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Chicago Yacht Rentals for Fundraisers

Fundraising doesn’t have to be dull. In fact, offering your guests an unforgettable night will help to ensure that you meet all of your fundraising goals. Let Anita Dee Yacht Charters help make this social event happen for you. Our yacht chartering services restore the “fun” in fundraising, with elegant dinners and exciting afterparties.

We have decades of experience creating the perfect ambiance for our guest’s fundraisers, whether you want something more casual or stylish. Whatever it is that you need, we know how to set the stage for a night of donations.

Let one of our luxury yacht charters sweep you and your guests off your feet aboard the Chicago River, where you can watch the sun set behind the beautiful city skyline. Call Anita Dee Yacht Charters today at (312) 379-3191 to begin planning your fundraising event.

Why Choose Anita Dee Yacht Charters?

Anita Dee Yacht Charters began almost 40 years ago, when Mr. Tony Difiglio began his second business, which he named after his wife, Anita, providing yacht charter cruises to the greater Chicago area. Today, this husband and wife team are committed to providing their guests with the yacht cruise experience of a lifetime.

Anita Dee Yacht Charters is a family-owned business that includes a full staff of hospitality and entertainment specialists. We offer competitive pricing for events that will become extraordinary experiences for you and your relatives, friends, colleagues, and guests. Each yacht charter event is private, exclusive, and guaranteed to be a cruise to remember.

We have two different yachts that are available for your fundraising event. Anita Dee I can hold up to 135 passengers on two floors, while Anita Dee II can accommodate an impressive 400 people on three floors. Whatever style and size of fundraising event you may have in mind, we can bring your event to life with personalized service, unmatched customer care, and top-of-the-line amenities aboard our luxury yachts.

Our Amenities

Give your guests a reason to donate! When you book a cruise with Anita Dee Yacht Charters, you are guaranteed fantastic views of the Chicago River, the city skyline, excellent entertainment, and a luxury dining experience.

When you’re raising money with a fundraiser, you need the right atmosphere and tone to encourage potential donors to support the fundraiser’s cause. The Anita Dee Yacht Charters experience can do just that. When you embark on one of our yacht charters, you’re entering a great venue for you and your guests to dine and dance in a beautiful and unique setting.

We offer cruises at all times of day, including morning cruises, afternoon cruises, or evening cruises. We also offer complete catering experiences, using top Chicago chefs, to fulfill whatever dining requests you may have and to wow your guests with top-notch food and service.

Anita Dee Yacht Charters has earned a reputation for outstanding customer service. We have established partnerships with DJs, caterers, bakeries, and florists throughout Chicago that we have used repeatedly to help us create memorable fundraisers.

In addition, our professional and experienced staff will ensure that all your guests receive personalized service and that every need, small or great, will be attended to. Our knowledgeable event coordinator will make sure your fundraising cruise goes smoothly so that you can sit back and relax along with your guests while you raise money for your cause.

Customizing Your Fundraising Cruise Experience

There are many options atAnita Dee Yacht Charters for you to choose from as you are planning your fundraising cruise. Whichever options you choose, you can be assured that Anita Dee Yacht Charters will take care of every detail so that your fundraiser cruise will be a success.

You can schedule your fundraiser cruise to be held in the morning, afternoon, or evening on the date of your choice. Although sunset and late-night cruises are our most popular, you can secure the Anita Dee I or Anita Dee II at any time of day. You can have several different cruise routes to select from for your fundraising cruise.

We offer full-service catered meals on all cruises. Anita Dee Yacht Charters partners with six Chicago-area luxury catering services that offer a wide variety of cuisines and menus. Whether you’re interested in a fabulous sit-down meal or a more casual buffet, we can satisfy each guest with our outstanding service. We also offer full bar service; drink details can be arranged upon request.

With the Chicago skyline as a stunning backdrop for all of our cruises, we create a comprehensive and customized experience for our guests. We can help with decorations, themes, layout, and seating that will create the environment you need to solicit donations for your fundraising event.

Our luxury yachts are outfitted with state-of-the-art entertainment systems. We can provide an exciting DJ, band, or musicians for your event. Although the Anita Dee I does not have a piano, the Anita Dee II does.

The Anita Dee Yacht Charters experience comes complete with an on-board event coordinator to help identify and plan all the details of your fundraising event with you. You can choose to be as involved as you want to do with planning the event, but if you choose to leave the planning to us, we promise that you will not be disappointed.

Some of our guests like to be surprised and enjoy a hands-off night where they can simply host their events. Other guests like a more interactive experience. Whether you want to pick out each decoration and vendor, or rather leave everything to us, you can trust that you can board the yacht for your fundraising event and be dazzled by its charm and class.

We have a list of pre-approved caterers and entertainment providers that you can use for your fundraising cruise. You are, however, free to choose your own vendors and musicians, but this will add an additional fee to your total charter cost.

Our guests love the flexibility that Anita Dee Yacht Charters offers for every event. Whatever you choose, our hospitality team will ensure that your fundraiser cruise will be a huge success.

Contact Us

Ready for an unforgettable fundraiser? Call Anita Dee Yacht Charters now at (312) 379-3191 or fill out our contact form to begin working with us for your fundraising event today.

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