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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 211 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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Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

My friend and I were fortunate to have a lovely day to be on the river and doubly fortunate to have Heather as our guide. The boat was comfortable and uncrowded, we were able to hear and see well, the price was reasonable (about $32), and the information about the buildings was fascinating, even to one who has little interest... More

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Maple Ridge, BC Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

.......she was funny and had great knowledge of the history of Chicago. Unfortunately for us, we did have some rain on the tour, but it didn't dampen Susan's spirit. I would highly recommend this tour!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Second time for this tour and enjoyed it thoroughly again. First time was a night cruise, this time was at dusk; I'm betting both are preferable to a day cruise (though it can get chilly after dark).

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Wakefield, Michigan
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61 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This was a wonderful barge ride down the Chicago River with a speaker who knew her stuff and made it a very enjoyable learning experience along with great sightseeing. The architecture in Chicago is so diverse and beautiful its really a fun way to see it...We had a beautiful day so even made it better...and you get a perk...if you... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

My girlfriends and I wanted to do something to celebrate the beginning of fall/end of summer and decided that an architecture cruise was the perfect way to enjoy the unbelievable weather this last weekend! Shoreline was fantastic in everyway. The price was reasonable, about $35/person, there was availability (we tried two other companies that were sold out that afternoon), and... More

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Peoria, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Sarah was a GREAT tour guide and Amber made AWESOME Bloody Mary's! Sarah mixed in great jokes with interesting points of the architecture. Including a cow did not start the great Chicago Fire!

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Fort Myers, Florida
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

View Chicago from a different perspective. The Windy City is blessed with a beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline. You can choose from 40 minute to 2 hour tours....there is absolutely nothing better that a sunny afternoon on Lake Michigan!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

We went on the evening boat tour of Chicago. It was a nice relaxing tour with a bar on board. We enjoyed the tour guide who was well informed and presented well. This would be appropriate for kids old enough to sit and listen.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Our guide, Heather, was the best. Makes you appreciate the effort that has gone into making Chicago great. Highly recommend the architecture to everyone. #strategy #creative #digital #architecture

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Did the architectural tour and loved it. Great way to learn more about the city. Heather was amazing and really knew her stuff. Plus they make a mean Bloody Mary on board!

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