Wine & Cheese Cruise - 2 hours

Sample sweet and savory wines and cheese from Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine while cruising Lake Michigan and the Chicago River. Unlike our traditional tours, the Wine & Cheese Cruise does not include a narrated tour, but a tour guide is available to answer any questions you may have. With an enjoyable playlist and a more casual set up, this cruise is the perfect occasion to gather with friends or co-workers after work. This 2 hour cruise is offered Thursdays throughout the summer.

General Cruise Information

Boarding for each cruise will begin 15-30 minutes before the cruise time. There is no reserved seating, as seating is first come first serve. All groups should arrive 30 minutes prior to the tour time. There are restrooms aboard the boat. All tickets are non-refundable, but 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. There is no storage area on our dock, but guests may bring their luggage aboard keeping in mind it may be subject to search.

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


Unfortunately, the Wine & Cheese Cruise is no longer running for the 2015 season. However, we are still running our Chicago's Original Architecture Tour and our Signature Lake & River Tour.

You may also buy gift cards that have no expiration dates and can be used for any tour in the 2016 season:

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Safety & Security

Our Safety & Security procedures

Parking & Directions

Directions to our docks as well as parking locations.

ADA & Accessibility

Information on ADA & Accessibility.


FAQs and Wendella contact information.