• Adults: $44
  • Seniors: $41
  • Youths: $22
  • Children: 6 and Under Free

Tax 12% not included

Enjoy your favorite drink while gazing Chicago’s magnificent architecture and finish your cruise with fabulous light show, at Navy Pier.

Fireworks, one of the Four Great Inventions of ancient China were invented in the 12th century.

Chicago approved City-Wide Use of Fireworks on the 4th of July 1893,. Mayor of Chicago Patrick Eugene Prendergast issued a proclamation approving the use of fireworks to celebrate the World's Colombian Exposition and to celebrate the nation's 117th Independence Day.

This fascination with fireworks, noise, and color continues today. The City of Chicago offers a fireworks show at Navy Pier on Saturday nights at 10:15 p.m. The Fireworks Cruise sails on both the Chicago River and Lake Michigan each Saturday at 8:30 pm. (there is no narration on the Saturday night cruise) 

The optional bar package, offered on the 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. on Saturdays), can be purchased at the ticket counter on the day of the cruise. Drinks may be purchased individually with a credit card on the boat. Complimentary Coca-Cola soft drinks, lemonade, and cookies are included. Depending on lock traffic, our fireworks cruise will sail along one of two routes, river only or river and lake.

New this 2018 Season, join us from 8pm (2 hour cruise) on Wednesday nights for our narrated Architectural, Cocktail and Fireworks Cruise. There's something for everyone on this one of a kind cruise!

A cruise you'll surely remember

Stunning Light Show

Overview of Chicago Line's


Tour Highlights

Fireworks Cruise Route

Travel out on the lake and then back on to the Main Branch of the Chicago River. The route is subject to change based the operation of the locks.

  • Operagolf / La Habra
    “This is my 8th time on a Chicago architectural river cruise and this was by far the most informative and biggest bang for your buck.”
  • DrCumbrian / Tripadvisor
    “The best guide on our whole USA trip. We took the Architecture tour where the boat meandered in between all of the incredible buildings of the city with the guide knowing EVERYTHING about each building; its style, age, height, architect, cost, purpose, owner ….. Quite brilliant!”
  • Allie K / Tripadvisor
    “I've done several of the architecture cruises since my family moved to Chicago, and this is the best one yet! ”
  • Alice I / Oklahoma
    “If you only have time for one sight-seeing event while in Chicago, do this. We really have no great interest in architecture, but this tour came highly recommended and we did not regret it. ”
  • Augie R. / Yelp
    “My wife and I very much enjoyed the Chicago Line Cruise jazz cruise... My spouse said this was one of the favorite things she has done in Chicago since moving here in the past year, and I agree. I am a jazz snob, and ... I was very pleased with the music offered by the Geordie Kelly group. He's a fine jazz guitarist, and his band was great.”

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