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Shoreline Sightseeing

Departing from Navy Pier, Departing from Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
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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: 1-2 hours
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Departing from Navy Pier, Departing from Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
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"architecture tour"
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"chicago river"
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"navy pier"
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"great tour"
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"architectural river cruise"
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"water taxi"
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"chicago architecture"
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"fireworks tour"
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"minute tour"
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"boat ride"
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"different buildings"
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"different perspective"
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"top deck"
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"great architecture"
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"highly recommend this tour"
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"well worth the money"
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"visiting chicago"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Did a tour with school group. Sun was out. Weather was great. Kevin was our tour guide. He was fantastic. Super knowledgeable. Info was maybe over the head of 5th graders, but entertaining nonetheless. Buildings were beautiful. It's a can't miss attraction.

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Thank you for taking your students to ride with us! We hope they left with a few valuable tidbits from the tour.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well run boat tour of Chicago River through the city. Our guide had been to architectural school, knew every building, date, and firm that designed it. Really informative. Tickets are timed and you can board at the river near the Wrigley Building or at Navy...More

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Thank you for riding with us! We're so glad you enjoyed the views from the river.

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Abwhaley
14 May 2018|
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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
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designernany
14 May 2018|
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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
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Tressa B
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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.
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