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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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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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A note from Spirit of Chicago Sunset Dinner Cruise with Buffet
Guests are required to wear masks/face coverings when on board as they are interacting with others who are not members of their household. Masks not required while seated. Cloth face coverings are not required under on young children under age 2, and anyone who has trouble breathing.
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Updated 20-07-01 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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, USA
    Spirit of Chicago is docked at Navy Pier.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Soldier Field
    Navy Pier
    Buckingham Fountain
  • You'll end at
    Tiny Tavern at Navy Pier
    600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Spirit of Chicago is docked at Navy Pier.
    See address & details
  • 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
  • Delicious dinner buffet attended by server, with freshly prepared entrees, salads and desserts
  • Background music curated by DJ
  • Beautiful waterfront views
  • 2.5 hour cruise on Lake Michigan
  • 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.
Traveller rating
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Isis W wrote a review Jul. 2020
Eastpointe, Michigan2 contributions2 helpful votes
It was a great window view to watch the sunset on the lake. Our host and server Danny and trainee Donovan did a great job with our drink orders and refilling drinks. This was a beautiful close to our first time in Chicago.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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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, Massachusetts326 contributions150 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 Carolina160 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
1 contribution
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
About the operator

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By: Spirit of Chicago
Great experience & tour
I had a great time at the speedboat ride, Kristen and the rest of the crew on August 25th made the ride possible an
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Perfect experience
It wasn't the Spirit of Chicago, it was changed to Odyssey. Anyway was great. Clean and constantly cleaning because
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Date night
Very great romantic dinner. The look and fell was perfect for a date night. Food was wonderful and staff was friend
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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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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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