Event Cruises

Dozens of ways to celebrate in Chicago

Check out our Event Cruises.
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.

Orchestra Cruises with the Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra

Run dates

June 24 from 7:30pm – 9:00pm
August 5 from 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Featured
A relaxing evening cruise along Chicago’s scenic waterways paired with live music from the members of the Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra. Included are 2 drink tickets and light appetizers.
Departure
Polk Bros Park at Navy Pier
Length
90 min
Price
$60 (Must be 21)
Description

Enjoy the sounds from the talented orchestra of the Chicago Lyric Opera 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. Full beverage service will be available for purchase by credit card only onboard.

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Summer Brew Cruises with Revolution Brewing

Run dates

June 18 from 7:30pm-9pm
July 23 from 7:30pm-9pm
August 20 from 7:30pm-9pm

Featured
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
$60 (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 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 7:30 pm, returning at 9:00 pm on. Boarding begins 15 minutes prior to departure time. Full beverage service will be available for purchase by credit card only onboard.

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Wine Tasting Cruises with Lynfred Winery

Run dates

July 15 from 7:30pm-9pm
September 9 from 7:30pm-9pm

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
$60 (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. Full beverage service will be available for purchase by credit card only onboard.

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Oktoberfest Beer, Brats and Boats Celebration

Run dates

September 23 from 7pm-9pm

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
$68 (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 by credit card only onboard.

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Shoreline Variety Show

Run dates

September 24 from 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Featured
A night out on Chicago’s scenic waterways highlighting a comedian, musician, a storyteller, and a poet. There will be three featured acts and a headliner. Included are 2 drink tickets and light appetizers.
Departure
Polk Bros Park at Navy Pier
Length
90 min
Price
$60 (Must be 21)
Description

The Shoreline Variety Show is a celebration of Chicago artists: comedians, musicians, storytellers, poets, and more. The show consists of three featured acts and a headliner performing while cruising down the Chicago River. Produced in collaboration with Ampersand and hosted by Jacoby Cochran & Connor Gorman. We depart from Shoreline’s dock at Polk Bros Park at the southwest corner of Navy Pier. Each ticket includes 2 drinks and light appetizers. Boarding begins 15 minutes prior to departure time. A cash bar will be available.

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