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Lake Michigan Sightseeing Cruise

Highlights
  • Narrated 40-minute sightseeing cruise on Lake Michigan
  • Enjoy fantastic panoramic views of Chicago's skyline
  • See Chicago's major skyscrapers like the John Hancock Center, Aon, Trump Tower and Willis Tower (Sears Tower)
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Lake Michigan Sightseeing Cruise
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Overview
Take in superlative-worthy views of the beautiful Chicago lakefront and its many landmarks during this 40-minute Lake Michigan sightseeing boat cruise. Climb aboard your vessel for a laid-back ride, enjoying panoramic views of the Windy City's iconic skyline from a unique perspective. Along the way you'll listen to informative commentary and take in views of the John Hancock Center and Willis Tower, along with many other landmarks. Plus feel free to bring your own lunch, along or grab a drink at the on-board bar, during your ride.
What to Expect
Get a unique perspective on Chicago's world-famous skyline during this 40-minute sightseeing boat cruise on Lake Michigan. Whether you're looking for some unexpected views of the city's striking architecture, or simply want a chance to relax on Chicago's famous waterfront, this tour is a great option.

Start your cruise from Navy Pier's Dock Street, leaving every hour of the day between 10am and 5:30pm, heading out for a 40-minute ride on the water. Along the way you'll listen to interesting commentary surrounding Chicago history, and hear colorful details about its most famous landmarks.

During your ride you'll have a chance to view some of the Windy City's most famous (and tallest) buildings, including the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower), John Hancock Center, the Aon Center and Trump Tower. You'll also be able to spot downtown neighborhoods like Streeterville and the Gold Coast, plus attractions like Navy Pier, Grant Park and the famous Buckingham Fountain.

If you're feeling thirsty, feel free to grab a refreshment at the on-board bar (cash only). Or pack a lunch, as you enjoy your meal while you cruise. No matter how you choose to spend your relaxing boat ride, it's sure to offer a great time for the entire family.

Please note: This cruise is seasonal and does not operate in the winter due to weather conditions.
Reviews (101)
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Reviewed September 9, 2018
Review of Lake michigan

The trip was fun and educational. It talked about historic sites of the city of Chicago. You get to appreciate the beauty of Chicago from the cruise. I would recommend it for anyone visiting the city.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Abyan A
Reviewed August 24, 2018
A Quick Look at the Lake

It was a beautiful day, and after finishing up at Museum Park, we decided to take a boat tour. We went with Shoreline Sightseeing. They offered a free taxi to Navy Pier, where the boats dock. We chose the Lake tour. It is basically just...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Eric N
chicagohartnett, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Shoreline Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2018

Thank you for riding with us and providing feedback on the pricing. Our Architecture River Tour is more expensive than the Classic Lake Tour but there is a docent on board and the tour is twice the length as the lake tour.

Reviewed August 19, 2018
Best Part of our visit to the Pier!

My husband and I really enjoyed this tour. Drinks and bathrooms available on the boat and seating was spacious for all sizes. A great way to relax and enjoy the water while learning about some of the history of the area. We sat in the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Kristi J
chicagohartnett, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Shoreline Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2018

Thanks for riding with us! We're so glad you enjoyed your tour on the lake! Thank you for providing feedback on the photo portion of the experience, we will pass this along to the department managers.

Reviewed August 6, 2018
Summer of 2017

nice way to visit the inner city, was on the architecture tour and was able to see all the important building a great view of the downtown

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank zacmat
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile
We really enjoyed this adventure

We bought the City Go Pass and this was one of the possible activities. We were not sure what to expect, but we took a chance. We really enjoyed the tour. It was a little less than an hour, but was perfect to learn more...More

4  Thank Jessica B
chicagohartnett, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Shoreline Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2018

Thanks for riding with us!

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Parking is available quite near by and as you drive in to the navy piers.
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