We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Shoreline Sightseeing

Departing from Navy Pier, Departing from Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
Save
Book In Advance
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Overview
More
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!
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chicago river” (266 reviews)
“navy pier” (365 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Departing from Navy Pier, Departing from Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
Ways to Experience Shoreline Sightseeing
from US$43.68
More Info
from US$25.76
More Info
from US$79.00
More Info
from US$124.00
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (2,948)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"architecture tour"
in 349 reviews
"chicago river"
in 266 reviews
"navy pier"
in 365 reviews
"great tour"
in 169 reviews
"architectural river cruise"
in 55 reviews
"water taxi"
in 97 reviews
"chicago architecture"
in 94 reviews
"fireworks tour"
in 28 reviews
"minute tour"
in 73 reviews
"boat ride"
in 66 reviews
"different buildings"
in 26 reviews
"different perspective"
in 33 reviews
"top deck"
in 27 reviews
"great architecture"
in 32 reviews
"highly recommend this tour"
in 43 reviews
"well worth the money"
in 32 reviews
"visiting chicago"
in 68 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 2,750 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

More

This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 days ago

This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Jim was our tour guide and he was fantastic, 5 stars for sure! We did a bunch of touristy things this weekend and this tour was our favourite for sure! Loved all the history and knowledge of the buildings, the way they are built the...More

1  Thank joelgagne
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
chicagohartnett, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Shoreline Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the great review! We're so glad you enjoyed your tour with Jim and we hope you had a great time in the windy city!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A little bit expensive and the tour guide talks a little fast, but overall good experience and great way to discover the Chicago buildings. Don’t do it when cold outside though!

Thank Camille K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
chicagohartnett, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Shoreline Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for riding with us! We do offer a discount if you purchase your tickets on our website, which does help a little with the cost. We are glad you enjoyed the tour though!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
chicagohartnett, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Shoreline Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
chicagohartnett, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Shoreline Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 days ago

More

This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
chicagohartnett, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Shoreline Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
chicagohartnett, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Shoreline Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our cruise in the tall ship Windy was cancelled due to weather. We decided to take the Barbour cruise with shoreline sightseeing. The commentary is pre-recorded so you can actually hear and understand it. But it is a short cruise for $25 pp - I...More

Thank LadySomers
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
chicagohartnett, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Shoreline Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We're happy you were able to get out on the water while you were here! Thank you for the feedback, we appreciate hearing from our customers.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 days ago

More

This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
chicagohartnett, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Shoreline Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 197 hotels in Chicago
W Chicago - Lakeshore
1,767 reviews
.49 km away
Grande Millenium Luxury Suites
3 reviews
.66 km away
Loews Chicago Hotel
2,394 reviews
.68 km away
Embassy Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile
3,427 reviews
.69 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Pinstripes
252 reviews
.40 km away
Giordano's
271 reviews
.19 km away
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
1,204 reviews
.17 km away
Harry Caray's Tavern on Navy Pier
801 reviews
.21 km away
Nearby Attractions
Lakefront Trail
2,061 reviews
.36 km away
Navy Pier
12,060 reviews
.22 km away
Chicago Children's Museum
505 reviews
.22 km away
Lake Michigan
1,802 reviews
.16 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Abwhaley
14 May 2018|
Answer
Response from chicagohartnett | Property representative |
We do have a few double decker boats that have a covered bottom level, there are open windows on that level though. We recommend calling our call center and they would have a better idea of what type of boats are scheduled... More
1
Vote
designernany
14 May 2018|
Answer
Response from chicagohartnett | Property representative |
If you are interested in taking our Architecture River Tour with the 4th of July Fireworks the last tour from both our Michigan Ave and our Navy Pier dock is currently scheduled for 8:15pm. If you would like to do the... More
0
Votes
Tressa B
22 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
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.
0
Votes
;