2 hours (Approx.)
Offered in: English
Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Perfect for families, groups, and corporate outings, the Spirit of Chicago lunch cruise lets you kick back and enjoy a great meal while taking in the sights of Chicago's most famed landmarks. See and photograph the dramatic city skyline, Navy Pier, Soldier Field, and Shedd Aquarium. The cruise includes a delicious buffet lunch with salads, entrees, desserts, and unlimited nonalcoholic beverages. There's also a DJ, games, and a dance floor to keep your group entertained.
- Lunch cruise on Lake Michigan aboard the Spirit of Chicago
- See the Chicago skyline and attractions from the water
- Buffet lunch with freshly-prepared food
- On-board entertainment includes music, a dance floor, and games
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A two-hour cruise on Lake Michigan
Delicious lunch buffet with freshly prepared entrees, salads and desserts (view menu)
Unlimited coffee, hot tea, iced tea and water
The best views of the Chicago skyline and attractions, including the Shedd Aquarium, Soldier Field and the iconic Willis Tower
Guaranteed table for your party size
Onboard entertainment with DJ, dance floor, and games (giant jenga, foosball, etc.
Coffee and/or Tea
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure & Return
600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
Return DetailsReturns to original departure point
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- There is no smoking inside the boat
- Infants aged 2 years and under are free of charge (meal not included)
- For men, appropriate attire includes slacks and a polo or button-down shirt. For women, nice slacks, capri pants or a sundress is recommended.
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Infant seats available
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
- Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
- OPERATED BY Entertainment Cruises
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
Learn more about cancellations.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Chicago Lunch Cruise on Lake Michigan?
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
What is the policy on sanitization during Chicago Lunch Cruise on Lake Michigan?
The policies on sanitization are:
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What is the social distancing policy during Chicago Lunch Cruise on Lake Michigan?
The policy on social distancing is:
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Chicago Lunch Cruise on Lake Michigan?
The policies on staff health & safety are:
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Regular temperature checks for staff
Where is the departure point for the Chicago Lunch Cruise on Lake Michigan?
The Chicago Lunch Cruise on Lake Michigan departs from Navy Pier: 600 E Grand Ave Chicago, IL 60611.
Is there parking near the departure point for the Chicago Lunch Cruise on Lake Michigan?
Local Parking is available at 600 E Grand Ave. Alternative parking is available at 460 E. Illinois St. and 403 E. Grand Ave. (one block from Navy Pier.) There may be a fee for parking.
Is the Chicago Lunch Cruise on Lake Michigan handicap accessible?
Yes. Please be sure to notate any special needs or requests in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.
Are there any age restrictions on the Chicago Lunch Cruise on Lake Michigan?
There are no age restrictions. Children ages 3-11 enjoy a discount rate and infants under 3 years old go free as lap children.
Are there high chairs available for my child during the Chicago Lunch Cruise on Lake Michigan?
Yes, high chairs are available for use during the lunch cruise.
How should I dress for the Chicago Lunch Cruise on Lake Michigan?
Business casual attire is appropriate; such as khaki pants and collared shirts. Please no shorts, tank tops, flip flops, or gym shoes.
How early should I check in for the Chicago Lunch Cruise on Lake Michigan?
Boarding time is 30 minutes prior to departure.
Can I smoke on board the Chicago Lunch Cruise on Lake Michigan?
Smoking is allowed on the outside decks only. Please dispose of all refuse in proper receptacles. Do not throw anything into the water. Please help us keep our harbors clean.
Where do we sit on the boat during the Chicago Lunch Cruise on Lake Michigan?
As you board, our Captain and Marine Crew will direct you to your deck. From there the Host/Hostess will show your party to your assigned table(s). Seats are assigned based on needs and capacity for each cruise.
Are there vegetarian selections available during the Chicago Lunch Cruise on Lake Michigan?
Yes, vegetarian options are available with notice. If you require any dietary restrictions or have food allergies, please notate them in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.
Can I bring my own cake for a celebration during the Chicago Lunch Cruise on Lake Michigan?
Yes, guests are allowed to bring a cake, which must be in a closed, covered container (e.g. cake box.) You must keep the cake at your table as there is no available storage on board. There may be a cake cutting fee.
Are there restrooms on board the Chicago Lunch Cruise on Lake Michigan?
Yes, there are restrooms on board for your convenience.
Are there life jackets available onboard the Chicago Lunch Cruise on Lake Michigan?
Each vessel is 100% U.S. Coast Guard and Transport Canada certified with life preservers and all required lifesaving equipment, including child life vests.
What happens in case of bad weather during the Chicago Lunch Cruise on Lake Michigan?
Cruises sail rain or shine. In the case of severe weather conditions or upon the direction of the U.S. Coast Guard or Transport Canada, the boat will remain dockside but provide the full dining service.
Will I get seasick during the Chicago Lunch Cruise on Lake Michigan?
Most guests experience no discomfort at all as we do not leave the calm waters of the harbor. If you tend to have a problem with motion sickness, you may wish to bring Dramamine or other seasickness medication.
- "We got a free voucher to return because our first trip we had the weather was bad a we couldn’t sail." See review
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