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“Wendell's Architecture Boat tour excellent”

Wendella Sightseeing Boats
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Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

Least expensive arch tour I could find. Family of 4 with 2 teenage girls thoroughly enjoyed ($122). 90 minutes long. Arrive 30 minutes before to get tickets. Take bottles of water it was hot but do have pricey drinks including alcohol on boat. This was one of our favorites.

Thank Gordmo
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Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

The staff was friendly, the boat was nice, but it was either really fast paced or nothing happening at all. The tour guide was really nice but very scripted and fast, and then while waiting in the locks was a long downtime...would have been good if maybe they asked if we had questions or just had more general information to provide. Did I think it was good? Yes and my boyfriend thought it was great...but for whatever reason I didn't love it. It was great for picture taking though. Also, a previous post said to make sure to sit on the top deck, I say to stand on the bow. Less crowded and better pictures!

Thank AC R
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

Take the combination of the river and lake cruise. This way you see and learn about the river and then you experience the Chicago river 'lock', when transferring from the river to the lake. The lake cruise enables you to see the city skyline and the Navy Pier from many angles. The tour is very informative and you can ask questions as well. A great tour, highly recommended!
Tips: check cruise times and buy your ticket at the wharf, just before the cruise, as this saves internet booking fees; take a jacket, as the lake can be breezy, even in summer. Have fun!

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Reviewed July 13, 2013

A very good guide and wonderful weather made this tour a fantastic start to our stay in Chicago. We took the combined river and lake tour, which also gives you a fantastic view of the skyline from out on Lake Michigan.

Thank EllenChr
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

We took the late tour on July 4th for the fireworks. Amazing experience. The boat guide was quite entertaining. The drinks were cold & good. The fireworks was spectacular. The distance from the boat to the show was idea. Not too close and not too far.

Just a suggestion: Even though it is July, if you are doing the fireworks show, remember to bring a jacket. It gets cold very quick

Thank Aditya_Vimal
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