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Boat Tour Company Launching Dog-Friendly Cruises in Chicago

You won’t have to leave your dog at home next time you explore Chicago’s waterways thanks to a local boat tour company.

Mercury, Chicago’s Skyline Cruiseline, will launch its popular Canine Cruise series Saturday. It will offer dog-friendly boat tours every weekend through Oct. 13.

The cruises leave at 11:15 a.m. Saturday-Sunday from Mercury’s perch along the Riverwalk, 112 E. Wacker Drive.

This tour showcases Chicago’s skyline from the Chicago River and Lake Michigan. Guides highlight Downtown skyscrapers and share details about each building or landmark, along with fun facts about dogs and dog-friendly spots.

Dogs can sit on your lap, in a seat or on the deck. The cruise offers safe outdoor seating and water bowls for pets, according to the company.

Ticket prices start at $42 for adults, $19 for children ages 5-15 and $10 per dog, with children younger than 5 able to ride for free. Priority boarding is $47 for adults and $24 for kids.

In October, the Howl-O-Ween Canine Cruise will feature pumpkin dog treats and prizes for the best costumes.

Visit Mercury’s website for more information.