I’ll be in Chicago later this month and have an opportunity to take this cruise in exchange for this post and another afterward. I’m really looking forward to this whole trip despite being currently between dogs.
My husband was out of town last week and I told him I got a new dog. Our ancient Chihuahua died a year ago and I am in desperate need of a puppy. Grief puppy!
But when I’m rational I agree with my husband that we are travelling too much to get a new dog..for now. I loved our little dog. She fit in my pocket, she worshiped me like a kibble-dispensing god, and she made teeny-tiny poops. The last thing is a huge benefit, trust me.
Still, I’d love to have what we call a “Real Dog”. A Real Dog is the kind of pet you see in commercials for Subaru or Tommy Hilfiger—a majestic animal like a Golden Retriever or a Husky.
I’d name this kind of dog Fang or Sobaka II (rest in peace Sobaka the First!) and he would ride shotgun on my many travel adventures. Sobaka II would help me fight crime, rescue kids from wells, and generally make the world safe for democracy and high-quality footwear.
In Chicago (weather permitting from April to October) my awesome dog could accompany me on a scenic Seadog cruise of the Chicago lakefront launching from the Navy Pier.
From its website:
Seadog offers four exciting ways to see and experience Chicago from the water:
Lakefront Speedboat Tour
This 30-minute cruise along the shoreline offers a descriptive tour of Chicago’s famous skyline, while playing your favorite music.
Extreme Thrill Ride
This cruise is perfect for the daredevil in you! This 30-minute ride features splash down stops, 180-degree turns, slalom runs and more.
River and Lake Architectural Tour
Enjoy historic views of Chicago’s famous landmarks and neighborhoods during this 75-minute cruise on both Lake Michigan and the Chicago River.
Lakefront Fireworks Cruise
Enjoy front-row seats to the spectacular fireworks display aboard our Lakefront Fireworks Cruise! Cruise along Lake Michigan with an exciting speedboat ride paired with an informative tour of the Chicago skyline, then end the evening with a dazzling fireworks show and top-40 hits playing in the background! The open aired vessel allows for panoramic views, providing a perfect view. The Seadog Fireworks Cruise is available on Wednesdays and Saturdays, running from Memorial Day – Labor Day.
Seadog is great for both individuals and groups. We offer customizable group events for up to 450 people.
Seadog also features specific holiday cruises, such as Memorial Day, the 4th of July and Halloween.
Not only can you enjoy a Seadog Cruise, but your dog can as well! Dogs ride for free, space permitting.
For more information, please visit www.seadogcruises.com/chicago/ or call 888-636-7737.
I don’t know if a regular dog would like a boat cruise with a fireworks show, but Sobaka II sure would. If you visit Chicago, consider checking out Seadog Cruises. I’ll let you know in a few weeks what it was like.