On the Water: Amazing Boat Tours


Want to add a little more excitement to your Chicago trip? Any of these fantastic boat tours will surely give you an experience worth talking about long after your getaway ends! Check out what cruises you can choose from below:

Chicago Line Cruises

Safety Guidelines: face masks required in public areas, social distancing, regular sanitation, and contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons 

Lake Michigan Sightseeing Tour  

This 40-minute Lake Michigan sightseeing tour emphasizes the beauty of many landmarks on the lakefront. Enjoy the exquisite views of the city skyline from every direction as you sit back and soak in all the fresh air. This tour is a guided experience filled with informative commentary that will keep you entertained throughout the whole cruise. You even bring lunch to keep you fully satisfied on your journey!

Chicago Lake and River Architecture Tour 

This boat tour focuses primarily on architectural commentary about Chicago landmarks as you make your way along the scenic skyline. The tour also serves as a perfect opportunity to take some pictures with your group! Make sure you get your tickets in advance so they aren’t sold out. 

Chicago Sunset Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan

This sunset cruise is like no other! Dinner, sightseeing, dancing, and more, there is so much to do on this amazing tour. The all-you-can-eat buffet will certainly leave your tummy full, and the rest of the experience will fill your heart too. With a live DJ to accompany the party, the dance floor will never be empty or boring either! 

Hornblower Cruises

Safety Guidelines: face masks required in public areas, social distancing, regular sanitation, hand sanitizing stations, contactless check-in and transactions

Odyssey Chicago Dinner River Cruise 

This two-and-a-half-hour cruise offers a wonderful dinner with tableside service. Along with stunning views of Chicago’s riverside architecture, the cruise also offers curated music from their onboard DJ and exclusive tables to accommodate your group. The menu includes choices for a starter, an entree, and a dessert. Cocktails, wine, and beer may also be purchased at an additional charge. 

Chicago Seadog Extreme Thrill Ride  

Attention all thrill seekers! This 30-minute cruise is sure to give you an adrenaline rush every time. With high speeds and 180-360 degree spins, this ride will be nothing short of exhilarating! You may get wet, so make sure you dress accordingly. 

Fireworks Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan 

This three hour cruise is packed with fun from start to finish. From a delicious dinner consisting of salads, entrees, and desserts to an onboard DJ and interactive games, there will never be a dull movement. The night views from this cruise will be unbeatable, and the firework show will wow you!

Written By: Natalie Kokaska

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