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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 good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 22:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Departing from Navy Pier, Departing from Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
+1 312-222-9328
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Reviewed yesterday

Our guide Kyle was really interesting and the tour was great! We took it at the end of the afternoon, wonderful sunset light on the buildings and not too many people on the boat. The stroller has to be left on the quay.

Thank bibiallemand
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nick was our tour guide and he was great. The tour was fun and even on a blazing hot day the tour was refreshing and enjoyable. I highly recommend it!

Thank Nathan F
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our tour guide, Wendy, was absolutely amazing! She was very pleasant and knew so much about the history of Chicago. She made the tour very enjoyable. We learned so much in this 75 min boat ride. Thanks! Of course the architects were amazing. Fantastic job!

Thank flounder53
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We did a shoreline cruise at the Navy Pier. It was a lovely cruise, very comfortable and informative. We did the evening cruise with the fireworks. Definitely a "must do" while in Chicago!

Thank Phyllis J
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

To be honest, we went with this tour because of the price. My daughter is 12 until the end of this month and she was still considered a child. And with us on vacation every penny counts. The tour was fabulous and our tour guide...More

1  Thank cpicco
Reviewed yesterday

Our guide Jim was very professional, knowledgable and entertaining. This boat tour was amazing and truly the best way to see the city scape in Chicago!

1  Thank Kate C
Reviewed yesterday

I have tried to take this cruise for months and finally booked it when I traveled to Chicago for work. It was very informative. I will never look at any building the same way! The travel guide was funny and knowledgeable about the amazing skyline...More

Thank Catherine C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I went on the 75 minute river tour with my 10 and 12 year old boys. I was very informative not only about the architecture but how the city developed. It was very relaxing and great views. I defiantly recommend this tour. It's kind pricy...More

Thank Mrjerico12
Reviewed yesterday

We absolutely loved this tour. Our guide Bill Field was very knowledgeably and friendly. I highly recommend doing this tour.

Thank Becky G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A must do if you visit Chicago. This is an excellent way to see the city, and great insight into the architecture from our guide Jim.

1  Thank Rob K
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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Questions & Answers
13 July 2017|
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Response from chicagohartnett | Property representative |
These tours are not offered on Groupon. However, you can purchase tickets through Viator, the Go Chicago Card, and directly through the company website.
10 July 2017|
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Response from Vicki P | Reviewed this property |
You can take the chance that it won't be full but there was a long line waiting to get on when we got there. We did book ahead and arrived 25 minutes early and there were at least 50 people in line ahead of us. The weekends... More
Stephane F
1 June 2017|
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Response from chicagohartnett | Property representative |
Hi Stephane, the river tours from Navy Pier and Michigan Ave offer the same commentary and views. I would decide on dock location based on where your other plans for the day end up taking you. If you're planning on visiting... More