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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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112 E Upper Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601
Downtown / The Loop
+1 312-332-1353
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Reviewed yesterday

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 5 days ago 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

Thank RockLnelson
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Keeling,our guide, did an amazing job on the boat tour. Just the right level of information to keep my tweens interested (me too!) -interjecting humor to keep it light and fun.

Thank Fran N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Urban tour was great. Cameron Riley did a fabulous job of narration. He was warm, informative and very helpful!

Thank JWFWorld
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great boat tour. Did this tour lats Sunday and Dawn J was the commentator/guide. Very engaging and informative. Clearly this is not just a job to her - she takes pride in her city and in sharing stories and information. Thank you for a great...More

1  Thank PamelaFriesen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Glad I took this cruise as we got to go through a Loch, and experience Lake Michigan. The River bit was good too, but going onto Lake Michigan was my highlight, especially knowing the other tours don’t necessarily do this, they turn around.

Thank Kiwinoz1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My guest and I enjoyed the tour very much. There was some rain at the beginning, on the upriver portion of the cruise, so we didn't get to see the buildings as well. As the boat turned around and made for the lock, the rain...More

2  Thank Ken O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cameron was awesome! Great tour - wonderful tour guide - awesome with the kids on the tour!! Would recommend him and the cruise to everyone!!!

Thank Karen A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Originally thought $35 per for a boat tour was a bit rich, but it's 90 minutes and goes up the Chicago River and out on Lake Michigan, so not a terrible deal. Tour guide Cameron was awesome. We did the 8:15 tour and Lake Michigan...More

Thank Russ W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We took this cruise in addition to the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) cruise in order to get a different angle on the city buildings. Relative to the CAF cruise, this cruise offers: 1) A more history-oriented commentary on the city & buildings cruised passed (rather...More

3  Thank aussiewanderers
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Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a
good starting point to sample the city's energy and
flavor. This central business district boasts
Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier
shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep
your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many
photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of
Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of
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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