Mercury's Canine Cruise in Chicago, IL
112 E. Wacker Dr. • Chicago, IL 60601
Bring your pooch sightseeing on Mercury's Canine Cruise, a dog-friendly boat tour in Chicago! The breathless sights, cool breeze, and educational commentary will keep you entertained as you take the city from the perspective of the river and lakefronts. There's truly nothing like cruising on the water with your best friend!
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The cruise will depart from Mercury, Chicago’s Skyline Cruiseline dock, on the Chicago Riverwalk at the southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Drive. For GPS directions, use 112 E. Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60601.Where is the closest parking?
LAZ Parking Garage at 111 E. Wacker Drive. This garage is across the street from our street-level dock entrance. Discount rates available for Mercury customers with validation: $14 for 1-3 hours or $15 for 3-4 hours of parking. After 4 hours, standard rates apply. IMPORTANT: You must have your parking ticket stamped at our ticket window or on your boat in order to receive the discounted rate. Stamped tickets must be further validated at the parking garage office before departing the garage.What will I see on the cruise?
This guided city tour highlights Chicago's skyline from both the lake and the river with a friendly commentary on architectural, historical, maritime, and dog-related points of interest. The local guides will show you all of Chicago’s downtown skyscrapers and describe many fascinating details about each building or landmark along with fun facts about dogs and dog-friendly attractions.How long is the cruise?
The tour duration is approximately 90 minutes.When is boarding?
Boarding begins 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time. Choose any seat - all offer a great view!Is the cruise appropriate for children?
Children under 5 are always welcome free of charge, but do still require a ticket.Is the vessel stroller accessible?
Yes, strollers may be brought aboard and will be folded and stored in the indoor salon for the duration of the cruise. They are not allowed on the deck. Please note, children must be removed from strollers before boarding.Is the vessel wheelchair accessible?
For safety reasons, motorized scooters and electric wheelchairs cannot be accommodated aboard the ship. Guests who can transfer may use the company's manual wheelchair, based upon availability. Please note guests using manual wheelchairs must be accompanied by individuals who are capable of assisting/lifting the wheelchair over the boat’s threshold.Can I bring my camera?
Yes, there will be lots of fun photo opportunities.Do they serve food and drinks on the boat?
Beverages – including water, soda, canned cocktails, beer, and wine – are available for purchase on board. Please note, no outside alcoholic beverages are allowed. Snacks - including small items such as chips, cookies, and nuts - are also available for purchase.Are there restrooms on the boat?
Yes, of course! There are "Heads" located on board as well as one lined with newspapers for your dog(s) during the Canine Cruises.Do tours still depart when raining?
Yes, cruises will depart rain or shine. The boat has open and covered seating on board.