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Wendella Sightseeing Boats

400 N Michigan Ave, Departing from Michigan Ave at the historic Wrigley Building, Chicago, IL 60611-4104
+1 312-337-1446
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A great introduction to Chicago

We did the tour that went out onto the lake. I would highly recommend this trip for anyone who is... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Steve S
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Palm Springs, California, United States
Educational

A very educational, entertaining, and interesting boat ride. The tour guide/narrator were... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
399frederickh
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Superior, Wisconsin
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400 N Michigan Ave, Departing from Michigan Ave at the historic Wrigley Building, Chicago, IL 60611-4104
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Reviewed yesterday

We did the tour that went out onto the lake. I would highly recommend this trip for anyone who is new to Chicago. You head up and down the river and see all of the amazing architecture along the river. You learn a lot about...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

A very educational, entertaining, and interesting boat ride. The tour guide/narrator were outstanding and answered all questions. Touring by boat gave you a great view of all the interesting buildings. Well worth the money.

Thank 399frederickh
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A good value trip, where the knowledgeable guide keeps you well informed and entertained throughout. Some great buildings and architecture to see along the tour, which lasted a decent amount of time. Clearly a huge love between Chicago and St Louis as a lot of...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Absolutely loved the trip. We did the 90 minute one which included the river and the lake. Highly recommend this. Our guide for the history and architecture was very animated and knowledgeable. Beautiful way to spend the morning and see the city. Great views.

Thank Laurie V
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A group of women from Jazzercise wanted to do the Architectural Boat Tour on the Chicago River. We bought our tickets online. The next day Metra sent me an e coupon for $5.00 off an adult ticket. I emailed Wendella and Andrew gave us that...More

Thank sueinkeno
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were graced with beautiful weather on our recent trip to Chicago. Decided to take the Wendella Architectural 75 minute tour. Well worth the $39.00 fare. Our tour guide was spot on with knowledge of Chicago, past & present. The only down side for my...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We loved our Wendella boat tour. I am very passionate about my home town of Chicago and thought I knew a lot. But, the Wendella tour went a step above. Our tour guide, David R., was amazing. He pointed out all the beautiful buildings, explained...More

Thank Travelwithmom86
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Took the tour of the buildings along the Chicago River north and central branch. Being downtown frequently from work never saw the gem of the city buildings in the same way as this tour. Starts at Michigan and Wacker and a 2 hour plus tour...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is my second time and my husbands 3rd time doing a tour through Wendella and it definitely won’t be our last. We always have a great time hearing about all of the architecture along the river. We’ve gone out onto the lake a couple...More

Thank Peanut020613
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I had been to Chicago hundreds of times and never took the tour... it's well worth it... the tour i took was 1 hour 40 minutes and covered the river, out through the locks past navy pier and the shoreline. The tour guide was funny...More

Thank Lynda K
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AppletonWIBBQ_Guy
July 9, 2018|
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Response from ChicagoWaterTaxi | Property representative |
No, the Water Taxi fireworks tour does not. Wendella's Fireworks tours included an abbreviated narration.
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Zorro805
June 6, 2018|
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Response from WendellaBoatsChicago | Property representative |
Yes we do, however the cruises are sold out. Our Chicago Water Taxi will do a river fireworks cruise if interested.
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David T
May 5, 2018|
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