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Spirit of Chicago Sunset Dinner Cruise with Buffet provided by Spirit of Chicago

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Spirit of Chicago Sunset Dinner Cruise with Buffet

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This Chicago dinner cruise allows you to see the sights, have fun, and grab a bite to eat all in one evening. An all-you-can-eat buffet, onboard DJ playing dance favorites, and sunset views of Chicago from Lake Michigan set this tour apart from a regular night out on the streets of Chi-Town. With multiple departure times, choose the one that fits your schedule.
You'll start at
Tiny Tavern at Navy Pier
600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USASpirit of Chicago is docked at Navy Pier.
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  • Pass by Soldier Field
    Pass by Navy Pier
    Pass by Buckingham Fountain
You'll end at
Tiny Tavern at Navy Pier
600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USASpirit of Chicago is docked at Navy Pier.
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  • Catch the sunset along the shores of Lake Michigan on this Chicago cruise
  • An all-you-can-eat buffet allows you to choose the food you like best
  • A live onboard DJ keeps things exciting, as do interactive games
  • Choose from multiple cruise times to fit a busy schedule 
What to Expect
Pick up your tickets at the Navy Pier dockside kiosk up to one hour prior to your cruise. Be ready to board about a half-hour before your tour time. Once you board and the ship sets sail, relax and catch sight of the sunset as you sip on a drink (own expense). Then sit down to enjoy dinner from a buffet with salads, entrees, desserts, and a carving station (see menu below in Itinerary). The buffet is all-you-can-eat so you won’t go hungry. Next, hit the dance floor where a DJ plays popular party songs, or join in an interactive game. Dance the night away, or head back outside for more illuminated city views. If you’ve upgraded to the summer fireworks package, watch a fireworks show over the water. Your cruise ends back at Chicago’s Navy Pier.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Tiny Tavern at Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Buffet dinner
  • Live entertainment
  • Alcoholic drinks (available for purchase)
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dress code is smart casual. No jeans, shorts, tank tops, halter-tops, gym shoes or flip flops are worn on the cruise
  • All interior areas of the ship are non-smoking. Guests who smoke may do so on the outdoor observation decks only
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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JudiW wrote a review Oct. 2019
6 contributions
Perfect start to our Chicago trip. I had never been to Chicago and thoroughly enjoyed being on the water and seeing the skyline. The buffet was good, not great, although there certainly was plenty to choose from.
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Date of experience: October 2019
Bill246 wrote a review Oct. 2019
Brewster, Massachusetts328 contributions148 helpful votes
The buffet dinner was better than expected as we are not really fans of buffets. The night views of the city were spectacular and they have a nice dance floor with a DJ playing music most of the night.
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Date of experience: October 2019
J F wrote a review Sep. 2019
Raleigh, North Carolina161 contributions49 helpful votes
The cruise was lovely. We had perfect weather although we didn't go beyond the breakwall so I don't imagine it gets super rough. There is seating arranged across the boat so there is something for everyone. The service was great. The food was just OK.
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Ryan J wrote a review Sep. 2019
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the service and the food was excellent. the weather was nice so that made the chicago skyline shine with the bears colors. celebrated our anniversary with family from NY. I will never forget it.
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Date of experience: September 2019
S2TL wrote a review Sep. 2019
Denver, North Carolina19 contributions5 helpful votes
Food was good, boat ride was nothing special. Very disappointed that soft drinks were not included in cost of the buffet. Photos were taken before boarding, however we were not able to view before they printed or take again. We didn’t buy as pics were bad. If we were able to
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Date of experience: September 2019
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About the operator

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By: Spirit of Chicago
Everyone was having fun.
Having the experience of a boat out on Lake Michigan against the background of a beautiful city could have been eno
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Mother/Daughter trip
Wonderful time. We had a good meal and enjoyed the fireworks at Navy Pier along with beautiful views of Chicago at
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Shirley W
Super nice to see the city from afar!
Good food and great service. Nice ship with lots of space to spread out as well as a DJ and dance floor for entert
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The length of cruise was not completed due to bad weather but the staff and DJ did not entertained the guests while
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Fun lunch and awesome views
Loved the views from the cruise . food was equally good . The day was nice and bright so the colors of the lake wa
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Work-Sponsored Event
What a great night cruising on the lake! Delicious dinner, dancing, and what a view. A night to remember!
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Good food
It was a rainy night and they wouldn't take our paper ticket. We had to wait at a booth (which wasn't manned) in t
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Beautiful night views of the city
We had a couple days on our visit to Chicago, and my husband insisted that we book a dinner cruise. After looking
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Beautiful skyline!
What a fantastic way to see the city lights! Beautiful set up, great boat with glass sides and ceiling. Easy to
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KayCee's Birtday Bash
The crew, the boat and the food were ALL Amazing. The DJ played wide variety of dance music to get the guests in
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Bobbi M
This cruise was awesome! From the scenic views, the friendly crew and tasty food, you can’t go wrong on this cruise
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Nice relaxed way to spend lunch on the water
Great relaxed way to spend a couple of hours seeing a view of Chicago from lake Michigan. Good value for money as l
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Labor Day Lunch Cruise
Spirit of Chicao is a great cruise ship. 1. Clean, quiet and smooth running ship. 2. Excellent, efficient and poli
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Diane N
Gospel cruise
Took over 1 hour to get any type of drink even a glass of water. Our waitress took our drink order never returned a
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Speedboat 75 min
Micheal was Awesome, he made me not feel alone on the boat ride. He was knowledgeable about the city and funny desp
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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