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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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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 via mobile

The staff at shoreline was super helpful. Due to unusually high water levels our trip was cancelled and the staff was in very close touch with us to help us determine when they would be running another trip that would meet our schedule. Despite the...More

Thank susanrx
Reviewed yesterday

I see why 7 friends told me I had to do the River tour. The explanations and architecture knowledge were phenomenal!

Thank Winnielaw1974
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The tour and tour guide was great, an awesome way to see the city landmarks and learn about Chicago’s history. We went on a sunny warm day, but not a tour to do if the weather is bad! The guide spoke for the whole 75...More

Thank atv6419
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the best way to get to know the city. A wonderful trip along a river packed with history. The guides make it really interesting and fun. It’s a well spent hour and a half. Book in advance.

Thank Acton K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was a real highlight on our Chicago trip. Carlos made sure we saw everything that was to offer on the river and David was an incredible guide. He really knew his stuff. We enjoyed his anecdotes, including his father's jokes that were really quite...More

Thank gooseygirleats
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great way to spen an hour and a half, it was a bit cool the day we went but still fun. The guide was good and we learned alot from the tour, a bar was available as well.

Thank Jman2017
Reviewed 2 days ago

Everyone recommended booking the Chicago Architecture Boat Tour, and I'm glad I listened! We booked a morning tour and were lucky to have Jim as our guide. He clearly loves Chicago and all of the fascinating engineering that goes into designing the city's impressive buildings....More

1  Thank Deirdre M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Got a recommendation from a friend to try this, and it was great. Victor, our guide was very knowledgeable and funny so he really made the experience. Weather was perfect and having a Victor explaing the many different styles throughout the city was very interesting!...More

Thank Hunt H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Everyone told me to go on this boat tour - they are right. The best way to see the city and its wonderful architecture, its simply stunning! Chicago has great history and the tour guide we had did a great job explaining all the buildings...More

Thank meaghan k
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

First trip to Chicago and this architecture boat cruise was definitely the highlight. William was a delightful and informative tour guide who made the cruise so interesting. Great views you would not get from city streets. Well worth the price! ⛴❤️🌞

Thank Sunrize12
chicagohartnett, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Shoreline Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for making us part of your Chicago experience! We're so glad you enjoyed the tour with William!

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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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
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