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Mercury, Chicago's Skyline Cruiseline

Chicago, IL, USA
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About Mercury, Chicago's Skyline Cruiseline
Experience the best of Chicago aboard a Mercury cruise. Take in the Chicago River and Lake Michigan skyline on a relaxing boat ride while our lively commentators bring the city to life with fun facts and stories about Chicago's rich history. A fun time the whole family can enjoy! Tours include Urban Adventure Cruise (daytime River/Lake cruise), CHICAGO BY NIGHT! Cruise (evening River/Lake cruise), 3D Fireworks Cruise (summer Wed/Sat) and our popular Canine Cruise (summer Sat/Sun).
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Hours Today: 10:15 AM - 6:15 PM
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a cool and windy day, especially when we got out onto the lake, but it was well worth the money. The tour guide really knew her stuff and had so much to talk about regarding Chicago's history, architecture and city features. A great...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank philip-al-67
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful time, it was a beautiful day. The guide, Bri did a great job of explaining the sites and was very friendly.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank psritchie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome sight to see Chicago from the boat at night. Be warned though, if you have children with you, they serve alcohol on board and a few passengers were clearly there for a party. And a few passengers got a head start on the party...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank ncpete45
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I absolutely loved this boat ride. I thought it would be really cheesy but it was actually awesome. There's no feeling like being on that beautiful river with the giant skyscrapers all around. Out on the lake the views are beautiful and you get plenty...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Luci K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful views, good narration. One of the few cruises that explores both the Chicago River & Lake Michigan. A highlight was experiencing the Chicago Harbor lock in action.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Christina A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sara was very nice and engaging. We learned lots of cool facts and the view was beautiful! Definitely a must for my next trip!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Kelleykpf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

90 minutes well spent on a lovely day. Dianna (I think that was her name) was very good as our guide. Informative and fun. I live here and have an older friend that loves the water so we tend to do a number of boat...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed September 15, 2019 via mobile

Dana from Dallas was our guide and she recognized that 75% of the cruise were attending a wedding later that evening. She dud an excellent job of introducing those new to the city and introducing those who had been in the city their whole lives...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank StillinLOVEsince84
Reviewed September 11, 2019

Maybe we just got lucky, but our tour guide was very sweet and informative. Ask for Sarah if you get the chance. She managed to keep us thoroughly informed and entertained for the full hour that she had our attention.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank aublu
Reviewed September 8, 2019 via mobile

Boat was clean and good narration. This one appears to be about 15 minutes longer than the others. Price is slightly cheaper also. Get to see a lot of buildings on river portion and the shoreline from the bay portion. It is windy and about...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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noma2015
July 25, 2019|
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Response from Jackie_in_MO |
Since we were staying at a nearby hotel, we just walked to the loading area (corner of Wacker and Michigan Ave). It might be best to call them directly for parking info.
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RJ B
June 14, 2018|
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Response from Czechmate12 | Reviewed this property |
There is a bar inside the enclosed cabin with a variety of alcoholic refreshments. They make a few “signature” cocktails as well.
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Rise' P
October 11, 2015|
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Response from Laurie Z | Reviewed this property |
The lower dick is closed in and the upper deck is open. So you have your choice. You can buy your tickets at the box office located next to where the boat departs or you can purchase them online. The boats we have taken... More
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