Directions to Burnham Harbor

Coming in from the North or South on Lake Shore Drive, Exit 18th Drive, Follow the signs to Burnham Harbor. You will see the Harbor Master’s House (white wood building). Park in the South parking lot*. Walk to the north end of the Harbor Master’s House (Dockside Cafe) and be seated. A staff member will escort your group to the Chicago yacht charter approximately five minutes prior to your event for boarding.

Should you have any questions please call Captain Bill at 708–717-0230.

*If a parking attendant is not available you may purchase a parking permit in the Harbor Master’s Office based on availability.

Alternate Parking Areas

In the event you are unable to park in the Burnham Lot, other possible parking areas may include:

  • the “South Lot” which is North of McCormick Place
  • the “Waldron Deck” off 18th Street/ Drive
  • the Field Museum or Adler Planetarium Lots

Hours of operation may vary

If traveling to Chicago by Taxi, stress to be taken to the Harbor Master House on East Waldron, not the Burnham Harbor Yacht Club on Lake Michigan (as the yacht club is a good 25-minute walk away).