Media Contact: Please contact Anita for 2014 Press Releases
Director of Public Relations
Skyline Queen on the Chicago River with our Riverside Gardens box office in the background.
Science is Fun Cruise returns to wow and educate student groups with hands-on experiments, including hoisting buckets, floating balloons and constructing skyscrapers
Hoisting water buckets, floating inflated balloons, playing with a seesaw and checking out slimy creatures are all part of the Science is Fun Cruise returning for a second season aboard Mercury, Chicago’s Skyline Cruiseline. The cruise is designed for school groups and summer camps with fun on-board experiments that will explore the Chicago River and its buildings and bridges during the 90-minute Chicago River and Lake Michigan cruise. Open to groups of 25 or more on Mondays through Wednesdays, Science is Fun will begin its 2014 season, Monday, May 5 at 10 am. All cruises depart from Mercury’s Riverside Gardens dock at the southeast corner and lower level of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Drive.
UNOBSTRUCTED ON-THE-LAKE 3D VIEWS OF FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS
Avoid crowds and get a “front-row” seat with panoramic views of holiday pyrotechnics. Mercury, Chicago’s Skyline Cruiseline will provide passengers with an unobstructed 3D Fourth of July experience as it cruises the lakefront to its on-the-lake panoramic vantage point for the holiday pyrotechnics during its 2.5 hour lake cruise, Friday, July 4, 2014.
Summer partner 360 CHICAGO returns with sky-high tour option
The family-friendly 90-minute Urban Adventure Cruise™ aboard Mercury, Chicago’s Skyline Cruiseline offers a refreshing and relaxing way to experience one of the most spectacular views of Chicago. Departures are from the tranquil Riverside Gardens at the southeast corner and lower level of the Michigan Avenue bridge and Wacker Drive, just three blocks north of the hustle and bustle of Millennium Park. The 2014 season opens April 25 continues through Monday, October 13. Returning for 2014 is the popular money-saving tour option from summer tour partner 360 CHICAGO which provides a sky-high vista of Chicago and Chicago's newest thrill experience, Tilt!
Summer Sunday cruising with canines returns July 6
Mercury’s Canine Cruise, one of Chicago’s most popular fresh-air activities for dogs and their human companions, returns for a new season, Sunday, July 6, 2014! The cruise departs at 10:00 am every Sunday from Mercury Cruises’ dock on Chicago’s Riverwalk at the southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Drive.
Variety of Fun Cruises aboard Chicago’s Top Attractions Showcase Chicago to the World!
Chicago’s First Lady Cruises (CFL) and Mercury, Chicago’s Skyline Cruiseline (Mercury) are two separate companies, owned and operated for nearly 80 years by the Agra family, showcasing Chicago to the world with a variety of fun and exciting river and lake cruises. Download PDF for highlights for 2014 season across both companies.
Fourth generation comes aboard with unique vision to expand iconic brand
Mercury, Chicago’s Skyline Cruiseline is Chicago’s oldest, continuous sightseeing boat company showcasing Chicago’s architectural, historical and maritime sights to millions of passengers. What began as a one-boat operation, founded by Portuguese immigrant, Arthur Agra, in the 1930s has now grown to two companies and a fleet of six vessels. Mercury is owned and operated by third-generation owner Bob Agra, Jr and his wife Holly. Bob Agra, III brings a fourth-generation energy and unique vision to the company along with his professional photography, marketing and social media expertise to reinforce and grow the company’s strong digital presence in Chicago’s competitive tourism marketplace.