Chicago: 1.5-Hour Romantic Sunset Cruise

4.7 / 5

36 reviews

Chicago: 1.5-Hour Romantic Sunset Cruise

From $40 per person

Watch the sun slowly set behind the city from the tranquil waters of Lake Michigan on this serene and romantic cruise. Toast the end of the day with a glass of wine, ice-cold beer or hand-crafted cocktail.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy the sun setting behind the Chicago Skyline
  • Cruise the tranquil waters of Lake Michigan
  • Journey through the legendary Chicago Lock that links the Chicago River with Lake Michigan
  • Skip the ticket line and guarantee your spot on this popular tour
  • Enjoy a full-service cash bar with local beer and spirits, and Garrett’s Popcorn
Full description
Start your sunset cruise on the Chicago River at Michigan Avenue. Make your way along the main branch of the river towards Lake Michigan before entering the Chicago Locks, a modern engineering marvel, that will transfer the vessel onto the great Lake Michigan. The vessel will cruise along Lake Michigan as the sun sets behind the wonderful skyline offering several amazing views. Your local tour guide will give a very brief commentary along the Chicago River and entrance to Lake Michigan, but most of the 1.5-hour cruise is spent without narration, leaving you to watch the sun put on a beautiful display with the City skyline. Admire the many angles of the Chicago skyline from Lake Michigan, one of the largest bodies of fresh water in the world. Capture magical views of Chicago's twin super-skyscrapers, the famous Willis (formerly Sears) Tower and the John Hancock Building. You'll also get to admire the majesty of Grant Park with its famous Buckingham Fountain, and iconic Chicago venues such as Soldier’s Field, Adler Planetarium, and the Shedd Aquarium. During your cruise, treat yourself at the full-service cash bar featuring authentic Chicago products. Try local beer and spirits and Garrett’s Popcorn. Choose between the fresh air of the open-air decks or enjoy the comfort of the climate-controlled interiors during your cruise. Don’t forget to take a selfie at the Grand Staircase at the front of the boat or pose for photos at the picturesque stern or bow of this classic vessel.
Includes
  • 1.5-hour sunset cruise on the Chicago River and Lake Michigan
  • Choice of outdoor deck or indoor, climate-controlled seating
  • Live commentary by local guide
  • Drinks and snacks (available for purchase onboard)
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Date

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Meeting point

Arrive 15 - 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time and present your timed ticket to a uniformed employee standing at the top of the stairs at the northwest corner of the Michigan Avenue (DuSable) Bridge at the foot of the Wrigley Building. They will guide you to the correct dock for your cruise time.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Passengers can bring their own non-alcoholic beverages and food
  • Passengers must wear masks, even when outside
  • Children under 4 years of age are free
  • Boarding commences approximately 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time
  • Seats on the decks are chosen on a first-come, first-serve basis
  • All bags are subject to search
  • Vessels include restrooms with diaper changing tables, cash bar, and climate control
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 36 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
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The directions were very clear and easy to understand. We walked on the River Walk to get there instead of taking the street way. Everyone was friendly and welcoming except for the bartender. She was rude and not customer service oriented at all. Other than that, it was a great experience.

September 20, 2020

May 14, 2021

It was nice it was a bit chilly out but the boat ride was amazing the view was nice especially at night and the drinks were decent

May 14, 2021

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