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Explore the sights of Lake Michigan and the Chicago River with cruises departing from Navy Pier! From laid-back sightseeing cruises and elegant dining cruises to heart-pumping thrill rides to upscale private charters, Navy Pier cruises offer a memorable experience for all. Read more about specialty cruises at Navy Pier below.

Cruises at Navy Pier

Architecture & Sightseeing Cruises

Architecture & Sightseeing Cruises

Take in Chicago’s iconic skyline and the scenic Chicago River with sightseeing cruises at Navy Pier! Ranging from 40-90 minutes in length, sightseeing cruises offer guests panoramic city views along with entertaining and enlightening commentary about Chicago’s architecture and history.

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Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner Cruises

Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner Cruises

When you dine on Like Michigan, every table is the best in the house. Navy Pier’s brunch, lunch and dinner cruises pair world-class cuisine with panoramic views of the city and lakefront.

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Fireworks Cruises

Fireworks Cruises

Every Wednesday and Saturday night from Memorial Day through Labor Day, Navy Pier lights up the Chicago skyline with spectacular Aon Summer Fireworks. Enjoy the show from beyond the shoreline with an amazing fireworks cruise! These 60- to 90-minute experiences are the perfect way to end your summer evening at Navy Pier with some of the best fireworks views in the city.

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Groups & Private Charters

Groups & Private Charters

Perfect for corporate outings and special occasions, group cruises and private charters offer an unforgettable experience for up to 800 guests. From relaxed day-cruises to upscale cocktails to decadent dinners to elegant weddings and receptions, a private charter will give your guests the Chicago experience of a lifetime.

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Speedboat Tours & Extreme Thrill Rides

Speedboat Tours & Extreme Thrill Rides

This isn’t your parents’ leisure cruise! On these 30-minute speed boat rides, you’ll tear across Lake Michigan at up to 45 miles per hour while getting entertaining and informative commentary on Chicago.

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Specialty & Holiday Cruises

Specialty & Holiday Cruises

There’s always something worth celebrating with a cruise on Lake Michigan! Our partners offer themed cruises for major holidays, as well as a wide variety of special event cruises that are sure to get you in the party mood.

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About Our Partners

Entertainment Cruises

Entertainment Cruises

Entertainment Cruises is the nation’s largest dining and sightseeing cruise company with a fleet of 30 ships in 11 cities across the US. At Navy Pier Entertainment Cruises operates Odyssey Chicago, Spirit of Chicago, Mystic Blue Chicago, Chicago Elite Private Yacht, and Seadog Chicago. 

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Entertainment Cruises is the nation’s largest dining and sightseeing cruise company with a fleet of 30 ships in 11 cities across the US. At Navy Pier Entertainment Cruises operates Odyssey Chicago, Spirit of Chicago, Mystic Blue Chicago, Chicago Elite Private Yacht, and Seadog Chicago

Shoreline Sightseeing

Shoreline Sightseeing

Shoreline Sightseeing, established in 1939, began with one vessel offering Lake Michigan Boat Tours showcasing Chicago’s fabulous skyline. Now in our third generation of family ownership and operation and in our 77th season. Shoreline has a fleet of ten touring vessels and nine water taxis. In 1996, Shoreline brought the first Water Taxis to Chicago. […]

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Shoreline Sightseeing, established in 1939, began with one vessel offering Lake Michigan Boat Tours showcasing Chicago’s fabulous skyline.

Now in our third generation of family ownership and operation and in our 77th season. Shoreline has a fleet of ten touring vessels and nine water taxis. In 1996, Shoreline brought the first Water Taxis to Chicago. In 1999, we began our very successful Architecture Tours on the Chicago River. Between 1999 and 2003 Shoreline commissioned three brand new vessels for their touring fleet: Star of Chicago, Evening Star, and Bright Star. Shoreline recently added four more custom outfitted vessels: Celebration in 2005, Voyageur in 2006, Riverview in 2013 and Cityview in 2014. All our touring vessels have been custom built or custom modified to offer our passengers the highest standards of comfort and safety.

Tall Ship Windy

Tall Ship Windy

The Tall Ship Windy, located on Chicago’s Navy Pier, brings you exciting boat tours that are educational, creative and inspiring. From our daily story telling adventures, up to seven sails per day, to field trips for our students, to our underway concert sails, there is something for everyone!

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The Tall Ship Windy, located on Chicago’s Navy Pier, brings you exciting boat tours that are educational, creative and inspiring. From our daily story telling adventures, up to seven sails per day, to field trips for our students, to our underway concert sails, there is something for everyone!

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