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Wendella Sightseeing Boats

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400 N Michigan Ave, Departing from Michigan Ave at the historic Wrigley Building, Chicago, IL 60611-4104
Magnificent Mile
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Reviewed yesterday

We took the Wendella Architectural Boat Tour. We had a very knowledgeable guide who shared a lot of details not only about Chicago but also about each building. The boat ride took approx. 1 1/2 hours...perfect amount of time. This boat tour is a wonderful...More

Thank Mury1
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This tour of Chicago's skyline is great. Importantly this tour goes through the lock out onto Lake Michigan. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and took us through the history and local info to make the tour more interesting. I would highly recommend this option...More

Thank Simon G
Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I took the 11:30 Wendella river/lake tour on 10/15. It was a cold day, so I went down to the lower deck to listen to the tour guide. Unfortunately, the staff that was working on the lower deck carried on a conversation...More

Thank Cynthia M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Or , at least I don’t think you could better. Boat was very well maintained and the crew was first rate. We went for the river and lake cruise and I felt it was about 15 min. too long. Could have done without the southern...More

Thank cabinetmonkey
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Amazing tour. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. We learned so much about Chicago. Glad we went in the beginning of our trip. 100% recommend going on this tour.

Thank Emily M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Must do while in Chicago. It was very interesting and informative. It was longer than I thought it would be which was great. It was a little chilly so I would recommend it on a warmer day.

Thank tmover
Reviewed 5 days ago

The cruise was informative as well as a great way to enjoy the beautiful Chicago skyline. Our guide was very knowledge about the architecture along the way. It was fascinating the way he explained the lock system on the river & what we would be...More

Thank luvtarheelstate
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to Chicago for n number of times, never took any cruise or boat ride. This time I took my parents to this lovely city and planned to take a boat tour. It was amazing, you will get so much information about the...More

Thank Dhillon-Kulbir
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been on two Wendella tours and both were great. Very entertaining (our guide was a history teacher with a great sense of humor). We all learned so much about Chicago and the architecture. The 75 minute tour is the way to go. A...More

Thank jltaylor0295
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went yesterday late afternoon. BEST IDEA EVER!! It was so refreshing to have such an educational experience while being able to sit down. Our guide, Jalen, was very knowledgeable & entertaining. We will definitely be doing it again next time we visit!!

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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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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.
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.
David T
6 May 2018|
Response from vfswope | Reviewed this property |
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