Chicago has a global reputation for iconic buildings and architectural gems, like the Willis Tower and the Art Institute. Although you may have taken a driving, walking, or biking tour of the city, you get a unique view and understanding of Chicago while cruising the river or along the coast of Lake Michigan.
On your architectural tour of Chicago, you’re treated to a relaxing and customized experience while you watch the city unfold before you. If you love delicious catered food and a luxurious environment, all against the beautiful architecture that makes Chicago a unique city to visit and live in, you should book an architectural tour on one of our premier luxury yachts.
Whether you choose the Anita Dee I or the Anita Dee II, our hospitality specialists can accommodate your needs and customize your cruise for up to 400 guests. Every detail will be addressed, and none will be overlooked while you treat your guests to a view of Chicago they can get nowhere else.
Call the Chicago social events team of Anita Dee Yacht Charters today at (312) 379-3191 to inquire about the available architectural tours that will wow you and your guests. You’ll find the service is impeccable, and the experience is memorable.
Relax and Enjoy the Sites of Chicago
The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 devastated downtown Chicago and destroyed 17,500 buildings along 73 miles of street. The fire burned for more than 24 hours and left one-third of the city’s population homeless.
Undeterred, the citizens of Chicago began rebuilding almost immediately, even before engineers had completed a design that expanded the width of the city streets. A second fire in 1874 destroyed another 800 buildings. The reconstruction of the city culminated in an impressive masterpiece of architecture that is the crowning jewel of the Midwest.
On an architectural tour along the river, you’ll be treated to beautiful residential buildings and historic bridges. You can choose between enjoying the view in the comfort of air conditioning or sitting on the yacht’s observation deck while enjoying a refreshing breeze. There are many well-known buildings you’ll see along the Chicago River, including:
- The Tribune Tower
- The Willis Tower
- The Wrigley Building
- The Merchandise Mart, now known as the MART
- The John Hancock Center, now known as 875 North Michigan
But your options do not stop there. You can also enjoy the beautiful architecture of Chicago from Lake Michigan. The breathtaking views of the city are stunning during the daytime or nighttime. These are just a few more of the sites you’ll see on board the Anita Dee premier yacht architectural tours:
Shedd Aquarium: The aquarium was gifted to the city by philanthropist John G. Shedd, and since its opening in 1930, it has been a cultural fixture. The Shedd Aquarium is home to over 32,000 species and draws tourists and researchers alike. From the water, you’ll notice the aquarium was built in a neoclassical style and boasts Doric columns at the entrance with marble and terra cotta detailing.
The Field Museum of Natural History: Chicagoans call this simply “the Field Museum,” and it’s located on the same campus as the Shedd Aquarium. The architectural firm Graham, Anderson, Probst, and White designed and built the Shedd Aquarium, The Field Museum, Union Station, the Wrigley Building, and the Civic Opera building.
Adler Planetarium: Northerly Island is home to the Adler Planetarium, which was the first of its kind in the western hemisphere. The architectural style is much different from the Field Museum and Shedd Aquarium. The structure has a geometric design that was popular in the 1920s.
Navy Pier: This is one of Chicago’s famous landmarks that was built in 1916. It has served many purposes since its initial opening, but it is now an entertainment and recreation destination in the city. The pier has had a large Ferris wheel, visible from land and water for many years. The Centennial Wheel was retired in 2015, and the new one was unveiled in May 2016.
Grant Park: The park was named after Ulysses S. Grant, and it is sometimes referred to as “Chicago’s Front Yard.” There are 312 acres of public parkland in the central business district of the city. Some of the more notable features include Buckingham Fountain, Maggie Daley Park, and the Cloud Gate Sculpture, also known as “The Bean.” The park is host to large food and music festivals, including the Taste of Chicago held over the 4th of July holiday. It’s also the location of the start and finish of the Chicago marathon.
Why Choose Anita Dee Yacht Charters?
No vantage point in the city offers you the same perspective and experience that you get onboard Anita Dee Yacht Charters. You can choose a small intimate gathering or a large party with up to 400 guests. Together with our onboard coordinator and experienced hospitality experts, we do everything to make sure your group enjoys this unique experience.
A luxury yacht charter with Anita Dee Yacht Charters is more than a boat ride. Our commitment to our guests’ dining and entertainment options ensures that your booking is an unforgettable experience. You can choose from some of the best hand-picked caterers, entertainment, florists, and photographers in the city that were selected for the creativity, flexibility, and customer service they offer.
We provide you with a venue that offers some of the best views of Chicago and shows off the incredible architectural designs that have contributed to making the city a valued destination for residents and tourists.
Call Us Today
Contact Anita Dee Yacht Charters today at (312) 379-3191 to plan your perfect architecture premier yacht tour along the Chicago River or the coast of Lake Michigan. Our coordinators will help you set up everything from the dining and entertainment to the departure and the route. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable experience.