Boat Tours & water sports in Chicago

Top Boat Tours & Water Sports in Chicago, IL

Boat Tours & Water Sports in Chicago

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City Tours
1–2 hours
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98% of travellers recommend this experience
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HK$377.11
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City Tours
1–2 hours
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93% of travellers recommend this experience
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HK$337.93
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City Tours
1–2 hours
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HK$337.93
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City Tours
45 minutes
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95% of travellers recommend this experience
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HK$201.15
per adult
Bus Tours
2–4 hours
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97% of travellers recommend this experience
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HK$321.44
per adult
Day Cruises
1–2 hours
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98% of travellers recommend this experience
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HK$257.47
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Day Cruises
1–2 hours
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95% of travellers recommend this experience
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HK$337.93
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What travellers are saying

  • Merghoub47
    Jersey City, NJ3 contributions
    The guide was amazing. He was very engaging. Could not have hoped for better.
    The boat was great as well.
    Written 16 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Jon N
    1 contribution
    Great tour! They did a great job explaining the history of the city and buildings. We had a couple intermissions in the 90 minutes which was good and bad. Less than courteous tourists forgot they should again be quiet again when the leader began speaking. Perhaps that is something the leader needs to remind again.
    Written 16 May 2022
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  • Allison M
    1 contribution
    It's a great tour. You get to learn city history in a relaxing way. Would recommend to anyone....first time visiting the city or the 100th. I've taken them a few times and loved each experience.
    Written 16 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • MichalleR
    San Francisco, CA28 contributions
    Lovely way to spend an afternoon in Chicago. I really appreciated the tour guide nerding out on all the architecture and history. He clearly knew his stuff! The weather was spotty, but was able to go downstairs for some hot chocolate :)
    Written 16 May 2022
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  • Lucas
    2 contributions
    Absolutely magnificent views of the city, reasonably detailed info for the number of buildings that are mentioned, and in particular our tour guide was excellent! He said he'd only been at it for 6 weeks, but if that is the case I think he's found his niche in presentation and public speaking!

    All the staff were incredibly professional, the captain was incredibly skilled navigating such a large vessel in such relatively tight spaces, and the boat itself was immaculate.

    Pretty much perfect! If we visit again, I'm going to book the long tour through Wendella!
    Written 16 May 2022
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  • GiF70
    14 contributions
    Lovely way to watch the sunset on this beautiful city. Wrap up warm in early May, sit back, relax and enjoy. Plenty of room to move around and get some lovely photos. No commentary but we knew this before booking as clearly explained on website.
    Written 12 May 2022
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  • Dennis G
    1 contribution
    Jillian provided a fantastic experience for us! We had a little gap in our schedule and this was an excellent way to spend half a day sightseeing. Having a curated experience handling tickets, parking, navigation and such took all of the stress out of our day!
    Written 9 May 2022
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  • Adele L
    2 contributions
    The experience was fun and exciting. Jake, Porter and Captain Swag were fantastic at doing their jobs and making the ride enjoyable.
    Written 15 May 2022
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  • Jennifer C
    Chicago, IL3 contributions
    We had a trip with my parents and in-laws from California and it was the best decision to show them our hometown. Our tour guide Rick was amazing and highly recommend him as your guide. The tour was fun, great commentary and learned so much about our Chicago city.
    Written 11 May 2022
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  • Arthur P
    Leawood, KS1,260 contributions
    Even though my wife & I are originally from Chicago, we have never taken a boat tour on Lake Michigan to see the Chicago skyline until our recent trip back.

    We went to Navy Pier and bought tickets to the Lake Michigan tour aboard the Shoreline Sightseeing boat. Very reasonably priced (a little over $27 per person).
    The total tour was about 45 minutes. The weather was perfect and the view was beautiful.
    Written 30 October 2021
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  • ktrsstiffin
    Skokie, IL5 contributions
    Spirit of Chicao is a great cruise ship. 1. Clean, quiet and smooth running ship. 2. Excellent, efficient and polite staff. 3. The lunch buffet was well stocked and delicious. 4. Our cocktails were perfect. 5. Desserts were 4 stars. 6. The music was modern for the 20 year olds and enjoyable for everyone else. 7. Views of the lake and sky line are spectacular.
    Written 8 September 2019
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  • Dreamer35154203574
    2 contributions
    The view of Chicago from the river was simply breathtaking! 5 stars. Music & ambience was excellent. 5 stars. Staff and crew were attentive. 5 stars. The food was decent. 3 1/2 stars (perhaps 4 stars if food was served warmer). Accommodations for disabled persons were acceptable - but inconvenient. The restrooms were located on a lower level. Staff members were helpful in assisting one of our disabled guests down approximately 10 stairs using a portable stair climber. Once down the stairs, the restroom was pretty and clean but NOT handicap accessible. No ADA height toilet or grab bars. 1/2 star. A grab bar should be a requirement for establishments to claim they are accessible to all guests! To discover the lack of a common restroom fixture, I am forced to lower my overall rating to 3.8 stars. This was a beautiful cruise and an event that all people should be able to experience. I hope management will follow up and install simple grab bars in restrooms of the vessel.
    Written 25 October 2021
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  • eva T
    2 contributions
    Very relaxing, good food not bad, family enjoyed! Great scenes to take pictures of beautiful buildings
    Written 22 May 2021
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  • David T
    90 contributions
    After a little rocky start on buying tickets online and getting a minor refund for insurance from the personable wife of the Tour owner, we had a great, great night on this trip. We would strongly suggest that you visit Navy Pier and buy tickets directly from the operator. Take the VIP package. It gets you onboard faster. IMHO, the best seating is on the starboard (right) side of the ship. Sit with your back to the masts/sails. The fireworks are great. We had a beautiful night with fair winds. This is not a full sailing trip. You'll motor out then catch some wind after the fireworks end and sail along the shoreline returning to Navy Pier under power. They do invite guests to help with the sails. This tour is not covered by the City Explorer Pass but don't let that put you off. It's well worth foregoing the attraction on the pass and booking the trip.
    Written 1 August 2021
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  • Alexandria C
    1 contribution
    I wasn't able to see wht attractions GO Pass covers until after purchase. The Sky Deck is only Tu-Th. which was a main reason 4 purchase ♡ed it tho!
    Written 1 September 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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