St. Patrick's Day Cruise (2 hours)

Date: Saturday, March 17th 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

View the annual dyeing of the Chicago River from one of our vessels and experience a Chicago tradition. Unlike our traditional tours, this cruise does not include a narrated tour, but instead features festive Irish music. A full-service bar, including green beer is available on board.

  • Boarding begins at 8:30am. The dyeing starts promptly at 9am please arrive for boarding at 8:30am. The boat will depart the dock immediately following the dyeing of the river and will return to the dock at 11:00am.
  • Drink tickets are the only form of payment accepted at the bar for this cruise. Purchasing additional drink tickets online is highly recommended. Drink tickets may also be purchased on the boat following the conclusion of the river dyeing.
  • Outside alcohol is not permitted. No backpacks allowed on board. All other bags subject to search.
  • Must be 21 years of age or older; must present ID at time of boarding.


Ticket & Drink Package - $60 each
Includes a ticket for the cruise and 3 drink tickets. Each drink ticket is valid for any drink at the bar. Drink tickets are non-refundable and valid only for the St. Patrick’s Day Cruise on 3/17/2018.

  • Drink tickets will be distributed upon boarding. Please have valid ID for verification.
  • Must be 21 years of age or older; must present ID at time of boarding.

*Prices listed above are the final prices at checkout.

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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 Cruise Information

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.

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