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Mystic Blue Cruises

600 E Grand Ave, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL 60611-3419
+1 312-321-8081
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good25%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (4 reviews)
“chicago skyline” (11 reviews)
“lunch cruise” (7 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 22:00 Hours
££ - £££
600 E Grand Ave, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL 60611-3419
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

I took my wife on the lunch cruise today. The staff was friendly and courteous, but that was about the best thing. The boat rocked too much while we were standing. The buffet was just alright. There were not enough different choices to eat. You...More

Thank Jerome M
Reviewed 13 September 2017

I actually was in Chicago on a whim because I got sidetracked from Florida with the hurricane situation. I had never been to Chicago but I'm familiar with Entertainment Cruises because I live in New York. I booked the Mystic Blue on my birthday morning...More

Thank iuzzolth
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

Went on a lunch cruise as part of a reunion. It was fine. Spent some time on the top. The DJ did a good job playing music to our taste and not just American music. The buffet was okay. The fresh items looked a lot...More

Thank ScenicSights
Reviewed 20 August 2017

My husband surprised me with this cruise on a Saturday afternoon. The decor was so appealing with a tremendous spread for lunch options. Additionally, there were several dessert options available. The staff were engaging and fun. The DJ had many people out of their seats...More

Thank ChulitaTravelChica
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Expectation wasn't high to be honest. Boarding was the usual scrum of a queue starting 20 mins before it needs to, but seems to work out fine. Hostess directs you to table. We had paid for a window seat and questionable whether or it's worth...More

Thank andhewittscores
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We attended a Mystic Blue Cruise for a small wedding. Our group boarded ~ 1 hr before other guests, had the ceremony, and then took photos/enjoyed time on the boat before everyone else boarded and the cruise took off. The lunch buffet was really good...More

Thank supapfunk
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Although what we thought was going to be a bad experience from the beginning, we quickly overlooked an incident that happened before we even boarded. I'm not going into too much detail, but the officers of the boat received some misinformation, and they were not...More

Thank Herminio G
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Cruise was nice, Staff friendly and attentive, Buffet food was fresh, hot and had variety, we thought it tasted good ~ plenty of desserts /fruit after. Boat was maybe half full of people so no trouble finding seating or moving around anywhere on the ship...More

Thank Paula K
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

About an hour and half cruise but never really left the pier area! Comfortable but nothing spectacular! Not bad for cost.

Thank RickTerri
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

We were expecting this to be a fun cruise with great music, great food, and great sightseeing. I will say we got a few good pictures and also played some fun games (foosball and shuffleboard), but that's pretty much where it ends. For the over...More

1  Thank emerica318
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Questions & Answers
thomas h
24 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Herminio G | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late response. I never received a notification. To answer your question, parking is very expensive there. If you park at the Navy pier garage, I believe it’s $41 for the day. We parked at the Dave and busters... More
Eric H
10 July 2016|
Response from EntertainmentCruises | Property representative |
Hi Eric - We have quite a variety of prices based on weekday vs. weekend as well as the cruise type. Brunch starts at about $53 Lunch - Starts at $50 Dinner is between $81-100 Firework Cruises are between $93-105... More
13 May 2015|
Response from EntertainmentCruises | Property representative |
HI - Totally understandable! The lunch is served buffet style. We do have quite a few options outside of seafood on our standard buffet, but we also offer chicken tenders and fries for children. See the full menu on our... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 600 E Grand Ave, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL 60611-3419
    (Lake Shore Drive)
  • Public Transportation: The CTA provides seven bus lines with more than 200 buses serving Navy Pier daily. These are #29 State St, #65 Grand Ave, #66 Chicago Ave. and the #124 Navy Pier Express.During weekday rush hours, the #2 Hyde Park Express (stops running at 9:10pm), #120 Northwestern/Wacker Express and the #121 Union/Wacker Express (stops running at 10:00pm)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighbourhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: +1 312-321-8081
  • E-mail
Mystic Blue is the place to be for the all-inclusive downtown Chicago experience. Complete with great food, DJ entertainment for dancing, a trendy, urban ambiance and amazing views at the best value. Come aboard our contemporary cruise ship for a brunch, lunch, lake-breeze dinner lounge, fireworks or moonlight cruise and make a memory out on the water.Parties of 2-600. Private space and customized cruises available. Cruising year-round from Navy Pier.
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