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Cruises & Tours

Explore Chicago by land, water or air

Whether you're in town for just one day or are a life-long resident, cruises and tours of Chicago are a great way to see the sights, discover something new, or treat yourself to an unforgettable experience.

From laid-back sightseeing cruises and elegant dining cruises to heart-pumping thrill rides to upscale private charters, Lake Michigan and Chicago River cruises departing from Navy Pier offer a memorable experience for all. 

At Navy Pier, you can conveniently access a number of Chicago tours, including Chicago Big Bus Tours, helicopter tours and food tours. You can also rent bicycles for some self-guided exploration on the lakefront.



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Navy Pier will temporarily close to the public starting on September 8, 2020 and will reopen spring of 2021.



Speedboat Tours and Thrill Rides

Speedboat Tours and 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.

Speedboat Tours & Extreme Thrill Rides
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!

Fireworks Cruises
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.

Brunch, Lunch & Dinner Cruises
Architecture & Sightseeing Cruises

Architecture & Sightseeing Cruises

Take in Chicago’s iconic skyline and the scenic Chicago River with sightseeing cruises at Navy Pier! These fun experiences offer guests panoramic city views along with entertaining and enlightening commentary about Chicago's architecture and history.

Architecture & Sightseeing Cruises


Bike & Roll Chicago

Bike & Roll Chicago

Lead your own bike tour of Chicago! Bike & Roll Chicago allows guests to rent bicycles for a fun experience on the lakefront.

Bike and Roll Chicago
Chicago Helicopter Tours

Chicago Helicopter Tours

See the city in a thrilling new way with a Chicago helicopter tour.

Vertiport Helicopter Tours

We are the People's Pier

From selfies to gorgeous landscape shots, we want to see your #NavyPier photos!

About Navy Pier

More Than You Imagine

Navy Pier is the People’s Pier, Chicago’s lakefront treasure, welcoming all and offering dynamic and eclectic experiences through partnerships and programs that inspire discovery and wonder.

Since its reopening in 1995, more than 180 million guests have come to enjoy the Pier's 50 acres of unparalleled attractions and experiences. In 2020, Navy Pier continues to evolve into an accessible, year-round centerpiece for Chicago’s diverse arts and cultural treasures.

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