Knock Out Charters

Experience the other side of Lake Shore Drive

The Boat

37’ Luhrs Tournament Pro Convertible.

The pride of the fleet is a 37’ Luhrs Tournament Pro Convertible. Built to cruise the ocean, she plays on Lake Michigan with ease. With plenty of space, this boat has all the amenities and comforts of home. This boat is the pride of the Chicago Charter Boat fleet. Meticulously maintained both mechanically and physically, along with beautiful wood accents through out the interior of the boat make her the best of her kind for a Charter Boat in Chicago. There are multiple areas on the boat where all 6 of you can be together without ever feeling crowded. Satellite Radio with MP3 player capability let you pick the music or bring your own. 32” Plasma TV means you can catch the game from the best seat in town, and we don’t mean the bleachers. Contact

The Captain

Captain Chris Connor

Captain Chris Connor

Captain Chris Connor has been boating for over 40 years on a myriad of both Power and Sail boats. He has been on Lake Michigan for over 20 years, and the passion has not waned one bit. A licensed Master Captain rated to 100 tons he approaches every charter with the same spirit that is best expressed by this quote: “I wish every person could experience the feelings I have every time I get on a boat”. Chris brings his love for being on the water with him on every cruise.


Daily Double Special (6pm or 8pm)

Sunday – Thursday – 1.5 hour cruise: $99/person + tax Whole Boat private Charter $350 + tax Friday and Saturday – 1.5 hour cruise Whole Boat private Charter $375 + tax

Fireworks Special

Wednesday night fireworks special $450 Whole Boat private charter (8:00pm – 10:00pm)
Saturday night fireworks special $500 Whole Boat private charter (9:00pm – 11:00pm)

Air & Water Show

4 Hours – $980
5 Hours – $1225

Private Charter rates

Weekdays – $250/hour
Weekends- $275/hour

Casino Package

4 Hours – $850
5 Hours – $975

Taste of Chicago

2 hour private charter
Weekdays – $500
Weekends – $550

3 Hour Tour

A great way to see The Chicago River as well as The Skyline.
Weekdays – $750
Weekends – $825
Docent Available for Private Architecture Tour.
Weekdays – $900
Weekends – $975

Concert Package

3 hours – $675
4 hours – $850
5 hours – $975
3 hours – $750
4 hours – $925
5 hours – $1100

Sun, Swim, Cruise Package.

Take a cruise and spend some time anchored, and either sunning or swimming. Weekdays:
3 hours – $675
4 hours – $850
5 hours – $975
3 hours – $750
4 hours – $925
5 hours – $1100

Marriage Proposals

1.5 hours – $350
1.5 hours – $375
Includes Photographer

Extras Available:
Chocolate covered Strawberries

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Phone 773-230-9173
Address DuSable Harbor 111 N. Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60601

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"There is no better experience than being on the Chicago Lakefront by boat, and Knock Out Charters makes it a memorable one. I've been aboard many times and you are truly made to feel at home. You will have the time of your life and they will make it happen. Chris really knows how to make boating in the city a day you won't forget."

− Dr. R from Chicago, IL

"I do many things for my clients, but the one they talk about the most is a Cruise with Knock Out Charters. Captain Chris knows how to make sure your customers are taken care of from the time they get to the Harbor, until they say goodbye."

− Steve B (V.P. Sony Television) from NY, NY

"I always charter with Capt. Chris when I want to entertain out-of-state family or friends in the city. His tour of the city includes breath-taking views of the city skyline from the water and his knowledge of the historic buildings and architecture on the Chicago River is always interesting, educational and FUN!"

− Susan Gemignani from Waukegan, IL

"My parents raved about their experience all weekend long and touted it as the most memorable part of their visit to Chicago. Not only did our hard-to-please parents see Chicago from the most beautiful of perspectives, but we emerged as hero children. What's not to love?"

− Jelena Z from San Francisco, CA

"One of the best nights ever. Captain Chris made this evening cruise a night to remember for one of my girl friend's 50th Birthday. He was not only a super safe Captain but a wonderful host to 5 very demanding women. "

− Michelle C. from Hoover,AL


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