About

Our Company

Chicago's First Lady Cruises offers Chicago's finest fleet of cruising vessels, accommodating groups ranging from 2 to 250. We’re one of the most unique Chicago private party locations for special events, outdoor wedding ceremonies and receptions, networking events, private corporate events, birthday party cruises, chartered Chicago boat tours and much more. Whether you choose to cruise on the Chicago River, Lake Michigan or both, we promise your party will be a night to remember.

Chicago's First Lady Cruises is the official cruise line of the Chicago Architecture Center and is proud to present the official Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise aboard Chicago’s First Lady .

dba: Chicago's First Lady Cruises
State of Illinois Incorporation: Nov.1990

Safety

The safety of our guests and crew is our number one priority. After more than 80 years providing memorable cruises of the Chicago River and Lake Michigan for millions of guests, we are proud to say we have a perfect safety record. 

All of our vessels are regulated, licensed and inspected by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) every year, and have undergone stability testing to ensure our guests are safe on their waterway experience. Our captains and deckhands go through an extensive training and drilling program that goes above and beyond the standards set by the USCG. Because we are committed to continuing education, we provide extra training every day to our crew.

If you have any questions on our safety training protocols or additional concerns, please contact our
Company Security Office Captain Tom Hacker at thacker@cruisechicago.com.

Location

On Chicago's Riverwalk at the southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Drive. Chicago, Illinois, 60601. For GPS directions, use 112 E. Wacker Drive.

Please note: No US Mail delivery received at dock

Mailing Address
1242 W. Northwest Highway, Palatine, IL 60067
Tel: 847-358-1330
Fax: 847-991-5255
chartersales@cruisechicago.com

Directors

President: Holly H. Agra
Chief Financial Officer: Captain Bob Agra
Vice President: Bob Agra III
Chief Engineer: Mike Shivers
Director of Tour Sales: Nancy Trujillo
Director of Human Resources: Amy Mares
Director of Marketing: Melanie Mapes
Director of Vessel Operations: Captain Gabe Argumedo
Director of Bar Operations: Kaitlin Victor

Chicago's First Lady Cruises is certified by the City of Chicago as a woman-owned business.