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Wendella Sightseeing Boats

400 North Michigan Ave, Departing from Michigan Ave at the historic Wrigley Building, Chicago, IL 60611
+1 312-337-1446
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Entertaining tour guide!

Our experience with Wendella was excellent! Bob (our tour guide) was well informed and full of good... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Joseph V
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Springfield, New Jersey
A great way to learn about the City

This was recommended by our hotel concierge. It was 2 hours well spent as it was our first visit to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Richard T
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Burnley, United Kingdom
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400 North Michigan Ave, Departing from Michigan Ave at the historic Wrigley Building, Chicago, IL 60611
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Reviewed yesterday

Our experience with Wendella was excellent! Bob (our tour guide) was well informed and full of good fun and humor. Highly recommended as a unique way to explore Chicago.

Thank Joseph V
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was recommended by our hotel concierge. It was 2 hours well spent as it was our first visit to Chicago. I read reviews saying it was a bit factual and number orientated. Certainly full of information, but interesting information, presented with humour, and with...More

Thank Richard T
Reviewed 5 days ago

very informative and fun, you will go thru the locks out onto lake michigan, you will learn about the pollution during the" industrial age" being so bad that the river caught on fire! This tour was also very relaxing and it was fun to see...More

Thank o2bagrandpa
Reviewed 5 days ago

Everyone who visits downtown Chicago and has a couple of hours to spare should take a Wendella Architectural cruise. Most people choose to sit in folding chairs on the top level of the boat, for a great view. You can pick a time - this...More

Thank smiles91
Reviewed 5 days ago

We got together with a bunch of family members and booked the architectural cruise. The boat was very comfortable and had indoor and outdoor seating. The weather was perfect and the views were incredible. The guide was very knowledgeable of the buildings and history. I...More

Thank TheScalises
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We experienced the 'fireworks tour' with Jack as our guide. The tour was lovely - fantastic views of the illuminated shoreline after an informative architectural tour down the river. Awesome fireworks display whilst sipping cocktails. Jack was absolutely perfect in his tour guide role, so...More

1  Thank Dawnie007
Reviewed 6 days ago

There are many tour options offered, and in summertime, the boats launch about every half-hour. You can buy tickets online for no extra fee, but do so at least 90+ minutes before your desired tour. It seems like they may suspend online sales as it...More

Thank garyrc
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was, by a significant margin, the best tour of any kind I've ever taken in a city (this includes wildlife tours, ghost tours, historical tours). We boarded at 8:00 p.m. and watched the sunset slowly fade over the skyscrapers and become replaced with twinkling...More

Thank teacherlady2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Wendell Architecture Tour was a highlight of our trip. The Wendella staff was attentive and knowledgeable, the boat impeccable, and the views of Chicago spectacular! This is a must for anyone in Chicago!

Thank Tallitha R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must to do while you are in Chicago. This tour explains all the fire of 1871. this fire went on for two days and killed 300 people. however to see the area today you would never believe that. The architecture is beautiful....More

1  Thank amandacintron100
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Magnificent Mile
Over 400 stores pack the concrete along Michigan
Avenue, the eight-block stretch known as Magnificent
Mile. This area between Oak Avenue and the Chicago
River is more a shopping paradise than a full-out
neighborhood. For prime upscale shopping, this is the
place to go. It’s busy, energetic, and packed with
shoppers. You'll also find hundreds of restaurants and
dozens of hotels, all on the mid- to high-end scale.
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KYjo
18 July 2017|
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Response from WendellaBoatsChicago | Property representative |
Unfortunately there are no on-line coupons. However, we do have a senior rate of $32 so you can save a little
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eheffernan
14 June 2017|
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Response from WendellaBoatsChicago | Property representative |
Most kids love the lake! The Chicago River Architecture Tour is great, but I do believe that most children want to get on the lake.
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siaxf
14 June 2017|
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Response from WendellaBoatsChicago | Property representative |
Yes, all vessels have full bars and light snacks.
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