Our Cruise is Now SOLD OUT!
All aboard!!! Calling humans and canines - join us for our RDMOC End of Summer Canine Cruise!
Boat departs at 10:15, we have to be ready to board by 9:45, since we board at 10 am. Please arrive early enough to park if you drove and potty your pups.
It’s a 90 minute cruise around the lake and river. 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.
Beverages – including water, soda, wine and beer – are available for purchase on board, as well as a selection of snacks. Please note, no outside alcoholic beverages 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.
** Final Note: Please exercise your pup before the cruise so they are polite with all guests aboard. We want to be welcomed for future cruises.
WHERE IS THE CLOSEST PARKING?
Laz Parking Services Garage, 111 E. Wacker Dr. (Illinois Center)
Information 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.
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.
ARE THERE 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.
We have teamed up and are joining ACTIVE! Dog Daycare this fall for another dog-tastic fundraiser for our friends over at Peace for Pits!
Doors open at 1:30, event is 2 – 6:30pm
Live Music and DJ:
– Dee Ginicola (acoustic set)
– 4 Aces and a Queen
– Ryan Powers (acoustic set)
– DJ DAN – Hip – Hop
– Food Truck – Taco de Carne Estrada
Silent Auction and Raffle will be held with great prizes!
Peace for Pits is an amazing volunteer based 501(c)(3) dog rescue who saves countless pitbulls that have been discarded, forgotten, abused, or just flat out neglected. They have been their voice for so many dogs who would never get a chance at knowing what love or compassion is especially with the ‘scary dog’ stigma that follows them. They have rescued sick and broken dogs but they need YOU more than ever with medical expenses and all costs that go into saving these amazing animals. Please join us in helping them lessen the costly burden they have taken on.
All Inclusive Tickets:
$40 at the door
Each ticket includes: General Admission for 1 person (3 years & older) and 1 dog to our farm excluding Animal Land. You'll also receive a sweet treat of an apple cider donut with your Dog Days Admission. Free hay wagon rides, unlimited selfies with pumpkins and apple trees, apple orchard walk-through (attached to pumpkin farm), and parking included.
PLEASE NOTE: This event is ONLY ON THIS DATE; AT THE PINGREE GROVE LOCATION
If our animals are here at that point, there will be no dogs permitted on the Animal Land side of our farm. Join us for a fun day and as a reminder, please pick up after your pet. Dogs MUST remain on leash at all times. There will be water bowls and huge tent with picnic tables for shade breaks if needed.
These tickets will only be valid for Saturday, September 7th at the Pingree Grove location.
Additional $$ amenities: market for shopping, on-site cafe's, beer bin
$5 from every time goes to Animal House Shelter
REAL DOG MOMS