PLEASE NOTE: We do not allow the transfer of tickets without being involved in the process - we have waivers everyone needs to sign, and there are no technical tickets - just a guest list to check in with us on the day of the cruise. So we need the names of new guests, as well as weight of their dog(s), etc. Do not fall for fake scammers selling tickets.
Join us for our annual canine cruise! Come aboard a 90-minute sightseeing tour along the Chicago River and Lake Michigan with Mercury Cruises! Water, soda, wine, beer, and snacks will be available for purchase. Bring your pups, your kids, and let’s sail away!!
Boarding Starts: 9:45AM The boat departs promptly at 10:15AM so we have to be ready to board by 9:45AM. Please arrive early enough to park (see parking info below) and walk your pups.
Cruise treats supplied by our featured guests:
Restrooms There are human restrooms on board and a doggy restroom, lined with newspaper. There will also be a water bowl on board for them to keep hydrated. ***Please exercise your pup before the cruise so they are polite with all guests aboard. We want to be welcomed for future cruises.
Beverages Water, soda, wine and beer are available for purchase on board, as well as a selection of snacks. No outside alcoholic beverages are allowed. Our vessel for the cruise will be the Little Lady and it is a double-decker boat with an open-air upper level and bow, and an enclosed salon with a full bar on the lower level.
Other Policies: Cruises happen rain or shine, so there will be no refunds since we will still have booked & paid for your tickets.
Parking: Laz Parking Services Garage, 111 E. Wacker Dr. (Illinois Center) This information is from Mercury's website, please contact them with any parking questions.
The parking garage entrance is the first driveway east of Michigan Avenue, on the south side of Upper East Wacker Drive. This garage is directly across the street from the stairway to our dock and next door to the Chicago Architecture Center. Avoid the need for validation by making a self-parking reservation online.
Discount: Receive a discount for up to 4 hours of parking at the LAZ garage at 111 E. Wacker Dr. If you park longer than 4 hours, the discount is no longer valid LAZ Discount Rates: 1 – 3 Hours: $14 (with validation); 3 – 4 Hours: $15 (with validation) After 4 hours, rates revert to: 2 – 12 Hours: $29; 12 – 18 Hours: $35; 18 – 24 Hours: $44
IMPORTANT: You must have your parking ticket stamped at our ticket window or at our onboard bar to receive the discounted rate. Please note: stamped tickets from bar must be further validated at the parking garage office before departing the garage.
Life Vests: The vessels are fully equipped with life jackets, none are made specifically for dogs. However, our crew conducts regular drills and we are very proud of our perfect safety record. We ask that guests please keep their dogs leashed and although they are not required, guests are more than welcome to bring their own canine life vest.
Whether you sailed with us on our Canine Cruise or not, you and your pup should join us after the cruise at the dog-friendly Northman Beer and Cider Garden on the riverwalk where our friends from BLVD Vet will join us and have their pet-friendly photo booth, free pup cups, and dog & cat-friendly goodie bags to take home.
The Northman has reserved our friends a couple of tables under the pergola for this dog-friendly Sunday FUNday!
EVENT DETAILS: DATE: Saturday, July 8, 2023 TIME: 9 AM to 10 AM LOCATION:2369 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
Pets are members of our family and might need medical help when we least expect it. To feel better prepared if the worst happens, we welcome you to attend our Pet CPR & First Aid workshop, taught by Dr. Monick the Managing Partner and Lead Veterinarian at Scout Veterinary Care,
For just $25, learn priceless life-saving skills!
This is not a certification course; this is a learning experience to prepare pet parents.
This is a human only learning event. Please leave your pets at home.
ABOUT SCOUT VETERINARY CARE: Scout Veterinary Care was created with a simple goal: to help make the unexpected moments of pet ownership easier. Our urgent care practices are here to support both the veterinary community and the pet community by providing accessible care when pets need it most, filling the widening gap between primary care and specialty care. Our modern and technology-driven practices are designed to make life easier for our team while providing same-day and next-day appointments to the city’s ever-growing population of dogs and cats. Cases range from routine last minute care to those requiring more extensive in-house diagnostics, treatments and nursing care. Scout was built on the premise that the veterinary profession can and should be better. We can have better mental health, provide better care, be better partners, support our teams better, and grow better together. Come join a better way at Scout!
REAL DOG MOMS OF CHICAGO
Our goal is to connect dog rescues, dog-friendly businesses & dog lovers. Based in Chicago, Illinois, we host fun events for dogs & humans at great places with all proceeds going to local dog rescues.