Tail-Wagging Chicago Boat Tours for Dogs

Ride together. Die together. Go on a dog-friendly Chicago boat ride together. This is what friendship is all about. Take your pup on one of these Chicago boat tours (she deserves it).

Mercury Cruises

See the sights and sniff the sniffs with Mercury Canine Cruises, where your bestie will enjoy an incredible 90-minutes of educational narration on history and architecture (with dog-friendly details!). He’ll also be treated to flexible seating, delicious water bowls, and a newspaper-lined little doggy’s room. These cute AF Chicago cruises set sail on summer Saturdays and Sundays at 11:15 a.m.

Shoreline Sightseeing

Whether pup’s on the hunt for a scenic Chicago river cruise, architecture tour, or a piece of that corgi-ous skyline, Shoreline Sightseeing has a boat tour for that. With 11 touring vessels and 6 water taxis, they’ve got the city’s largest fleet. And Fido hit the jackpot with this one: leashed dogs allowed on all tours!

Seadog Cruises

Seadog Cruises offers a number of cruises perfect for the seafaring pup who pawfers his maritime adventures with a splash of variety. The 30-minute Lakefront Speedboat Tour is basically like the zoomies-version of a Chicago boat tour, whereas 75-minute River and Lake Architecture Tours offer more leisurely vibes. Well behaved, leashed dogs are welcome aboard as long as the tour has space!

Island Party Boat

Is your girl more of a booze cruise Chicago dog? She’s in luck! Island Party Boat allows pups on their Hawaiian and Polynesian class boats. Lake Michigan or Chicago River cruises are available. Remind her to pack her life jacket, and give ‘em a call 24 hours before her cruise. And don’t party too hard, doggos: a fee may be tacked on for excessive cleanup or for damage.

When it comes to boat rides in Chicago, your pup has paw-lenty of options to choose from! Which of these Chicago boat tours is your bestie gonna embark on first? Let us know in the comments, and be sure to tag #SidewalkDog whenever your dog is “on a boat, motherpupper!”

Featured photo: Mercury Cruises

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