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Boat ride on Lake Michigan

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Boat ride on Lake Michigan

Visiting Chicago in July with family ages 7 to 55. Looking for a fun boat tour for all ages on Lake Michigan. Any recommendations?

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1. Re: Boat ride on Lake Michigan

Some options:

wendellaboats.com/experience/lakeandrivertou…

www.shorelinesightseeing.com/laketour.html

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2. Re: Boat ride on Lake Michigan

The kids would like seadog at navy pier, they are on groupon, you need to buy it today

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3. Re: Boat ride on Lake Michigan

Yes, Seadog for the younger set. Fast and slick looking.

ZB

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4. Re: Boat ride on Lake Michigan

How is Seadog for motion sickness prone people?

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5. Re: Boat ride on Lake Michigan

Not a good idea..

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6. Re: Boat ride on Lake Michigan

Seadog has an extreme ride as well as a regular boat ride, they are both 30 minutes

No idea about sea sickness, i dont get it

A water taxi to chinatown is a great ride, inexpensive and nice views

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7. Re: Boat ride on Lake Michigan

With having people subject to motion sickness, your best bet might be to stay with a tour that remains on the river. The CAF tour is great or as mentioned, the water taxi is a cheap way to get quick city view from the river.

The lake can get pretty choppy.

Or buy some motion sickness pills.....

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8. Re: Boat ride on Lake Michigan

Would not recommend caf for kids

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9. Re: Boat ride on Lake Michigan

Also look into the water taxi between the Museum Campus (Shedd Aquarium, Natural History and Alder Palnetarium) and Navy Pier. Check out the green line on this link. shorelinesightseeing.com/watertaximap.html

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10. Re: Boat ride on Lake Michigan

Whatever you do, do not go on tall ship windy from navy pier, its the dumbest boat ride ive ever been on