So Long Sweet Summer, Canine Cruise 2022
"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, bring your kids, and let's sail away!"
Date: Sunday, September 11th
Check-In Time: 9:45am
Cruise Time: 10:15 to 11:45 am
DOCK LOCATION: Michigan Avenue at Wacker Drive
On Chicago’s Riverwalk (3 Blocks North of Millennium Park)
See form below to purchase tickets
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.
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.
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. Please note at this time ONLY CREDIT CARDS are being accepted!
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 If you park longer than 4 hours, the discount is no longer valid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.
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.
REAL DOG MOMS