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Chicago Sunset Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan

Chicago Sunset Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan
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AU$165.43
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About
This Chicago dinner cruise allows you to see the sights, have fun, and grab a bite to eat all in one evening. An all-you-can-eat buffet, onboard DJ playing dance favorites, and sunset views of Chicago from Lake Michigan set this tour apart from a regular night out on the streets of Chi-Town. With multiple departure times, choose the one that fits your schedule.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Catch the sunset along the shores of Lake Michigan on this Chicago cruise
  • An all-you-can-eat buffet allows you to choose the food you like best
  • A live onboard DJ keeps things exciting, as do interactive games
  • Choose from multiple cruise times to fit a busy schedule 
What to expect
  • Pick up your tickets at the Navy Pier dockside kiosk up to one hour prior to your cruise. Be ready to board about a half-hour before your tour time. Once you board and the ship sets sail, relax and catch sight of the sunset as you sip on a drink (own expense). Then sit down to enjoy dinner from a buffet with salads, entrees, desserts, and a carving station (see menu below in Itinerary). The buffet is all-you-can-eat so you won’t go hungry. Next, hit the dance floor where a DJ plays popular party songs, or join in an interactive game. Dance the night away, or head back outside for more illuminated city views. If you’ve upgraded to the summer fireworks package, watch a fireworks show over the water. Your cruise ends back at Chicago’s Navy Pier.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Highlights
  • Catch the sunset along the shores of Lake Michigan on this Chicago cruise
  • An all-you-can-eat buffet allows you to choose the food you like best
  • A live onboard DJ keeps things exciting, as do interactive games
  • Choose from multiple cruise times to fit a busy schedule 
What to expect
  • Pick up your tickets at the Navy Pier dockside kiosk up to one hour prior to your cruise. Be ready to board about a half-hour before your tour time. Once you board and the ship sets sail, relax and catch sight of the sunset as you sip on a drink (own expense). Then sit down to enjoy dinner from a buffet with salads, entrees, desserts, and a carving station (see menu below in Itinerary). The buffet is all-you-can-eat so you won’t go hungry. Next, hit the dance floor where a DJ plays popular party songs, or join in an interactive game. Dance the night away, or head back outside for more illuminated city views. If you’ve upgraded to the summer fireworks package, watch a fireworks show over the water. Your cruise ends back at Chicago’s Navy Pier.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5042CHISUN
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Delicious dinner buffet attended by server, with freshly prepared entrees, salads and desserts
  • Background music curated by DJ
  • Beautiful waterfront views
  • 2.5 hour cruise on Lake Michigan
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available for purchase)
  • Gratuities
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Tiny Tavern at Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA Spirit of Chicago is docked at Navy Pier.
Additional information
  • Dress code is smart casual. No jeans, shorts, tank tops, halter-tops, gym shoes or flip flops are worn on the cruise
  • All interior areas of the ship are non-smoking. Guests who smoke may do so on the outdoor observation decks only
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Seating is only guaranteed together for the number of tickets confirmed on this voucher. Reservations may not be combined.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travellers
Inclusions
  • Delicious dinner buffet attended by server, with freshly prepared entrees, salads and desserts
  • Background music curated by DJ
  • Beautiful waterfront views
  • 2.5 hour cruise on Lake Michigan
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available for purchase)
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Tiny Tavern at Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA Spirit of Chicago is docked at Navy Pier.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Dress code is smart casual. No jeans, shorts, tank tops, halter-tops, gym shoes or flip flops are worn on the cruise
  • All interior areas of the ship are non-smoking. Guests who smoke may do so on the outdoor observation decks only
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Seating is only guaranteed together for the number of tickets confirmed on this voucher. Reservations may not be combined.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 1 Jul. 2020
A note from Chicago Sunset Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan
Guests are required to wear masks/face coverings when on board as they are interacting with others who are not members of their household. Masks not required while seated. Cloth face coverings are not required under on young children under age 2, and anyone who has trouble breathing.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Tiny Tavern at Navy Pier
    600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Spirit of Chicago is docked at Navy Pier.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Soldier Field
    Navy Pier
    Buckingham Fountain
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Popular mentions

4.0
45 reviews
Excellent
29
Very good
9
Average
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Terrible
6

Christina V
1 contribution
Was not allowed on despite being on time / horrible customer service !!
Aug. 2021 • Couples
I arrived on time to the ticket window and walked down to where the boat was docked. Upon arrival a crew member was standing there and refused to let us on. There approximately 15 other people there as well , with tickets , that he would not let on! He stated we were to late. (I looked at my clock and it was 5:01. ) All the passengers who were not allowed on board stood on the dock for another 15 min while the boat was docked, and the crew members just looked at us from above. Such horrible customer service and left such a bad taste in my mouth for Chicago. I planned this trip months ago and this dinner cruise was a surprise. So disgusted and disappointed with hw we were treated ! Do the crew remembers get to take home the left over food if people don't show ? ! Im pretty clueless as to why this happened. There is a non-refundable policy , but I will be fighting for my $300 since we were victims of this unfair treatment !
Written 22 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Loribethany
1 contribution
Beautiful skyline
Aug. 2021 • Couples
Beautiful skyline at night! The best part of the trip! Buffet was okay. Service was below average. Ship was a little worn down. Could use a refresh. Beware of the spiders at dusk on outer decks.
Written 18 August 2021
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Isis W
Eastpointe, MI2 contributions
Wonderful Sunset View
Jul. 2020
It was a great window view to watch the sunset on the lake. Our host and server Danny and trainee Donovan did a great job with our drink orders and refilling drinks. This was a beautiful close to our first time in Chicago.
Written 6 July 2020
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JudiW
Boston, MA7 contributions
Fun Evening
Oct. 2019
Perfect start to our Chicago trip. I had never been to Chicago and thoroughly enjoyed being on the water and seeing the skyline. The buffet was good, not great, although there certainly was plenty to choose from.
Written 8 October 2019
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Bill246
Brewster, MA326 contributions
Nice night views of the city
Oct. 2019
The buffet dinner was better than expected as we are not really fans of buffets. The night views of the city were spectacular and they have a nice dance floor with a DJ playing music most of the night.
Written 8 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

J F
Raleigh, NC160 contributions
Perfect midwest evening for the cruise
The cruise was lovely. We had perfect weather although we didn't go beyond the breakwall so I don't imagine it gets super rough. There is seating arranged across the boat so there is something for everyone. The service was great. The food was just OK.
Written 26 September 2019
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Ryan J
1 contribution
enjoyed the whole evening
Sep. 2019
the service and the food was excellent. the weather was nice so that made the chicago skyline shine with the bears colors. celebrated our anniversary with family from NY. I will never forget it.
Written 13 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

KIM P
11 contributions
Spirit dinner cruise.
Sep. 2019 • Friends
Nice experience good food. I wouls suggest upgrading your seat to window view outta seats are right next to the buffet line and guests are literary standing on top of you making it a little uncomfortable to enjoy your meal
Written 2 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kristal G
1 contribution
Be warned: racism allowed on board
Aug. 2019 • Couples
A man in line making racist comments about Hispanics/Mexicans...and the crew still let him stay on board. I refused to board, spoke to a lady lady on the phone, who kindly granted a refund.

A Glow: The lady on the phone.
A Grow: Policies on racist speech.
Written 31 August 2019
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Tony M
Tustin, CA15 contributions
A pleasant experience.
Aug. 2019 • Couples
It was a very pleasant experience and worth taking the adventure. The staff we very accommodating and friendly. Service was a little slow, but the buffet dinner was easy and the food we good. The views were amazing but watch out on the outside deck for spiders, they have an issue with them. Overall a good time.
Written 30 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Beautiful Cruise! Limited Accessibility
The view of Chicago from the river was simply breathtaking! 5 stars. Music & ambience was excellent. 5 stars. Staf
Sherpa32218331428
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Fun!
Fun tour! Seats are cushioned and comfy. It was a hot day, but once we got up to speed it was very wind and a littl
232christelc
232christelc
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Boat ride
It was great the guides were super funny. The music was loud and the boat was fast. I would definitely do it again
DAIVHouse
DAIVHouse
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Fast super-soaking fun!
Although we arrived late and missed our boat because our driver did not know where the boarding dock was, the ticke
19laynieb
19laynieb
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Fun and informative speed boat ride through downtown Chicago!
Andy, Matt, and swag did a great job with our tour, we were really impressed and learned a lot about Chicago! I wou
Sheme35
Sheme35
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The speed boat was a last min trip but it turned out to be the best last min trip.
Last min trip was perfect for me and my husband since we were searching for things to do, and the area was perfect
tucazbr
tucazbr
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The most entertaining experience
Tour guide Ted Bear, first mate Camille and captain Tom provided my wife and I with an experience we will never for
jdc9700
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Sea Dog does it again.
I took my family and my in-laws, who were in town for their anniversary, on the 30 minute speedboat ride this morni
901kailynnd
901kailynnd
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Not allowed to board even though on time
Was not allowed to board despite being there on time, along with 15+ people. Itinerary didn't say anything about a
Travelerr303
Travelerr303
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Fun for $30
I thought that the boat wasn’t going fast enough after it was advertised for being fast and the ride could of been
803ppat
803ppat
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Definitely recommend !
We had an amazing experience! The views were breathtaking, music was great and Abby our guide made it super fun!
jaquelc2021
jaquelc2021
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Had a blast
Came to Chicago with my family. Decided to take a boat ride and speed boat it was. Cool J and Alex boat was fun. Co
Amy R
Amy R
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Not worth the price
Extremely poor service. Very disorganized. Some crew member appeared to have very little experience. although ther
O4318TNtaras
O4318TNtaras
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Save yourself the time & money
We did the Sunday brunch cruise on the Spirit of Chicago. First, there was poor communication about where to find
2020Vgarcia
2020Vgarcia
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Amazing
The crew was amazing and the trip was so much fun! Captain Jaimie, first mate Tom and our tour guide Eddy were amaz
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