ask Captain Mike about the Pickle Flag!) The largest sailboat in our fleet, Bernard has plenty of room for a group of six to spread out and relax. She features a comfortable cabin for relaxing out of the sun, a large forward deck perfect for sunbathing or watching fireworks, and a roomy cockpit (Check out the Rock Star seats!). With a refrigerator for keeping food and beverages cold and speakers in the cockpit for enjoying your favorite music, Bernard is equipped to cater to your needs. Pricing - Monday thru Friday Noon - $195/hr (Minimum two hours) - Friday Noon thru Sunday - $222/hr (Minimum two Hours) *** Prices include 12% tax *** Charter prices include the following: - Private sailing charter for up to six passengers - Captain services - 1 bag of ice
- Captain is optional.
- You decide if you would like to book with or without a captain.
- 6 guests
- Cruising Monohull
Captain Mike is a US Coast Guard licensed Charter Captain. He grew up sailing the waters of Lake Michigan with his Dad, who taught him how to sail from an early age. After many summers spent sailing in Door Country, Wisconsin and Traverse City, Michigan, Captain Mike purchased a sailboat of his own, a 36-foot Catalina that he named Bernard. In addition to sharing his love of sailing with other people, Captain Mike has developed a passion for sailing solo. He has competed in three long distance (100 miles plus) solo sailing races (including two races from Chicago, Illinois to Mackinac Island, Michigan) and has achieved membership in the Great Lakes Single-Handed Society. Not only do these extended solo sailing voyages allow Captain Mike to practice and improve his sailing skills, they also provide opportunities to see beautiful sunrises sunsets, and amazing night skies from the unique viewpoint of the water, away from the bright lights of the city and often without any land in sight. Whenever possible, Captain Mike loves to have his wife and three daughters join him for sailing adventures throughout the Great Lakes
Features & Details
- Life jackets/required safety gear
- Galley Stove & Oven
- Wheel steering
- Inboard Engine
- CD Player
- Chart Plotter
- Single Engine
- Fuel type: Diesel
- Furling Headsail
- Furling Mainsail
You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.
Full refund up to 3 days prior.
Additional Terms & Information
NO SMOKING All charter are NON-SMOKING. Use of any tobacco products, cigars, pipes, cigarettes, e-cigarettes, vapor devices, etc. are strictly prohibited. Use of any of these products may result in a non-refundable, early termination of your charter and the assessment of a cleaning fee. ALCOHOL Customers and guests are allowed to bring and consume reasonable amounts of alcoholic beverages within the bounds of Illinois State law. NO GLASS ON BOARD Glass containers are prohibited. Please do not bring them. SWIMMING Swimming is NOT guaranteed. Any person wishing to swim during the charter will be required to sign a waiver and release upon boarding the sailboat. Allowance for swimming will only be considered on weekday charters during daylight hours and is at the captain’s sole discretion. CUSTOMER/GUEST BEHAVIOR Customers and guests are expected to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner. Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated. Any behavior determined by the captain to be inappropriate (lewd, offensive, unsafe, etc.) may result in a non-refundable, early termination of your charter. WEAPONS ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED No guns, knives, or weapons of any kind are allowed on board our vessels at any time. Bringing any of these prohibited items aboard may result in a non-refundable, early termination of your charter. FOOD AND BEVERAGE Food and beverages may be consumed on deck. Please clean up any spilled food or beverage and take your garbage with you. A cleaning fee may be assessed for excessive spillage. SEASICKNESS/MOTION SICKNESS Any person that experiences seasickness must remain on deck. The cabin area below deck is NOT an appropriate place for any person to deal with seasickness. A cleaning fee will be assessed for any person vomiting anywhere in the below deck cabin area of the sailboat, including the “head”/bathroom. CLEANING FEES Cleaning fees, if applicable, will be equivalent to the standard, full price of your charter. TERMINATION OF CHARTER The captain reserves the right to cancel a charter at any time for reasons of weather, mechanical failure, or safety. Charters will be rescheduled at the customer’s convenience. A refund will be offered if rescheduling cannot be agreed upon. LATE ARRIVALS The late arrival of customers and guests may result in a shortened charter sail without refund or adjustment to price. CONSENT TO BE FILMED/PHOTOGRAPHED Boarding any sailboats operated by Come Sailing, Inc. is your implied consent to be filmed, photographed, and recorded. Furthermore, by boarding any of our sailboats you are granting Come Sailing, Inc., their agents, successors, assignees and affiliates, and their respective employees, officers, directors, shareholders, and representatives the right and permission to use such film, photographs and recordings and to use your name, voice, image, and likeness for the purpose of promoting Come Sailing, Inc. and its related services. You further agree that you will not receive any financial compensation or cash payment for the rights or permissions granted by you. In such case that you are the parent or guardian of any minor child that has accompanied you aboard our sailboat, you further consent to the foregoing on behalf of such minor child.