Do something different this Halloween holiday and take a spooky ghost cruise through one of the world’s most haunted cities.
With costumed narrators leading the 75-minute tour, you'll head out onto Lake Michigan and the Chicago River while hearing creepy stories.
Learn about strange happenings at the Hancock building and traumatic historic events like the Fort Dearborn Massacre. Get goose bumps when you hear tales of the Curse of Captain Jack Kaplan, the Eastland Disaster and Samuel Insull's ghost.
There’s a lot of fun mixed in with the scary stuff and kids are encouraged to come along in fancy dress.
For a fun and spooky evening on the water take the Seadog Haunted Chicago Cruise. There is no hotel pick-up for this cruise, which starts from Navy Pier, where there is ample parking. Details of how to reach Navy Pier are given in Additional Information.
To receive your boarding pass please present your voucher and photo ID at the activity operator’s ticket kiosk at Navy Pier. Boarding begins 30 minutes before departure time.
Food and drink can be brought on board, but remember – it is hard to eat while the boat is going fast! Be prepared to be splashed – Seadog is an open-air speedboat. If conditions are windy and the lake has a chop, there is a good chance you might get wet. It’s all part of the fun!
The Seadog Haunted Chicago Cruise will be operating from the beginning of October through Halloween. Kids are welcome to come in costume.
A character in ghostly garb will lead the 75-minute tour. Chicago has the reputation of being one of the most haunted cities in the world, perhaps because of its colorful but disturbingly dark and violent past. The live narration highlights interesting supernatural and odd occurrences that have taken place in Chicago since the city's early days.
The cruise departs from Navy Pier, cruising through the Locks, up the River and back out to Lake Michigan.
Creepy tales you will hear include:
• Curse of Captain Jack Kaplan
• Haunted Hancock Building
• Eastland Disaster
• Fort Dearborn Massacre
• Pioneer John Kinzie's Curse
• Samuel Insull's Ghost
Your scary 75-minute trip ends back at the starting point at Navy Pier.
11 Oct - 31 Oct: Friday, Saturday & Sunday
1 hour 15 minutes (including boarding)
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes (including boarding)
Cruise departs from Navy Pier, where ample parking is available. Directions for reaching Navy Pier are given in Additional Information.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
The cruise ends at the starting point
Please bring a jacket as it may be cool on the water
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.
You must print and present your voucher in order to redeem services purchased. Please present your voucher and photo ID at the activity operator’s ticket kiosk located at Navy Pier. You will be issued boarding passes at this time. Boarding begins 30 minutes prior to cruise departure time.
Cruises go ahead rain or shine all year long. In the rare event the Coast Guard prohibits cruising because of weather conditions, your activity operator will contact you to make other arrangements
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