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Shoreline Sightseeing

Departing from Navy Pier, Departing from Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
+1 312-222-9328
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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!
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  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Departing from Navy Pier, Departing from Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
+1 312-222-9328
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all we had an amazing guide. he was very up to speed on local history and fun facts. I especially enjoyed hering about Al Capone's perch high above the city as well as the fact that the river was reversed to get rid...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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Reviewed 12 January 2018


1  Thank GKD60
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Wear comfortable walking shoes if you want to walk it all. Plenty of restaurants and stores. Expect wind at any time of the year.

Thank TonyM_WorldTraveler
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Purchased a Chicago Explorer Pass and did not realize that the Architecture River Tour included as a choice was for Shoreline Sightseeing and NOT for the Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise. Glad we went anyway. I can't imagine that the CAFRC was remarkably different than...More

1  Thank milril44
chicagohartnett, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Shoreline Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Thanks for deciding to ride with us! We're glad you enjoyed the tour with Shoreline!

Reviewed 23 December 2017

My partner's parents were visiting and we wanted to show them one of the things that makes Chicago such a grand city. What better way to do this than a river cruise?! We got on board said up the river, hearing stories about the builders...More

Thank kfountain44
Reviewed 22 December 2017

2  Thank Kejp16
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

Our guide Bill Field was entertaining, funny and more than knowledgeable about the broad range of architecture and Chicago history. Great tour. We’ll do it again.

1  Thank Eric A
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

1  Thank perth-17
Reviewed 10 December 2017


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Streeterville is where visitors head for play at Navy
Pier, a pseudo amusement park and development of
restaurants, shops, rides, and other activities.
You’ll find lots of action and excitement on the
docks. Along the pier, you’ll see the statue of the
captain for whom Streeterville is named. While you
enjoy your fair share of sightseeing at the pier, you
can also visit other popular attractions there such as
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Tressa B
22 October 2017|
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Response from Dan D | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can....also you can purchase drinks and alcohol on the boat before and during the tour.
21 October 2017|
Response from Ron26067 | Reviewed this property |
They do operate in November but it is wearher dependent. They usually release their schedule about a week in advance for November.
Marijka L
12 September 2017|
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Response from carlarA9058KC | Reviewed this property |
They are all very good questions. I was with a bus tour whom had purchased the tickets in advance. We boarded by the Navy Pier and it will end it's tour there as well. You may wish to call the preferred tour company in... More