This popular 1.5-hour daytime river and lake tour delights families of all ages with incredible views of Chicago's world-renowned architecture and stunning skyline whilst lively tour guides bring the city's rich history to life with fun stories and facts.
About this activity
- Free cancellation
- Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
- Covid-19 precautions
- Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
- Mobile ticketing
- Use your phone or print your voucher
- Duration 1.5 hours
- Check availability to see starting times.
- Instant confirmation
- Live tour guide
- Wheelchair accessible
What customers loved
"Going through the river locks and viewing the city from the lake."
"The Tour guide made the trip, VERY knowledgeable"
"Guide. Beautiful afternoon and evening view of city"
"Bianca our guide was knowledgable and entertaining."
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Prepare for the activity
Check in at Blue Awning for Mercury, Chicago's Skyline Cruiseline Located on the Riverwalk level at the South East corner of the Michigan Ave. bridge, where Michigan Ave. & Wacker Dr. intersect.Open in Google Maps ⟶
What to bring
- Sun hat
- Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
- Cruises operate rain or shine - both open and covered seating is available onboard
- Children under 5 are always welcome free of charge
- Beverages - including water, soda, wine, and beer - are available for purchase onboard
- No food is sold on the boat, though you are welcome to bring your own snacks or brown-bag meal aboard
- Strollers may be brought aboard and will be folded and stored in the salon for the duration of the cruise. They are not allowed on the deck. Please note, children must be removed from strollers prior to boarding
- For safety reasons, motorized scooters and electric wheelchairs cannot be accommodated aboard the ship. Guests who are able to transfer may use the company's manual wheelchair, based upon availability
- Latecomers cannot be refunded