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About ChicaGo By Boat
ChicaGo By Boat offers Chicago's premier affordable luxury boat charters. We invite private groups of up to six passengers aboard the S/V Nightswimming for two to three hours based on our guests' needs. Whether it's your first time, only time, or just the next time--we want your sailing experience with us to be the BEST time you have this Summer.
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Amanda K wrote a review Aug 2022
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Captain Conway went above and beyond to make sure our experience was nothing short of excellent! He is kind, knowledgeable, courteous and generous. The boat was lovely and of course so are the views. Our group had the BEST time and we would HIGHLY recommend this charter and would look forward to sailing with him again sometime!
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Connector53107 wrote a review Jul 2022
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One of our favorite adventures during our girls trip in Chicago! A must do! Captain Conway was an excellent and experienced host. He was knowledgeable about the area and the best spots to be on the lake. The boat had Bluetooth Bose speakers for our fun play list. All of the instructions were very helpful. A smooth process from booking to docking! Would book again next time in Chicago!
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Response from svnightswimming, Owner at ChicaGo By Boat
Responded Aug 4, 2022
Thanks for choosing ChicaGo By Boat, and for taking the time to leave this five star review. It was a pleasure hosting y'all, and it has been reconnecting with old friends. Fair winds, Captain Conway
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Michelle M wrote a review Jul 2022
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Really amazing time - it was so beautiful. We were doing a dual celebration for my boyfriend and my best friend's husband. Captain Conway called a half hour before to confirm we were coming and just to check in if we needed anything. He was very accommodating for our stuff and let us chill on the bow of the boat for much of the time. It was also just great talking to him. He's an educator by training and you could really see it come out. He gave us tips on what we could do if we want to sail more or learn. My boyfriend is also visually impaired but loves sailing, and he really enjoyed talking to Captain Conway about the boat. He stayed almost an extra hour longer than he needed to - the sail was beautiful. Would definitely repeat and do again! Recommending this to friends.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Response from svnightswimming, Owner at ChicaGo By Boat
Responded Aug 4, 2022
Thanks for choosing ChicaGo By Boat, and for taking the time to leave this five star review. This is one of my favorite reviews ever. We specialize in sailing, so we are not accessible, be we always try to be accomdating. You all were great, but your boyfriend was an inspiration. He was genuinely one of the most I knowledgeable sailors I have ever hosted, and he demonstrates that a disability does mean inability. If y'all would like to get more sail training, please stay in touch. I look forward to my next time sailing with you! Fair winds, Captain Conway
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Dennis C wrote a review Jul 2022
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Captain Conway was experienced, knowledgeable and courteous from the moment we booked until completed the sailing. Highly recommend this relaxing and fun activity.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Response from svnightswimming, Owner at ChicaGo By Boat
Responded Aug 4, 2022
Thanks for choosing ChicaGo By Boat, and for taking the time to leave this five star review. We have had such great guests this season, yourself included. We look forward to our 'next'time sailing with you! Fair winds, Captain Conway
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MisannEllmaker wrote a review Jun 2021
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Captain Conway is highly experienced and committed to safety, providing a first-class experience, and fun! The sail was relaxing and offered unique views of the city, skyline, pier, and lighthouse that you can’t see otherwise. The boat is meticulously cared for and beautiful. From booking to cruising and deboarding, the tour was a joy. The Captain also has a genuine care for and knowledge of the area and marine life, and it was a pleasure to learn about these and have our questions answered. This was our #1 favorite activity of our trip. Bon voyage!!!
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Response from svnightswimming, Owner at ChicaGo By Boat
Responded Jun 25, 2021
Thank you for the high praise! And thank you again for your flexibility and understanding in planning your charter. We appreciate you mentioning our commitment to providing safe and comfortable experiences for our guests (we were socked in with fog on the original date of the charter). But I am happy it worked as I really enjoyed talking with you and your daughter. Fair winds, Captain Conway
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