|Sightseeing and Dining Cruises from Navy Pier
Board one of the many pleasure boats docked along Navy Pier's Dock Street for an experience you won't soon forget. A wide range of vessels offers visitors everything from elegant dinner cruises that include dancing and live entertainment to thrilling speedboat rides along Lake Michigan and water taxi rides between lakefront attractions. From the extravagant to the low-key, there is a boat for every occasion at Navy Pier!
SIGHTSEEING AND ARCHITECTURAL CRUISES
Seadog I, II, IV and Extreme
Prepare for the ultimate speedboat adventure offering fun and excitement for all ages! Seadogs I, II, and IV offer exciting 30-minute Speedboat Rides, 75-minute River & Lake Architecture Tours, and 30-minute Extreme Thrill Rides perfect for a solo traveler or a group of 450. We cruise April through October, weather permitting. Lakefront Firework Speedboat Tours are also available on Wednesday and Saturday, Memorial Day – Labor Day. For groups interested in customizing their day on the water, Seadog is available for charter. We’ll help you customize everything from the food & beverages to the cruise time & more. There’s no better way to see Chicago’s most famous sites than aboard this crazy canine! For more information about these exciting Seadog excursions, please call (888) 636-7737 or visit their website at www.seadogcruises.com/chicago/.
Shoreline Sightseeing: Skyline Tours, Architecture Tours and Water Taxis
Offering 30-minute Skyline Lake Tours from the west end of Navy Pier, Shoreline Sightseeing boats are the perfect way for the entire family to experience the majesty of Chicago's lakefront. Shoreline also offers one-hour Architecture Cruises departing from Ogden Slip at Navy Pier. An experienced, entertaining guide highlights more than 40 masterpieces of modern architecture along the Chicago River route. Shoreline's fast, fun Water Taxis travel two routes from their dock at the southwest corner of Navy Pier: on the Lake to the Museum Campus or on the River to the Michigan Avenue Bridge and on to Willis (Sears) Tower. Shoreline also offers private charters on a choice of vessels, including the climate-controlled "Celebration". Professional event planning staff available to assist with charter arrangements. For more information, including exact schedules, please call (312) 222-9328 or visit the Shoreline website at www.shorelinesightseeing.com.
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Tall Ship Windy
Set sail aboard Windy, Chicago's very own Tall Ship! This majestic 148-foot schooner is modeled after a traditional Great Lakes trading ship and boasts all the character and charm of the Golden Age of Sail.
Tall Ship Windy offers 60-75 minute sailing adventures, departing from Navy Pier. Enjoy spectacular views of the Chicago skyline, help raise sail and relay commands, and join today's adventure! Each interactive journey features exciting Great Lakes history and tales of courage on the inland seas. Popular programs include Architecture Cruise, Real Pirates of the Inland Seas, Spirit Ships & Haunted Harbors, and more! Windy also hosts fireworks cruises, concert sails, and special events. Cruises depart daytime and evenings, April through October. Field trips, group discounts, and private charters available. For more information about sailing on Tall Ship Windy, call (312) 451-2700 or visit www.tallshipwindy.com.
Mystic Blue Cruises
Mystic Blue is the place to be for those who want to experience the best of Chicago's hip downtown scene at a value. Complete with great food, cool entertainment and dancing, step aboard a Brunch, Lunch, Lake-Breeze Dinner Lounge or Blue After-Dark Cruise for a trendy scene with awesome Chicago skyline views. Mystic Blue cruises year-round and is perfect for parties of two all the way up to groups of 600. For more information on cruise options and tickets, please call (877) 299-7783 or visit the website at www.mysticbluecruises.com.
Odyssey II’s 2 million dollar renovation offers guests an exceptional way to experience an upscale restaurant while cruising along Chicago's world-famous skyline. Odyssey II offers Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Fireworks and a variety of specialty cruises year-round. From New Year's Eve cruises and Air Water Show events, to July 4th and Tall Ship cruises or just an evening out, Odyssey II will leave a lasting impression. Every cruise comes complete with a superior three-course, locally sourced menu with options for everyone, award-winning wines and local beers, upscale DJ entertainment, outstanding service, a sophisticated ambiance and Chicago skyline views that will take their breath away. Perfect for groups of 2 up to 800, Odyssey II offers all-inclusive packages, unique private space and event planners to help with every detail. For more information on cruise options and tickets, please call (866) 305-2469 or visit the website at www.OdysseyCruises.com/Chicago/.
Spirit of Chicago
The Spirit of Chicago delivers the most entertaining and unique combination of dining, dancing, entertainment and spectacular views. Guests will enjoy buffet dining, an interactive cruise emcee, dance music and incredible skyline views – all for one affordable price. Cruising year-round, the Spirit of Chicago offers a unique space for any event or celebration. Choose from Brunch, Lunch, Cocktail or Dinner cruises. For more information on this 600-passenger vessel, call 866-273- 2469 or visit the website at www.spiritofchicago.com.
Anita Dee I & II
Located on the south side of Navy Pier, Anita Dee Yacht Charters has specialized in private, customized cruises for groups of 50-400 along Chicago's magnificent skyline for 30 years. A unique venue, offering two exclusive yachts, flexible charter times, directions of sail and alternate docking locations, Anita Dee is the perfect choice for your next event, whatever the occasion!
Make Chicago Yours, Exclusively, with Anita Dee Yacht Charters! Contact a sales associate today at 312.379.3191 or visit our website at www.anitadee.com. Be sure to ask about our NEW Corporate Stimulus Package!
Shoreline Charters & Events
For a memorable event, cruise the Chicago River and Lake Michigan on a private Shoreline charter. Our custom vessels, including the four-season Celebration, are equipped for 50 to 250 guests and offer full bar capabilities and ample space for dining and dancing. We offer catering options to suit any budget from a selection of excellent vendors. We can also provice a professional architecture guide upon request. Convenient departures from our Navy Pier location. Our professional event planning staff will handle every detail. Visit our website for complete information. www.shorelinechartersandevents.com