Mercury, Chicago's Skyline Cruiseline

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Mercury, Chicago's Skyline Cruiseline

112 E. Wacker Dr. on Chicago's Riverwalk
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 332-1353
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Mercury, Chicago's Skyline Cruiseline delights families of all ages with family-friendly Chicago city tours by boat. Our tours travel the Chicago River to learn fun facts and the unique history of our great city along with city skyline views from Lake Michigan. Welcome aboard and don't forget your camera to capture the Chicago sights!


Mercury's most popular cruise! Especially suited for families, the 90-minute Urban Adventure Cruise gives you a unique view of Chicago's architectural marvels. Cruise along the Chicago River and Lakefront Harbor. Hear lively narration and stories of Chicago's rich history. Willis Tower, Aon Center and John Hancock Building are just some of the sites you'll see on this unbeatable adventure. It's fun for the whole family.

Daily departures April 29 - October 7, 2013


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, guests will receive a complimentary "Neon Light Wand."

Departing nightly at 8pm, May 24 - September 2, 2013


Dogs on boats? Yes! Bring your well-behaved pooch on a leash and enjoy quality time with your dog while cruising on Chicago's waterways. This city tour highlights dog-friendly hotels, restaurants, dog parks and fire hydrants. Enjoy the cool breeze in your face and fur - the Skyline Queen offers plenty of safe outdoor-seating. Dogs may choose to sit on your lap, in a seat or on the deck. Doggie restrooms and water bowls provided.

Departing Sundays at 10am, July 7 - September 29, 2013


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 Chicago River and Lakefront Harbor. All guests receive complimentary 3-D glasses while enjoying a musical soundtrack during the show. It's great fun for the entire family.

Departing Wednesdays and Saturdays, June 1- September 2, 2013


Welcome aboard, mateys! Join Buccaneer Bob as the host for this 60-minute river and lakefront voyage. Children are greeted with a Pirate Bandana as they come aboard. Our little pirates learn how to tie a nautical knot, recite the Wacky Pirate Oath and receive a temporary tattoo. Best pirate costume wins a prize! This cruise is perfect for birthday parties - everyone sings Happy Birthday and Buccaneer Bob honors your child. Call us in advance for groups of 10 or more at 312-332-1366.

Departing Fridays at 11am and 2pm, July 12 - August 16, 2013


Buy tickets online at www.mercurycruises.com or at the dockside box office.


Planning an event in Chicago? Family reunions, military reunions, church groups and school groups are our favorite type of customers. We make it easy and fun to reserve space for your group on our daily Urban Adventure Cruise. Your group will see the entire Chicago skyline and have fun while cruising. Don't forget your cameras to capture the experience of cruising thorough the Chicago River Lock on your way out onto Lake Michigan, the 2nd largest of the Great Lakes. Insightful narration provided by our lively guides will show you everything there is to see on our skyline. Cruises depart April 29 - October 7, 2013. Family fun is our middle name! We love our customers and your group will love you for choosing Mercury. Call us at 312-332-1368.

For travel professionals: Groups are our specialty. Bring a Senior Citizen Group or Student Group aboard our Urban Adventure Cruise and enjoy a great price and terrific value. This 90-minute River and Lakefront Cruise offers your group a range of departure times, indoor and outdoor seating, modern restrooms and a tour guide that will knock your socks off!See the tallest buildings in Chicago, experience the Chicago River Lock and enjoy a cool lakefront breeze as you savor the skyline that has made Chicago world famous. Our family owned and operated business has the experience you long for and the willingness to answer the phone, flexible payment policies and a warm welcome. Your group will thank you for choosing Mercury, Chicago's Skyline Cruiseline, serving Chicago's visitors and residents for 78 years. Prices range $14 and up. Call now, we'll answer the phone: 312-332-1368.

  • Family-friendly
  • Hours of Operation: 10am-9pm
  • Open Seasonally
  • Average Visit/Tour Length: 90 min
  • Complimentary Policy: Varies