Lake Michigan
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Our most recommended Lake Michigan Night Tours

  • Chicago: 1.5-Hour Romantic Sunset Cruise

    1. Chicago: 1.5-Hour Romantic Sunset Cruise

    Start your sunset cruise on the Chicago River at Michigan Avenue. Make your way along the main branch of the river towards Lake Michigan before entering the Chicago Locks, a modern engineering marvel, that will transfer the vessel onto the great Lake Michigan. The vessel will cruise along Lake Michigan as the sun sets behind the wonderful skyline offering several amazing views. Your local tour guide will give a very brief commentary along the Chicago River and entrance to Lake Michigan, but most of the 1.5-hour cruise is spent without narration, leaving you to watch the sun put on a beautiful display with the City skyline. Admire the many angles of the Chicago skyline from Lake Michigan, one of the largest bodies of fresh water in the world. Capture magical views of Chicago's twin super-skyscrapers, the famous Willis (formerly Sears) Tower and the John Hancock Building. You'll also ge...

    It was the best price for a river tour and I know sometimes if you pay less you get less but this star was outstanding. I would highly recommend

  • Chicago: 90-Minute River and Lakefront Cruise at Night

    2. Chicago: 90-Minute River and Lakefront Cruise at Night

    Experience the magic of Chicago at nighttime and watch the city's glorious skyscrapers, historic buildings and modern marvels come to life with millions of twinkling lights. Relax and unwind at the end of the day on a cruise which not only lets you enjoy the scenic Chicago River, but also takes you through the Chicago Harbor Lock and out onto Lake Michigan where you can admire epic views of the sparkling Chicago skyline and shoreline. Throughout the ride, listen to lively narration about Chicago's rich history as the onboard guides point out the many sights of the city including Buckingham Fountain, Willis Tower, Aon Center, John Hancock Building, Museum Campus, Marina City, Wrigley Building, Chicago Tribune Building, Navy Pier, the Lighthouse and more. This tour also gives you the unique experience of passing through the Chicago River Lock System, while learning about the operation an...

    Great activity and perfect timing on the fireworks. The only improvement I would suggest is an expanded food menu.

  • Chicago Fireworks Buffet Dinner Cruise

    3. Chicago Fireworks Buffet Dinner Cruise

    Quite simply, a Spirit dinner cruise is the perfect night out. A magical setting enhanced by dazzling city sights and Lakefront lights. An evening filled to the brim with wonderful cuisine, live music, dancing under a canopy of stars and a spectacular fireworks display over the Chicago skyline. This three-hour dinner cruise this is the ultimate Chicago experience. Menu:  Salads: Organic Mixed Field Greens  Grape Tomatoes | English Cucumbers | Carrots | Corn | Kidney Beans | American Cheddar Cheese | Herb Croutons | House-Made Ranch Dressing | Balsamic Vinaigrette | Low-Fat Italian Dressing Organic Spinach & Kale Salad  Aged Reggiano Parmesan Cheese | Red Bell Peppers | Red Onions | Lemon & Oregano Dressing Roasted Red Beet Salad  Pickled Shallots | Fresh Mint | Italian Parsley Mediterranean Couscous & Chickpea Salad  Scallions | Plum Tomatoes ...

  • Chicago Fireworks Premiere Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan

    4. Chicago Fireworks Premiere Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan

    Dine aboard our unique boat, the Odyssey, which is designed to provide the ultimate viewing of Chicago's sights. Dine on a gourmet three course meal served at your private table, then dance the night away to the live band and watch the beautiful fireworks display with the Chicago skyline as a backdrop. Experience an elegant dining cruise along the Chicago shoreline aboard the luxury cruising vessel, Odyssey. Your evening starts as you are greeted aboard by the Captain and crew and our ship's photographer will take a picture to capture your memory. After being seated at your private table, enjoy your gourmet three-course meal consisting of creative appetizers and entrees prepared fresh onboard daily by our Executive Chef. The wait staff will time your meal according to your preferences so you can savor every moment of your three hour dinner cruise. After dinner dance to the li...

  • Chicago: Gangsters, Ghosts, and Haunted Hotels Segway Tour

    5. Chicago: Gangsters, Ghosts, and Haunted Hotels Segway Tour

    If you are looking for fun things to do in Chicago at night, then this haunted Segway tour of the Windy City’s ghoulish murders and gruesome disasters, ghastly gangsters and ghostly tails is just for you. You will glide eerily around the streets escorted by an expert Segway guide. Creep through the shadows to hear true stories of ghosts and view the sites where some of Chicago's most appalling tragedies took place. You will sneak down to Lake Michigan for a look at Al Capone's haunted yacht, and pass by a Michigan Avenue hotel, alleged to be the most haunted in the city. Get the shivers as you hear accounts of the many unexplainable deaths and tales of the self-playing piano. Continue through the dark streets of downtown Chicago to Death Alley, site of the Iroquois Theatre fire where over 600 Chicagoans perished in a single day. Glide along the Chicago River to view the site of the wo...

    The views of the city at night were fantastic! It’s a great way to tour the city with teenagers. There’s not a lot that interests them when it comes to hanging out with parents but this is a win!

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What people are saying about Lake Michigan

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 118 reviews

Amazing and beautiful scenery while on the tour!! To see the beautiful Chicago Skyline as the sun set, was pleasing to my eyes. The tour guide was quite entertaining, which was an added bonus in the learning of Chicago's History. The tour was definitely worth taking!!

Beautiful boat ride through the city amazing view would recommend to any one, nice for couples, families, great experience I went with my girlfriend very romantic beautiful sunset. Definitely would do if again.

It was the best price for a river tour and I know sometimes if you pay less you get less but this star was outstanding. I would highly recommend

We had a good time. It was very informative and the staff were super friendly.

Was an incredible experience!!! I love ❤️ The Windy City