• Adults: $43
  • Seniors: $41
  • Youths: $22
  • Children: 6 and Under Free

Tax 12% not included

Explore the growth of the city’s distinctive skyline on this leisurely 90 minute cruise.

Sip your favorite cocktail as the towering sunlit majesty of Chicago's skyscrapers gives way to the breathtaking, burnished hues of early evening. Many people say it's the most beautiful time of day for a cruise. Your Docent will describe Chicago’s famous towering structures in a fully narrated architectural cruise as they are majestically lit by the hues of early evening.

The optional bar package, offered on the 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. on Saturdays), can be purchased at the ticket counter on the day of the cruise. Drinks may be purchased individually with a credit card on the boat.

New this 2018 Season, join us from 8pm to 10pm on Wednesday nights for our Architectural Cocktail and Fireworks Cruise. There's something for everyone on this one of a kind cruise!

Enjoy your favorite drink + Chicago's architecture

the perfect mix

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Architectural Cocktail Cruise Route

Enjoy your cocktail on all three Branches of the Chicago River. On the North Branch travel just North of Chicago Avenue and then sail South to Polk Street.

  • TravelGeek26 / Tripadvisor
    “Wow. You think you know Chicago? Take a ride on this cruise and you will be blown away by the information. We took the 90 minute cruise. It included free cookies, soda, coffee and tea which was a nice touch.”
  • Tali N / Toronto
    ““Don't be tempted by the boats on the main river” - Their location is not on the river itself but just a few minutes walk from it. worth it !”
  • Operagolf / La Habra
    “This is my 8th time on a Chicago architectural river cruise and this was by far the most informative and biggest bang for your buck.”
  • Marc K. / Whittier, CA
    “Great tour! Learned so much about the history of Chicago architecture. Would definitely do this again since skyline changes with new buildings going up.”
  • DrCumbrian / Tripadvisor
    “The best guide on our whole USA trip. We took the Architecture tour where the boat meandered in between all of the incredible buildings of the city with the guide knowing EVERYTHING about each building; its style, age, height, architect, cost, purpose, owner ….. Quite brilliant!”

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