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Address: Departing from Navy Pier, Departing from Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone Number: (312) 222-9328
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Shoreline Sightseeing is Chicago's leader in river and lake cruises!...

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!

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$34*
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Chicago Architecture River Cruise
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Lake Michigan Sightseeing Cruise

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An absolute delight...

Our tour guide was a fun and knowledge guy who was absolutely entertaining. We had a great time on the boat. This is a must visit attraction and absolutely great on the value for... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our tour guide was a fun and knowledge guy who was absolutely entertaining. We had a great time on the boat. This is a must visit attraction and absolutely great on the value for money front. The Architecture Cruise should definitely not be missed.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Combine your need to get from one place to the next with this water taxi service. The price is reasonable and the ride is lots of fun!

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The Villages, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did the architecture tour from Michigan avenue. I've done this tour before with another company and recommend it to any visitors to the beautiful city of Chicago. It's a great intro to some of the history of the city. Our tour guide Tom was very good and knowledgeable. The reason for 4 instead of 5 stars is the lack... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great time, learned a bit about the city and its history. Tour guide Ben was knowledgeable and entertaining. Absolutely worth it; you'll never get the full views of the buildings from the street.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I recently took the architectural tour on a Tuesday evening with a friend from DC. We had an amazing time and our tourguide Blake W. had such a great wealth of knowledge, postivity, and great sense of humor. We learned so much and everyone had a great time! Id definitely go again and hope that Blake was our guide!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Efficiently run and an informative tour which lasted about 40 minutes. It was a great way to see the city before exploring it by land. Good value for money. Make sure you take water and a hat on a hot and sunny day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the 10.45am tour and victor was our tour guide. It was a big boat with plenty of space and a reasonably priced bar. The tour is a great way of seeing all the beautiful buildings and hearing about their history and design. Victor knew his stuff but also made it fun and interesting. I am so glad we... More 

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Monroe, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful experience on this boat tour. The host was very funny and knowledgeable. Great to hear all the history and stories behind so many great buildings. A couple beers and a sunny evening made for a great 75 minutes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This tour was absolutely the best! It really was one of the highlights of our Chicago trip. I wish I remembered the name of our guide. She was so nice, knowledgeable and informative. We loved the tour. Got us few beers at the bar, we went around 6.30 which was beautiful just when the sun was going down. I would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was such a fun tour, with a great combination of interesting facts and great sights, without totally overloading you with information. Plenty of time to take photos or else you can just sit back and enjoy the ride. The bar on board even serves some very nice beers!

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