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Shoreline Sightseeing

Departing from Navy Pier, Chicago, IL 60611 (Gold Coast)
312 222 9328
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Ranked #26 of 209 Activities in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
Owner description: Shoreline Sightseeing is Chicago's leader in river and lake cruises! Featuring state-of-the-art tour boats and expert guides, Shoreline presents the... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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Nashville
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We took the architecture tour and it was so much fun. The boat is big so we were not crowded on top of each other. The guide and crew were wonderful! We had a drunk family on board but the crew settled them down rather quickly. Of all the things I saw in Chicago, this was the best.

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Chattanooga
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The guide for their architecture river cruise was really awesome, but we were on the bottom deck because it was cold and raining, so we didn't see much. On the other hand, they did have a bar there, that sold hot chocolate and had Kahlua on hand to spice it up. Had it been a pretty day, this would definitely... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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96 reviews 96 reviews
30 attraction reviews
294 helpful votes 294 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I was heading to the CAF tour, but got mixed up and ended up on the wrong side of the river. Realized it after we paid our money, stood in line, had our pictures taken, and were seated on the boat and looked across the river to see where I wanted to be. So we started out a little less... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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49 reviews 49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

Really good tour on the chicago river. Price is 31 dollar for adult. Excellent guide and really nice views of many interesting and beutiful buildings from the river. Tour takes 75 minutes. Can really recommend this architecture boat sightseeing.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We wanted to do something on the water while visiting Chicago, but with young kids, a 75 minute tour didn't seem like a good idea. A 15-20 minute water taxi was perfect though. You get to see the city from a different perspective and avoid traffic at the same time. We went navy pier to shedd for $8 each. Chicago... More

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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

You can get $6 beers/drinks and float down the river marvelling at all the amazing buildings. I was not expecting this river cruise to be so good, even though everyone I spoke to told me to do it. The buildings in Chicago are just eye-popping, the sheer number and scale of them... This is a must-do activity for people of... More

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Homestead, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

A+++++ all the way, Did the Architectural tour Satauday afternoon and had beautiful weather. It was my first time in Chicago and went with someone local who had never done it. We had an awesome young lady as our tour guide (sorry I can't remember her name), who was a wealth of information and humor. A must do!!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is one of two water taxi companies in Chicago. Both are probably fine. We used this one because we could catch it at Navy Pier near our hotel. From there we went to the last stop, which is just a block from the Skydeck. And then we could take it right to Michigan Avenue. Slower than a regular taxi,... More

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Montreal, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We waited on the bus a good 25 min. before we left but same back the time we were supposed to so the guide had to spit out all the info faster which we could not assimilate fast enough. There is only one ticket pick-up spot in the entire city. Guide was not too professional (looked tired of his job).

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chicagohartnett, Manager at Shoreline Sightseeing, responded to this review

We think perhaps you have posted your review to the wrong companies page. Shoreline Sightseeing is a tour boat company. Thank you! More

Berkeley, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Two weeks ago, were in Chicago with friends and one said we should take the Architectural Boat Tour. He taken it a few weeks before. What a great way to spend a couple hours on an afternoon. I am fascinated by the built environment, and have taught architecture and design at a major university. Victor was a phenomenal guide. Chicago... More

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