After failed experiments with buffet dinners on speedboats and patio dining on submarines, humankind has finally perfected the art of elegant eating while boating. Enjoy a dry and dilemma-free dinner with today's Groupon for dinner cruises on Lake Michigan aboard the Spirit of Chicago or Mystic Blue ships from Entertainment Cruises. Tours depart from Navy Pier. Choose from the following options:
- For $45, you get a Sunday dinner cruise (a $90.98 value).
- For $55, you get a dinner cruise, valid on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday only (up to a $114.10 value).
- For $65, you get a fireworks dinner cruise, valid on Wednesday and Saturday only (up to a $131.78 value).
Entertainment Cruises leads land dwellers onto the lap of Lake Michigan for an evening of delicious dining, DJ-soundtracked dancing, and scintillating views of the skyline, all from the decks of a world-class yacht. Each cruise touts a thee course food-station dinner with slightly different menus, with Mystic Blue 's meal including a tequila-lime chopped salad, slow-cooked beef sirloin, and malibu steamed veggies, and Spirit of Chicago's Grande Buffet showcasing a culinary cast of salad sampler, caribbean roasted chicken, and vegetable casserole. Under the watchful gaze of envious seagulls, guests can shake, shimmy, or soft-shoe to the beats of the onboard DJ as Chicago landmarks such as Shedd Aquarium, Willis Tower, and a statue of Carl Sandburg swinging a baseball bat dreamily float past in the background. Both cruise ships' decks are climate controlled and spacious, giving passengers plenty of room to spread their seafaring wings and take floating flight.
For an additional ocular treat, a fireworks dinner cruise shepherds passengers across the lakefront for a floating view of Navy Pier's semi-weekly firework show. The dazzling pyrotechnic display lights up the Chicago skyline, providing rare glimpses of the Tribune Tower wearing a leopard-print sleeping mask. Call ahead to make a reservation.
Since 1996, the staff at Seadog Cruises has welcomed explorers aboard sophisticated, open-air speedboats for city tours. Over the years, they’ve led more than two million sightseers through Baltimore and Chicago on cruises that elucidate city histories, paying special attention to landmarks such as Baltimore’s Naval Reserve Center and Chicago’s Tribune Tower. Their fleet of sea crafts uses low-sulfur diesel and a four-stroke engines that produce lower emissions than older models, allowing eco-conscious passengers to rest easy and fish to finally open their windows for some fresh water.