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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 2 days ago

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

Thank Becky G
Reviewed 3 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.

2  Thank Rob K
Reviewed 3 days ago

Loved this informative cruise up and down the Chicago river. Excellent tour guide (Nick) provided interesting (and fun) facts concerning the architecture of the buildings along the shoreline. Amazing architecture with great stories concerning the engineering challenges overcome with the numerous skyscrapers along the shore....More

Thank JDP04154
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Shoreline Tours - clean, prompt, very informative, professional and docent Rachel is thorough and extremely knowledgeable regarding the landscape and related history, she rocks - highly recommended

Thank Ralph S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was our first time in Chicago, and while looking for fun little things to do, we came across these cruises. My husband and I did both the architecture tour as well as the classic lake tour! They both were fantastic! Wendy, our tour guide,...More

Thank CFiggins
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We took the water taxi from the Field Museum to Navy Pier for free. Great service! We then took the Lake Michigan Boat tour. It was very relaxing and informative. Highly recommend!

Thank Suzie623
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was probably the best tour we took in Chicago. We deliberately went on the tour that started in daylight and transitioned to night time so we go to see the buildings in both. The guide was really knowledgable, the history fascinating and we were...More

Thank holibobsue
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Friday night. Wanted to get tickets for the next night with our GO Chicago pass. But there was a tour leaving in 7 minutes that had space so why not!?!! Kyle was fantastic! He's a teacher in his other life so he had such an...More

Thank janelje
Reviewed 4 days ago

While in Chicago (August 16-17), I surprised my boyfriend with an architectural cruise on the Chicago River. He is a Chicago native, who has never taken this cruise and I am a HUGE fan of the city. The cruise was with Shoreline Sightseeing. This tour...More

Thank Lovetoreview00
Reviewed 4 days ago

Our guide Jim was such a pleasure to listen to during our cruise. He was very well versed on his knowledge of the city's architecture and funny as well. This is definitely an attraction that cant be missed. Our first time to chicago and a...More

2  Thank Wanda G
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