Chicago, Ill. -- Time to set sail this Summer! City Cruises Chicago, the operator of Chicago’s largest and leading water-based experiences -- with a fleet that includes Chicago’s most iconic names including Odyssey Lake Michigan, Odyssey Chicago River, Spirit of Chicago, Spirit of Navy Pier, Chicago Elite, and the Seadog -- announced its exciting lineup of summer offerings. From the ever popular Brunch Cruises and Fireworks Dinner Cruises, to the exciting After Dark Dance Cruises, Holiday Cruises, and Sunset Cocktail Cruises, City Cruises Chicago presents some of the most unique and memorable ways to enjoy summer in the Chi. Friends, families and couples alike will enjoy Chicago’s spectacular panoramic views as they are treated to lavish and delectable chef-prepared menus complemented with Chicago-inspired libations and mocktails. Cruises take place on Lake Michigan and the Chicago River, allowing guests to enjoy the city from entirely different vantage points.

“Tourists and locals alike flock to Chicago during the summer, and for good reason,” said Grace Fuller, General Manager of City Cruises Chicago. “There’s nothing we love more than seeing people celebrate their summer season and making memories with us out on the water and against the backdrop of this beautiful city we call home.”

In addition to its year-round dining cruises, City Cruises Chicago is offering the following experiences this summer season:

Seadog Rides

Discover thrill rides on the lake and Architectural River Tours with City Cruises Chicago Seadog rides, both available to book now. Enjoy Chicago's iconic skyline with an exhilarating speedboat tour on Lake Michigan, where guests can experience full-throttle slalom runs, sharp twists and turns, and feel the raw power and excitement of Seadog Extreme’s two 1400 HP engines as they jam out to thrilling music while also learning key factoids about Chicago’s history. Seadog Extreme tops out at 45mph on the open water and is the highest horse-powered commercial passenger vessel of its kind currently cruising the Great Lakes. Guests can also take in up-close views of Chicago's unique architecture and iconic landmarks on the narrated Seadog Chicago River Architectural Tour, where each passenger will learn about famed Chicago architecture and its origins such as the Old Chicago Post Office, the Civic Opera House, and Merchandise Mart, to name a few. Seadog is also dog-friendly and BYOB.

Brunch Cruises

City Cruises Chicago’s memorable Brunch Cruise features an impressive menu of fresh entrees, salads and desserts complemented with bottomless mimosas, unlimited coffee, hot tea, and iced tea from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm (times may slightly vary – check for scheduling) while patrons enjoy spectacular views of the Chicago Skyline including the Willis Tower and Adler Planetarium, alongside live DJ entertainment throughout as the soundtrack to the afternoon. Brunch cruises are on select Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer.

Firework Cruises

Passengers will delight in the sweeping views of Navy Pier against the illuminated skyline aboard City Cruises Chicago’s Fireworks Premier Dinner Cruise and Signature Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan, Premier Plus Dinner Cruise on the Chicago River, or a Chicago Seadog Lakefront Cruise. Returning every Wednesday and Saturday beginning May 25, Navy Pier’s fireworks display is a spectacle not to be missed. Aboard dining cruises, guests will be treated to delicious chef-prepared cuisine enjoyed alongside a stunning show of light and color as Lake Michigan dazzles in the moonlight.

Chicago After Dark Dance Cruise on Lake Michigan – through Labor Day

City Cruises Chicago’s moonlight dance parties are one of Chicago’s most unique experiences. Night owls will board at midnight and sail to 2:30 AM as they enjoy Chicago’s sweeping views, chef-prepared late-night bites, a nightclub atmosphere with premier DJs playing today’s hottest hits, along with refreshing libations at the cash bar.

Sights & Sips Cruise

Guests will indulge in an unforgettable experience while cruising on the water in what is considered one of Chicago's most popular happy hour events. While enjoying the scenic, stunning journey, passengers will enjoy the lively atmosphere with DJ entertainment, creative cocktails, and delectable passed hors d'oeuvres as they unwind in style during this one-of-a-kind experience. This year, City Cruises Chicago will offer excursions along the Chicago River on June 6, June 20, and 21, and on Lake Michigan on June 28.

Father's Day Brunch and Dinner Cruises – June 16

Families can celebrate dad and father figures alike aboard a world-class dining experience with City Cruises Chicago. Perfect for the elegant dad, Premier and Premier Plus brunch and dinner cruises will feature decadent dining selections alongside delicious craft cocktails. The Signature cruises are ideal for the fun-loving dad, featuring rooftop games, live DJ entertainment, and scenic views of Chicago’s stunning skyline and iconic architecture.

Fourth of July Cruises – July 3-6

City Cruises Chicago features three Independence Day Dinner Cruises: the Signature Dinner Cruise, the Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan, and the Premier Plus Dinner Cruise on the Chicago River. Passengers will revel in the best views of Chicago’s fireworks display and famed landmarks against the water with premier dining and dancing under the stars. In addition, sightseeing and dining cruises will be available throughout the long holiday weekend, including another opportunity to enjoy a fireworks cruise on July 6.

Air & Water Show Cruises – August 10 and 11

City Cruises Chicago offers the best unobstructed views for the Chicago Air and Water Show, with several cruises being offered during the shows on Saturday and Sunday, August 10 and 11. Leaving from Navy Pier, City Cruises’ rooftop deck access allows patrons of all ages unbeatable views of the show straight from the water. With a delicious buffet menu, live DJ entertainment, and a first-row seat to the show, City Cruises is the place to be during this ever-popular Chicago event.

Attendees on all brunch, lunch, and dinner cruises may upgrade their experience by obtaining the Premium Open Bar option, ordering specialty appetizers, or purchasing a commemorative photo to celebrate the festivities. For ticket information and details about all cruises departing from Chicago, visit

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