Chicago River Architecture Brunch Cruises

Take a classic architecture boat tour aboard the Chicago River’s only brunch cruise.

What's Included

Enjoy a delicious menu stocked with your breakfast and lunch favorites while cruising the Chicago River (offered weekends and holidays).

2-hr cruise on the Chicago River

3-course plated brunch (view menu)

Narrated architectural highlights

Stunning riverfront views

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Upgrades & Enhancements

Available for purchase at checkout or onboard.

Odyssey Chicago River Window Table

Window table reservations for the best views

Drinks available from Odyssey Chicago River's cash bar

Craft cocktails, beer and wine from our cash bar

Odyssey Chicago River 6x8 boarding photo

6x8 boarding photo

Odyssey Chicago River Cruise Route
Odyssey Chicago River Cruise Route

Chicago River Cruise Route

Departs from: Chicago River Esplanade, right in front of NBC Tower on the River (north side)
Address: 455 N. Cityfront Plaza Drive

All river cruises will depart from our dock near NBC tower on Chicago's revitalized River Esplanade, between Michigan Avenue and Columbus Drive. Dinner cruises follow the longest route, which extends west on the main branch to Wolf Point, north to North Avenue, south to Ping Tom Memorial Park, east to Lakeshore Drive, then back to the dock.

The lunch, brunch and cocktail cruises journey on the main and south branches of the Chicago River. If the river is seeing high traffic, or in rare cases of severe weather, the cruise route may be modified further to include only the main and south branches.

Every experience promises unmatched views of the city's world-renowned architectural feats, from Marina City and the Merchandise Mart to the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Willis Tower and more.

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Odyssey Chicago River Vamonde App
VAMONDE | Travel Like a Local
Follow along with live narration on your cruise.
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Download:  iPhone App | Android App


Additional Information

Group Events

Group Events

We can host groups of all sizes up to 200 guests. Parties of 20+, please contact us.

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Dressy-casual attire encouraged and collared shirts suggested for men.

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Climate Controlled

Year-Round Cruising

Our ships are equipped to cruise 365 days a year in all weather conditions.

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Directions & Parking

Directions & Parking

Odyssey Chicago River is docked on the River Esplanade at 455 N. Cityfront Plaza Drive.

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