The Great American Lobster Cruise sets sail from Chicago’s legendary Navy Pier on Sunday, September 4th at Noon! The cruise will feature a lobster and seafood themed brunch buffet with lobster-infused favorites, fresh North Atlantic sole filet, Shrimp Scampi, and so much more!

Whether you’re a native Chicagoan, newcomer, or just visiting for Labor Day Weekend, The Great American Lobster Cruise is the perfect weekend outing. See well-known Chicago attractions from climate controlled dining decks or on our open-air rooftop party deck. Indulge in delicious brunch entrees while sipping your own, custom made Bloody Mary, other alcoholic, or non-alcoholic beverage. When you’ve had your fill on food, head to the top deck for games, live music, and amazing views!

What’s Included

  • A 3-hour cruise on Lake Michigan with boarding and docking at Navy Pier.

  • A Delicious Brunch Buffet featuring seafood and non-seafood traditional brunch selections.

  • Guaranteed table seating.

  • Unlimited coffee, hot tea, iced tea and water.

  • The best views of Chicago’s skyline and many attractions.

  • Onboard Entertainment curated by The Great American Lobster Fest featuring DJ’s and Live Music.

BOARDING DATE: September 4th, 2016. BOARDING TIME: 11:30am // Departure Time:  12:00pm // Dock Time:  3:00pm

It’s “All Aboard” for delicious food, amazing views, music, and a whole lot of fun... 

The Great American Lobster Cruise is the perfect setting for those looking for Sunday & Seafood plans, while celebrating with an exclusive crowd on one of the finest ships Chicago has to offer!

Not a seafood fan? Fear not, traditional brunch favorites are also available. 

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What Else to Know

Directions: You and your guests can obtain door-to-door directions from websites like Use 600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago IL (Navy Pier Main Entrance) as your destination. 
Ticket Holders: Will be emailed advanced directions and plans closer to the cruise for specific boarding and location instructions.
Tickets: Before boarding on the day of your cruise, you may pick up your ‘ship access passes’ at our ticket booth, located next to the ship. For your convenience, our ticket booth opens at least one hour prior to the scheduled boarding time (which is 11:30am – Sunday September 4th, 2016).  Please plan accordingly and with extra time!  Holiday Weekends often equate increased traffic for all. 
Parking: The Great American Lobster Cruise departs from the south side of Navy Pier, towards the far, east end plaza. Limited parking is available on Navy Pier. Alternate parking can found just a few blocks west of Navy Pier on either Illinois or Grand Avenues.
Beverages: Coffee, tea and iced tea are included with the price of your ticket. Alcohol and soft drinks are available for purchase on board.
Attire: Casual attire is recommended. 
Cruising: The Great American Lobster Cruise departs promptly at Noon, weather permitting. Certain Lake conditions will require us to cruise within the breakwater. In the rare event of extreme weather, the event may be held dockside. For the comfort and safety of our passengers, smoking is permitted on the outside decks only.
Passenger Condition/Disabled Guests: We welcome the opportunity to host and assist guests with special needs. Please help us by informing at the time you book your ticket or as soon as possible, of any guest needing special assistance due to physical or mental disability. Please also let us know if a service animal is contemplated, so we can be helpful.


This event will sell out. Every guest over the age of 3 must have a ticket, children 3 and under are free.  Must be 21 to consume alcohol; Valid ID Required. Drink selections are subject to availability.  Cruise reserves the right to refuse service for any patron at cruise discretion. Cruise is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.  Customers consuming alcohol and food are at their own risk.  Cruise is not responsible for any illness or allergy related issues regarding consumption of shell fish or any other food and beverage served on The Great American Lobster Cruise.

TICKET SALES ARE FINAL.  No refunds, exchanges, or cancellations on purchased tickets of any kind. No refunds or exchanges in case of cancellation due to weather, natural catastrophe or any other event beyond the control of the cruise.

TICKETS ARE NOT MAILED.   You will receive a printable hard copy ticket with unique bar-code at the completion of your online order via Email and SMS Text. Only your Tickets will guarantee your boarding pass for The Great American Lobster Cruise. PLEASE PRINT ALL TICKETS AND BRING WITH YOU.  All tickets purchased online will be redeemed at the ship kiosk (located at the south/east end of Navy Pier).  Further boarding instructions are to come for all ticket holders leading up to the cruise.