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Urban Adventure Cruise®

90 Minutes • River & Lake Cruise

Departing Daily
April 26 - October 14, 2019
10:15am, 12:15pm, 2:15pm, 4:15pm, 6:15pm

Experience it all—Chicago's glorious skyscrapers, historic buildings and modern marvels—on Mercury, the Skyline Cruiseline's most popular tour, the Urban Adventure Cruise®! Relax and unwind on a scenic Chicago River boat tour and Lake Michigan cruise. You’ll enjoy lively narration and stories of Chicago's rich history as you take in the Willis Tower, Aon Center, John Hancock Building, Museum Campus, Marina City and more. It's fun for the whole family!

Adults $36 / Kids 5-15 $15 / Under 5 ride free
For groups of 20 or more, call us for a group rate: 312-332-1368 (group rates available Sunday - Friday). Ask about our school field trip days.




90 Minutes • River & Lake Cruise

Departing Nightly (excludes Wed & Sat), May 24 - August 30, 2019

Departing Fri/Sat Nights Only, September 6 - October 12, 2019

Glide along the Chicago River and Lakefront as you're dazzled by the sparkle of the city at night. Enjoy breathtaking views of the dramatic skyscrapers and Buckingham Fountain's spectacular light display. Hear lively commentary and wave your complimentary “neon light wand” as you feel the night breezes and see Chicago’s skyline transformed into a glittering jewel. Family-friendly boat tours are our specialty!

SPECIAL OFFER: "Wine Down" with us any Monday, Tuesday or Thursday evening (through August 31) or any Friday evening (September 7 - October 5) and enjoy a special date night offer: two tickets + a bottle of wine to share for $65 (retail $106)!

Adults $38 / Kids 5-15 $16 / Under 5 rides free
For groups of 20 or more, call us for a discount: 312-332-1368 (group rates available Sunday - Friday). 


3D Fireworks Cruise

2 Hours • Lakefront Cruise

Departing Wednesdays, May 29 - August 28, 2019

Departing Saturdays, May 25 - August 31, 2019

Enjoy a stunning getaway right in the city with our Chicago fireworks cruises, departing Wednesdays and Saturdays every week during the summer months. Capture stunning photos of Chicago’s lakefront skyline on a lively narrated sunset cruise past Buckingham Fountain, Museum Campus, the Chicago River Lock and more. Then put on your complimentary “3D” glasses and enjoy a musical soundtrack as you take in an unbeatable view of a spectacular fireworks display!

Adults $40 / Kids under 15 $16 / Under 5 rides free
For groups of 20 more, call us at 312-332-1368.

Mercury's Canine Cruise

90 Minutes • River & Lake Cruise

Departing Summer Saturdays and Sundays
July 13 - October 7, 2019

Dogs on boats? Yes! Bring your pooch on a leash and enjoy quality time with your dog while cruising on Chicago's waterways. Sit back, relax and soak in the city as you enjoy a lively narration of Chicago’s rich history and architectural marvels with dog-friendly highlights. Keep your dog on your lap, in a seat or on the deck. Our dog cruise boat offers plenty of safe outdoor seating, water bowls and a special newspaper-lined restroom for your pet. Enjoy a great day out of doors with your favorite companion. 

Halloween Themed Canine Cruise: Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6. Learn more.

Adults $36 / Kids 5-15 $15 / Dogs $8 / Under 5 rides free
Groups of 20 or more, call 312-332-1368.



Land, Lake & River Package

90-min Cruise + Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour

Available throughout 2019 Season

See Chicago by boat and by bus and save! Guests can choose to enjoy a Mercury Urban Adventure plus receive a two-day Hop On Hop Off Tour ticket from Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Co. The two-day Hop On Hop Off ticket includes the Downtown Tour. View the route map here.  

Guests not only get the opportunity to enjoy a beautiful cruise along Chicago’s skyscraper-lined river and lakefront, but also unlimited boarding at all 12 stops along Chicago’s Trolley & Double Decker Co.’s routes. Both tours offer informative commentary and spectacular sights.

Adults $70 / Kids 5-15 $28 / Under 5 rides free 
Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Co. operating daily 9am - 4pm
Urban Adventure Cruise departing daily through October 14, 2019

Please note: Land, River & Lake package holders that purchased online at must visit Mercury Cruises' box office on the Chicago Riverwalk at 112 E. Wacker Dr. to pick up tickets before visiting Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Co. 


Science is Fun

90 Minutes • River & Lake Cruise

Cruising April 26 - October 14, 2019

Arrange a school field trip or summer camp group outing to spend a day of fun, science and learning on Chicago’s majestic river and Lake Michigan! Cool experiments, slimy creatures and skyline views make for an unforgettable Chicago science field trip students will never forget. Learn more about our educational "Science is Fun Cruise" for school, camp and scout groups here.

Call us today for a VIP group reservation*. Minimum group size of 30. Sorry, no individual tickets are available. Call 312-332-1368 or email

*This cruise operates Mon-Thurs for youth, scout and school groups only