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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!
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Departing from Navy Pier, Departing from Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

We took this trip on August 28th. Blake was an excellent guide, well-informed, clear and interesting. The whole trip lasted 75 minutes and we took in both arms of the Chicago River. How architects relate adjacent buildings of different periods and styles to one another...More

Thank Martyn E
chicagohartnett, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Shoreline Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

We're so glad you enjoyed your tour with Blake and learned something new! Thanks for riding with us!

Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Went on the architecture tour today and nick was the tour guide l had a great time ,the tour was informative aswell as fun , i would recommend this to anyone coming to Chicago who wants to learn more about the city buildings

Thank pippi s
chicagohartnett, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Shoreline Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Thanks for riding with us! We're so glad you enjoyed your tour with Nick!

Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We just got done with the tour and we loved it. It was a beautiful way to see more of Chicago. It was slow paced and relaxing with the great tour guide.

Thank BrownBrrr
chicagohartnett, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Shoreline Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

We're so glad you enjoyed your tour! Thanks for riding with us!

Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

I took the Architecture River tour with my children (ages 9 and 10) and my mother-in-law. My daughter groaned when the tour guide said that the tour would last 75 minutes, but both of my kids agreed that the time flew by. Our guide was...More

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chicagohartnett, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Shoreline Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Thank you for riding with us, we're so glad everyone enjoyed the tour! Our Michigan Ave dock tends to be a little less busier than our Navy Pier dock which allows for easy walk up access. However, our Navy Pier dock is more accessible for...More

Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

We had a ton of fun touring and seeing all of Chicago on this boat tour. It takes you all over and you learn a ton about architecture and the history of this city.

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chicagohartnett, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Shoreline Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Thanks for riding with us! We're so glad you enjoyed your tour with Bill.

Reviewed 9 September 2017

So much fun! Great commentary and a pretty good summary of interesting Chicago history. I live in Chicago and can this tour once a year!

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chicagohartnett, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Shoreline Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

We hope you visit us again next summer! The buildings are always changing so it's a great way to keep up with the city.

Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

On recommendation we did the 6.30pm trip which on the second half of the tour you see the city at night it was just amazing. The boat was comfortable it had a bar and William the tour guide was very entertaining. 5* all round.

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chicagohartnett, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Shoreline Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Thanks for a great review! We're so happy you enjoyed your tour with William!

Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

This was a really good tour. The guide had excellent knowledge and a clear passion for the subject matter. A sense of humour also added to the delivery. We had tickets booked in advance. The instruction to be there 15 minutes before departure was superfluous....More

1  Thank Ian S
chicagohartnett, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Shoreline Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Thanks for riding with us, we're glad you enjoyed your tour! We do encourage guests to arrive 15 minutes prior to departure to ensure we are keeping with our timely schedule. We do want to accomidate all ticketed guests though so we try not to...More

Reviewed 8 September 2017

Took my family here over the labor day weekend. It was very good. the tour guide was informative and engaging. I have lived here a number of years ago and this is the first time I saw Chicago from this vantage point, should have done...More

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chicagohartnett, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Shoreline Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Thanks for riding with us, we're glad to hear your family enjoyed their tour.

Reviewed 8 September 2017

excellent tour guide. Boat had lots of room to make for a comfortable trip. Drinks available - This is a perk!

1  Thank Simplyexpensive
chicagohartnett, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Shoreline Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

We're so glad you enjoyed your tour with us! Thanks for riding!

Nearby
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
...More
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Tressa B
21 October 2017|
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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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VeronicaOtrip
20 October 2017|
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Response from Ron26067 | Reviewed this property |
They do operate in November but it is wearher dependent. They usually release their schedule about a week in advance for November.
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Marijka L
11 September 2017|
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Response from carlarA9058KC | Reviewed this property |
They are all very good questions. I was with a bus tour whom had purchased the tickets in advance. We boarded by the Navy Pier and it will end it's tour there as well. You may wish to call the preferred tour company in... More
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