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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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Departure Point

400 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA

The vessel departs and returns to Wendella's Michigan Avenue Docks located in the heart of Chicago's Magnificent Mile, at the base of the Wrigley Building. Look for the blue "Wendella" awning over the dock staircase. Descend the stairs to the river-level dock.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Please arrive 15 - 30 minutes prior to your departure time
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Contact tour operator for wheelchair & ADA access
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Wendella Boats

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
Where do we meet for the Chicago Sunset Cruise?
A:We are located at 400 N Michigan Avenue at the historic Wrigley Building. Wendella has four dock locations that extend west from the Michigan Avenue (DuSable) Bridge to Wabash Avenue.
Apr 2021
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Is there parking available for the Chicago Sunset Cruise?
A:There are two parking garages near the departure point: AMA Plaza parking at 401 N. State Street and InterPark Public Parking at 430 N. Rush St. (Parking fees apply at both locations.)
Apr 2021
Q:
Is the Chicago Sunset Cruise handicap accessible?
A:We operate 3 boats with wheelchair lifts between decks. All our boats can accommodate wheelchairs & have toilets that are ADA compliant. For guests who are deaf or hard of hearing, a written script of the narration is available at the ticket office.
Apr 2021
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Can I bring my service animal with me on the Chicago Sunset Cruise?
A:A service animal is a dog that is trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability. Pets and dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA and are not allowed.
Apr 2021
Q:
Are there restrooms available on board the Chicago Sunset Cruise?
A:Yes. Restrooms are located on the lower deck of each vessel; changing tables are also available in each restroom.
Apr 2021
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How early should I arrive for the Chicago Sunset Cruise?
A:Boarding begins 15-30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.
Apr 2021
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Does the Chicago Sunset Cruise operate in bad weather?
A:Our cruises depart rain or shine. Our vessels include sheltered areas and climate-controlled lounges. Ponchos are available for purchase onboard. However, in cases of severe weather where the cruise must be canceled, all guests will be refunded.
Apr 2021
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Is the boat climate controlled during the Chicago Sunset Cruise?
A:Most of our vessels feature an enclosed climate-controlled lounge on the lower deck with speakers to hear the tour guide’s narration. If you have a concern about whether your vessel has an interior lounge, please call the phone number on your ticket.
Apr 2021
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Is food/drink available during the Chicago Sunset Cruise?
A:A full-service bar is available onboard. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, as well as an assortment of snacks, are available for purchase. Bar sales are credit cards only. No cash purchases.
Apr 2021
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Can I store my luggage during the Chicago Sunset Cruise?
A:There is no storage area on our dock, but guests may bring their luggage aboard keeping in mind it is subject to inspection.
Apr 2021
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Chicago Sunset Cruise?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Chicago Sunset Cruise.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Chicago Sunset Cruise?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Chicago Sunset Cruise.
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What is the maximum group size during Chicago Sunset Cruise?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Chicago Sunset Cruise.

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We probably chose the...
Mingye_S
, Sep 2021
We probably chose the wrong time, this tour was shorter then we expected, it was not dark enough when ship was away from shoreline, so we didn’t see the view when city lighted up, but the river side view was gorgeous when ship came back.
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star-5
Amazing!
Aniece_C
, Sep 2021
Stay-cation for spouse and I, the experience was wonderful. Professional and friendly staff, awesome views breath taking skylines! Met new friends aboard and would HIGHLY recommend the cruise
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star-5
This is the sunset tour you want.
Michelle
, Sep 2021
This was a beautiful tour. The tour guide John was informative on the river and the sunset was amazing. Highly recommend for locals and visitors.
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star-5
Great
MAGDALENA_A
, Sep 2021
The sunset cruise was a great experience, the sunset over the Chicago buildings was beautiful and coming back to a lit up downtown was gorgeous
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star-5
Amazing!
Gabrielle_P
, Sep 2021
So beautiful and peaceful. We will definitely visit and do this again. The view was breathtaking. Love!
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star-5
Wonderful Time!
Marc_B
, Sep 2021
Incredible experience! Absolutely beautiful views of the skyline at Sunset. Very festive atmosphere on the boat! Highly recommend!
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star-5
Great way to enjoy Chicago’s sunset !!
Maria
, Sep 2021
Great view of the buildings, the navy pier, and all. the sunset, and buildings at night are just amazing!! I recommend it. Try to seat on the benches by the sides to enjoy more.
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star-4
Fun experience.
Stacy_H
, Sep 2021
The host (I think his name is Kenneth?) was really good. He made the trip fun and he was very pleasant, had great info and presented everything very professionally with a flare!
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star-1
Place stinks
Travis
, Sep 2021
Tour didn’t end up happening. I purchased a ticket from them on accident since we had a reservation with another boat Within 10 minutes I asked for a refund and there was nobody who wanted to help. Got nothing but sass
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star-5
A must do
Alexandria_O
, Sep 2021
Great tour guide and atmosphere loved it highly recommended. Great views of the city and so nice being on the water
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