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Wendella cruises provide a fun social setting for guests to mingle with friends or family while taking in the stunning Chicago sights. Unlike our traditional tours, our cruises do not include a narration, but a tour guide is on board to answer questions about Chicago’s history and architecture. Wendella offers the greatest variety of cruises to ensure our guests are provided with a unique and unforgettable Chicago experience.

Chicago Sunset Cruise

Adult: $39.00 Child (4-12): $18.00

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 Fireworks Cruise

Wednesday & Saturday nights (May 25-September 2)

Adult: $39.00 | Child (4-12): $18.00 | Under 4: Free

No city embraces summer quite like Chicago. Get up-close and personal every Wednesday and Saturday night on this epic Lake Michigan fireworks cruise. Cruise duration may vary.

Beer & BBQ Cruise

Thursdays 5:45-7:45pm (June-September)

Adult: $60.00 (must be 21+)

Sample a variety of craft beers from local breweries paired with authentic barbecue bites. A different brewery is featured each month. Enjoy these Chicago favorites while cruising Lake Michigan and the Chicago River.

Wine & Cheese Cruise

Thursdays 5:45-7:45pm (June-September)

Adult: $60.00 (must be 21+)

Relax with a glass of wine and take in the evening views of the Chicago skyline! Enjoy sweet and savory wine and cheese pairings from Pastoral while cruising Lake Michigan and the Chicago River.

St. Patrick's Day Cruise (21+)

Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 9:00am

Adult: $65.00 (must be 21+)

View the annual dyeing of the Chicago River from one of our vessels and experience a Chicago tradition. Listen to Irish music and enjoy the festivities with friends while sipping on a green beer. Don’t forget to wear green for that ultimate #CHIrishCruise selfie with the green river! The river dyeing begins promptly at 9:00am so please arrive early as boarding begins at 8:30am. The boat will depart the dock immediately following the river dyeing and will return to the dock around 11:00am.

St. Patrick's Day Kids Cruise

Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 9:00am

Adult: $39.00 Child (4-12): $18.00 Under 4: Free

View the annual dyeing of the Chicago River from one of our vessels and experience a Chicago tradition. This cruise is for families with children to enjoy an up-close view of the river dyeing from a crowd-free location. Children’s activities will be offered on the boat and festive attire is encouraged. The river dyeing begins promptly at 9:00am so please arrive early as boarding begins at 8:30pm. The boat will depart the dock immediately following the river dyeing and will return to the dock around 10:15am.

Whisky Tasting Cruise

Saturday, May 18 5:45pm-7:45pm

Adult: $60.00 (must be 21+)

Celebrate World Whisky Day on the water! Enjoy whisky tastings from local Koval Distillery and light fare from Pastoral while cruising the Chicago River and Lake Michigan.

4th of July Fireworks Cruise

Thursday, July 4 at 7:30pm & 8:00pm

Adult: $49.00 Child (4-12): $34.00 Under 4: Free

No city embraces summer quite like Chicago. Get up-close and personal with an unobstructed 360-degree view of the Navy Pier fireworks display. Cruise along the city’s spectacular lit up skyline on Lake Michigan. This kid-friendly cruise is a unique way to experience the 4th of July fireworks. Cruise duration may vary (2-2.5 hours).

Holiday Fireworks Cruise

Saturday, November 23 at 5:45pm

Adult: $39.00 Child (4-12): $18.00 Under 4: Free

Join us for a family-friendly fireworks cruise on the Chicago River! Listen to seasonal music and a brief narrated tour. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase and Wendella will provide complimentary hot apple cider, hot cocoa, and cookies! Due to the timing of the cruise, you will not see the parade from the boat. The duration of this cruise is 90 minutes.

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