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“Great river tour”

Shoreline Sightseeing
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: TripAdvisor ranked Shoreline Sightseeing as the #1 Most Booked Tour in America! 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!
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator
Reviewed September 2, 2013

One hour tour departed from the Michigan ave bridge - no crowd, great guide (David)- comfortable boat. Gives perfect view and story about most recognizable buildings in Chicago including but not limited to Trump Tower, Willis (Sears) Tower, Chicago Tribune, board of trade - just to name a few, explanation of different architectural styles and historical events linked to many buildings.

Highly recommended.

Thank Andrey S
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

With friendly and knowledgeable staff on board, travelers get to see the beautiful skyline and buildings of Chicago in a relaxing manner. There's even a bar on board! Just a reminder, sunscreen and hats are must if you don't want sunburn after an-hour long boat ride. And plenty of water during hot days too.

Thank maxmiles
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

We took the Architectual Cruise and it was amazing. The tour guy, Dave, was extremely knowledgable about both the history and architecture of Chicago. The cruise was one hour, and it went by quickly. We cruised several different branches of the Chicago River, and Dave told us the history and architectural details of the buildings we passed. A great introduction to Chicago, for the rest of our stay we found ourselves looking up and recognizing the buildings we had heard about. A definite must-do while you are in Chicago!

Thank hillis06
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

We took a Water Taxi from the Museum area to the Navy Pier. Well worth the $8 for the one way trip. We did a lot of walking that day and enjoyed the break.

Thank cepurchis
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

We took the boat taxi from union station to Navy pier and back during the Chicago air and water show. The staff were smart, friendly and efficient. Being on this boat I felt completely at ease and safe. It stops at Michigan avenue and then drops off at Navy Pier. It runs all afternoon and it's last tour is 15 minutes after sunset. It is a great way to get to Navy Pier with out the normal taxi cab ride in the downtown traffic. Definitely worth the extra cost.

Thank Jennibunny
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