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Shoreline Sightseeing

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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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Departing from Navy Pier, Departing from Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
+1 312-222-9328
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had wanted to experience the river and see the downtown area, and this was the perfect way to do it. Ben was our guide and he was great. Knowledgeable, funny, and kept us interested the entire time. For just over $40/adult, definitely worth the...More

Thank Rachel S
Reviewed yesterday

Had a free afternoon in Chicago and always love an opportunity to get out on the water, and knew this would be a unique view of things. This turned out to be a fantastic experience, with a chance to see so much of the architecture...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great tour . We were really lucky to go on a fab clear day . Tour guide Ben was excellent , very knowledgeable. Great way to see Chicago skyscrapers . There is also a bar on board 😊

Thank Valerie O
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Highly recommended activity in Chicago would be this architecture guided tour. The guide was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the history of Chicago and it’s beautiful skyscrapers. The guide had a good sense of humour which made the tour even more entertaining. A must do...More

Thank mo_aiguille
Reviewed yesterday

Wonderful way to see the city from the water. Our Tour guide was very informative, funny and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend this.

Thank Spicyyy1
Reviewed yesterday

I live near Cincinnati, but I was born and raised very near to Chicago. I thought I knew the Chicago river sky line, but our tour guide knew a lot more. The trip was very enjoyable and exceeded my expectations.

Thank tenchains
Reviewed yesterday

This tour was amazing, beautiful sights & so interesting. Our guide, Jim, was fabulous. He was extremely knowledgeable as well as very entertaining. I would highly recommend this tour!

1  Thank Karen M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I took this tour with Jim almost three weeks ago and I am now posting a review because he was the most charismatic, kind, and informative tour guide I have ever had. He had a love for the city that made your experience one of...More

2  Thank bowling k
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Jim, our tour guide, was the best! He was a comforting blend of entertainment and information. He is strong on the architectural knowledge as well as the history of different movements. After I went on this tour, my understanding of the city is forever changed...More

1  Thank Sam S
Reviewed yesterday

What a great way to relax & learn about the unique & varied architecture of downtown Chicago. The river cruise was comfortable & smooth. Our guide, Jim, was excellent. He has an engineering degree and was able to describe in detail how & why some...More

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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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Daisy P
20 July 2018|
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Response from Lesley S | Reviewed this property |
Very easy access at Navy Pier. A gentle ramp rather than stairs. Large flat deck so again no need to go up or down stairs. Definitely have stairs if you choose to board a tour that start on the river rather than Navy Pier.
30 June 2018|
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Response from chicagohartnett | Property representative |
We offer a 75-min Architecture River Tour and also a 40-min Classic Lake Tour.
22 June 2018|
Response from chicagohartnett | Property representative |
You would need to contact the Shoreline call center.