2016 Season Opens April 2

Thank you for a wonderful 2015 season! Join us for our opening day on April 2, 2016, and experience Chicago's #1 tour. Tickets go on sale in spring, watch for announcements.

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2016 Season Opens April 2

TripAdvisor Shines Spotlight on Top 10 Tours in the U.S.

September 10, 2015 - TripAdvisor names the Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady Cruises to list of Top 10 Tours in U.S.

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TripAdvisor Shines Spotlight on Top 10 Tours in the U.S.

The Perfect Place to Tie the Knot

Say "I do" in 2016 with the city as your witness on your own private vessel cruising the Chicago River and Lake Michigan. Superior service and incredible skyline views included.

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The Perfect Place to Tie the Knot

The Skyline as Your Backdrop

Impress your guests with a memorable event they won't be able to stop talking about. Choose to cruise with Chicago's First Lady. Reserve your 2016 date today!

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The Skyline as Your Backdrop

Take a Virtual Video Tour of Our Vessels

Meet our five lovely ladies and get a look - inside and out - with a quick video tour for each vessel.

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Take a Virtual Video Tour of Our Vessels

CHICAGO'S FINEST FLEET - click boat images for virtual tours! Cruising April 2-November 20, 2016

THE FIRST LADY
THE LEADING LADY, THE CLASSIC LADY
THE FAIR LADY
THE LITTLE LADY

TODAY'S BEACONS

We are the official partners of the Chicago Architecture Foundation.
Named to TripAdvisor's list of Top 10 Tours in the United States!
We have been named Chicago's Best Tour by the Chicago Reader!
Save the date for your 2015 wedding or rehearsal cruise!

Choose to Cruise and Plan a Trip to Remember

Chicago's First Lady offers Chicago's finest fleet of cruising vessels. With five boats that can accommodate groups ranging from 2 - 250 people, Chicago's First Lady is an excellent choice for all of your special events, wedding ceremonies and receptions, birthday party cruises, corporate entertaining, chartered boat tours and much more. Chicago's First Lady Cruises is the official cruiseline of the Chicago Architecture Foundation and is proud to present the Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady Cruises. Whether you choose to cruise on the Chicago River or Lake Michigan, we promise your party will be a night to remember. 

Come explore Chicago for yourself — Chicago's First Lady is the first name in Chicago cruises. 

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