Visiting Yachtsmen

Visiting the Club

Welcome to Chicago Yacht Club. Visiting Yachtsmen from reciprocal yacht clubs (50 miles away from CYC) should first contact the Club’s Front Desk at (312)861-7777 for assistance.

A Visiting Yachtsman is any individual whose residence, business, and yacht club address lies outside a 50-mile radius of Club facilities, does not own or charter a yacht moored within the Chicago Harbor System, and is a verified member of a yacht club that enjoys reciprocity with the Club. A Visiting Yachtsman is eligible for a guest card only once within the same calendar month. Guest cards for Visiting Yachtsman may be valid for a period not to exceed 3 days and 4 nights, or the number of days the Visiting Yachtsman is docked at the Club, which ever is less, unless special arrangements are made with management. An upcharge of 18% is applied to all food and beverage purchases made by guests of the Club.

Please email your letter of introduction to frontdesk@chicagoyachtclub.org or fax it to (312)861-9351. 

  • Attire
    • Attire in the Main Dining Room at Monroe Station is business or business casual. The Mac Bar and patio at Monroe Station are casual attire. At Belmont Station, casual attire is acceptable. Shoes and shirts must be worn at both stations at all times.
  • Directions & Parking
    • Monroe Station

      400 E. Monroe Street
      Chicago, IL 60603


      The Monroe Street Station is located at the end of East Monroe Street, just east of the intersection of East Monroe and Lake Shore Drive.

      From the North Take I-190E. Exit the 51E, Monroe St/100 South exit, and turn left onto West Monroe. Follow Monroe Street until you cross Lake Shore Drive into the Club's entrance.

      From the South Take I-190W. Exit the 51E, Monroe St/100 South exit, and turn right onto West Monroe. Follow Monroe Street until you cross Lake Shore Drive into the Club's entrance.

      Parking Information

      Additional parking for Monroe Street Station is easily accessible at the Lakeside Parking Garage (phone 312-616-0600), located at 350 E. Monroe Street. The garage provides 24-hour underground parking at a cost of $14 for 12 hours; however, there is special event pricing for large city events. Members can obtain a 12-hour voucher for $13 (regardless of special events or other pricing) at the Monroe front desk. Garage entrances are on Columbus Drive between Monroe and Randolph.

      Belmont Station

      300 W. Belmont Ave
      Chicago, IL 60657


      The Belmont Station is located at the foot of West Belmont Ave on Belmont Harbor. The Clubhouse is on the southeast side of the harbor.

      From the North
      Take I-190E. Exit at 44A, the Keeler Ave exit, and turn slight left onto Irving Park Rd. Take the US-41 South ramp, and merge onto North Lake Shore Dr. Exit at Belmont Ave.

      Parking Information

      There are 40 complimentary parking spaces for members in the boaters' lot adjacent to Belmont Station.  A valid Chicago Yacht Club member card is required to gain access to the boaters' lot. Overflow parking is available at a cost in the public parking lot next to the boaters' lot. Members may receive a food and beverage credit up to the amount of the parking fee. 
  • Docking
    • Transient docks are located on the north side of Monroe Station. These docks are very active and visitors should contact the Dockmaster for availability prior to a visit. Visiting boaters should be aware that hard winds out of the southeast can make Monroe Harbor very choppy with potential dangerous waves. The Chicago Park District operates all the harbor systems within the city. Monroe Harbor has “cans” and the tender service to access the cans is just to the south of Monroe Station. 

      Belmont Station also has several cranes for moving, up to a four-ton vessel. Please ask for assistance from the Marine Superintendent to operate the crane for your safety. The Belmont facility also has limited transient docks. Contact the Belmont Dockmaster for availability prior to your visit.

      Dock Contacts

      Monroe: dockmaster@chicagoyachtclub.org
      Belmont: belmontdocks@chicagoyachtclub.org

      Radio
      We monitor Channel 9 at Monroe Harbor and Channel 16 at Belmont Harbor. The Chicago Harbors' Monroe tender service monitors Channel 68. 

      Reservation Policy

      Please contact the dock master in advance to reserve a slip. The docks can be busy during club events and weekends. Our staff will do their best to accommodate all visiting yachtsmen.

      Non-member docking rate is $3/foot.


  • Dock Shop
    • The Chicago Yacht Club Dock Shop sells a wide range of sportswear, gifts and yachting items. Please note the Club reserves the right to restrict sales of certain Chicago Yacht Club proprietary items.

      Dock Shop First Time Login Instructions

      1. Click on the Dock Shop apparel link located in your member profile at chicagoyachtclub.org
      2. Click “Log in” at the top right hand side of the page
      3. Use the email address that is on file with CYC and default password chicago_crsa when logging in for the first time
      4. You will see your member account dashboard and may change your log in credentials at this point. Select Edit next to Contact Information
      5. You can now browse the store via the navigation at the top of the page
      6. Make sure you are logged in to your account as you cannot view products or checkout as a guest

  • Locker and Shower Rooms
    • Monroe Station has shower facilities for men and women. The showers are located on the second floor, and can be easily accessed through the north entrance of the Club (next to the docks). Complimentary towels can be borrowed from the front desk.

      At Belmont the women’s locker room is upstairs and the men’s is downstairs.