Chicago 3D Fireworks Cruise

Chicago, USA
Mercurys Urban Adventure Cruise

From $49.00

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-You will not receive a refund if you cancel.

  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Enjoy Chicago’s fireworks in 3D during a 2-hour boat cruise on the Chicago River or Lake Michigan. Capture stunning photos of Chicago’s skyline from the Lake on Saturdays or from the mouth of the river on Wednesdays. Before the fireworks begin, learn about the history of The Windy City as your boat cruises along the waterfront, passing sights including Buckingham Fountain, Museum Campus and the John Hancock Building. Hear informative commentary from your onboard guide about the landmarks, the locks system and more, then sit back with the best seats in the city for the spectacular fireworks show.
  • 2-hour Chicago 3D fireworks cruise on Lake Michigan or the Chicago River (depending on day chosen)
  • Watch the Chicago fireworks in 3D on a premium sightseeing cruise boat
  • See landmarks such as Museum Campus and the John Hancock Building all lit up for the night
  • Hear informative commentary about the city

What's Included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Live commentary on board
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • Mercury Cruises
    112 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601, USA

    Located on Chicago's Riverwalk just off The Magnificent Mile and within walking distance from most Chicago hotels. Address: 112 E. Wacker Drive (Michigan Avenue & Wacker Drive)

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please proceed directly to the boat with your voucher
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 250 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.

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      Featured review
      Beautiful views of the waterfront with details of history and each of the buildings while relaxing and sipping on a beverage! The fireworks were amazing and the 3D glasses took it to another level! Highly recommend for all ages!


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      Great experience
      Maria_T, Aug 2023
      Getting the chance to see the city all lit up a night on the river. Absolutely beautiful!! Enjoyable experience
      Trip to lights
      Reshma_D, Aug 2023
      It was wonderful experience . We love this trip. It was memorable day. My grand daughter enjoyed alot
      Not good for firework viewing
      Rebecca_J, Aug 2023
      To tour itself was good but we could not see the fireworks at all. So if you are booking this just for the fireworks like we did, I would look for another tour. We were parked behind cargo containers and an electrical yard that blocked more than half of the show. Unfortunately we would only see the few higher fireworks and almost none of the finale
      Amazing Time
      Howard_S, Aug 2023
      We had an amazing time on the boat. The staff was extremely friendly and we couldn’t have been more pleased.
      Beautiful city
      Tara_F, Aug 2023
      Watching the city change as the night went on. So beautiful. Love learning about the city and the river.
      Chicago brilliance
      Sharon_B, Aug 2023
      Great experience entire family loved seeing fireworks up close & skyline at night. Chicago is fantastic!
      Craig_N, Aug 2023
      Cold and Rain Would not recommend 10 minutes of fireworks A lot of down time Not worth the cost Next time will book a day trip with different company
      Viktoria_T, Aug 2023
      Loved it, beautiful views, nice boat, even if it was raining we still enjoyed the city view, highly recommended
      It’s was beautiful loved...
      Niyaa_N, Aug 2023
      It’s was beautiful loved the view and also the fireworks I would recommend it to someone else most definitely coming back
      My experience
      Christia_P, Jul 2023
      The most memorable part of my experience was the fireworks. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. Definitely a night to remember
      Fantastic fireworks and architecture tour
      Bronlyn_W, Jul 2023
      My early elementary aged daughter and I enjoyed this boat tour very much. The wait time to board was reasonable and the boat was very clean. We (along with everyone else) had a fantastic view of the fireworks. We had a knowledgeable and entertaining tour guide who told us about the history and architecture of the buildings along the river. We had a wonderful time - so much that my daughter announced that she wants to be an architect when she grows up.
      Must do on a warm Saturday night in Chicago
      Tom_Y, Jul 2023
      Very memorable experience. Highly recommended for couple or family whether you are from the area or out of towner.
      Enjoyed the sites and the...
      erika_m, Jul 2023
      Enjoyed the sites and the history of Chicago . The fireworks were nice getting to see them from the boat. They however were not in 3D
      Meeting other people and...
      Wanda_S, Jul 2023
      Meeting other people and sharing the fireworks with others. The pre fireworks tour of the river was very informative: great tour guide.
      Worth the experience.
      James_B, Jul 2023
      The excursion itself was interesting. The view of the architecture from the river is awesome. The firework display was alright. The 3-D really does not come into virtual effect. They give you a pair of old school paper glasses but all you do is hold them for 2 and half hours. The fumes from the boats were a little unpleasant. Nevertheless it was still worth the experience.
      Great Time
      regina_j, Jul 2023
      The firework show and the yacht rock music And the friendly staff. Amazing!!! We sat on the bottom of the bottom and you really get a different more closeup experience of the ocean.
      Leave it to the tourists.
      Comonieck_B, Jul 2023
      For the experience it was just too many seats, everyone was sitting close together and it was entirely too tight of space. You could not walk to get anywhere without bumping or squeezing by someone. The commentator was talking about something we could not understand all night because the mic was awful and extremely low. Though they stated for parents to watch their kids and there was no running, well kids were running all over the place. The fireworks were nice, the night was beautiful and the boat ride was very smooth. I would not do this boat ride again, it’s definitely more for tourist than a Chicagoan.
      Great view of fireworks
      Leslie_M, Jul 2023
      Beautiful fireworks display-guide Asra(spelling?) was great! Only wish there was more music during downtime in lockek
      Never again!!!
      Kawther_A, Jul 2023
      Do not depend on their information. We missed our boat ride because the link in the email took us 25 min in the wrong direction! We had kids with us and walked along the pier passing all the docks and no one knew where to direct us. The address does not show up correctly thru the link and the gps doesn’t even have it as an option, it automatically takes you to N Wacker instead of E Wacker. By the time we found the right dock the boat had left! The kids were upset, tired and disappointed!! This ruined our first experience in Chicago. We also requested handicap access, we had a wheelchair and that was not addressed in the email at all. We were a party of 12, we all lost our tickets and experience.
      Great Date Night
      Sara_L, Jul 2023
      What a spectacular experience! My husband and I loved every minute. We enjoyed the information and history that was shared with us. The music was great as were the fireworks! I highly recommend.

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