Boat Rides & Cruises in Chicago

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Boat Rides & Cruises in Chicago

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2–4 hours
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4 hours
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  • Judy C
    Ephrata, PA2 contributions
    Commentary and views were amazing and very informative. We loved it.
    Enjoyed my Bloody Mary onboard too. I highly recommend this cruise to anyone visiting this beautiful city of Chicago.
    Review of: Chicago Architecture River Cruise
    Written 3 October 2023
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  • Connie W
    1 contribution
    Our guide was so fun and very knowledgeable! The day was gorgeous too! The drinks were pricy but the bloody Mary was tasty.
    Review of: 90-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour
    Written 3 October 2023
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  • Brenda W
    1 contribution
    Super interesting tour., lots of very interesting facts etc. The guide was knowledgeable and was not looking for tips. Loved it
    Review of: Chicago Architecture Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady
    Written 3 October 2023
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  • Jimmy S
    1 contribution
    Great view very well explained cities history. We were very comfortable,we were able to take pictures afterwards great staff
    Review of: 45-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour from Magnificent Mile
    Written 2 October 2023
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  • Alex S
    Hamilton6 contributions
    Great tour. Beautiful day and couldn’t have been a better way to see the city. Bobby was very informative and did an excellent job.
    Review of: Chicago Lake and River Architecture Tour
    Written 3 October 2023
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  • Dallis M
    1 contribution
    This cruise was amazing! Def do the sunset, its so romantic and dreamy. Reminded me of something out of a 2000's Romcom! Book the trip!
    Review of: Chicago Sunset Cruise
    Written 3 October 2023
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  • Ann J
    Libertyville, IL18 contributions
    Fabulous architectural cruise with excellent narration. Always a consistent experience - a must do in Chicago (many times).
    Review of: Chicago River Boat Architecture Tour
    Written 3 October 2023
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  • Inna M
    4 contributions
    We had the best guide! He was absolutely wonderful, knowledgable, engaging, funny. We loved the tour! And would definitely recommend!
    Review of: Chicago Architecture Boat Tour
    Written 2 October 2023
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  • Cheryl L
    1 contribution
    Thoroughly enjoyed. The weather did not quite cooperate but the crew was great. They were very informative as well as fun. Would definitely recommend as a quick way to learn and see the Chicago coast/sky line.
    Review of: Chicago Urban Adventure River and Lake Cruise
    Written 2 October 2023
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  • Jorge L
    4 contributions
    Love the view got to be on lower and upper deck amazing time would recommend and 100% ride again!!!!
    Review of: Lake Michigan Skyline Cruise in Chicago
    Written 1 October 2023
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  • Coastal09162276260
    1 contribution
    The food & service were excellent. While the views of the Chicago skyline were impressive, the outside decks were crowded & we weren’t able to get sitting.
    Review of: Chicago Buffet Lunch Cruise on Lake Michigan
    Written 2 October 2023
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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.
    Review of: Premier Chicago River Dinner Cruise
    Written 25 October 2021
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  • Marlita Rhodes
    Flint, MI1 contribution
    Had a wonderful time the boat ride and lunch was wonderful the atmosphere was lovely and the servers were very attentive to our needs.
    Review of: Chicago Lake Michigan Plated Lunch Cruise
    Written 16 July 2023
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  • Sandy T
    1 contribution
    It was a lovely sailing. Beautiful day, the ride was relaxing, quiet except for the sound of the waves and the view so pretty. The captain was entertain, we recommend!
    Review of: Private Lake Michigan Sailing Charter and Sightseeing Tour of Chicago
    Written 3 October 2023
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  • Laurie K
    West Seneca, NY686 contributions
    My cousin andI were in Chicago for a few days and decided to give this boat tour a try sounded fun. I purchased tickets on Groupon as they were buy one get one, I would not have paid full price for a half hour ride. Our tour guide I believe here name was Maliea and she was amazing, she normally does the 75 minute architecture tour but this day she did Seadog tour. She was very informative as well as kept tour fun, made us laugh.

    Depends on where you sit you may get a bit wet or sprayed by boat mist. We were told sit mid boat on isle for less wetness, we got a bit wet but not bad. It was a decent ride, stopped 2 times and floated to listen to talk about buildings and local landmarks which was interesting, but I thought it would be a much faster speed boat ride, wasn’t what I expected but it was also a bit windy this day. The captain was a female named Jamie and she did a good job.

    Was fun but definitely a 1 and done activity, although the Navy Pier has a lot of good eats and was nice to walk around on a gorgeous day.
    Review of: 30 Minute Lake Michigan Speedboat Ride
    Written 9 September 2023
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