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icon40 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Take in iconic views of the beautiful Chicago lakefront and its many landmarks during this 40-minute Lake Michigan sightseeing boat cruise. Climb aboard your vessel for a laid-back ride, enjoying panoramic views of the Windy City's skyline from a unique perspective. Along the way, you'll listen to informative commentary and take in views of the John Hancock Center and Willis Tower, along with many other landmarks. Plus feel free to bring your own lunch or grab a drink at the onboard bar, during your ride.
  • Narrated sightseeing cruise on Lake Michigan
  • Enjoy fantastic panoramic views of Chicago's skyline
  • See Chicago's major skyscrapers like the John Hancock Center, Aon, Trump Tower and Willis Tower (Sears Tower)
  • Bring a lunch to enjoy on board during your boat tour
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Commentary on board
Food and drinks (available for purchase)

Departure Point

600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Get a unique perspective on Chicago's world-famous skyline during this sightseeing boat cruise on Lake Michigan. Whether you're looking for some unexpected views of the city's striking architecture, or simply want a chance to relax on Chicago's famous waterfront, this tour is a great option.

Start your cruise from Navy Pier's Dock Street and head out for a ride on the water. Along the way, you'll listen to interesting commentary surrounding Chicago history, and hear colorful details about its most famous landmarks.

During your ride, you'll have a chance to view some of the Windy City's most famous (and tallest) buildings, including the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower), John Hancock Center, and the Aon Center. You'll also be able to spot downtown neighborhoods like Streeterville and the Gold Coast, plus attractions like Navy Pier, Grant Park and the famous Buckingham Fountain.

If you're feeling thirsty, feel free to grab a refreshment at the on-board bar (cash only). Or pack a lunch, as you enjoy your meal while you cruise. No matter how you choose to spend your relaxing boat ride, it's sure to offer a great time for the entire family.

Please note: This cruise is seasonal and does not operate in the winter due to weather conditions.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Lake Michigan
Take a sightseeing cruise on Lake Michigan and marvel at all of Chicago's fabulous lakefront sights. Duration of the cruise depends on on weather. The cruise will be 40 minutes during the warmer months and 30 during the colder months.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Chicago Skyline
On this boat tour, your guide will tell you about Chicago's colorful history and famous landmarks as you enjoy the panorama of Chicago's famous skyline! See Chicago's major skyscrapers like the John Hancock Center, Aon, Trump Tower, Willis Tower (Sears Tower) and more. Spot downtown areas like the Gold Coast, Streeterville, Grant Park and Buckingham Fountain, and pass by famous landmarks such as Navy Pier.Feel free to purchase beverages at the onboard bar (cash only). You can also bring aboard your own lunch to enjoy as you relax and admire Chicago from the cruise. This is a perfect way for the entire family to experience Chicago's beautiful lakefront!
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
John Hancock Center
The John Hancock Center, is a 100-story, 1,128-foot supertall skyscraper
Pass By:  
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower
The tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.
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Navy Pier
Home to 50 acres of parks, promenades, gardens, shops, eateries and attractions, and the Centennial Ferris Wheel.
Pass By:  
Buckingham Fountain
Chicago's landmark is considered one of America's finest fountains due to its Beaux-Arts-style landscape design, finely wrought bronze sculpture and innovative use of technology.
Pass By:  
Millennium Park
Located within Grant Park, Millennium Park is home to Cloud Gate, or "the bean."
Pass By:  
Chicago Cultural Center
The Chicago Cultural Center is the nation's first free municipal cultural center and one of the most visited attractions in Chicago. The stunning landmark building, opened in 1897 as the city's first public library, is home to two magnificent stained-glass domes.
Pass By:  
Chicago Architecture Center
The Chicago Architecture Center is home to a 4,000-building scale model of Chicago.
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Historic Water Tower
Chicago-focused gallery, specializing in photos, inside a 19th-century Gothic limestone landmark.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Shoreline Sightseeing

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Lake Michigan Sightseeing Cruise?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Lake Michigan Sightseeing Cruise.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Lake Michigan Sightseeing Cruise?
A:
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Lake Michigan Sightseeing Cruise.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Lake Michigan Sightseeing Cruise?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Lake Michigan Sightseeing Cruise.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Lake Michigan Sightseeing Cruise?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Lake Michigan Sightseeing Cruise.

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  • "It was a hot day and advise to wear a hat as there is no shade on top of the boat but still enjoyed the ride!" See review

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Nothing Exciting
Cry42000
, May 2021
Nothing exciting for us, just a ride on the water looking at the building from a distance. Oh yeah, the recording that they play is horrible!
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star-5
My kids enjoyed
Samir_S
, May 2021
It was great experience. My kids love and enjoyed cruise 🛳. May be I will plan in summer for next trip.
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Stunning
Diamond_B
, May 2021
Beautiful view and informative narration!! The trip was beautiful and great for pictures. I would definitely recommend!!
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nice
Abraham_C
, May 2021
great scenery & comfortable cruise .Everything wastimely .We let a coat on the boat 7 have not been able to retrieve it
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star-5
Definitely a must in the city
Luis_V
, May 2021
The bottom deck of the boat was empty, so our family had so much room to spread out and enjoy the ride and the views!
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Fun Experience
Shelby_K
, May 2021
It was quite organized and the staff was very kind. All of them were wearing masks as well! My group was running a little late, so when I called to ask where the dock was located, the woman on the phone as very helpful!
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Satisfied Customer
IndigoFenix
, Sep 2020
Great experience overall. I was confident in the COVID19 protocols. Staff was friendly and professional.
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Relaxing
Faria_Z
, Sep 2020
Fun and relaxing experience. It was a nice overview of the skyline. 4 stars because I wish it did a chicago river tour, otherwise it was very pleasant. Social Distance seating was also a plus.
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History on all the skyscrapers
Kenneth_S
, Sep 2020
My children and I had a great time, and will definitely come back. My kids loved viewing the skyscrapers and the lighthouse.
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Educational date night
Lauren_W
, Aug 2020
Great date night ride with a huge splash of education in Chicago history. Loved it and learned so much!
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