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Chicago Sunset Cruise

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Drink in a one-of-a-kind perspective on the Windy City when you go for an evening cruise, perfectly timed to coincide with the sunset. Hop aboard your open-top vessel in the heart of the Magnificent Mile, and cruise along the Chicago River, where your guide will point out architectural highlights. Then, see the skyline from a distance, and watch the skyscrapers light up, when you continue to Lake Michigan for a sunset viewing.
  • Admire a perspective of Chicago that most visitors miss on this boat tour
  • Explore after dark to see the city's glittering lights come on
  • Spy the Wrigley Building, Willis Tower, Hancock Building, and more
  • Learn all about Chicago architecture from the live narration
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Departure Point

400 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA

The vessel departs and returns to Wendella's Michigan Avenue Docks located in the heart of Chicago's Magnificent Mile, at the base of the Wrigley Building. Look for the blue "Wendella" awning over the dock staircase. Descend the stairs to the river-level dock.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Please arrive 15 - 30 minutes prior to your departure time
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Contact tour operator for wheelchair & ADA access
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Wendella Boats

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
Where do we meet for the Chicago Sunset Cruise?
A:We are located at 400 N Michigan Avenue at the historic Wrigley Building. Wendella has four dock locations that extend west from the Michigan Avenue (DuSable) Bridge to Wabash Avenue.
Apr 2021
Q:
Is there parking available for the Chicago Sunset Cruise?
A:There are two parking garages near the departure point: AMA Plaza parking at 401 N. State Street and InterPark Public Parking at 430 N. Rush St. (Parking fees apply at both locations.)
Apr 2021
Q:
Is the Chicago Sunset Cruise handicap accessible?
A:We operate 3 boats with wheelchair lifts between decks. All our boats can accommodate wheelchairs & have toilets that are ADA compliant. For guests who are deaf or hard of hearing, a written script of the narration is available at the ticket office.
Apr 2021
Q:
Can I bring my service animal with me on the Chicago Sunset Cruise?
A:A service animal is a dog that is trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability. Pets and dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA and are not allowed.
Apr 2021
Q:
Are there restrooms available on board the Chicago Sunset Cruise?
A:Yes. Restrooms are located on the lower deck of each vessel; changing tables are also available in each restroom.
Apr 2021
Q:
How early should I arrive for the Chicago Sunset Cruise?
A:Boarding begins 15-30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.
Apr 2021
Q:
Does the Chicago Sunset Cruise operate in bad weather?
A:Our cruises depart rain or shine. Our vessels include sheltered areas and climate-controlled lounges. Ponchos are available for purchase onboard. However, in cases of severe weather where the cruise must be canceled, all guests will be refunded.
Apr 2021
Q:
Is the boat climate controlled during the Chicago Sunset Cruise?
A:Most of our vessels feature an enclosed climate-controlled lounge on the lower deck with speakers to hear the tour guide’s narration. If you have a concern about whether your vessel has an interior lounge, please call the phone number on your ticket.
Apr 2021
Q:
Is food/drink available during the Chicago Sunset Cruise?
A:A full-service bar is available onboard. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, as well as an assortment of snacks, are available for purchase. Bar sales are credit cards only. No cash purchases.
Apr 2021
Q:
Can I store my luggage during the Chicago Sunset Cruise?
A:There is no storage area on our dock, but guests may bring their luggage aboard keeping in mind it is subject to inspection.
Apr 2021
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Chicago Sunset Cruise?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Chicago Sunset Cruise.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Chicago Sunset Cruise?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Chicago Sunset Cruise.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Chicago Sunset Cruise?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Chicago Sunset Cruise.

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  • "They played great music making it romantic if you're there as a couple." See review

Reviews

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star-3
River ride
Thomas_D
, Sep 2021
The trip down the river was colorful. Gave us a nice close up view of the buildings. The commentator was funny
star-5
Great experience!
Anthony_J
, Sep 2021
Great views and hospitality! Tour guide was knowledgeable and fun. Boarding was easy and fast once they started.
star-5
Satisfied!!
Johnny_P
, Sep 2021
Great cruise. Just the right amount of time. Tour guide was really good. A definite when traveling to Chicago.
star-5
The awesomeness of Chicago
Barbara_N
, Sep 2021
Our tour guide was excellent…. He made the tour interesting and educational.. he answered any questions and took our picture… We live in a beautiful city! Thank you for the experience….
star-5
Recommend highly!
Molly_E
, Sep 2021
Incredible mini-tour of the river followed by watching the sun set behind the city skyline. Recommend highly, the captain and tour guide were engaging, crew competent, money and time well-spent.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
No space for us in the...
SERGIO_M
, Sep 2021
No space for us in the upper part of the boat. You need to get there 30 minutes or 40 earlier to have a space there.
star-5
Exquisite
Eric_S
, Sep 2021
My teenage daughter and her friend were in awe of the experience. That is tough to do these days!!! We loved the views of the city silhouetted. Magnificent. I will recommend this to all of my friends and family.
star-5
Sunset with a free light show
shawn_j
, Sep 2021
The weather was amazing and there was a storm in the distance providing a beautiful light show. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable.
star-2
We probably chose the...
Mingye_S
, Sep 2021
We probably chose the wrong time, this tour was shorter then we expected, it was not dark enough when ship was away from shoreline, so we didn’t see the view when city lighted up, but the river side view was gorgeous when ship came back.
star-5
Amazing!
Aniece_C
, Sep 2021
Stay-cation for spouse and I, the experience was wonderful. Professional and friendly staff, awesome views breath taking skylines! Met new friends aboard and would HIGHLY recommend the cruise

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