Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How many passengers does the Sophisticated Lady hold?      

The Sophisticated Lady is Coast Guard Certified for 49 passengers. She is are the largest yacht in the category of 49 passengers or fewer.  She can comfortably hold all 49 passengers outdoors at one time or all 49 passengers indoors at one time.  The upper deck (outdoor) is certified for 30 passengers.  The bow (outdoor) can easily hold the remainder of the capacity.  She also has three indoor levels…main salon, forward salon & dining salon

If I don’t have 49 passengers will I be sharing the Sophisticated Lady with other groups?

The Sophisticated Lady is a private yacht for your group only regardless of your number of passengers.

What is the hourly rate of the Sophisticated Lady?

Great news, there is no additional cost for the yacht rental as it is already included in the package.  Each package includes a 3 hour private yacht rental, food and beverages. 

Can I add extra time to a package?  

Absolutely, you may add additional time with any package.  Contact one of our charter specialists for pricing.

Is there a minimum number of passengers required to rent the Sophisticated Lady?

The packages begin with a group size of 15 passengers, however, a custom package can be created for smaller groups. 

Can I upgrade the bar and add dessert to a package?

You certainly may upgrade your bar and/or add a dessert to any package.  See packages  for selections and pricing.

Where is the Sophisticated Lady docked?

The Sophisticated Lady is docked at Burnham Harbor (near Soldier Field & McCormick Place). 

Where does the Sophisticated Lady cruise? 

Your cruise aboard the Sophisticated Lady begins at Burnham Harbor (near Soldier Field and McCormick Place) and heads north.  You will cruise by Adler Planetarium, Buckingham Fountain, Chicago Yacht Club, Navy Pier, circle inside Navy Pier to see all festivities, further north by the beaches and back to Burnham Harbor.  

Can I play music on board?

Yes, the Sophisticated Lady has a sound system that plays throughout the yacht.  We have a variety of music to choose from or you may bring your IPOD or MP3 player to plug into our system so you have your favorite music in the order you would like to play. 

For any additional questions please fill out the contact form below.

We look forward to hosting your special event aboard the Sophisticated Lady.

Contact Us

The Sophisticated Lady Yacht Charters

1559 S Lake Shore Dr. Chicago, IL 60605 Dock J

(312) 970-5727