Beer & BBQ Cruise - 2 hours

Sample a variety of beers from local brewery Goose Island and authentic barbecue from Sweet Baby Ray’s. Enjoy these Chicago favorites while cruising Lake Michigan and the Chicago River. Unlike our traditional tours, the Beer & BBQ Cruise does not include a narrated tour, but a tour guide is available to answer any questions you may have. With an enjoyable playlist and a more casual set up, this cruise is the perfect occasion to meet with friends or co-workers after work. This 2 hour cruise is offered biweekly June 4-September 24 from 5:45pm-7:45pm.

Climate-Controlled Lounges

If the weather isn't ideal for outdoor seating, all our vessels have 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 can also located in the climate-controlled lounge.

General Cruise Information

Boarding for each cruise will begin 15-30 minutes before the cruise time. There is no reserved seating, as seating is first come first serve. All groups should arrive 30 minutes prior to the tour time. There are restrooms aboard the boat. All tickets are non-refundable, but 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. There is no storage area on our dock, but guests may bring their luggage aboard keeping in mind it may be subject to search.

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


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2016 season starts Friday, March 11, 2016

You may now purchase tickets for the 2016 season! Our tour season will begin on March 11, 2016!


120 Minutes
Adult (21 & older): $53.75

  • 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.

Beer & BBQ Cruise Schedule

Beer & BBQ Cruises are offered
one Thursday a month
Thursday, June 9
Thursday, June 23
Thursday, July 7
Thursday, July 21
Thursday, August 4
Thursday, August 18
Thursday, September 1
Thursday, September 15
Thursday, September 29

Safety & Security

Our Safety & Security procedures

Parking & Directions

Directions to our docks as well as parking locations.

ADA & Accessibility

Information on ADA & Accessibility.


FAQs and Wendella contact information.