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Tickets for Chicago by Night! Cruise

Set sail on the Chicago River and Lake Michigan and see the Second City by night

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Starting time: 19:15
Duration: 1h 30min
Live guide: English
Smartphone tickets accepted

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What's included

90-minute Chicago Night Cruise along the Chicago River and Lakefront
Live narration in English during the cruise
Neon light wand
  • See the Chicago skyline from a unique vantage point and cruise by local landmarks including the spectacular Buckingham Fountain
  • Pass through the Chicago Harbor Lock and take an aquatic elevator to the open water of Lake Michigan, one of the five Great Lakes of North America
  • Learn more about the city's history with a fun and informative guide as you sail by the city that's shaped great artists and housed folkloric gangsters

Come sail away and see skyscrapers by starlight, get a great view of the Buckingham Fountain's light display, and listen in on some guided commentary to give your tour added depth.

Chicago's architectural scene is a feast for the eyes, with some of the USA's tallest towers all there to be ogled. The work of famous architects dots The Windy City's coast and the buildings have served as the backdrop of Gotham in Chris Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy.

Hold on to your free neon wand and wave to the city before you start your journey over Lake Michigan, learning about Chicago's history, from the great fire to the prohibition era, and modern film facts.

  • Present your smartphone ticket at the dock
  • Departure is at the Southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge. Look out for the blue awning at the top of the stairway!
  • Please arrive between 15 to 30 minutes before the departure time
  • Make sure to check in at least 15 minutes prior to departure
  • Boats may leave 5 to 8 minutes early due to high traffic in the Chicago Harbor Locks
  • Please research directions to the dock in advanced as Google Maps and GPS tend to lose signal
  • Bags are checked prior to boarding
  • Beverages, such as water, soda, wine, and beer, are available for purchase onboard
  • No food is sold onboard, so you are welcome to bring snacks with you to enjoy during the cruise
  • Cruises depart rain or shine!
  • Changes are not possible for this ticket

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