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Chicago Yacht Charters Docking Locations – River Roast

Anita Dee Yacht Charters offers unforgettable private yacht charts in Chicago for fundraisers, reunions, product launches, and weddings. Our charters stop at various dock locations including beautiful River Roast on the stunning Chicago waterfront. Our vessels operate in the mornings, on weekends, at night, during Saturday evening fireworks and more. We are the only charter in Chicago that delivers truly exceptional yacht services to such a wide variety of groups including tourists, families, and coworkers. River Roast is located near the center of downtown and is home to incredible bars, restaurants, parks, and unique things to do.

Anita Dee Yacht Charters has been run by Mr. Tony Difigilo since 1981 and has garnered a gleaming reputation for its dedication to providing a luxurious experience for guests. In the last 37 years, Anita Dee Yacht Charters has hosted thousands of incredible experiences which have left visitors with lifelong memories. In our about section, hear how Mr. Tony Difigilo grew what started as a modest venture into a prosperous and well-known business in the Chicago area. We specialize in hosting a myriad of events including breakfast meetings, tradeshows, architectural cruises, and college formals. Our amazing yacht crew will provide exceptional service to your group during a beautiful yachting trip on the Chicago River.

Anita Dee Yacht Charters is the premier private yacht rental in Chicago. We’re passionate about creating a setting for treasured memories to be made while providing a luxurious experience for our guests. Contact Anita Dee Yacht Charters today to make a reservation with one of our luxurious yacht charters. Call us at (312) 379-3191 or fill out our email form. We are docked on the Chicago River at DuSable Harbor on Lake Shore Drive.

Things to do and see in River Roast

At the River Roast docking location, you’ll find numerous things to do after your yacht charter. Whether you only have time for a quick drink or you can dedicate an entire night to a show, River Roast has a variety of enticing options to choose from. The River Roast area has a number of restaurants featuring excellent steak and pizza, theatre houses with award-winning art, music, and comedy shows, as well as museums and markets. Your entire party will surely find an entertaining activity to partake in. Anita Dee Yacht Charter’s top recommendations for things to do in River Roast are below:


The Chicago Theatre is known across the nation for its incredibly riveting performances. Current and upcoming shows include St. Vincent Fear the Future Tour, Eddie B: Teachers Only Comedy Tour, Tedeschi Trucks Band with JJ Grey and Mofro, John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous, and an Evening with A King of Comedy: Cedric the Entertainer. The Theatre venue tours for those interested in the stunning architecture of the building which dates back to 1921.

Lyric Opera of Chicago hosts some of the world’s most awe-inspiring operas including The Pearl Fishers, Turandot, Cosi Fan Tutte, Faust, Fellow Travelers, and Jesus Christ Superstar. The venue also offers talks before the opera that delve into themes and features of the show. The Lyric also offers a luxurious dining experience with various restaurants to choose from. We recommend that you check their site in advance to see which operas will be playing on the day you plan to take your yacht charter.

CIBC Theatre has frequent showings of the Broadway musical Hamilton, which won numerous Tony awards. The CBIC once held performances by Harry Houdini, musicals including Guys and Dolls, My Fair Lady, Rent, and Chicago. The CBIC is known throughout the city by locals and tourists alike as a must-see for its incredible Broadway performances.

The Chicago Cultural Center has an extensive events calendar which features many free events held by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. Some events include Chicago Architecture Biennial: Make New History, Young People’s Concert, Chamber Mondays, and Jazz Links Sessions. Art exhibitions, theatre and dance performances, and architecture and history are all celebrated at the Chicago Cultural Center.

The Driehaus Museum provides a look at the incredible architecture and recent conservation work of a historic home that was built in Gilded Age. The special exhibition currently on display is L’Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters while past exhibitions include: With a Wink and a Nod: Cartoonists of the Gilded Age, and Dressing Downton™: Changing Fashion for Changing Times.

Nearby Old St. Patrick’s Church is a Roman Catholic church that has some of the most stunning architecture in the entire city. After your Sunday morning breakfast meeting with family or coworkers on Anita Dee Yacht Charters, a trip to the stunning cathedral for mass or a guided tour of the 150-year-old church would be a beautiful way to continue your day.

Restaurants and Bars

The French Market Chicago is a European market which offers crepes, smoked meat, bread, wine, cheese, incredible happy hour offers and a unique concert series. The French Market is great for people of all ages to enjoy delicious snacks, desserts, drinks, and music.

We highly recommend that you and your group stop at River Roast Waterfront Bar and Restaurant after your trip with Anita Dee Yacht Charters. Great nightlife experiences can be found nearby at Ace Bounce, House of Blues Chicago and. Other great stops for a bite to eat include taking part in the Chicago Pizza Tours, stopping by Benny’s Chop House, Sunda, Moes Cantina River North, Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria, or Kinzie Chophouse.

Book with Anita Dee Today

Anita Dee Yacht Charter is ready to help plan and host your next event, whether it is for work or recreation! Take a look at our list of recommended vendors to start customizing your luxurious yacht excursion. Our photo gallery can provide you with ideas on how you want your event to look. We also encourage you to look at our pricing for the Anita Dee I and Anita Dee II, which designates the different costs for our yachts depending on when you plan to have your event. Contact Anita Dee Yacht Charters today to make a reservation with one of our luxurious yacht charters. Call us at (312) 379-3191 or fill out our email form. We are docked on the Chicago River at DuSable Harbor.

Anita Dee Yacht Charters 200 N Breakwater Access Chicago, IL 60601 (312) 379-3191
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