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Seadog Haunted Chicago Cruise

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Key Highlights

  • Chicago’s ghostliest cruise
  • Fun Halloween adventure
  • Strange tales and scary legends
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    09 Oct - 31 Oct: Friday, Saturday & Sunday


    1 hour 15 minutes (including boarding)

    Start time

    Boarding: 6:15pm
    Cruising: 7:15pm
    Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes (including boarding)

    Meeting Point

    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.

    Ending Point

    The cruise ends at the starting point

  • Overview & Itinerary


    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.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • 75-minute speedboat ride
    • Commentary (in English) from the Captain
    • Taxes and fees
    • Fuel surcharge


    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Refreshments
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    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

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.Ample parking is available at Navy Pier where the cruise starts. Alternative parking is available at 460 E. Illinois and 403 E. Grand (one block from Navy Pier). Free Navy Pier Trolley Service runs continuously from parking lot to Navy Pier along Illinois & Grand.Directions for reaching Navy Pier:From the South:Take the Dan Ryan Expressway West to Lake Shore Dr. NorthExit Grand Ave./Illinois St. to Navy PierFrom the Southwest:Take Interstate 55 North (Stevenson) to Lake Shore Dr. NorthExit Grand Ave./Illinois St. to Navy PierFrom the Far Southwest:Follow Interstate 57 North to the Dan Ryan Expressway WestGo to Lake Shore Dr. North Exit Grand Ave./Illinois St. to Navy PierFrom the Southeast:Take 90/94 West (Dan Ryan Expressway) to Lake Shore Dr. NorthExit Grand Ave./Illinois St. to Navy PierFrom the North:Take 90/94 East (Kennedy) to Ohio St. ExitTurn right on Fairbanks/Columbus Dr.Turn left on Illinois St. to Navy PierFrom the Northeast:Take Lake Shore Dr. South to the Grand Ave./Illinois St. exitTurn left on Illinois St. to Navy Pier