Chicago's First Lady Cruises

Price — $46.29

We're excited to begin safely cruising again!

Chicago's First Lady Cruises is the official cruiseline for the Chicago Architecture Center (CAC) and offers 90-minute Architecture River Cruises.

Safety is our #1 Priority. 

Click here to learn more about our enhanced protocols.

Along with the renowned CAFC River Cruise, we will offer new ways to safely enjoy the outdoors, including the 90-minute Lady Grebe Chicago River Experience and a dockside, floating rooftop bar

The Official Chicago Architecture Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady Cruises is the city's number one cruise based on TripAdvisor reviewers. This must-do tour is led by CAC-certified volunteer guides - called docents - and highlights 53 historic and architecturally significant sites that line the Chicago River.

Specialty architecture river cruises include the beautiful Evening Cruises and a summer weekend 9am Photography Cruise. Conveniently located within walking distance to Magnificent Mile hotels, Chicago's First Lady Cruises offers a fleet of luxurious vessels with upper-deck seating for all and a climate-controlled salon deck for inclement days. The yachts are also available for private charter rentals every evening and for daytime charters on select weekdays.

Chicago's First Lady Cruises

  • Mon-Fri Closed
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed


  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Private Parties
  • Wheelchair Accessible
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