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River Esplanade at, Chicago IL 60611

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Experience Chicago like never before with City Cruises! 

Enjoy a brunch, lunch, cocktail, or dinner cruise with breathtaking views of Lake Michigan or the Chicago River. Cruising year-round from Navy Pier and Chicago River Esplanade, you’ll have your choice of an elegant three-course plated dining experience or a festive and fun multi-course buffet vibe. You’re sure to love our creative cocktails, sommelier paired wine, and beer from our well-stocked cash bar. 

Hop on Seadog for an adventure you won’t forget! Come out for a thrilling speedboat ride along the lakefront, or experience a classic architecture tour on the Chicago River. Soak in the views of the city from a new perspective. ‘

No matter your celebration, our all-inclusive packages combine an exciting venue, delicious dining, and amazing entertainment to create an unforgettable experience on the water. Let our in-house experts help you every step of the way to create a unique event tailored to you and your group.

Health and Safety

Health & Safety Policy URLView Policy

Reservations Required

CDC Recommended Cleaning Procedures

Hand Wash/Sanitizer Stations

No Contact Services


In-Room iPod Docking Station

Minimum Group Number20

Maximum Group Number749

Minimum Size for Group Admission Rate20

Miles from O'Hare Airport18.0

Miles from Midway Airport12.0

Miles from McCormick Place5.0




American Express

Late Night





Student Group Friendly

Special Interest Tours Offered

Valet Parking Available

Reservations Accepted

Public Space Wi-Fi Available

Restaurant(s) On-site


Live Music

ATM Machine On-site

ADA Compliant

Public Space Wi-Fi COMP or FeeComplimentary

Self-Parking AvailableBoth On-site & Off-site

Food On-siteRestaurant

Hours of Operation9:00AM - 2:00AM


Military Discount

AAA Discount

Number of Meeting Rooms3

Largest Room, Reception Capacity (Standing)250

Largest Room, Banquet Capacity (Seated)208

On-Site Catering

On-site Audio/Visual Equipment

In-house/Exclusive Caterer(s)

Complete Buy-out Available

Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing)749

Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated)628

Video Conferencing Available

Max Venue Capacity749

Private Meeting Space Available

Max Restaurant Capacity749

Private Dining Available

Group Menu

Group Breakfast Available

Avg Meal Price/Person (appetizer, entrée, dessert)$$$$ = $35 and up

Complimentary Meal Policy1 per 25


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