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Mercury, Chicago's Skyline Cruiseline

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Mercury, Chicago's Skyline Cruiseline
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
112 E Upper Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601
Downtown / The Loop
+1 312-332-1353
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Reviewed 10 November 2018

This was a great way to tour the skyline of Chicago from the water. Cruising through downtown Chicago also gave a great overall glimpse and history of the city. Thanks to a knowledgeable guide on the boat, we were informed of many details, new to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Bosanchubo
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Took this cruise on my first visit to Chicago. The weather was lovely on the water (hot, but still nice) Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and there were great views of the skyline. The lake was a little rough that day and I got...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 30 October 2018

I recently went with a couple friends and had a blast! There is a bar on the first deck for those who like to enjoy a drink with their ride. The guide was someone from the Chicago Architecture Foundation and was very knowledge. An architecture...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 13 October 2018

We went on the Wednesday night fireworks cruise in August. Not only was the tour of the lakefront beautiful but Cameron was a terrific tour guide. He knows a lot about the city and offered interesting highlights throughout the tour.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 29 September 2018

We took the night skyline trip. The fun is to sit on the top deck but if one is not wearing appropriate clothes you end up having to go below deck. The trip left on time and you have to arrive early to stand in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 24 September 2018

We did the Architectural Tour of the Chicago River and went out into Lake Michigan. We were with Chicago natives that had never done a tour before, and they loved it. Our group was from all over...Hawaii, California, Oregon and Illinois and we all had...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Where to start? Well initially our tour was cancelled on the day and time we booked because the weather was bad and for safety since our tour went out on Lake Michigan they canceled it. However, they called us and offered us a few options...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

We were planning on going on another tour, but like the idea of seeing both the river and it’s architecture along with Lake Michigan and the view of Chicago from there. We were not disappointed!!! Maggie was AMAZING and gave us not only architectural info...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

My experience was phenomenal. We had an awesome narrator who provided an educational, fun, and refreshing tour. It was sensational!!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Nodvige J
Reviewed 1 September 2018

This 90-minute cruise was fun, and a beautiful way to see the Chicago skyline from the water. The river part of the cruise winds through the downtown, where some of the newer or iconic buildings are showcased. Then, the cruise goes north into Lake Michigan,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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15 June 2018|
Response from Czechmate12 | Reviewed this property |
There is a bar inside the enclosed cabin with a variety of alcoholic refreshments. They make a few “signature” cocktails as well.
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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
30 June 2015|
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