Chicago at Sunset Tour - 2 hours

Enjoy this 2 hour Sunset Cruise as you watch the sun set over the Chicago skyline from Lake Michigan. Departing from the Wendella dock at the Wrigley Building, this cruise includes a brief narrated tour of Chicago’s history and a view of the water and light display at Buckingham Fountain. Enjoy time with friends or a romantic evening with someone special. Whether a tourist or a local resident, Wendella Boats is the best way to experience Chicago.

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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.

Climate-Controlled Lounges

If the weather isn't ideal for outdoor seating, all our vessels have an indoor climate-controlled lounge on the bottom deck with speakers to hear the tour guide's narration. 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 bottom deck in 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 serve. 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.

Unfortunately we do not offer AAA discounts, but follow us on Twitter or Facebook for promo codes and discounts!

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Closed for 2015

Unfortunately, we are now closed for the 2015 season, but you may purchase tickets for 2016 through July 5th, 2016 by clicking "Next Available" below. We will post the entire 2016 season tickets as soon as they are available! Additionally, you can also buy gift cards that have no expiration dates and can be used toward any tour in the 2016 season.


120 Minutes
Adult: $35.50 | Senior (65 & up): $32

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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.


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"But I have to say the sunset cruise was just really breathtaking. It is a nice romantic cruise out through the lock onto the lake and then to the North then back south of the river. The views are just amazing and the cruise lasts about 2 hours. We took a lot of pictures and just loved it. They do talk about Chicago's history and the buildings visible from the lake."

Yelp (July 22, 2014)

"We took the sunset tour in August (75 min.) and we saw buildings in daylight, sunset, and in the dark (great photos with reflection of light in the water). The transition was dramatic and heightened the enjoyment of touring the river and skyline."

TripAdvisor (August 19, 2014)

"Last year we took the architectural cruise and this year the sunset cruise. We enjoyed the history and education about the different buildings on the architectural tour. It gets dark while you are on the cruise and you get to see the lights on the buildings along the river."

Yelp (July 22, 2014)

"It was perfect timing for the sunset and we really enjoyed the information tour guide they provided. Anywhere you sit is within earshot of the narration- they have speakers everywhere!"

TripAdvisor (September 10, 2014)

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