Summer Fireworks - 2 hours

Wendella’s Summer Fireworks Cruise departs from our main dock at the Wrigley Building and heads out to Lake Michigan for the Navy Pier fireworks. This cruise will lead you north and south along the city’s spectacular lit up skyline. A unique Chicago experience for a date night, a fun night out with friends, or an exciting night with the family! This kid-friendly cruise is offered Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the summer (Memorial Day-Labor Day) and includes a brief narrated tour.

General Tour 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 serve. All groups should arrive 30 minutes prior to the tour time. Each boat has 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. 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.


Unfortunately, the Lake Michigan Summer Fireworks Tour is no longer running for the 2015 season, but we are in the process of creating our 2016 schedules and will post them as soon as they are available! In the meantime, you can also buy gift cards that have no expiration dates and can be used for any tour in the 2016 season:

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"I want to go again and again and again! I encourage anyone and everyone to just do this. Don't think about it. Just go. GO!!"

Yelp (September 19, 2013)

"The best! Our tour took place on a Wednesday night and the ship captain let us take in the fireworks off of Navy Pier... Definitely a bonus!"

Yelp (July 15, 2013)

"Once you make it to the lock to go out on the lake the tour guide takes a seat and you're free to roam, grab drinks and admire the city from a far. This is *the best* nighttime skyline view of the city."

Yelp (November 8, 2013)

"It was an absolutely gorgeous night with a bright full moon. The lake was so calm that the captain was able to take us out into the lake just past the lighthouse, which apparently is a rare treat. "

TripAdvisor (October 13, 2014)

Safety & Security

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Parking & Directions

Directions to our docks as well as parking locations.

ADA & Accessibility

Information on ADA & Accessibility.


FAQs and Wendella contact information.