Chicago River Architecture Cruise Tour

Chicago River Architecture Cruise Tour

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      Chicago, Illinois, USA
      1.25 Hours
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      $ 41

      Experience Chicago’s skyline from the water! On this tour, travel along the Chicago River and cruise past famous buildings, bridges, parks, museums, and more. You’ll also learn the history and hear amusing stories along the way. 

      Tour highlights

      • Architectural experience
      • Navy Pier
      • Chicago River cruise
      • Great photo opportunities
      • Willis Tower
      • Chicago Harbor

      What’s included in the tour 

      • Onboard narration
      • Cruise ride




      Tour operates daily from April through October 31st.

      Meeting point

      Please make your way to Seadog Ticket Booth at Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60611 at least 20 minutes prior to tour time.

      Helpful hints

      Reservations are required. Make sure to reconfirm your tour time. Bring local currency for meals and additional purchases and souvenirs! 

      April 1 -June 15 Tour departs daily at 12:15pm, 2:15pm, 4:15m and 6:15pm. ;June 16- Sept 3: Mon- Thurs 12:15pm, 2:15pm, 4:15pm and 6:15pm. Friday: 10:15am and every hour there after till 9:15pm; Sat-Sun 10:15am and every hour there after till 7:15pm ; Sept 4th- Oct 31st daily at 12:15pm, 2:15pm, 4:15m and 6:15pm. 

      Getting around

      Vessels are accessible for most standard manual wheelchairs.

      Activity type

      Boat Tour, Adventure, Cultural



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      Tour Participation Requirements

      Activity Level

      This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.

      Age restrictions

      Suitable for all ages. Children 3 years and younger are free of charge.

      Special Medical Restriction

      If you have neck, back, knee or hip problems, cardiac or respiratory issues, or you are pregnant, this tour may not be suitable for you, due to the physical nature of the activity required.

      Embark on a sightseeing experience from one of Chicago’s top attractions, the Navy Pier. On this tour, you’ll view the city’s impressive skyline from the water and admire the beauty of the Chicago River. As you cruise for about an hour and 15 minutes, enjoy the opportunity to take some of the best pictures, view top city architecture, and listen to the history of the Windy City. 

      This narrated cruise experience is the best way to view Chicago’s unique architecture and landmarks from up-close. As you sail, your expert guide will offer entertaining narration and tell stories about some of Chicago’s most famous buildings including the Tribune Building, Willis Tower, Lyric Opera, and the Merchandise Mart. You’ll also experience a thrilling speedboat ride along the lakefront and catch some of the best views of the Buckingham Fountain, Grant Park, Chicago Harbor, Chicago’s Museum Campus, and more. 

      If you’re wanting to experience Chicago from a different angle, then this tour is a definite top choice. Your sail will also allow for the best photo opportunities and teach you about Chicago’s prominent architectural history. Your guide will offer entertaining commentary and make sure you have an amusing experience form beginning to end. 

      Departure times

      April 1 -June 15 Tour departs daily at 12:15pm, 2:15pm, 4:15m and 6:15pm. 

      June 16- Sept 3: Mon- Thurs 12:15pm, 2:15pm, 4:15pm and 6:15pm. 

      Friday: 10:15am and every hour there after till 9:15pm

      Sat-Sun 10:15am and every hour there after till 7:15pm

      Sept 4th- Oct 31st daily at 12:15pm, 2:15pm, 4:15m and 6:15pm. 


      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.


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      Chicago, Illinois, USA
      Chicago, Illinois, USA
      Bring water
      Bring money
      Great photo opportunities
      Wear sunscreen
      Wear comfortable shoes
      Wear Sunglasses

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