Event Cruises

Dozens of ways to celebrate in Chicago

From Wine tasting cruises to holiday Fireworks Cruises to monthly Brew Cruises—there’s something for everyone! For more information, please contact 312.222.9328 or info@shorelinesightseeing.com.

Jazzin’ at the Shedd

Run dates

August 22, 29

Featured
Jazz, cocktails, the lake and 32,000 aquatic animals at Jazzin' at the Shedd, plus a starlit Shoreline Classic Lake Tour complete with stunning fireworks viewing.
Departure
Museum Campus
Length
45 min
Price
$40 (Must be 21)
Description

Shoreline is excited to partner with Shedd Aquarium to offer a Jazzin’ at the Shedd and Classic Lake Fireworks Tour Package on select Wednesdays this summer. These evenings will include great live music, the opportunity to tour the Shedd’s amazing exhibits, and a starlit lake cruise complete with an impressive fireworks display over Lake Michigan. The tours will be available between June 20 – August 29. Tickets are $40 per person and include admission to Jazzin’ at the Shedd. These 45-min. cruises depart from the Museum Campus dock at 9:00pm and drop off at the Shedd. The last ticket sale will be at 8:15pm (Must be 21)

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Summer Cocktail Cruises

Run dates

August 16, 23 and 30
September 6 and 13

Featured
Start the weekend early with Shoreline Sightseeing aboard our Thursday night cocktail cruises. Enjoy local live music weekly along with the gentle breezes & night life scene along the iconic Chicago River
Departure
Michigan Ave. Bridge
Length
75 min
Price
$35 (Must be 21)
Description

Enjoy the summer scene of Chicago with Shoreline’s new 75-minute River Cocktail Cruises. Ticket price includes 1 drink ticket and a variety of local live music to accompany the breathtaking views along the Chicago River. Cruises run every Thursday until September 13. The cocktail cruises will depart from Shoreline’s dock at the NE corner of the Michigan Ave Bridge (401 N. Michigan Ave.) at 6:15 pm, returning at 7:30 pm. Boarding begins 15 minutes prior to departure time. Full beverage service will be available for purchase onboard.

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Wine Tasting Cruises with Lynfred Winery

Run dates

August 24
September 14

Featured
A relaxing evening cruise along Chicago’s scenic waterways with sample tastings of Chicago’s own Lynfred Winery accompanied by light refreshments.
Departure
Polk Bros Park at Navy Pier
Length
90 min
Price
$49 (Must be 21)
Description

Meet the talented Lynfred Winery staff and sample acclaimed wines from Illinois’ oldest and largest family-owned winery. This cruise features a short wine course, generous tastings of a selection of Lynfred wines and light refreshments, all while enjoying the breathtaking views of the Chicago Shoreline at night. All cruises will depart from Shoreline’s dock at Polk Bros Park at the southwest corner of Navy Pier. Boarding begins 15 minutes prior to departure time. A cash bar will be available.

Departure Dates and Times:

  • August 24: 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
  • September 14: 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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Oktoberfest Beer, Brats and Boats Celebration

Run dates

September 20

Featured
An Oktoberfest celebration cruise featuring traditional German fare from Chicago’s famed Paulina Market, tasty Bavarian brews and live German music and dancing along the Chicago River.
Departure
Polk Bros Park at Navy Pier
Length
120 min
Price
$59 (Must be 21)
Description

The evening will feature a traditional German dinner prepared and served by the staff of Paulina Market paired with wonderful Oktoberfest brews. Passengers will also enjoy classic Oktoberfest atmosphere, a souvenir stein along with live music and dancing from the Paloma Band. Festivities will take place on a starlit, two-hour cruise along the Chicago River. The Oktoberfest Beer, Brats and Boats cruise will depart from Shoreline’s dock at Polk Bros Park at the southwest corner of Navy Pier at 7:00 pm, returning at 9:00 pm. Boarding begins 15 minutes prior to departure time. Full beverage service will be available for purchase onboard.

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