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Shoreline Sightseeing

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Address: Departing from Navy Pier, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone Number: 312 222 9328
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Description: 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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We had debated on doing this because we were trying to be conscious of everyone's budgets, however everyone we spoke to said it was a must do so we decided to. I am very glad we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Conway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We had debated on doing this because we were trying to be conscious of everyone's budgets, however everyone we spoke to said it was a must do so we decided to. I am very glad we did it is awesome way to see Chicago. We went at night and our tour guide (Tim maybe?) was excellent. We learned so much... More 

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Manchaca, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This was our first visit to Chicago. The boat tour leaving from the Navy Pier (Shoreline) was wonderful. The docent on our tour was very knowledgeable. She shared information and anecdotes on the skyscrapers all along the Chicago River. The tour lasted about 75 minutes and should not be missed.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The river architecture tour was excellent. Our guide, Jake, was outstanding and relayed lots of good information on the 75 minute tour. The boat ride itself is very relaxing, and the awesome view of the skyscrapers is incredible. Lots of Chicago history shared that I had never heard before. Well worth the time and money.

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ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

On a recent trip to Chicago my friends and I used the Water Taxi to go from the Navy Pier to the Willis/Sears Tower. The taxi also makes a stop on Michigan Ave. The Shoreline employees are easy to spot with their bright orange jackets. They were very friendly and willing to answer any questions we had! I was very... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Was in town on business with 15 colleagues. Caught a beautiful June day. Had purchased tickets in advance and took the 40 minute lake tour from Navy Pier. Boat doesn't go far, but views and narration are very entertaining and informative. While very touristy, great for business or family groups. Bring sunglasses as dress appropriately factoring in cool lake water.

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Grand Cayman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Victor was our guide and he was very knowledgeable and engaging. Even my 11 year old son enjoyed it. a great way to see beautiful Chicago.

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Austin, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

The boat ride was very nice, and the commentary interesting. But what we really liked were the Margaritas! For five bucks you can't beat this.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We (myself, mom and 10 year old son) took the Architecture Fireworks Tour and it was wonderful. You can see the fireworks on Wednesday and Saturday evenings throughout the summer. Javier was our guide and he was great. It's such a relief when the guide is genuinely funny, and you don't have to fake laugh the whole time. He was... More 

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PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We took the architecture boat tour and really enjoyed it. Our guide was very knowledgeable. It was fun learning about the city and the different buildings. If you want to take a lot of pictures, sit on the right side because he tended to talk more about the buildings on the right. You saw them again when the boat switched... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We spent a day in Chicago on our way out to South Dakota and we were surprised at everything we did in one day. We took the architectural tour and we thought it was outstanding. We learned so much history about the city and the buildings in the city. We had a great tour guide and he had a great... More 

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Additional Information about Shoreline Sightseeing

Address: Address: Departing from Navy Pier, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone Number: 312 222 9328
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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