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Katherine O. Yelp, Chicago, Illinois
Experience it all—Chicago's glorious skyscrapers, iconic bridges, and buildings and other modern marvels—on Mercury, the Skyline Cruiseline's most popular tour, the Urban Adventure Cruise! Relax and unwind on a scenic Chicago River boat tour and Lake Michigan cruise. Beginning on the Chicago Riverwalk, enjoy the lively narration of Chicago's rich history as you take in the Willis Tower, Aon Center, John Hancock Building, Museum Campus, Marina City and more. It's fun for the whole family!
Julie G., Facebook
Glide along the Chicago River and Lakefront as you're dazzled by the sparkle of the city at night. Enjoy breathtaking views of the dramatic skyscrapers and Buckingham Fountain's spectacular light display. Hear lively commentary and wave your complimentary neon light wand as you feel the night breezes and see Chicago’s skyline transformed into a glittering jewel. Family-friendly boat tours are our specialty!
Jordan J., TripAdvisor
Enjoy a stunning getaway right in the city with our Chicago fireworks cruises, departing Wednesdays and Saturdays from the Chicago Riverwalk every week during the summer months. Capture stunning photos of Chicago’s lakefront skyline on a lively narrated cruise past Buckingham Fountain, Museum Campus, the Chicago River Lock and more. Then put on your complimentary “3D” glasses and enjoy a musical soundtrack as you take in an unbeatable view of a spectacular fireworks display!
Kirsten A. Yelp, Forest Park, Illinois
Dogs on boats? Yes! Bring your pooch on a leash and enjoy quality time with your dog while cruising on Chicago's waterways. Sit back, relax and soak in the city as you enjoy a lively narration of Chicago’s rich history and architectural marvels with dog-friendly highlights. Keep your dog on your lap, in a seat or on the deck. Our dog cruise boat offers plenty of safe outdoor seating, water bowls and an exclusive newspaper-lined restroom for your pet. Enjoy a great day out of doors with your favorite companion.
Laurie C., Facebook, Scotland
Arrange a school field trip or summer camp group outing to spend a day of fun, science and learning on Chicago’s majestic river and Lake Michigan! Cool experiments, slimy creatures, and skyline views make for an engaging Chicago science field trip that students will never forget. Learn more about our educational "Science is Fun Cruise" for school, camp and scout groups here.
“I absolutely loved this boat ride! There's no feeling like being on that beautiful river with the giant skyscrapers all around. Out on the lake the views are beautiful and you get plenty of picture time. I learned a lot about the architecture and saw Chicago in a new light.”
Luci K. TripAdvisor, Los Angeles, California