Experience the East side of Chicago

CHILL Yacht Charters is a yacht rental service on Lake Michigan in Chicago, Illinois. Our name itself has the city embedded in it, combining the CHI from Chicago, and the ILL from Illinois. See what we did there?

Arguably the greatest city in the world from about April-ish to October-ish.  The rest of the year can get a little out of hand with the bone-chilling temperatures, snow drifts, all day shoveling, and general misery that can take over your existence. But those warm springs and summers are amazing. The concrete jungle on the waterfront of majestic Lake Michigan, provides a unique environment for Chicago's architecture, culture, culinary, entertainment, and sporting excellence. We look to take advantage of those summer days and provide a one of a kind experience to our guests for their special occasion. 

We hope you enjoy visting our site and hope you'll be cruising with us soon, contact us today to set up your next trip! 

About the Captain...

Erich served 5.5 years in the US Navy, serving 4 of those years onboard the USS Antietam, home-ported in beautiful San Diego. While onboard the Antietam he deployed on 2 West Pac (Western Pacific) deployments, totaling 14 months overseas and traveling over 125,000 miles on the water. Singapore, Thailand, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, India, Bahrain, Saipan, and Australia were among the ports of call visited. This vast worldwide ocean traveling was where he got his passion for adventure and love for the life on the water. His primary job onboard was hunting for submarines however he was also involved in the weapons department specializing in the ship’s small arms defense, and a member of the rapid response team responding to onboard emergencies.