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Wendella Sightseeing Boats

400 N Michigan Ave, Departing from Michigan Ave at the historic Wrigley Building, Chicago, IL 60611-4104
+1 312-337-1446
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Park District adult day trip

Went on my first Park District Adult day tour. Did the Wendella Architechure Tour. It was... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Patricia B
via mobile
Sunset cruise was fantastic!

We took the sunset cruise on a Monday night and it was fantastic. Crew was very informative and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
BillAZ47
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400 N Michigan Ave, Departing from Michigan Ave at the historic Wrigley Building, Chicago, IL 60611-4104
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went on my first Park District Adult day tour. Did the Wendella Architechure Tour. It was fabulous. Great weather & the tour guide Stephen was very informative about all the buildings up & down the Chicago river

Thank Patricia B
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Reviewed yesterday

We took the sunset cruise on a Monday night and it was fantastic. Crew was very informative and helpful. Plenty of room to move around and take photos. Nice bar on the lower level, which is air conditioned. And the price is very reasonable.

Thank BillAZ47
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Perfect way for sightseeing! See how the windy city has a lot with water. Nice views, especially from the lake! Boat and tourguide was good. Why not 5 stars? Well, the explanations about history all start after the first settlement. Why not telling a thing...More

Thank MJbLimbricht
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We took the river and lake tour and really enjoyed learning about Chicago’s buildings and history. We went on a weekday morning so it wasn’t crowded. Tour guide (Dave) did a very nice job answering questions and making the information interesting.

Thank ck252017
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

An architectural tour of the Chicago river was on our list of things to do on our quick trip, and Wendella seemed to have the best fit for our timeline. We did the tour of just the river. It lasted exactly 1 hour and everything...More

Thank Mizzou2002
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Our guide was very well versed in architecture and offered great insights into Chicago buildings. We had a bit of blip on the evening, as severe fog threatened to shut things down. Originally scheduled to do a tour of Chicago River and then out onto...More

Thank HAV847
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was a great river tour and we did it on our 2nd day. I would recommend doing this at the beginning of your trip since you'll learn about all the architecture and it will make more sense as you're walking around the city throughout...More

Thank Anna732017
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a great way to see the city. Tickets were $78 for 2 people doing the river and lake tour. Our guide was David who is born and bred in Chicago and was funny and informative and brought the tour to life for us....More

Thank AnnieM452
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I loved this tour; I wish I had done it right when i got to Chicago and not after. It’s funny, educational and gives you a introduction to Chicago. The architecture tour may sound like a tourist trap, but it’s not, actually i think is...More

Thank Camila P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The narrated tour is great- especially in the summer- Chicago is beautiful. The tour guide was great- learned some interesting facts and history that I thought I knew. Disappointing was they offer veteran discounts - much be purchased at the counter. It was my husband...More

Thank Raeschelle J
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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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AppletonWIBBQ_Guy
10 July 2018|
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Response from ChicagoWaterTaxi | Property representative |
No, the Water Taxi fireworks tour does not. Wendella's Fireworks tours included an abbreviated narration.
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Zorro805
6 June 2018|
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Response from WendellaBoatsChicago | Property representative |
Yes we do, however the cruises are sold out. Our Chicago Water Taxi will do a river fireworks cruise if interested.
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David T
6 May 2018|
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Response from vfswope | Reviewed this property |
Like my phone number? Is there a question you want to ask me?
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