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The Urban Adventure Cruise®

TRAFFIC WARNING: The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) recently announced that several lane closures on the expressway system surrounding the Jane Byrne Interchange in downtown Chicago have been scheduled for four weekends starting August 21 - October 18. The closures are required for the installation of steel beams that will support the deck of the new flyover bridge linking the inbound Dan Ryan Expressway (westbound Interstate 90/94) to the outbound Eisenhower Expressway (westbound Interstate 290). Please allow extra travel time to ensure you make it to your destinations on time!

90 Minutes • River & Lake Cruise

Departing Daily
May 2 - October 12, 2015
10:15am*, 12:15pm, 2:15pm, 4:15pm, 6:15pm

October 16, 17 & 18 (Fri - Sun)
12:15pm, 2:15pm, 4:15pm, 6:15pm

Welcome aboard Mercury's most popular cruise. The Urban Adventure Cruise® gives you a unique view of Chicago's marvelous skyscrapers, historic buildings and modern marvels. Cruise along the Chicago River and Lakefront Harbor. Hear lively narration and stories of Chicago's rich history. Willis Tower, Aon Center, John Hancock Building, Museum Campus, Trump Tower and Marina City are just some of the sites you'll see on this unbeatable adventure. It's fun for the whole family.

Adults $31 / Kids under 12 $11 / Under 3 rides free
For groups of 20 or more, call us for a group rate: 312-332-1368 (group rates NOT available Saturdays). Ask about our school field trip days.

*10:15a cruise not in operation Saturdays & Sundays, July - October


Chicago By Night Cruise

90 Minutes • River & Lake Cruise

Departing Nightly (excludes Wed & Sat), May 30 - September 6, 2015
Departing Weekend Nights Only, September 11- 27, 2015

Glide along the Chicago River and Lakefront as you're dazzled by the sparkle of the city at night. Enjoy spectacular views of the dramatic skyscrapers and breathtaking Buckingham Fountain's light display. Hear lively commentary and see Chicago's skyline transformed into a million twinkling lights. To help light up the night even more, guest will receive a complimentary "Neon Light Wand."

Adults $32 / Kids under 12 $12 / Under 3 rides free
For groups of 20 or more, call us for a discount: 312-332-1368 (group rates NOT available Saturdays). 

Mercury's Canine Cruise

90 Minutes • River & Lake Cruise

Departing Saturdays and Sundays, July 11 - October 4, 2015

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. Experience the cool breeze in your hair (and fur!) aboard the Skyline Queen which offers plenty of safe outdoor-seating. Dogs may choose to sit on your lap, in a seat or on the deck. Don't worry, we have one-restroom for humans and one lined with newspapers for your pet. Water bowls are also onboard. Buy online or at the ticket office open daily at 8:30am.

Adults $31 / Kids under 12 $11 / Dogs $8 / Under 3 rides free
Groups of 20 or more, call 312-332-1368.


Land, Lake & River Package

90-Minute Cruise + Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour

Package Available through October 12, 2015
10:15am, 12:15pm, 2:15pm, 4:15pm, 6:15pm

See Chicago by boat and by bus and SAVE! Enjoy a Mercury Urban Adventure Cruise AND a 48-hour Hop On Hop Off Downtown Tour with Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Co. together in the Land, River and Lake Package. 

See Chicago by bus with the award-winning Hop On Hop Downtown Tour featuring unlimited boarding at 12 stops along a 13-mile route through the city. All tours are narrated.

Adults $63 / Kids under 12 $29 / Under 3 free 
Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Co. operating daily 9am - 5pm

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 

Urban Adventure Cruise valid through October 12, 2015.


3D Fireworks Cruise

2 Hours • Lakefront Cruise

Departing May 23 - September 5, 2015
8:30pm on Wednesdays • 9:00pm on Saturdays

What's better than seeing Chicago's fireworks at night on the water? Seeing them in 3D! Mercury's 3D-Fireworks Cruise gives you a front row seat as you travel the Lakefront Harbor. All guests will receive complimentary "3D" glasses and enjoy a musical soundtrack as you watch the show. It's great fun for the whole family.

For information about our special 4th of July Fireworks Cruise, click here.

Adults $32 / Kids under 12 $12 / Under 3 rides free
For groups of 20 or more, call us: 312-332-1368.

3D Fireworks Cruise


Science is Fun

90 Minutes • River & Lake Cruise

Cruising April 27 - October 12, 2015

Minimum group size of 20*. Call us today for a VIP Group Reservation, 312-332-1368 or email

Interested in learning more about our educational "Science is Fun Cruise" for school and camp groups? Click here!

*NO group rates for Saturdays