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.

Mixology Cruises with KOVAL

Run dates

June 28
August 9

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Enjoy a relaxing evening cruise along Chicago’s scenic waterways while learning the secrets to crafting the perfect summer drink with KOVAL Distillery.
Departure
Polk Bros Park at Navy Pier
Length
90 min
Price
$49 (Must be 21)
Description

Meet the talented KOVAL staff and sample locally sourced organic spirits. This cruise features a short mixology course, generous tastings of a selection of KOVAL spirits 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 at 7:00 pm, returning at 8:30 pm. Boarding begins 15 minutes prior to departure time. A cash bar will be available.

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Wine Tasting Cruises with Lynfred Winery

Run dates

July 19
September 13

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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 at 7:00 pm, returning at 8:30 pm. Boarding begins 15 minutes prior to departure time. A cash bar will be available.

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Summer Brew Cruises with Revolution Brewing

Run dates

July 26
August 23

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Enjoy a Friday sunset cruise accompanied by tasty appetizers while the team from Revolution Brewing shares samples of their quality craft brews.
Departure
Polk Bros Park at Navy Pier
Length
90 min
Price
$49 (Must be 21)
Description

We are thrilled to be teaming up once again, with Chicago’s hometown brewery, Revolution Brewing! Enjoy this one-of-a-kind beer experience complete with seasonal craft beer tastings, creative appetizer pairings, live music by Owen Stevenson and remarkable views along a 90-minute Chicago River Cruise. Stay tuned to our Facebook page for updates on specific Revolution Brewing selections for each cruise. Brew Cruises will depart from Shoreline’s dock at Polk Bros Park at the southwest corner of Navy Pier at 7:00 pm, returning at 8:30 pm. Boarding begins 15 minutes prior to departure time. A cash bar will be available for cocktails and soft drinks.

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Jazzin’ at the Shedd

Run dates

Every Wednesday from June 19 to August 28

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
$44.95 ($39.95 for Chicago residents) (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 19 – August 28. Tickets are $44.95 per person ($39.95 for Chicago residents) 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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Oktoberfest Beer, Brats and Boats Celebration

Run dates

September 26

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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