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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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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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"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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"boat tour"
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"top deck"
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"different perspective"
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"great architecture"
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"highly recommend this tour"
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"visiting chicago"
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Love the option of the water taxi. Nice way to just be on the lake for a little bit without taking a 'tour' and great views of the skyline. Definitely recommend.

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chicagohartnett, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Shoreline Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded today

We're glad you utilized our water taxi to get around Chicago! It's a great way to see some of the same wonderful sights without the long time commitment.

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A group of us went on this trip because someone in the group had done it before and recommended it. The views of the city from the river are amazing. We had a very good guide (an architecture student) who gave us the stories behind...More

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chicagohartnett, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Shoreline Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks for riding with us! We're so glad you enjoyed your tour. It is very important to stay hydrated on a warm day, we do allow customers to bring water on board and we also sell it on the boat as well.

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A boat tour through the heart of Chicago , a very good 75 mins on board , The guide was 5 star knowledgable and interesting

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Thanks for riding with us!

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Instead of buying 2 pizzas, treat yourself to an utterly professional boat tour through downtown Chicago. The skyline comes alive through the narration of your professional guide. The sound system is great. The brief history from the great Chicago Fire through the latest in architectural...More

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Thanks for the great review! We do think you should still treat yourself to pizza after the tour though!

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Streeterville
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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lyleascruggs
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.
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geggersdii
22 June 2018|
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Response from chicagohartnett | Property representative |
You would need to contact the Shoreline call center.
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Brenda S
2 June 2018|
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Response from chicagohartnett | Property representative |
Yes, dogs are welcome on board all of our tours and water taxis free of charge.
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