Chicago River Tiki Bar Cruise from Chicago Riverwalk

Chicago, USA
Chicago River Cruise
  • 1 hour 15 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Chicago is well known for its architecture and many visitors admire the buildings on a cruise along the Chicago River. Take your river cruise to the next level aboard a floating tiki bar that allows you to take in all the sights with a drink in hand. Your captain also enhances the atmosphere with island tunes as you enjoy your leisurely sail.
  • Admire Chicago’s architectural sights from the water
  • Learn about the passing sights from your captain
  • Choose from several cruise times to suit your schedule
  • A central meeting point makes for a seamless start

What's Included

  • River Cruise
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Restroom on board
  • Alcoholic Beverages (available for purchase)
  • Food (available for purchase)

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • Island Party Hut
    355 Chicago Riverwalk, Chicago, IL 60601, USA

    By Taxi, Uber or Lyft the Riverwalk entrance is the corner of Wacker Drive and Columbus Drive. Proceed down the stairs and make a right when you get to the river. If you are driving, there is street parking is available behind Island Party Hut, enter 355 Sub Lower Wacker, Chicago, IL 60601 in to your GPS (hint, it's near the auto pound.)

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Dogs welcome
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 90 travelers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Wow! What an experience 10/10 recommend. Had so much fun and it was beautiful! Bartender was also great!


92 reviews
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Great experience
Beth_R, Aug 2023
It was perfect!!! Great drinks. It was Just long enough and enjoyed not having narration. I Highly recommend this cruise.
It was fun being in the...
Angela_B, Aug 2023
It was fun being in the front of the boat. Having less room in the inside and more room outside would be the one thing that would make it excellent.
Great trip
Patrick_K, Aug 2023
Crew was great. Bartender and staff so friendly. Weather the key not good if bad weather! Would go back again.
Sail sail the tiki bar cruise
Deep_B, Aug 2023
It was easy to check in and the trip was fun.. expected more crowd but for some reason it was not that crowded : ship was clean and staff were ok . No complains overall a good experience with my friends to give the city tour from downtown toward china town n back
Great cruirsw
Heather_P, Aug 2023
It was good except kind of figured it was 21 and older. Kids were running around to the point the worker had to say something more than once. If it's not 21 plus it's fine, but it is a cruise with adults and alcohol in mind.... need more control of the kids running around. Other than that it was great !
William_D, Aug 2023
Being with my wife, the moment was very memorable. The water ended mesmerizing throughout the evening. Lovely time.
Traveling with family. ...
Daneille_V, Aug 2023
Traveling with family. Name it clearly marked to get on the boat. Got to the boat finally to watch it leave. Tried to get staff attention but they ignored us.
Beautiful weather and...
michelle_l, Aug 2023
Beautiful weather and city. The boat ride was smooth. Staff friendly. Saw different restaurants that would not have seen from a car
Great boat ride!
Donna_M, Jul 2023
Great way to see the Chicago skyline! Very easy to board the boat, friendly crew, smooth ride on the River.
Switched boats at boarding
Vincent_A, Jul 2023
I'm use to riding the tiki boat with hay and the upper and lower decks to enjoy the view. The boat we were moved to didn't have a lot of open space to enjoy the sites as the tiki boat does. And they wouldn't let us go to the upper deck
Great cruise
Jares_H, Jul 2023
Excellent service, enjoyable ride the staff were very friendly. I would recommend the Tiki cruise and the food at the island hut was very good as well
Enjoyable and relaxing.
Patrick_O, Jul 2023
Arrived late for tour with a bunch of friends due to flight being delayed but was told I could take a later tour. Went with another couple, was very enjoyable and guide very helpful. Would definitely recommend it.
No Rules!
Jessica_M, Jul 2023
The views from the boat are incredible, it is also easy to find. Drinks were expensive but as expected. Was disappointed in the lack of customer management by the staff. One group was smoking stinky cigars that the rest of us had to smell the whole time, and another group decided they didn’t like the music so they brought their own speaker and played their own music. Two separate groups were acting like the owned the place and staff did not intervene. We moved seats and still had a great time, but were slightly irritated. If you’re not into rules, this is the tour for you! People also brought on outside alcohol in flasks with no repercussions, so save yourself some money and do that too!
Not a great experience
Susan_M, Jul 2023
Not very welcoming except for bartender. So, island theme is misleading. So Island music or anything except the tiki decor on the boat. Even asked if they could play some island music and request was not honored/granted. No staff talked or interact with us on the boat except bartender that why I give it a 3 stars instead of 1.
Not exciting but not a bad experience
Holli_A, Jul 2023
Pretty uneventful trip. Very little from driver. Seating could be set up better. Last call on drinks, thought was strange. Was not a bad experience, but could have been better
We missed the boat
Leslis_H, Jul 2023
We couldn't find where the boat was launching from and no one was answering the chat, so we missed the boat.
Fantastic cruise
Andrea_L, Jun 2023
We had a nice family time, it was an incredible experience, we were able to eat and drink, thank you very much
Absolutely Perfect!
Kaylee_Y, Jun 2023
We had so much fun. It was very relaxing after a long day of walking and driving. The island themed drink was refreshing while taking in the beautiful river and architecture.
Family Fun
Kevin_N, Jun 2023
Most of the staff was friendly, always smiling, accommodating and excellent customer service. We missed our original appointment but was able to get on the next boat. Excellent bar tender and the boat was really. I would have gave it a 5 star but the greeter “Andrew” was rude, no smile or anything. Will recommend Tiki party anytime and cannot wait to do it again.
Fantastic tour and crew
Christine_C, Jun 2023
It was a beautiful sunny day in Chicago. We took the 1:00 pm cruise and beautiful day to be on the river. It was a very small group of people on this tour, but we were treated so warmly, and like we were friends. The music choices were great, the captain and the crew were fantastic. I highly recommend this cruise over any other ones!

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