Odyssey Cruise on the Chicago River & Lake Michigan

Perfect for Celebrations

Cruise Over Lake Michigan

Lunch & Dinner Options Available

Enjoy a luxury cruise onboard the Odyssey Ship

Experience the best Chicago has to offer with a cruise over beautiful Lake Michigan onboard the Odyssey Ship. The cruise is perfect for special celebrations or romantic meals together by providing an unforgettable experience with fantastic views, a delicious 3-course meal, and live music onboard. Choose from a lunch or dinner cruise that includes a fantastic fireworks display over the lakefront at certain times of the year. This truly is a special way to experience Chicago with a loved one and take some special memories home with you.


Enjoy a delicious 3-course meal as you take in the city views and famous skyline

Perfect for groups or couples to celebrate special occasions or a romantic dinner

Live entertainment provided by a fantastic onboard band

Marvel at the famous pier fireworks display on certain dinner cruises

Pricing & Schedule

Lunch & Brunch Cruises:

• For an additional $60 per person, you can guarantee a window seat.
• See the Good to Know section for a list of unavailable dates.

Dinner Cruises:

*Summer dates only (May 25 to August 31)
• For an additional $60 per person, you can guarantee a window seat.
• See the Good to Know section for a list of unavailable dates.

Activity Details

Meeting Point:

Odyssey Dock: Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave

  • Live music onboard
  • Lunch or dinner with a 3-course menu (excluding drinks)
  • Navy Pier fireworks display (Wednesday and Saturday, during summer)
  • All additional taxes and fees

Maximum Group Size:


  • Departure times:  
    Chicago River: 09:30 • 10:30 • 11:30 • 12:30 • 13:30 • 14:30 • 15:30 • 16:00  

    Chicago River & Lake Michigan: 10:00 • 10:30 • 11:00 • 15:00 • 16:00 • 17:00 • 18:00

  • Please arrive 10 to 20 minutes before your scheduled departure time.
  • All ticket details will be confirmed at the time of booking.

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Good to Know

  • We recommend that you arrive 40 minutes before your cruise is scheduled to depart as you’ll need to pick up your tickets before boarding the ship.
  • Your tickets will be available at Odyssey Cruise box office, located right beside the boat – you can’t miss it! Just mention your name or the confirmation number we sent to you at the time of booking.

There will be no cruises available on the following dates (2019)
February 14-16
April 21
May 12
June 16
July 4
November 28
December 24-25 & 31
February 14

Terms & Conditions

  • IMPORTANT: Once made, your reservation is not automatically confirmed. Upon receiving your request, a member of our team will purchase the ticket(s) and email them to you. In the case of no availability, your reservation will be canceled and you will be refunded the full price.
  • The ticket value includes the boat trip exclusively; transportation to the boarding point is not included.
  • This service has a 100% penalty for cancellation after reservation. Date and time changes will not be allowed after confirmation of purchase.
  • We recommend arriving 40 minutes in advance for check-in, as the boat starts to board 10 minutes before the departure time and leaves at the scheduled time.
  • These summer cruises run from May 25 to August 31. Keep in mind that not all cruises have daily departures.
  • The cruise may be canceled at the last minute if the minimum number of sales required has not been met or if the boat has been chartered for a private party.
  • In case of cancellation on behalf of the company, the amount paid will be fully refunded or the passenger may be offered a change in ticket for a different vessel or date.
  • Chicago Travel & Tours is not responsible for damage or inconvenience caused by cancellation of the cruise.
  • The fireworks show is offered by the City of Chicago and Navy Pier. The cruise company and Chicago Travel & Tours are not responsible for a refund in the case of cancellation due to the fireworks display.
  • In case of a storm, the ship will be anchored at the pier, but the onboard services (shows and food) will be served normally. In this case, the customer will receive some sort of upgrade (possibly open bar), but a refund will not be possible. We are not responsible for any inconvenience caused by meteorological conditions.

Should I arrive before my cruise is scheduled to depart?


Yes, please arrive 40 minutes before your cruise is scheduled to depart to allow enough time to pick up your cruise tickets and get onboard.

Is transport to the boarding point included?


No, guests are responsible for arriving at the meeting point themselves. The meeting point is located at a very easy to find, popular location which, depending on your hotel location, can be reached on foot or by a short taxi ride.

Is this cruise suitable for children?


Children are welcome to join all brunch, lunch, and dinner cruises.

Can dietary requirements be catered for?


Yes, please let us know at the time of booking as a special request, and we will do our absolute best to accommodate your dietary needs.

Is the ticket booth located close to the ship?


Yes, the Odyssey Cruise box office, located right beside the boat – you can’t miss it!

Are drinks included with the meal?


Drinks are not included on any of the cruises and must be paid for separately by the passenger.

Is this a round trip?


Yes, after the cruise, the ship will dock back into the same place that it departed from.