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Shoreline Sightseeing

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Address: Departing from Navy Pier, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone Number: +1 312-222-9328
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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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Relaxing way to see the skyline

Jumped on board on a spur of the moment thing as the weather was fine and sunny. Was good value with fantastic skyline views and a few interesting facts thrown in. Really enjoyed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Pevensey East Sussex
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Jumped on board on a spur of the moment thing as the weather was fine and sunny. Was good value with fantastic skyline views and a few interesting facts thrown in. Really enjoyed it

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Bhilai, India
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133 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were excited about this form of travel, but the water taxi is a practical, efficient and fun option. Really enjoyed our travel first from Michigan Avenue to Union Station & then again from Shedd Aquarium to Michigan avenue. The docks are convenient to major attractions, as well as to Union Station. The Shoreline Water Taxi service begins in May... More 

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29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing tour! we've done the day and night time tour. Night tour is romantic and pretty! Day tour is great because you have great views of the buildings! Both are informative and presented well! A must while in Chicago!

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Cary, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the architecture river tour on a warm day in July, and had an outstanding time. We did not reserve the tickets in advance, and did not need to, for a mid-day cruise on a Thursday in the summer. Everyone attending the tour was able to get a seat with unobstructed views for their photos. The snack bar was... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unusually warm November weather. Take the night cruise, truly beautiful with sunset and incredible Chicago buildings. Great orator!

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Thank Doris C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

In my opinion this tour should be the first thing before go around the city, so you could appreciate and understand Chicago from classical first buildings to modern new styles. The explanation is detailed as well as entertaining full of anecdotes and designing details that ate the beginning you may not notice. The guide is very well prepared and will... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Our guide, Victor, was extremely knowledgeable, articulate, and funny. He made the 75-minute trip fly by, gave us tons of information about the city and helped us look at Chicago in new ways, even though we've been on previous architectural tours. He also gave us lots of insights into the various new and planned construction around town. The rest of... More 

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Thank JNC1324
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Our family of four including a 16 year old and an eleven year old were looking for something to do while spending the weekend in Chicago. We've lived in the suburbs for 20 years and spent much time downtown but have never taken the tour until now. We were seated atop the boat which holds around 100 people. Washroom below.... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

Rachael was incredibly enthusiastic and made the tour a fun and informative experience. Really enjoyed it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

This was an informative and fun trip. Our tour guide, Rachel, was very knowledgeable and entertaining. The buildings are amazing.

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