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Spirit Lunch Cruises on Lake Michigan

There’s no better way to spend the afternoon than on the water.

What's Included

With the sunshine reflecting off the lakefront, there’s no better place to enjoy an afternoon in Chicago than aboard a Spirit lunch cruise—perfect for sightseeing, lunch dates, travel groups and more. Enjoy delicious dining, fun games, and a live DJ for an exciting experience that’s unmatched on land.

2-3 hour cruise on Lake Michigan
Multi-course buffet
Curated background music
Lake Michigan skyline views
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Enhance Your Spirit Experience

Craft cocktails, beer and wine from our cash bar

Odyssey Chicago River Dining 4

Window table reservations for the best views

Spirit of Chicago Venue Interior 49

Additional upgrades to enhance your cruise

Chicago Spirit Of Lake Michigan Bar Games 6
Spirit of Chicago Venue Exterior 20

Important Information

We welcome groups of up to 600 guests. Party of 20 or more? Please get in touch.
Express yourself! Most guests choose comfortable, casually stylist attire.
Our ships are equipped to cruise 365 days a year in all weather conditions.
We're docked at 600 E Grand Avenue, on Chicago's famous Navy Pier.

Lake Michigan Dining Cruise Route

Navy Pier - Odyssey Lake Michigan


Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes to my reservation? +

For changes to your order, you must contact our customer service center at (888) 957-2634.

How do you accommodate for food allergies? +

Our vessels do not permit any outside food, however, for specific dietary requests, please call us to ensure we are able to accommodate your concerns.

While we do our best by trying to offer gluten and allergy free products as well as gluten sensitive menu items, we openly handle several allergens throughout our galleys. While we take precautions to keep ingredients separate, we cannot guarantee a gluten free environment. We do not have separate prep surfaces, cook tops or equipment. Our chefs prepare and cook in common areas with shared equipment, therefore the items may come in contact with other food products.

How does the charter process work? +

Great question! Check out our "New to Event Planning" page for full details. If you still have questions, don't hesitate to give us a call.

Is my boat wheelchair accessible? +

The majority of our fleet decks and restrooms are able to accommodate most standard-sized wheelchairs. We ask that for specific accessibility concerns you please call the local Hornblower number and ensure that you are seated on an accessible deck.

Will I have cell service onboard? +

Most cellular services are available on the water as we do not cruise beyond one mile off shore.


The crew is always impressive and goes out of their way to make this a special experience. Many food and drink options. This is fun in any season!

Ellen M.
Columbia, MO

Excellent service. The food was good, great music. Excellent staff. My wife and I were celebrating our 37th wedding anniversary and she loved the attention she received from the staff. The roses were fresh and the table was laid out to her approval.

Houston, TX

We've hosted our trade association's summer social networking event on the Spirit of Chicago for the last 14 years, and I just signed the contract for August 2019 - 15th consecutive year! The Wednesday evening cruise, buffet dinner and fireworks display has never disappointed us. The food is good-very good. The staff is excellent. And the skyline views of Chicago on a summer evening are spectacular.

Chicago, IL
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