Chicago Sunset Cruise (90 Minutes)

Be a part of nature’s nightly celebration as you watch the sun slowly set behind the city from the tranquil waters of Lake Michigan on this serene and romantic cruise. Toast the end of the day with a glass of wine, ice-cold beer or hand-crafted cocktail. Chicago’s magnificent skyline is simply stunning! Share this unique experience with someone special.


90 Minutes
Adult: $35.50 | Senior (65 & up): $32

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  • Tickets are non-refundable, but are transferrable to other tours, times, or dates.
  • All tours are weather permitting and schedule may change daily.
  • Ticket sales close 5 minutes prior to departure.
  • Schedule subject to change without notice.
  • All tours subject to availability.

General Tour Information

Climate-Controlled Lounges

If the weather isn't ideal for outdoor seating, most Wendella vessels feature an indoor climate-controlled lounge on the bottom deck with speakers to hear the tour guide's narration. The lounge area offers windows on both sides of the vessel to still be able to see the sights during your tour.

Restrooms, Food, and Drinks

Also located on the bottom deck of our climate-controlled lounge are restrooms and a full service bar with snacks, such as chips and candy (no meals or food are served), and a selection of beers, wines, cocktails and soft drinks. All vessel bars accept cash and all major credit cards.

General Cruise Information

Boarding for each tour will begin 15-30 minutes before the tour time. There is no reserved seating, as seating is first come first served. All groups should arrive 30 minutes prior to the tour time. All tickets are non-refundable, however, in the event you are unable to make your scheduled tour date or miss the boat, all tickets are transferrable to another time, date, or tour. Tours depart rain or shine. However, in cases of severe weather, if the Captain deems it unsafe and cancels the tour, all guests will be refunded. Information about wheelchair accessibility to our docks/vessels can be found on our ADA & Accessibility Page. At this time, we do not offer tours in any other languages except English. There is no storage area on our dock, but guests may bring their luggage aboard keeping in mind it may be subject to search.

Unfortunately we do not offer AAA discounts, but follow us on Twitter or Facebook for promo codes and discounts!

For more answers to your questions, please check out our FAQ page.

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As another way of giving back to the community, a portion of the ticket price goes directly toward the construction and development of the Chicago Riverwalk, scheduled for completion in 2016.


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What do our customers say?

"But I have to say the sunset cruise was just really breathtaking. It is a nice romantic cruise out through the lock onto the lake and then to the North then back south of the river. The views are just amazing and the cruise lasts about 2 hours. We took a lot of pictures and just loved it. They do talk about Chicago's history and the buildings visible from the lake."

Review 1 Yelp July 22, 2014

"We took the sunset tour in August (75 min.) and we saw buildings in daylight, sunset, and in the dark (great photos with reflection of light in the water). The transition was dramatic and heightened the enjoyment of touring the river and skyline."

Review 2 TripAdvisor August 19, 2014

"Last year we took the architectural cruise and this year the sunset cruise. We enjoyed the history and education about the different buildings on the architectural tour. It gets dark while you are on the cruise and you get to see the lights on the buildings along the river."

Review 3 TripAdvisor July 22, 2014

"Explore Chicago's beauty at sunset."

Safety & Security

Our Safety & Security procedures

Parking & Directions

Directions to our docks as well as parking locations.

ADA & Accessibility

Information on ADA & Accessibility.


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