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Mercury, Chicago's Skyline Cruiseline

112 E Upper Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601
+1 312-332-1353
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Experience the best of Chicago aboard a Mercury cruise. Take in the Chicago River and Lake Michigan Skyline on a relaxing boat ride while our lively commentators bring the city to life with fun facts and stories about Chicago's rich history. A fun time the whole family can enjoy! Tours include Urban Adventure Cruise (daytime River/Lake cruise), Chicago by Night Cruise (evening River/Lake cruise), 3D Fireworks Cruise (summer Wed/Sat) and our popular Canine Cruise (summer Sat/Sun).
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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112 E Upper Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601
Downtown / The Loop
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"lake michigan"
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"adventure tour"
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"fireworks cruise"
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"minute tour"
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"highly recommend this cruise"
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"great info"
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"boat ride"
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"architectural history"
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"per adult"
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"great trip"
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"year olds"
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"information"
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"city"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

As a Chicago native I’ve been on an architectural river tour 4 times. The docent/actor seemed like he’s was auditioning for a voice-over part. He mixed humor with Chicago history and lore, but came up short on the information about the buildings; he only talked...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Keeling,our guide, did an amazing job on the boat tour. Just the right level of information to keep my tweens interested (me too!) -interjecting humor to keep it light and fun.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Urban tour was great. Cameron Riley did a fabulous job of narration. He was warm, informative and very helpful!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cameron was awesome! Great tour - wonderful tour guide - awesome with the kids on the tour!! Would recommend him and the cruise to everyone!!!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Originally thought $35 per for a boat tour was a bit rich, but it's 90 minutes and goes up the Chicago River and out on Lake Michigan, so not a terrible deal. Tour guide Cameron was awesome. We did the 8:15 tour and Lake Michigan...More

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Rise' P
12 October 2015|
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Response from Laurie Z | Reviewed this property |
The lower dick is closed in and the upper deck is open. So you have your choice. You can buy your tickets at the box office located next to where the boat departs or you can purchase them online. The boats we have taken... More
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Cantu1986
30 June 2015|
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Response from Ragra2012 | Property representative |
Hi there! Very sorry you experienced trouble printing your tickets. Please arrive to the Ticket Office at our dock in advance of your tour and we will be able to print them for you! Thanks very much! Bob
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