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Chicago: Lake Michigan Gourmet Brunch/Lunch/Dinner Cruise

4.3 / 5

90 reviews

Chicago: Lake Michigan Gourmet Brunch/Lunch/Dinner Cruise

From US$ 90.98 per person

Dine aboard the Odyssey, a unique boat designed to provide the ultimate viewing of Chicago's sights. Savor a delicious buffet brunch or gourmet 3-course lunch or dinner served at your private table, then enjoy the onboard DJ and dance floor.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 - 3 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Dine on a gourmet 3-course plated lunch/dinner or buffet brunch
  • Delight in 360 degree views from the observation decks while cruising on Lake Michigan
  • Experience uninterrupted panoramic views of Chicago's memorable and distinctive skyline
  • Listen to a live DJ and enjoy the opportunity to dance
  • Admire unique vistas of Chicago's famous landmarks including Navy Pier, Grant Park, and the Willis Tower
Full description

Cruise for 2 or 3 hours on Lake Michigan and see the sights of Chicago from a luxury boat, The Odyssey. Board the boat at Navy Pier and enjoy a personal greeting.

Smile for the ship's photographer to capture the memory, then embark on an elegant dining cruise along the Chicago shoreline. After being seated at your private table, tuck into your gourmet brunch buffet or 3-course lunch or dinner consisting of creative meals prepared fresh daily by the on-board executive chef.

After your meal, dance to the live music or relax on any of the 3 climate-controlled decks as you watch the skyscrapers of Chicago's distinctive skyline glide by.



(choice of one):

Caesar Salad Lobster Bisque (dinner only) Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail (dinner only, available for additional price) Seafood Tower (dinner only, available for additional price) 2.5oz 1/2 Lobster Tail (dinner only, available for additional price)

Main Course

(choice of one): Jumbo Forest Mushroom Ravioli Oven-Baked Atlantic Salmon Filet Oven Roasted Frenched Chicken Breast with Rosemary and Thyme Braised Beef Short Rib Pan-Seared Fresh Pacific Cod (dinner only) 8 oz USDA Choice Filet Mignon (dinner only, available for additional price) 18 oz USDA Prime Striploin (dinner only, available for additional price) Two 5 oz Broiled Maine Lobster Tails (dinner only, available for additional price)

Choice of Dessert

:(choice of one): Eli's New York Style Cheesecake Duo of Sorbet Freshly Cut Fruit and Fresh Strawberries Triple Chocolate Mud Pie (dinner only) Odyssey Signature Warm Butter Cake (dinner only) French Macarons (dinner only, available for additional price) Champagne Chocolate Truffles (dinner only, available for additional price)


Early Risers

: Seasonal Fruit Breakfast Pastries Scottish Smoked Salmon Scrambled Eggs Breakfast Meats Breakfast Potatoes Build Your Own Belgian Waffle Station

Late Risers

: Caesar Salad Shrimp and Farfalle Pasta Salad Potato Salad Roasted Cedar Plank Oregano Salmon Maple & Mustard Glazed Chicken Hand Carved Strip Loin, USDA Choice


: Odyssey Signature Dessert Station Chocolate Fondue Menu items are subject to change.

  • 2-hour (brunch and lunch) or 3-hour (dinner) cruise on The Odyssey
  • 3-course plated lunch or dinner, based on option selected
  • Brunch buffet, based on option selected
  • Onboard DJ and dance floor
  • Unlimited coffee, hot tea, and iced tea
  • Local taxes and fees
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Alcoholic beverages (available for purchase)
  • Souvenir photos (available for purchase)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants aged 5 and older must present proof of full vaccination. Participants aged 16 and older must also present a valid ID. Participants are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after their final dose of vaccine. Participants who cannot be vaccinated must present proof of medical or religious exemption as well as a negative Covid-19 test administered by a medical professional

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Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Your cruise departs from Navy Pier, 600 East Grand Avenue Chicago, IL 60611. Enter Navy Pier dock on the right side as you enter. The Odyssey will be located halfway down this south side dock. Boarding starts 30 minutes prior to departure.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Shorts
  • Jeans
  • Smoking indoors
  • Sports shoes

Know before you go

  • Boarding begins 30 minutes prior to departure
  • Attire should be smart-casual. Jackets and cocktail attire are strongly suggested for the dinner cruise
  • No jeans, shorts, tank tops, halter-tops, t-shirts, gym shoes, or flip-flops are to be worn on the cruise
  • The menu is subject to change
  • Before placing your order, please inform your server if anyone in your party has a food allergy
  • All interior areas of the ship are non-smoking. Guests who smoke may do so on the outdoor observation decks only
  •  Effective January 3rd, all guests aged 5 or older will need to present proof of full vaccination in physical or digital format, as well as a valid ID (age 16+). Guests are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose vaccine, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine. A negative COVID-19 test administered by a medical professional is only valid for guests with proof of medical or religious exemption
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 90 reviews

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The food was excellent. There is always that expectation of substandard dishes, but the pleasant surprise that all the options were excellent. The lobster soup, which was my starter option, was the best I've ever had. The main dish cod was divine and the dessert, well, closed with a golden key. We were fortunate to have a fireworks show during the tour, which was a plus. It's really worth it.

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September 27, 2019

Was interesting.

It was a perfectly normal Chicago River cruise. You could pass under almost all bridges, see many interesting buildings and listen to a lady chatter the WHOLE time. Her mouth didn’t stand still for an hour and a half; that was agony !!! I would do this boat tour again, but ONLY WITHOUT this chatterbox. That is an imposition for (almost) everyone.

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September 6, 2018

Wonderful exciting& entertaining lunch cruise with #1 service& food.

Except for me being the problem I am not very computer literate or phone savvy& called customer service at navy pier as I left my reservation# at home& was confused thought I pulled up initially " spirit of chgo" cruises but was in fact reserved on the " Odessey" instead but...they took good care of us. Thku.

July 30, 2018

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