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Address: Departing from Navy Pier, Departing from Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
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+1 312-222-9328
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09:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Shoreline Sightseeing is Chicago's leader in river and lake cruises!...

Shoreline Sightseeing is Chicago's leader in river and lake cruises! Featuring state-of-the-art tour boats and expert guides, Shoreline presents the Chicago skyline as you've never seen it before. With so many options among our lake and river cruises, we're sure to offer a tour your whole group will love. Our famous Architecture River Tours are led by knowledgeable and entertaining guides showcasing the city's rich architectural heritage. We also offer skyline lake tours, romantic sunset tours, and exciting fireworks cruises from which to see dazzling displays throughout the summer. Themed offerings include wine tasting cruises, brew cruises, 4th of July options, and St. Patrick's Day cruises. So set sail with Shoreline today, where every day is a celebration of Chicago!

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I took this trip from Navy Pier on a day that started out rainy and cloudy. When the weather cleared, I decided on a whim to take this tour. So glad that I did! The 75 minutes... read more

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I took this trip from Navy Pier on a day that started out rainy and cloudy. When the weather cleared, I decided on a whim to take this tour. So glad that I did! The 75 minutes flew by as our docent (Dave?) told us stories of Chicago's past and pointed out the rich architectural diversity of the buildings along... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We did this tour on a sunny but cold day. Dress warm bring warm drinks. The guide was awesome and the crew entertaining. The tour is one I've done each time I have visited the city. Love this tour.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This tour was the highlight of our trip. Our tour director, Victor, was so knowledgeable and brought the funny! Do yourself a favor and sit down, listen and learn - the selfies can wait. We did the tour in our last day and wished we did it in our first. is a good way to get acquainted w where you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the Architecture River Tour. Loved every minute of it! Our docent, Jim, was incredible! Chicago is such a beautiful city. We learned so much about the history and people which added to our appreciation of this lovely city. Well worth the money!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We did this on a beautiful chilly winter day two days ago. Extremely interesting. Commentary was marvelous. (Jake) You will learn about the history of this great city. We took Chicago hot dogs with us onboard and had a delightful time. Highly recommend!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We took this tour this morning, and found it very interesting. A great way to see the city. We are here in March, and the boat is an open boat. I wished I was dressed warmer, but that was my own fault. My teenage son even enjoyed the tour. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great tour at 12.15. Victor the tourguide knows just about everything about each building in the city. He'll educate you in a 75 minute (enjoyable) rant through the waterways. Dress warm on colder days since the boat is open at the top. Definitely recommended if you want to quickly get to know the lay of the land... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They offer a drinks service but they ran out of everything warm and the tour had just started. It was so cold and people were miserable. Don't do this tour in March! Victor was great as a tour guide he was so helpful and informative. Love the tour not the company so much. They need restock the boat if your... More 

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Washington Island, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did the "cabbage" cruise and had a blast - our narrator David was a true professional and wealth of knowledge and can tell he loves and is outstanding at his job! Got cold near the end, but was still a blast.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a a super tour guide...John...who kept us entertained for the entire trip. He described the way buildings have changed since the great Chicago fire. Very interesting from beginning to end. We heard from several folk that they had taken several Architecture River Cruises and each guide offered a different perspective depending their knowledge and interests. We will certainly... More 

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