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Chicago Sunset Cruise

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Drink in a one-of-a-kind perspective on the Windy City when you go for an evening cruise, perfectly timed to coincide with the sunset. Hop aboard your open-top vessel in the heart of the Magnificent Mile, and cruise along the Chicago River, where your guide will point out architectural highlights. Then, see the skyline from a distance, and watch the skyscrapers light up, when you continue to Lake Michigan for a sunset viewing.
  • Admire a perspective of Chicago that most visitors miss on this boat tour
  • Explore after dark to see the city's glittering lights come on
  • Spy the Wrigley Building, Willis Tower, Hancock Building, and more
  • Learn all about Chicago architecture from the live narration
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Departure Point

400 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA

The vessel departs and returns to Wendella's Michigan Avenue Docks located in the heart of Chicago's Magnificent Mile, at the base of the Wrigley Building. Look for the blue "Wendella" awning over the dock staircase. Descend the stairs to the river-level dock.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Please arrive 15 - 30 minutes prior to your departure time
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Contact tour operator for wheelchair & ADA access
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 300 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Wendella Boats
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
Where do we meet for the Chicago Sunset Cruise?
A:We are located at 400 N Michigan Avenue at the historic Wrigley Building. Wendella has four dock locations that extend west from the Michigan Avenue (DuSable) Bridge to Wabash Avenue.
Apr. 2021
Q:
Is there parking available for the Chicago Sunset Cruise?
A:There are two parking garages near the departure point: AMA Plaza parking at 401 N. State Street and InterPark Public Parking at 430 N. Rush St. (Parking fees apply at both locations.)
Apr. 2021
Q:
Is the Chicago Sunset Cruise handicap accessible?
A:We operate 3 boats with wheelchair lifts between decks. All our boats can accommodate wheelchairs & have toilets that are ADA compliant. For guests who are deaf or hard of hearing, a written script of the narration is available at the ticket office.
Apr. 2021
Q:
Can I bring my service animal with me on the Chicago Sunset Cruise?
A:A service animal is a dog that is trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability. Pets and dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA and are not allowed.
Apr. 2021
Q:
Are there restrooms available on board the Chicago Sunset Cruise?
A:Yes. Restrooms are located on the lower deck of each vessel; changing tables are also available in each restroom.
Apr. 2021
Q:
How early should I arrive for the Chicago Sunset Cruise?
A:Boarding begins 15-30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.
Apr. 2021
Q:
Does the Chicago Sunset Cruise operate in bad weather?
A:Our cruises depart rain or shine. Our vessels include sheltered areas and climate-controlled lounges. Ponchos are available for purchase onboard. However, in cases of severe weather where the cruise must be canceled, all guests will be refunded.
Apr. 2021
Q:
Is the boat climate controlled during the Chicago Sunset Cruise?
A:Most of our vessels feature an enclosed climate-controlled lounge on the lower deck with speakers to hear the tour guide’s narration. If you have a concern about whether your vessel has an interior lounge, please call the phone number on your ticket.
Apr. 2021
Q:
Is food/drink available during the Chicago Sunset Cruise?
A:A full-service bar is available onboard. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, as well as an assortment of snacks, are available for purchase. Bar sales are credit cards only. No cash purchases.
Apr. 2021
Q:
Can I store my luggage during the Chicago Sunset Cruise?
A:There is no storage area on our dock, but guests may bring their luggage aboard keeping in mind it is subject to inspection.
Apr. 2021
Q:
What is the policy on sanitisation during Chicago Sunset Cruise?
A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Chicago Sunset Cruise.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Chicago Sunset Cruise?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Chicago Sunset Cruise.

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  • "They played great music making it romantic if you're there as a couple." See review

Reviews

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star-1
Disappointed ☹️
April_B
, Oct. 2021
Had parking issues and tried to reschedule my sunset cruise, but was denied any substitution for my sunset cruise. I would have been happy with a voucher for future use, but that was not offered. I traveled from Georgia and could not be compensated on any level. If there are no considerations for unusual situations, then do not use this operator Wadella Boating.
icon Response from Host , Nov. 2021
Hello April. This is a surprising review because we do allow guests to reschedule. Please contact us directly so we can address your issue.
star-5
The waves coming up over...
linda_m
, Oct. 2021
The waves coming up over the side onto the boat’s windows!!! Very exciting ! Next time I will do this in the summer!
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Vacay
Bridgette_S
, Oct. 2021
The views of the city out on Lake Michigan were beautiful. The tour guide was pretty funny, not boring, and informative.
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Girls Trip 2021
Christina_G
, Oct. 2021
All of the staff was so friendly, professional and courteous. The timing of our cruise was perfect to watch the sunset.
star-4
The trip was delightful!...
Sharon_L
, Oct. 2021
The trip was delightful! Our guide was great and very informative. I highly recommend the experience.
star-5
We’ll be back!
Gigi_W
, Oct. 2021
Always a great experience seeing this city from the water. Even though the weather didn’t give us a beautiful sunset, the tour is a spectacular way to spend an evening. Our tour guide John went above and beyond and was a wealth of knowledge!
star-5
good experience we love...
Sandy_R
, Oct. 2021
good experience we love it, we will defenetly do it again. we would rather do a morning tour to have a different experience
star-4
Sunset
Deborah_S
, Oct. 2021
Seeing the sunset and buildings lit up. Being with family. 1st time in Chicago. All family members liked the skyline.
star-5
Beautiful Skyline!!
Lolita_W
, Oct. 2021
The beautiful Chicago sunset view of the city was amazing!! The weather was nice. The skyline was so beautiful!!
star-1
We did not get to go due...
Vicki_L
, Oct. 2021
We did not get to go due to rain. Had no desire to take this trip in the rain. Wish I had gotten vouchers for another trip
icon Response from Host , Oct. 2021
If you did not go, you tickets can be used on another tour. Did you contact us to request the change?

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