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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
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112 E Upper Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601
Downtown / The Loop
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank NapervilleCookie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank jarlbertil
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank sfoaustin
Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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

Thank M J
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

Thank JaciT
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!!

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

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Reviewed 20 August 2018

We hadn't planned on taking the tour till we saw the beauty of the river walk area. The tour urban adventure tour was unforgettable. A fabulous and must see view of the architectural genius that defines Chicago and a refreshing cruise on the lake topped...More

Thank Pamela G
Reviewed 17 August 2018

On the last night of the trip we wanted something relaxing to do after dinner. We decided to take a cruise. The first hour or so you are either going through the locks or out on the lake. Our guide did a great job of...More

Thank Tony S
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

As a Chicago native I’ve been on an architectural river tour 4 times. The docent/actor seemed like he’s was auditioning for a voice-over part. He mixed humor with Chicago history and lore, but came up short on the information about the buildings; he only talked...More

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Melanie M, Manager at Mercury, Chicago's Skyline Cruiseline, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Thank you for taking the time to share about your experience. We are sorry to hear you were disappointed! We strive to provide a lively commentary that is both interesting and informative, though we are sorry to hear the latter was lacking for you. Your...More

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RJ B
15 June 2018|
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Response from M J | 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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Rise' P
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
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Cantu1986
30 June 2015|
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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
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