Lake Michigan Sunset Cruise in Chicago

4.5 (937)
Chicago, US
4.5 (937)
Chicago, US
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Experience the magic of a Chicago sunset on this unforgettable cruise. Departing near the DuSable Bridge, you'll navigate the Chicago River, pass through the famous Chicago Lock, and venture out onto the tranquil waters of Lake Michigan. As the sun slowly sets behind the city, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of the Chicago skyline, the iconic John Hancock Center, the Skydeck Chicago-Willis Tower, and the Aqua Tower. Relax and unwind on the serene waters of Lake Michigan, soaking in the beauty of the city as the day turns into night. This 90-minute cruise is the perfect blend of romance and tranquility, allowing you to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy a moment of serenity. Don't miss the opportunity to witness the stunning Chicago sunset from the best vantage point possible. Book your Chicago Sunset Cruise today and create memories that will last a lifetime.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 1 hours 30 minutes
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Self Guided Experience
  • View of John Hancock Center from the boat
  • View of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower from the boat
  • Enjoying the serene waters of Lake Michigan
  • Riding on the scenic Chicago River
  • All fees and taxes
  • Restroom on board
  • Enclosed climate-controlled lounge
  • Local expert guide
  • Alcoholic, non-alcoholic drinks, and snacks (available to purchase)

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Discover the enchanting beauty of Chicago's skyline as you embark on the Chicago Sunset Cruise. Departing from the DuSable Bridge, this world-class tour takes you on a serene and romantic journey across Lake Michigan. Experience the magic of watching the sun set behind the city while you cruise along the tranquil waters. This 90-minute excursion will leave you awe-struck by the breathtaking sights and peaceful atmosphere of the lake.

What to expect?

On this delightful tour, you can anticipate a total duration of 90 minutes filled with stunning views and a captivating atmosphere. As you set sail from the Chicago River, you'll be treated to a picturesque panorama of the city's iconic skyline. Admire the beauty of renowned landmarks such as the John Hancock Center and the Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower from the comfort of your boat. Traverse the Chicago River, basking in its scenic surroundings, before reaching the serene waters of Lake Michigan. Delight in the tranquility as you witness the breathtaking sunset over the city.

Who is this for?

The Chicago Sunset Cruise is designed for anyone seeking a remarkable and romantic experience. Couples will find this tour particularly enchanting, as it offers the perfect backdrop for a memorable evening together. Friends and families can also enjoy this leisurely cruise, creating lasting memories against the backdrop of the Chicago skyline's dazzling lights. Nature enthusiasts and photography aficionados will relish the opportunity to capture the stunning sunset over Lake Michigan.

Why book this?

Immerse yourself in the spellbinding ambiance of the Chicago Sunset Cruise and create cherished memories. Witness the captivating beauty of the Chicago skyline from the unique perspective of Lake Michigan. This tour provides an idyllic setting for a romantic evening, making it the perfect activity for a date night or a special occasion. Let the tranquility of the lake and the vibrant colors of the sunset mesmerize you as you sail peacefully through the calm waters. This is an experience that will leave you with a sense of wonder and awe.

Good to know

Before setting off on the Chicago Sunset Cruise, be sure to arrive at the designated meeting point at least 30 minutes before departure. Parking is not available, so it is advisable to book parking in advance if you are driving to the location. The cruise lasts for 90 minutes, during which you will have the opportunity to admire the Chicago skyline, the John Hancock Center, the Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and the Aqua Tower. Don't forget to bring your camera to capture the mesmerizing views.


Customers who have embarked on the Chicago Sunset Cruise rave about the captivating experience and stunning views. They describe the tour as serene and romantic, with the opportunity to witness a breathtaking sunset over Lake Michigan. Many customers highlight the knowledgeable and friendly crew, who provide interesting insights into the city's landmarks. Overall, the reviews reflect a high level of satisfaction with the cruise, emphasizing its enchanting atmosphere and the beauty of Chicago's skyline.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Chicago Skyline

(Pass by)

View the beautiful Chicago skyline from Lake Michigan.

John Hancock Center

(Pass by)

View this from Lake Michigan aboard the boat.

Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower

(Pass by)

View this from Lake Michigan aboard the boat.

Aqua Tower

(Pass by)

View this from the Chicago River and Lake Michigan.


Enjoy the serene and tranquil waters of Lake Michigan as the sun sets behind the city.

Chicago River

Enjoy a brief ride on the Chicago River as you travel towards Lake Michigan.

Admission Included



4.5 (937)


Great tour, would do it again Only issue was they validated parking for the Wabash and State parking garage but the automated system didn't seem to get it and I still had to pay


Looking at all the beautiful buildings at night was fun I’d definitely do it again but next time I’ll bring a jacket it was kinda chilly on the water


The view of the city was very pretty and we had perfect weather. The tour guide was knowledgable and playful. I’ve been on other Chicago boat tours and they were always punctual. This one was supposed to be 90 minutes. However, it was over 2 hours and it ruined our dinner plans after. I wasn’t aware we’d be spending such a large portion of the trip waiting for/in locks, but it’s possible I missed that information. We were in a line for the bar that took almost 30 minutes to serve only about 6 people in front of us because someone’s card wasn’t working and so they had everyone else wait. Bar staff was very friendly though. Also wondering why there were so many more tickets sold than seats available.


Sharing the moment with my spouse. We took a lot of pictures and videos. The buildings, architecture was beautiful.


Listening to Jack talk about history of Chicago and saying if you need help with anything just ask me! And I did that. Loved everything single view- it felt like it lasted 10 min!!! Sooo much fun!!


It was Informative, nice views. Bring a jacket as it can be chilly even in summer because it is windy.


This cruise is a must! Absolutely amazing! Great commentary!! Stunning views of downtown Chicago!! Will definitely look you guys when I’m back in town!


Wonderful evening cruise! The boat was not too crowded and the views were unbelievable. Highly recommended for couples and families.


The cruise was great. We had good view of all the buildings and sunset. However, the Viator app and the process of buying the tickets was pathetic. First of all, after buying the tickets, there was no immediate email. The email came after 2-3 days. The email said that you can download your tickets in the app. When I went to the app, it circled me back to the email. Finally, after getting on the phone, they gave us a link to download the tickets. Why that link was not provided in the email itself?


My husband and I had such a great time. Chicago is such a beautiful city and a perfect place to experience cruising up Michigan Lake. Our experience was worth every cent.
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