Chicago Sunset Cruise (90 Minutes)

Be a part of nature’s nightly celebration as you watch the sun slowly set behind the city from the tranquil waters of Lake Michigan on this serene and romantic cruise. Toast the end of the day with a glass of wine, ice-cold beer or hand-crafted cocktail. Chicago’s magnificent skyline is simply stunning! Share this unique experience with someone special.


90 Minutes
Adult: $39 | Child (4-12 years): $18 (Under 4): Free

*Prices listed above are the final prices at checkout.

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  • Tickets are non-refundable, but are transferrable to other tours, times, or dates.
  • All tours are weather permitting and schedule may change daily.
  • Ticket sales close 5 minutes prior to departure.
  • Schedule subject to change without notice.
  • All tours subject to availability.
  • All bags are subject to inspection.

General Tour Information

Climate-Controlled Lounges

If the weather isn't ideal for outdoor seating, most Wendella vessels feature an indoor climate- controlled lounge on the bottom deck with speakers to hear the tour guide's narration. We suggest that if you have a concern about whether your vessel has a Climate-Controlled Lounge or not, to please call ahead. (312.337.1446) The lounge area offers windows on both sides of the vessel to still be able to see the sights during your tour.

Restrooms, Food, and Drinks

Also located on the bottom deck of our climate-controlled lounge are restrooms and a full service bar with snacks, such as chips and candy (no meals or food are served), and a selection of beers, wines, cocktails and soft drinks. All vessel bars accept cash and all major credit cards.

General Cruise Information

Boarding for each tour will begin 15-30 minutes before the tour time. There is no reserved seating, as seating is first come first served. All groups should arrive 30 minutes prior to the tour time. All tickets are non-refundable, however, in the event you are unable to make your scheduled tour date or miss the boat, all tickets are transferrable to another time, date, or tour. Tours depart rain or shine. However, in cases of severe weather, if the Captain deems it unsafe and cancels the tour, all guests will be refunded. Information about wheelchair accessibility to our docks/vessels can be found on our ADA & Accessibility Page. At this time, we do not offer tours in any other languages except English. There is no storage area on our dock, but guests may bring their luggage aboard keeping in mind it may be subject to search.


50% off on Tuesdays for College Students with a valid Student ID from an accredited College or University. *Must be purchased at the ticket office to receive the discount. Not valid on holidays.

50% off for active-duty U.S. Military personnel and their spouses with a valid ID. *Must be purchased at the ticket office to receive the discount. Not valid on holidays.

50% off for City of Chicago First Responders with a valid ID. *Must be purchased at the ticket office to receive the discount. Not valid on holidays.

$10 off for U.S. Veterans and Reservists with a valid ID. *Must be purchased at the ticket office to receive the discount. Not valid on holidays.

Unfortunately we do not offer AAA discountsook

For more answers to your questions, please check out our FAQ page .

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As another way of giving back to the community, a portion of the ticket price goes directly toward the construction and development of the Chicago Riverwalk, scheduled for completion in 2016.


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What do our customers say?

"Every time I come down to Chicago, I have to book a trip on one of these boat rides. Every trip consists of a different tour, so this time I booked the sunset cruise and it was absolutely heavenly! Best $35 & 90 minutes that I've ever spent!"

Review 1 Fatmeh A. June 11th, 2016

"I took the sunset cruise at 7:30 PM,such an amazing way to enjoy this amazing city. Our tour guide Vince was super friendly. I highly recommend this tour if you are visiting Chicago,the cruise star on the south side of Magnificent mile. The view of the city on the sunset from the Michigan Lake is magnificent, with a incredible beauty. I loved it."

Review 2 Julio O. June 25th, 2016

"Seeing Chicago fully lit up at night was magical. This was a great sunset tour that I would certainly do again. Everyone seemed to have an amazing time on the Wendella Boats Sunset Cruise. I would love to try the many other cruises Wendella has to offer!"

Review 3 Travel Blog August 7th, 2015

"Explore Chicago's beauty at sunset."

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