Spirit of Chicago Lunch Cruise on Lake Michigan Chicago, IL

City Experiences by Hornblower600 E. Grand AvenueChicago, IL 60611
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Set sail on a Chicago lunch cruise for a casual day out on Lake Michigan aboard the Spirit of Chicago. Departing from the iconic Navy Pier, the cruise will pass by iconic landmarks such as the Willis Tower and Adler Planetarium. Feast on a delectable chef-prepared lunch buffet while enjoying stunning views of the Chicago skyline and onboard entertainment.

up to 2 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Chicago Travel Experts
  • Lunch cruise sails for approximately 2 hours, passing by Willis Tower, Adler Planetarium, and more.
  • Aboard the Spirit of Chicago featuring three (3) climate-controlled indoor decks and a roof deck.
  • Cruises board 30 minutes prior to departure time at Navy Pier; local parking available.
  • Enjoy a lunch buffet of chef-prepared entrees, salads, and desserts with unlimited coffee, tea, iced tea, and water.
  • The cruise has a relaxed dress code, so wear comfortable smart-casual clothing and shoes.
  • Family-friendly and infants ages two (2) and under cruise for free!
  • Creative cocktails, wine, and beer available for purchase at the onboard full bar.
  • Enjoy onboard entertainment such as onboard games, dancefloor, DJ music and more.
  • Stroller and wheelchair-accessible first deck and onboard restroom.


from Spirit of Chicago Lunch Cruise on Lake Michigan
The Chicago Signature Lunch Cruise is an unforgettable way to experience the city from the water. Spend your afternoon on Lake Michigan dining and enjoying picturesque views, DJ entertainment, and an assortment of games.

While onboard, you’ll savor a chef-prepared lunch buffet, accompanied by a fully stocked bar and incredible views of Chicago’s skyline and attractions. Cruise along in the comfort of a climate-controlled interior and open-air rooftop decks.

The all-you-can-eat buffet lunch includes a wide variety of freshly prepared entrees, side items, salads, and desserts with plenty of choices for picky eaters. Your meal is accompanied by unlimited coffee, hot tea, iced tea, and water. Other beverages, such as soft drinks, craft cocktails, wine, and beer are available for purchase on board. Please inform your server if anyone in your party has a food allergy.

Whether for a scenic lunch for two or for an unforgettable afternoon with friends and family, lunch cruises aboard the Spirit of Chicago are perfect for any occasion and serve as the best way to see Chicago.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Spirit of Chicago Lunch Cruise on Lake Michigan

Where does the Spirit of Chicago Lunch Cruise on Lake Michigan depart from?

The Spirit of Chicago Lunch Cruise on Lake Michigan departs from City Cruises Chicago Navy Pier at 600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611.

Is there parking nearby?

City Cruises does not own or operate any parking lots in the area. You can find local parking at 600 E. Grand Ave. and alternative parking at 460 Illinois St. and 403 E. Grand Ave.

Is there a dress code?

Yes, wear casual attire, such as khakis, nice jeans, dresses, button-up shirts, and blouses.

What should I bring?

Please bring a government-issued ID. The U.S. Coast Guard requires all passengers over 18 years old to have valid photo identification. And don't forget your camera or smartphone for pictures!

Are children allowed onboard?

Yes, definitely! Infants ages two (2) and under can cruise for free. Please select a free ticket for them to ensure admittance to the Spirit of Chicago.

Are there highchairs or booster seats available?

Yes, but only highchairs are available.

Can I bring a cake from outside?

Yes, cakes brought from outside are allowed onboard as long as they are covered and held on your table. Please note that only flameless or LED birthday candles are permitted.

What happens if it rains or snows?

The cruise is on Spirit of Chicago with three (3) climate-controlled indoor decks, so it will sail rain or shine. In the case of severe weather conditions or upon the advice of the U.S. Coast Guard, the yacht will remain dockside and still provide the full dining service.

Is Spirit of Chicago stroller or wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the Spirit of Chicago yacht is both stroller and wheelchair-accessible on the 1st deck with a ramped entry. It also has a wheelchair-accessible restroom onboard.