Chicago Fireworks Tours

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Nothing says summer in Chicago like Fireworks! And nothing can beat Shoreline’s Chicago Fireworks Tours for capturing the best views of our city’s dazzling displays! Transform your night into a memorable evening with our fireworks tour options:

Architecture Fireworks Tour

Our exciting 90-minute Architecture/Fireworks Tour shows you Chicago’s skyline in a whole new way. Departing along the Chicago River from Gateway Park at Navy Pier as well as from the Michigan Avenue Bridge, our Architecture Fireworks Tour is a great way to enjoy Chicago’s famous landmarks under a starlit sky. Enjoy dramatic tales from our knowledgeable guides as you explore Chicago’s rise as a world architectural capital. Then relax by night’s end with a purchase from the cash bar aboard all our cruise ships as you enjoy Navy Pier’s sparkling fireworks display from an ideal viewing point at the mouth of the Chicago River. Tours run Saturday nights from 9:15 p.m. and Wednesday nights from 8:30 p.m.

Lake Fireworks Tour

Hop aboard our 60-minute Lake Fireworks Tour to cruise the moonlit waters of Lake Michigan for panoramic views of Chicago’s illustrious architecture and skyline. Tours depart from Navy Pier from 9:30 p.m. on Saturday nights and 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday nights. Lake Fireworks Tours begin in late May,

4th of July Cruises and Tours

Everyone knows the 4th of July is no ordinary night for fireworks, and that’s why at Shoreline Sightseeing we offer four options for our annual July 4th cruises and tours. Choose our popular two-hour Lake Michigan cruise aboard either the glamorous open-air Evening Star or the comfortable, climate-controlled Celebration. Both cruises boast complimentary appetizers and great views of the city and the special holiday fireworks displays. These cruises depart from Navy Pier at either 8 p.m. or 8:30 p.m. Shoreline also offers our combination Architecture Fireworks Tours departing at 8:30 p.m. from either Gateway Park at Navy Pier or from the Michigan Avenue Bridge,  and our classic Lake Fireworks Tours with multiple departures from Navy Pier beginning at 8:30 p.m.


Click here to view the Fireworks Cruises video on YouTube.