Shoreline Sightseeing

Special Events

Summer Brew Cruises with Lagunitas Brewing Company

Run dates

June 20, July 11, August 8

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A Friday evening cruise enjoying tasty appetizers while the team from Lagunitas Brewing Company shares samples of their quality microbrews

Departure

Navy Pier’s Gateway Park

Length

90 min.

Tickets

$39 per person (Must be 21)

We are thrilled to be teaming up with one of Chicago’s newest additions to the brewing world, Lagunitas Brewing Company! Enjoy this one-of-a-kind beer experience complete with beer tastings, great food, fun music and remarkable views. Here are the Lagunitas beers for August: Little Sumpin’ Extra and DogTown! Brew Cruises will depart from Shoreline’s dock at Gateway Park at the southwest corner of Navy Pier at 8 p.m., returning at 9:30 p.m. Boarding will begin at 7:45 p.m. Cash bar also available.

Wine Tasting Cruises with Lynfred Winery

Run dates

July 24, August 21, September 11

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A Thursday evening Lake Michigan cruise sampling tastings of Chicago’s own Lynfred Winery with light refreshments.

Departure

Navy Pier’s Gateway Park

Length

90 min.

Tickets

$49 per person (Must be 21)

Meet the talented Lynfred Winery staff and sample acclaimed wines from Illinois’ oldest and largest family-owned winery. This cruise features a short wine course, generous tastings of a selection of Lynfred wines and light refreshments, all while cruising Lake Michigan aboard Shoreline’s sophisticated, climate-controlled Celebration. Guests will also enjoy a full pour of their favorite wine from the tasting. Shoreline’s Wine Tasting Cruises will depart from Gateway Park at Navy Pier at 7:30 p.m., returning at 9 p.m. A cash bar will also be available.

Oktoberfest with Paulina Meat Market

Run dates

September 26

Featured

An evening Oktoberfest celebration cruise featuring German fare from Chicago’s famed Paulina Market and festive music and dancing.

Departure

Navy Pier’s Gateway Park

Length

120 min.

Tickets

$49 per person (Must be 21)

The evening will feature a classic German dinner from Paulina Market and includes a free drink with a souvenir Oktoberfest mug. Passengers will also enjoy a festive German atmosphere with music and dancing—all set against the backdrop of a starlit, two-hour cruise on Chicago’s waterways. A cash bar will be available. The Oktoberfest Beer Brats and Boats Cruise departs from Gateway Park at Navy Pier at 7 p.m., returning at 9 p.m. Tickets $49.

Inaugural Cider Cruise

Run dates

October 10

Featured

A Friday evening autumn cruise sampling hard cider from three world-class producers along with appetizers from Harry Caray’s.

Departure

Navy Pier’s Gateway Park

Length

90 min.

Tickets

$39 per person (Must be 21)

This autumn-inspired Cider Cruise on Lake Michigan will feature hard cider samplings from three world-class producers along with a menu of appetizers from Harry Caray’s. The 90-minute, climate-controlled Cider Cruise will depart from Shoreline’s dock at Gateway Park aboard the elegant, climate-controlled Celebration. Boarding begins 15 minutes prior to departure time. Cash bar also available.