Papa's Paradise is located in beautiful Belmont harbor just 3 miles north of the Magnificent Mile and with in walking distance of Lincoln Park Zoo. Belmont harbor is home to many boats and great people that you will befriend easily on your adventure.
Cruisers Yachts is known for the rugged durability and elegant designs. The 280CXI is no exception, The perfect blend of space and economy she is built for Lake Michigan. She boasts twin engines and a top speed of 42mph. Her handling is second to none, and makes ease of rough seas. Inside she has 2 comfortable berths that sleep adults comfortably, as well as, a dinette settee' that can convert to a twin bed. She has all the amenities as well, heat, A/C, electric stove, microwave, water heater, shower, flat-screen/DVD with satellite reception, plenty of storage and a hanging locker for your nice clothes. The cockpit is nicely appointed with plush seats and full canvas for less than perfect weather. She also has Underwater LED Lighting for a truly one of a kind night experience. The driving console is well laid out and she has a touch screen GPS/Sonar which make navigating much easier.
Papa's Paradise is located in beautiful Belmont harbor just 3 miles north of the Magnificent Mile and with in walking distance of Lincoln Park Zoo. Belmont harbor is home to many boats and great people that you will befriend easily on your adventure. We also have Private Showers/Bathroom just one dock over and the boat is close to the parking lot as well.
Richard's boat is gorgeous, and he was also kind enough to provide a great recommendation for where we could anchor it away from the main Labor Day crowds. Our group really enjoyed our time out on the Lake and all Richard's boat had to offer.
What a thrill to be back on a boat after 5 years away. Richard's Cruiser 280cxi is the perfect size for boating on Lake Michigan. I was able to cruise around Navy Pier, Burnham Harbor and my favorite place on the lake, Jackson Inner Harbor. The boat performed well and Richard is an excellent host. If time allows I would like to take Papa's Paradise out again before the end of the 2015 season. Belmont Harbor is the perfect location to have a boat slip.
Our group had a great time on Richard's boat this past Saturday! He was very responsive with all of our questions ahead of time and the boat was a perfect size for our group of 12 people. Great sound system as well to play our music off of. I would definitely recommend and would love to rent again at some point!
Richard took our group of 8 out for the day and we could not have been more pleased! The boat is beautiful and a great size; we could have fit a few more people comfortably. From coordinating ahead of time, to everything the day of our trip, Richard was more than patient, helpful and a ton of fun! I will definitely look to book with him in the future. Thank you Richard!
Richard was a great host for myself and my guests. The boat was as-advertised and very well kept. He had a brand new sound system that we used to play our music.
We all had a great time and I would definitely recommend it. I will be renting from him again.
Renting Richard's boat was a great experience. His slip at Belmont Harbor is very easily accessible and the boat itself was great. He has updated the sound system with Bluetooth audio, there is a ton of space easily accommodating 10-12 people and the overall condition of the boat was near perfect. Richard was very gracious with his time explaining the many intricacies of not only his boat and how things operate, but navigating Lake Michigan as well. We'll definitely be renting from him again in the future.