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Choose Your Cruise!

The beauty of Lake Michigan and Chicago is unparalleled, and the beauty of Navy Pier is that we offer so many ways to experience it via cruise! Explore the sights of Chicago with a cruise on Lake Michigan or the Chicago River departing from the Pier. No matter what you are looking for, you will find a memorable cruise experience. Learn more about our cruise partners in this guide to help you choose your perfect cruise from Navy Pier!

Mystic Blue

Classic Cruise Lover

Mystic Blue

Come aboard and watch the sun set against the Chicago skyline while you enjoy panoramic views of the city. Cruise in a casual atmosphere with dining, dancing and unbeatable views. You can also book your party aboard Mystic Blue!

  • Panoramic skyline views
  • Climate-controlled interior decks
  • Delicious buffet-style meals
  • Modern design and rooftop lounge
  • Dance floor, DJ and bar games
A couple on a dinner cruise on Lake Michigan

Fine Dining Delight

Odyssey Lake Michigan

Enjoy upscale dining and entertainment on Odyssey Lake Michigan! Sit back and relax as Chicago’s famous skyline drifts past your window. Odyssey by Hornblower delivers gracious service, fine dining, quality entertainment and breathtaking views. Foodies will have a fabulous time on this cruise and enjoy:

  • Panoramic skyline views
  • Delicious plated meals
  • Climate-controlled dining rooms
  • Modern design and rooftop lounge
  • Dance floor and professional DJ
The Seadog takes passengers on a spin across the lake

Adventure Lover


One of the most popular attractions at Navy Pier, Seadog by Hornblower has thrilled more than 1 million people. Enjoy views of Buckingham Fountain, Grant Park, Museum Campus and more! Whether you are a history buff, love architecture or are just looking for a fun time, Seadog by Hornblower has something for everyone. Choose from their:

  • Architecture Tours
  • Lakefront Tours
  • Extreme Thrill Rides
  • Fireworks Cruises
A Shoreline Sightseeing architecture river cruise enters downtown Chicago

Chicago Experts

Shoreline Sightseeing

With the city’s largest fleet – 11 touring vessels and 6 water taxis – as well as dozens of architectural guides, Shoreline Sightseeing is one of Chicago’s most popular tours. Perfect for someone traveling out of town or the suburbs that wants to experience the lay of the land and all that Chicago has to offer. Within Shoreline Sightseeing, you can choose from:

  • Architecture Tours
  • Skyline Lake Tours
  • Fireworks Tours

Fun & Friendly Experience

Spirit of Chicago

This dining cruise offers lunch, brunch, dinner and cocktail cruises in a laid-back and friendly atmosphere. Enjoy a variety of buffet style meals and more on Spirit of Chicago:

  • Panoramic skyline views
  • Delicious buffet-style meals
  • Climate-controlled interior decks
  • Modern design and rooftop lounge
  • Dance floor, DJ and bar games
  • Great for parties of all sizes
Tall Ship Windy cuts through the water off Navy Pier

Sailboat Fans

Tall Ship Windy

Tall Ship Windy provides an opportunity for people from all walks of life to experience an authentic tall ship and crew while sailing in a safe and protected waterway. Explore Chicago’s scenic shores with a relaxing sail around Lake Michigan and take in the world-famous skyline to discover Windy City from the water. Book your Tall Ship Windy cruise:

  • Chicago Skyline Sail
  • Fireworks Sails
  • Special Sails
A Chicago Elite private yacht cruise on Lake Michigan

VIP Yacht Experience

Private Yachts by Hornblower

With sensational skyline views, customizable packages and a private setting, Chicago Elite is the city’s most distinctive event venue. Enjoy cruising Lake Michigan on your own private yacht for the ultimate VIP cruise experience from Navy Pier. Chicago Elite offers:

  • Exclusive private space for groups of up to 150
  • Customizable menus, beverage packages and more
  • Sensational skyline views of Chicago from both dining and open-air decks
  • Flexible boarding and cruising times

Have you found the perfect cruise for yet? We can’t wait to see you at the Pier cruising with your friends and family. Don't forget to take a ride on the Centennial Wheel or dine at one of our restaurants pre or post-cruise.

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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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