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Chicago from the Lake Ltd

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Departing From Ogden Slip, Chicago, IL
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Reviewed 30 October 2018

This is an incredible tour. It gives a view of Chicago that you'll never get on land. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and informative and she explained the different architectural types and periods and gave a great insight to Chicago's history. The boat was comfortable...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank wayne r
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Me and a couple of friend went on a night cruise and had a great time the fireworks were just great the crew was always curtious the boat was clean and safe and relaxing ...

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank jacquelinec411
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We really enjoyed our boat tour of the Chicago riverfront and the explanation of the different styles of Architecture and the different architects, with the history of the city.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Dave-OH
Reviewed 24 June 2017

My wife and I enjoyed this leisurely tour of the Chicago via the Chicago River. We learned the history of Chicago as well as the history of its architecture. The guide was practiced and knowledgeable. The dock location was easily found and had appropriate signage...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank StreetPretzel
Reviewed 7 June 2017

On a cold wet day in March my sister-in-law and I took this tour as it was the only one we could find online which started before April. So glad we didn't have to make choices as this was a great tour. Despite being cold...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Linda B
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Seeing Chicago's diverse and incredible architecture from the river would be reason enough to take this 90 minute tour. The views are spectacular. Add in our informative, engaging and energetic tour guide, and this tour was over the top. She provided so much information and...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Dave M
Reviewed 13 July 2016

So many visitors (and even locals) tend to think there is only one architectural tour leaving from the river at Michigan Ave...where all the tour boats are. But at the Ogden Slip at 455 East Illinois (The old North Pier), Chicago From The Lake provides...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Madachoo
Reviewed 25 June 2016

There are many cruises on the Chicago River that focus on architecture. Our hotel concierge recommended Chicago From the Lake and he was not wrong. Very complete, with proper mix of architectural themes and details. Guide knew it all.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank T R
Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

I took this 90 minute River cruise today. It was a lovely sunny day and being on the water was a treat. I did find 90 minutes to be a bit long, particularly when the discussion was not interactive. The tour guide was clearly knowledgeable...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank NFGal
Reviewed 14 January 2016

There are plenty of boat tours in Chicago but this one is by far the best. Great docents, great boats, great service. Let's face it, just seeing this beautiful city from the water is a joy but to have a docent really explain the origins...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Madachoo
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