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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 215 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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
54 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This was a really nice way to spend an hour and see all the lovely buildings and learn the history of Chicago, tour guide was great and an added bonus is there is a bar on board and is totally wheelchair accessible.

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Naples
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Ok, this is not really my thing but we had a BLAST! Great price! We took the architectural boat tour: we learned so much, and enjoyed every minute of the tour. 75 min tour was just enough time . . . not too much! It was a fun way to see the city, we would have never been able to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Kevin was such a great tour guide, knowledgebale, entertaining and humorous. The boat was clean and well kept. At the end Kevin played his Harmonica and sang Sweet Home Chicago. What fun we had!!!

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Toronto, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

My wife and I took the 75minutes tour with Shoreline Sightseeing during the weekend (aprox $31 per person). They are very proffesional and provide a lot of interesting information. Perfect tour to take pictures of the architecture of Chicago. I would strongly recommend this tour as one of the first things to do in Chicago (It is going to give... More

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Smyrna, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

Enjoyed Shoreline architecture river tour, part of our Go Chicago card program. Tour was well attended but not overcrowded. As informative as ever. Guides keep it fresh and despite their daily repetition of the program they seem dedicated to presenting a good tour. Vessel was clean and well maintained. This was our second such tour, the first taken in 2001.... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

My friend and I happened to walk past the ticket booth on our way to The Navy Pier and bought tickets for the 75 min Architectural Boat Tour and I'm so glad we took it. Our guide was amazing and very knowledgeable of every single building. He was terrific! I would suggest wearing a hat, sunglasses and jacket/coat because of... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

From my initial email query, I experienced great customer service with this company. We were lucky with a beautiful, sunny day and it showed off Chicago at its finest. Touring by water is really a must. You have front-row access to some of the gorgeous buildings, along with the history of the building (and rebuilding) of Chicago's skyline. The architecture... More

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Victor was our tour guide and he was very knowledgable as well downright hilarious--something I was not expecting. The smell of the chocolate factory is awesome but even more amazing is the variation of the buildings to be found in the Chicago skyline.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We took the architectural boat tour and our guide Victor was extremely knowledgeable about every building and his passion for tall buildings is infectious. He really made it for us. The tour is a great way to see the city from a different perspective.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

In the city that is the birthplace of the skyscraper the river architecture tour is the best way to see the skyline. We had Sarah as our tour guide who was incredibly knowledgable, enthusiastic and engaging. Seeing the city from the river gives a completely different perspective and really makes the buildings come to life.

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