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Wendella Sightseeing Boats

400 North Michigan Ave, Departing from Michigan Ave. and Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL 60611 (Near North Side)
312-337-1446
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Ranked #28 of 206 activities in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Boat Tours
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Our family had a great river and lake cruise with Andrew. Really enjoyed the the architectural info and some brief history sprinkled with humor. Great scenery and guide.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

As Chicago residents seeking a great experience for an out-of-town guest, we had originally intended to book the well-known and popular Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise. Unfortunately, when we went to buy our tickets, they were sold-out for the day (you can purchase advance tickets on-line, but if the weather turns out bad, there are no refunds). Turns out this... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

While visiting Chicago we took the 90 minute tour which covered the major architectural points along the Chicago river and also toured north along the lake. Both my husband and I, and our in laws, loved the tour. Informative, fun, and great price! Don't miss it!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I think it was close to 90-100 for 3 adults for our 90 minute cruise but well worth it. We went down the river turned around and then went through the lock and onto the lake! We got to see the city from multiple views...Loved it!

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Midland, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Went on the 90 minute architecture tour on the river. We had three kids with us, and this was just the perfect amount of time with kids...any longer and it wouldn't have been pretty! We really did enjoy the tour and learned a ton of info about the architecture and Chicago in general!

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Norman, Oklahoma, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Very pleasant day trip. Tour guide was very informative about the history of architecture on the riverfront.

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Four of us went on the Wendella River/Lake Shoreline Cruise yesterday. It was so much fun, our tour guide, Carolyn, not only knew her information but has a wonderful quick wit! We live in the suburbs but enjoy playing "tourist" in Chicago some times. There is a full bar and snacks on the lower level. Your tour is on the... More

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France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I've done the river architecture cruises before, which are also great, but this time did the sunset cruise which goes on the lake. It was a great value, 2 hours for about $30, and the bar was reasonably priced. Had interesting history, beautiful views, and an awesome view of the skyline at night. The sunset itself wasn't very good, but... More

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Mumbai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We took this tour in May. The weather was excellent and so was the guide. Our hotel was a short walk from the place where the boat tour starts. You can get on the tour by just walking in - the tickets are generally available. The tour takes you around and you really get to see a lot of sights... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I was quite excited to see fireworks over Chicago skies to end our trip in a bang but when we rushed our most spectacular dinner to arrive at 7:55pm for our 8:30 cruise, there were about 200 people already in line! We inquired why so many people were there and said that the 7:45 pm boat was running late. So... More

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