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Shoreline Sightseeing

Address: Departing from Navy Pier, Chicago, IL 60611 (Gold Coast)
Phone Number: 312 222 9328
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Ranked #28 of 300 Activities in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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!
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I have done this twice because the first time I went to the city I went with my dad on a Sunny May day and it was fabulous. We had bloody marys and sat back and learned about all the architectural history in Chicago, our tour guide was funny and kept your interest. When my boyfriend and I visited the... More

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Upstate NY
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Shoreline Sightseeing offers 75-minute Chicago River tours that focus on the landmarks by world-famous architects, leaving from both the Navy Pier and downtown at Michigan Ave. I loved the tour so much I went back the next day with my husband and a friend. It was even better the second time!! The "docent," Becky was the best sightseeing narrator I've... More

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Montreal, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

When I am visiting for the first time a new city, I usually use the Hop-on Hop-off bus for a quick view around to decide what I want to do. Because of the availability of the Boat, I dit both. In the case of Chicago, the Shoreline Sightseeing remains the best way to see the most important of the city,... More

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Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Went on the cruise mid-November with our kids aged 12,9 and 7. We were all entertained for the full 75 minutes despite chilly temps. Our tour guide was both informative and funny! I highly recommend it.

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Vancouver, Canada
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14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This was the best possible thing we could have done on our first full day in Chicago. How lucky to be able to take a boat tour through a city, on rivers that feel like canals, and get you nice and close to the many beautiful buildings of Chicago. While looking at some real stunners from a comfortable chair on... More

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Riverdale, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Victor our guide was terrific! He was very knowledgable and entertaining. We would highly recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This is a 90-minute open boat tour down the Chicago River, with a knowledgeable and entertaining guide offering history, explanation, stories, interesting commentary, and insights. You'll discover things about Chicago's history and its famous architecture and styles that you didn't know, even if you're a native! Several friends have highly recommended this tour, and we were not disappointed. The guide... More

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

In Chicago for a few nights with grown-up family members we were delighted when one of our sons booked us on to this tour. We had a great insight into the lay-out of the city, its history and some of its most striking and interesting buildings - of which there are many. Our guide was well-informed and amusing, without being... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This was a great use of $30. Our tour guide was hilarious as well. He's only been working for 3 months but was extremely knowledgable and able to answer any question. It was a cold day, but the bar had hot cocoa and coffee and were happy to add adult beverages to these for a more Irish flavor:) I would... More

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Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Best tour guide ever. James was funny, interresting and very knowlegeable. One of the best attraction we've done in Chicago. Highly recommanded!

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