Capture Chicago's beautiful buildings during an exclusive CAFC River Cruise designed with the photographer in mind. Move freely around the boat and have access to all angles while a highly-trained docent points out architectural highlights along the way. The tour will pause three times to give you prime opportunities to capture the city's architecture. This tour is exclusively offered by the Chicago Architecture Center and Chicago's First Lady Cruises.
Saturdays and Sundays, May 17th thru October 13th at 9:00am.
Photo Opportunities The vessel pauses three times on the tour route to cue up that perfect shot
Schedule Saturdays and Sundays at 9:00am, May 18th - October 13th
Tour Duration 90 minutes
Advance Reservations Tours can sell out, advance reservations highly recommended
Arrival Time Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your cruise departure time - allow extra time in summer!
Boarding Time 15 minutes before departure
What to Bring Your sunglasses, cap or visor, as the sun can interfere with your view of the buildings
Cruises depart rain or shine
Tour Route The tour travels all three branches of the Chicago River. View tour route map. Route subject to change without notice.
Parking Discounted parking available at 111 E. Wacker Drive with proper validation from ticket office. Visit our Location page for more.
Food & Beverage A full-service bar and snack bar are available on every vessel.
Indoor and Outdoor Seating Each vessel features an open-air upper deck and a climate-controlled interior salon for guest comfort.
Restrooms Well-appointed restrooms are available on each vessel.
Free Stroller Storage Strollers will be folded and stored in the salon during the cruise. Children must be removed from strollers before boarding.
Limited Mobility Services Available See our Location page for river-level drop-off directions for guests with accessibility needs. Our staff is also available to provide early boarding services for those with limited mobility.