A casual lunch cruise is the perfect way to experience the Chicago skyline from a unique vantage point.

Enjoy a two hour escape to the signature elegance and total entertainment experience only a true luxury cruising vessel can provide.

Creative appetizers, entrees and desserts are prepared fresh onboard daily. Award-winning wines may be purchased from the cash bar. And you'll enjoy unmatched views of the historic Chicago skyline drifting past your table.

These rates are for weekday lunch cruises.

Rates - including tax

Type Rate
Adult Rate: $70.53
Child Rate
(Ages 3-11):
Child - Free
(Ages 2 and Under):

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Tour / Activity Details

2 Hours
11:00 am, 11:45 am, 1:00 pm or 2:30 pm Monday through Friday Check availability calendar for specific dates and times. Boarding 45 minutes before departure. Multiple dinner cruise and midday cruise options are available.

72 HOURS MINIMUM ADVANCE BOOKING REQUIRED. Tour does not include hotel pick up. call to order or for more information.

There is a $6.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order. There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown at checkout includes any fuel surcharges, service charges and tax. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.

Tour / Activity Policies

Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change Fee Policy: If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

Tour / Activity Description

This cruise is not available for New Year's Day, Valentines, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day or New Year's Eve. Sometimes for those dates, this cruise is replaced by a special event cruise at different rates.

The experience begins as you board our luxury yacht at the Pier. After a quick stop for a commemorative boarding photo (available for purchase at the end of your cruise), one of our hosts will seat you at your private table. Relax with a beverage, or tour the ship's three indoor dining rooms.

A great way to start your afternoon is by watching the boat cast off from one of our outside observation decks. When you are ready to begin lunch, order your meal from the extensive menu of creative appetizers, entrees and desserts complemented perfectly by our excellent wine list. Bring an appetite, as the food is delicious, plentiful and always prepared freshly to your specifications.

Entertainment? You bet! The Sapphire and Topaz Decks will have three piece bands with vocalists offering a broad repertoire. Our Amethyst deck will feature the piano and vocal stylings of Steve Carson, performing classical, jazz, show tunes, and pop selections that offer guests a slightly more relaxed atmosphere.

Be sure to bring along your camera to capture the historic Chicago skyline!

On your return to the Wharf, the crew will wish you farewell. When you disembark be sure to stop and view your boarding photo, processed and ready for purchase.

Sightseeing on the Cruise:

Your excursion covers the magnificent lakefront with spectacular views of the city's downtown. No trip to Chicago is complete without a view from the deck of our festive ship. And while you're enjoying all the highlights, you can dine, dance and have a great time, too.

  • Navy Pier - This Chicago landmark was built in 1916 and today offers more than 50 acres of parks, gardens, shops, restaurants, and attractions including one of the country's largest Ferris Wheels.
  • Jardine Filtration Plant - The world's largest filtration plant; it processes one million gallons a minute.
  • Adler Planetarium - Built in 1930, this fascinating attraction was a gift to the city from Max Adler of Sears & Roebuck fame.
  • John G. Shedd Aquarium - Opened in 1930, its original salt water came by train from Key West. Today, it is home to more than 8,000 aquatic animals.
  • Soldier Field - Opened in 1924, it was named in memory of Americans killed in World War I, and later rededicated to World War II soldiers. It is now home stadium of the Chicago Bears football team.
  • Grant Park - Covering 319 prime acres along the lakefront, it was developed into one of America's great city parks after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.
  • Buckingham Fountain - Built in 1927 at the center of Grant Park, this is the world's largest lighted fountain.
  • McCormick Place - This stunning lakefront convention center boasts the largest column-free space in the world.
  • Willis Tower - At 110 stories, this soaring skyscraper was the world's tallest building until 1996 when the Petronus Towers in Malaysia were built. From the Willis Tower Observatory, you can see Michigan, Wisconsin, and Indiana.
  • Associates Center - Now known as the "Stone Container Building," this uniquely designed diamond-roofed structure was completed in 1983 at 41 stories and has been featured in movies and television.
  • Amoco Oil Building - Built in 1973 and rising 80 stories, it is one of the tallest buildings in Chicago. It is unusual for the fact that it has no corner offices.
  • A T & T Corporate Center - Affectionately known as the "white castle building," it was built in 1988 and, at 875 feet, is among the top ten tallest buildings in Chicago.
  • John Hancock Center - When it was completed in 1970, it was the world's tallest building, supported by braces to prevent it from swaying in the gusts off Lake Michigan. Its skywalk observatory, at 1127 feet, is the Midwest's highest open-air experience.
  • Lake Michigan - Formed by Ice Age glaciers, it is the only one of the Great Lakes that lies wholly in the US. It is approximately 307 miles long, 118 miles wide and 925 feet deep.

Lunch Menu - subject to change

Seasonal Mixed Greens Salad - Seasonal Fruits, Caramelized Pecans, Crumbled Bleu Cheese, Raspberry Viniagrette

Salmon - Atlantic Fillet, Char Grilled with Lemon-Dill Aioli

Linguine & Shellfish - Shrimp, Scallops & Mussels tossed in Tomato Saffron Broth

Vegetable Tower - Crostini Layers topped with a Ragout of Asparagus, Peppers & Squash and White Bean Puree

Chicken - Herb-Marinated Chicken Breast, Garlic, Sage, Rosemary and Citrus

Sweet Table - Mini Pastry Cups and Fresh Fruit

72 HOURS MINIMUM ADVANCE BOOKING REQUIRED. Tour does not include hotel pick up. call to order or for more information.

Customer Ratings & Reviews

5.0 / 5
The food was excellent and very filling. It was high quality and a perfect quantity. Will recommend this food to others.

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