• Adults: $42
  • Seniors: $36
  • Youths: $20
  • Children: 6 and Under Free

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Enjoy your favorite drink while gazing at Navy Pier’s fabulous light show.

Fireworks, one of the Four Great Inventions of ancient China were invented in the 12th century.

Chicago approved City-Wide Use of Fireworks on the 4th of July 1893,. Mayor of Chicago Patrick Eugene Prendergast issued a proclamation approving the use of fireworks to celebrate the World's Colombian Exposition and to celebrate the nation's 117th Independence Day.

This fascination with fireworks, noise, and color continues today. The City of Chicago offers a fireworks show at Navy Pier on Saturday nights at 10:15 p.m. The Fireworks Cruise sails on both the Chicago River and Lake Michigan each Saturday at 9:45 pm. Please note that there is no narration, just relax and enjoy the cruise on the water - a perfect way to end your day.

Choose our pre-pay package that includes unlimited premium wines, beer, and mixed drinks for $20. Complimentary Coca-Cola soft drinks, lemonade, and cookies are included. Depending on lock traffic, our fireworks cruise will sail along one of two routes, river only or river and lake.

A cruise you'll surely remember

Stunning Light Show

Overview of Chicago Line's


Tour Highlights

Fireworks Cruise Route

Travel out on the lake and then back on to the Main Branch of the Chicago River. The route is subject to change based the operation of the locks.

  • fernasteady / Tripadvisor
    “Fantastic, informative cruise! The guide was incredibly knowledgeable and able to answer impromptu questions. I highly recommend it.”
  • 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.”

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