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Shoreline Sightseeing

Departing from Navy Pier, Departing from Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
+1 312-222-9328
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TripAdvisor ranked Shoreline Sightseeing as the #1 Most Booked Tour in America! 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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  • Average2%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 22:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Departing from Navy Pier, Departing from Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
+1 312-222-9328
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

The Architectural tour of Chicago by water is a "must see" for anyone visiting the area. William, our tour guide, was both knowledgeable and entertaining. What a great way to see this beautiful city and get some historic background.

Thank stregganonna
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Money well spent to see the beauty of Chicago from a different angle, and to discover the city's history through its architecture. Jim our guide was amazing, humorous and very knowledgeable! A must do in Chicago!

1  Thank Yves B
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

If the weather is good, getting on a boat tour is one of the must-do activities in Chicago. The guide on our boat was very knowledgeable and humorous at the same time. I learned a lot about the history of the city and the story...More

Thank Alexis B
Reviewed 5 November 2016

This was billed as an Architectural Boat Tour and it lived up to the title. Our guide Nick was excellent with an encyclopaedic knowledge of the architecture of Chicago. He was both very interesting and entertaining when describing the fascinating stories of the all skyscrapers...More

Thank patcf100
Reviewed 4 November 2016

I took the tour on Nov 4 at 2:45 in the afternoon. I can't remember the tour guide's name but he was very informative. This tour lasted 75 minutes. The explanations were good. I had a clear day and it was good for picture taking....More

Thank karol452
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

This was a great tour with magnificent views of the city skyscrapers and skyline. You really learn a lot about the architecture of each building and how Chicago got to be known as the Second City after the great fire. They even tell you about...More

Thank Eileen D
Reviewed 2 November 2016

It was such an interesting tour! Learned many new facts about the history of Chicago and it's founders. Relaxing, easy, and a really fun guide, Jim. Great deal!

3  Thank Karenfeet
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We just got to the Navy Pier and the boat was living in 2 minutes. it was about $32.00 USD per person. The trip lasted about 75 minutes and was very entertaining and interesting. Jim was our host and very very informative and entertaining. If...More

3  Thank Chris H
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Our tour guide Ben was so knowledgeable and Fun! He really knows his stuff! Tour is really interesting and relaxing.Thanks for the great cruise!

Thank Kelly T
Reviewed 1 November 2016

This boat tour was both Informative and Interesting. The architecture is amazing and well worth seeing. The Tour guide knew his stuff.

Thank Tyrhys
Streeterville is where visitors head for play at Navy
Pier, a pseudo amusement park and development of
restaurants, shops, rides, and other activities.
You’ll find lots of action and excitement on the
docks. Along the pier, you’ll see the statue of the
captain for whom Streeterville is named. While you
enjoy your fair share of sightseeing at the pier, you
can also visit other popular attractions there such as
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Stephane F
Any preference between boarding Navy Pier vs Michigan Ave? Are both tours the same?
1 June 2017|
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Response from chicagohartnett | Property representative |
Hi Stephane, the river tours from Navy Pier and Michigan Ave offer the same commentary and views. I would decide on dock location based on where your other plans for the day end up taking you. If you're planning on visiting... More
Is there parking available in the area immediately near the departure area?
10 April 2017|
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Response from chicagohartnett | Property representative |
If you are taking a tour from Navy Pier, they do have a parking garage.
Does the Architecture River tour which departs from Navy Pier return to Navy Pier at the end?
12 September 2016|
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Response from Glorialaviajera | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it takes off from Navy Pier and returns to the very same spot. I recommend that you take the tour, it's extremely interesting and informative.