2024 Air & Water Show Cruises

Air and Water Show Chicago Boat Rental

The Chicago Air & Water Show is an annual air show held on the shore of Lake Michigan in Chicago, Illinois. The show has been held each year since 1959 and is Chicago’s second most popular festival.

Two days only! Very limited capacity.

Food is included in Price. Water, Juice, and Pop are complimentary, and 1 drink ticket provided to each Adult Ticket.

Join us on the Fireboat to be in the center of all the action on the Lake!

Rates
  • Adult: $125
  • Child: $65
Duration
  • 3.5 Hours

Gift Card For Any Tour

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Give them an experience they’ll remember! You can use gift cards for any of our tours. Whether they want to cruise up the river or watch the fireworks at sunset, we’re sure it will be a trip to remember.

The Brew Cruise with Phase Three Brewing

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Chicago Fireboat Tours and Phase Three Brewing are partnering up to offer one of the most unique experiences in Chicago, every Thursday evening all summer-long!!

Phase Three Brewing Company will be bringing days-old fresh, new releases straight from their Chicagoland brewery every week, combined with a beautiful skyline cruise on the Fred A Busse. Phase Three Brewing will also have a representative from the brewery onboard to answer all your questions about how they’re making their wide array of ales and lagers.

Boarding begins 15 minutes before scheduled departure time, for a 2-hour sunset cruise. The Brew Cruise will start on the lake, float through the locks and through the heart of downtown Chicago via the Chicago River, enjoying world-class views, an amazing sunset, and great music; all paired with fresh, innovative craft beers and hard seltzers.
Tickets are $45 per person and include your 1st Phase Three brew once onboard.

Brew Cruises are for the big kids only so 21+ years of age or older.

We cannot wait to enjoy a fresh pint of Phase Three beer aboard the historic Fred A. Busse with you.

Cheers!

Rates

Adult (Ages 21+): $45

Duration

2 Hours

The Sunset Cruise

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Our sunset cruises will surely be an unforgettable evening for you and your guests. Grab a drink at the bar, find a seat, and take in one of the most spectacular views in Chicago, watching the sunset behind the skyline. Check our schedule for dates, times, and availabilities for our sunset cruises.

This is NOT a guided tour and does not go onto the Chicago River.

Rates
  • Adult (ages 13-64): $40
  • Seniors (ages 65+): $35
  • Child (ages 4-12): $20
  • First Responder, Military & Veteran (must have a valid ID): $32
  • Children and infants ages 3 and under are free.
Duration
  • 1 hour and 30 minutes

Historical & Architectural Lake & River Tour (Weekends)

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Join our expert docents to learn about Chicago’s world famous architecture, as well as the history of our boat with Chicago and it’s Fire Department. Our boat also serves as a floating museum showcasing photographs of the boat in action, firefighting artifacts, and giving a glimpse of what is was like to be a firefighter stationed on the boat. We’ll see how Chicago’s landscape along the river has developed over time, going from stockyards to steakhouses, and bringing millions of tourists to a once desolated area which is now thriving. Our guided lake and river historical tours depart from DuSable Harbor at 12:00 pm, 3:00 pm, and 6:00 pm. They are underway for 90 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the schedule of the Chicago locks.

Rates
  • Adult (ages 13-64): $45
  • Seniors (ages 65+): $32
  • Child (ages 4-12): $29
  • First Responder, Military & Veteran (must have a valid ID): $39
  • Children and infants ages 3 and under are free.
Duration

Approximately 90min to 2 hours (depending on the lock system and boat traffic)

Start Times
  • 11:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 5:00 pm
  • Which days depends on our running Calendar.
  • Boarding begins 15 minutes prior to departure.
  • Please check calendar to confirm availability!

Chicago Fireworks Cruise

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Take in the city skyline from the Lake followed by the legendary fireworks show off Navy Pier, before returning back to the dock. Boat departs from and returns to our dock at 111 N Lake Shore Drive.

Rates
  • Adult (ages 13-64): $50
  • Child (ages 4-12): $25
  • First Responder, Military & Veteran (must have a valid ID): $45
  • Children and infants ages 3 and under are free.
Duration
  • 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • Boarding begins 15min prior to departure.

Historical & Architectural Lake & River Tour (Weekday)

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Join our expert docents to learn about Chicago’s world famous architecture, as well as the history of our boat with Chicago and it’s Fire Department. Our boat also serves as a floating museum showcasing photographs of the boat in action, firefighting artifacts, and giving a glimpse of what is was like to be a firefighter stationed on the boat. We’ll see how Chicago’s landscape along the river has developed over time, going from stockyards to steakhouses, and bringing millions of tourists to a once desolated area which is now thriving. Our guided lake and river historical tours depart from DuSable Harbor at 12:00 pm, 3:00 pm, and 6:00 pm. They are underway for 90 to 150 minutes, depending on the schedule of the Chicago locks.

Rates
  • Adult (ages 13-64): $40
  • Seniors (ages 65+): $36
  • Child (ages 4-12): $22
  • First Responder, Military & Veteran (must have a valid ID): $34
  • Children and infants ages 3 and under are free.
Duration

Approximately 90 minutes (depending on the lock system and boat traffic)

Start Times
  • Monday through Thursday from 12:00 pm, 3:00 pm, and 6:00 pm.
  • Which days depends on our running Calendar.
  • Boarding begins 15 minutes prior to departure.
  • Please check calendar to confirm availability!