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30 Minute Lake Michigan Speedboat Ride
4.5
LIKELY TO SELL OUT*

30 Minute Lake Michigan Speedboat Ride

By City Experiences By Hornblower
from
€36.72
per adult
from
€36.72
per adult

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Ages 0-99, max of 19 per group
Duration: 30m
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  • 30-minute lakefront speedboat ride
  • Informative and amusing descriptions of the world famous Chicago skyline
  • Unobstructed views of the beautiful Chicago skyline
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Chicago
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities


Departure details
  • 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA Boarding: Navy Pier. Parking: City Cruises does not own or operate any parking lots in the area. Local parking is available at 600 E Grand Ave. Chicago, IL 60611 for our Navy Pier Departures. Alternative parking is available at 460 E. Illinois St. and 403 E. Grand Ave. (one block from Navy Pier).
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5042CHISPE

  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Coast Guard regulations require a photo ID for each guest to board
  • All cruises are weather permitting
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travellers

  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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How much is 30 Minute Lake Michigan Speedboat Ride?
30 Minute Lake Michigan Speedboat Ride price starts from €36.04. Discover and book 30 Minute Lake Michigan Speedboat Ride on Tripadvisor
What is the 30 Minute Lake Michigan Speedboat Ride cancellation policy?
30 Minute Lake Michigan Speedboat Ride cancellation policy: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Discover and book 30 Minute Lake Michigan Speedboat Ride on Tripadvisor
Which company provides 30 Minute Lake Michigan Speedboat Ride?
30 Minute Lake Michigan Speedboat Ride is hosted by City Experiences By Hornblower. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact City Experiences By Hornblower on Tripadvisor. Discover and book 30 Minute Lake Michigan Speedboat Ride on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5042CHISPE

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    600 E Grand Ave
    600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Boarding: Navy Pier. Parking: City Cruises does not own or operate any parking lots in the area. Local parking is available at 600 E Grand Ave. Chicago, IL 60611 for our Navy Pier Departures. Alternative parking is available at 460 E. Illinois St. and 403 E. Grand Ave. (one block from Navy Pier).
    See address & details
  • 1
    City Cruises Chicago Navy Pier
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Grant Park
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 3
    Navy Pier
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 4
    Buckingham Fountain
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 5
    The Magnificent Mile
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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N5844YJlaurenb
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I lost over $600.
They sent me directions to the wrong harbor and have refused to reimburse me. It ruined our weekend.
Ashis J
Ashis J
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An amazing anniversary trip on Chicago river cruise. It’s worth it.
Overall wonderful experience. Ambience, food and view of Chicago from the cruise on Lake Michigan was amazing. Will
samkhardy
samkhardy
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Awesome day cruise on Lake Michigan!
My brother and I took this lunch cruise when we visited Chicago for a football game. For me personally this turned
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alextX5754AT
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30th Birthday Brunch Cruise (13 Guests)
Extremely efficient, courteous and friendly staff and crew. Everyone made us feel special - our server Sam was abso
torag232
torag232
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Worth every dime!
I had an amazing time! The atmosphere was phenomenal and the food was delicious. Everyone was really enjoying the
renaldoc0
renaldoc0
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Horrible experiences and also didn’t get back my refund
This isn’t a boat to be book cause I’ve reached there to get on boat and the captain and is assistance was very rud
Annitta J
Annitta J
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DON'T GO!!
Our server , Mo was AWESOME!!!! The entire staff was wonderfil!!! I DO NIT recommend you go on this, only because
adonistim
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Bachelorette day party
Took the train in from Ohio with a group of ladiesfor a bachelorette day party…the bride to be was very HAPPY with
Bilasophia
Bilasophia
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Unclean and Poor service
We booked a dinner cruise on the Spirit of Chicago ship. This was definitely not worth the $400 I spent. Glasses an
S760HQbrittanyn
S760HQbrittanyn
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An honest review
Pros: The ship was pretty. The staff was friendly. The gravy for the chicken/potatoes was good! Cons: Deweese was
163josephr
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Wonderful experience.
I took the Air and Water Show Preview Brunch Tour on the Spirit of Chicago. The food was delicious and plenty of i
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Horrible
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Overall Nice Experience
It was a nice experience overall. The food was good and the DJ played really good music that everyone could enjoy l
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Improve Bar and Bartender Service
Bar service was somewhat unorganized. Only one person tending bar on the second deck for a while. Also, bartender u
shey923
shey923
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Would book again!
Food and dessert were amazing! There was plenty for seconds and even thirds. DJ was good. I would love for there to
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Nancy P
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Family
Really loved the speed boat ride. Our tour guide Declan, made it a fun experience. I went with my husband and my 9, 6, amd 4, year old. They loved it. Definitely our clothes got wet, so I would suggest a light waterproof jacket, or a change of shirt. Price wise, well they did have a $18 city amusement fee aside from "other fees" plus a Gas fee and then taxes added. So it was a little on the pricey side. Still a memorable family experience.
Written 20 June 2022
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John S
27 contributions
This 30 minute boat tour was fun and the guide a young guy was funny and knowledgeable. The price on line was not what we paid in person. For 2 adults we paid $94.00 Wich was high for the time but we had fun an it was vacation. Also $25.00 for picture package was to much. One picture for $10.00 would have been better.
Written 2 August 2021
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Mary O
2 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
The ride was enjoyable. Trip Advisors listed City Experiences as the name of the boat company. Sea Dog boating personnel did not know they are affiliated with City Experiences and initially turned us away. We had already spent 45 minutes looking for the right boat so we knew to persist. Trip advisor website stated the trip was nonrefundable AND that an alternate date or full refund would be offered if trip was canceled due to weather. Which one is true?
Written 5 July 2022
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Sarrahhs
San Francisco, CA4 contributions
Jun 2021
Ensure you are at the pier 10-15 minutes before the advised 815 pm time frame. We missed our boat after arriving at the pier at 8:03 pm. The entire boat was packed and the security checkpoints/staff stated that there was "no 815pm time slot," even when I showed them the confirmation for my time slot. They both looked confounded as the boat took off in front of us.

I am very disappointed we did not get to experience this on our short vacation. Be wary of who you book this trip through, ours was through "Chicago Seadog Lakefront Speedboat Tour." I am currently hoping I can still get a refund for this unsatisfied trip.
Written 4 June 2021
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Christian H
1 contribution
Jun 2021 • Family
We had a spectacular experience. We were concerned due to our son having autism, but he absolutely loved it. Captain Jamie, First Mate Swag and Guide Cool J were welcoming, and provide everything needed for a safe and professional trip. We loved it so much that we went back a couple of hours later for another ride during the fireworks display on Lake Michigan.
Written 10 June 2021
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Jon C
Chicago, IL4 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
I took my family and my in-laws, who were in town for their anniversary, on the 30 minute speedboat ride this morning for their first time before lunch downtown, today. I’ve been on on many of their different lake/river excursion options but this one never fails to offer a little speed, fun, and offer up Chicago’s magnificent skyline. Captain Tom and our guide, Abby, were fantastic!
Written 28 August 2021
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samanthasue1029
Twin Lake, MI1 contribution
Highly recommend the seadog speedboat tour. Our 8 year old loved it. Our tour guide was funny. I think his name was skunk. He was keeping everyone laughing the while 30 mins on the boat ride. We can't wait to come back and try the extreme seadog.
Written 2 October 2022
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Hi samanthasue, thanks for the great review. Hope you have an amazing day!
Written 4 October 2022
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JenP
Brookfield, IL4 contributions
Jun 2021
Seadog Cruises offered a fun, informative 30 minute jaunt around the Chicago Skyline. Our Captain Swag and Steve and narrator Chopper were funny, friendly and very helpful. We has a group of 15 including three wheelchairs. They helped get the chairs up and down the ramps and couldn't have made our party feel more special.
Very fun for the kids and with a tiny bit of spray to cool us off!
Written 22 June 2021
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Kathy
Urbana, IL1 contribution
Fun tour! Seats are cushioned and comfy. It was a hot day, but once we got up to speed it was very wind and a little cold, so take a jacket or windbreaker, even if it is 90 degrees. Our Guide. Abby was fun and Jamie’s was a skilled Captain!
Written 29 September 2021
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Antonio Carlos
3 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Tour guide Ted Bear, first mate Camille and captain Tom provided my wife and I with an experience we will never forget.

Ted was our guide and made the whole tour super fun, even the safety talk! He is a natural!

Captain Tom and Camille kept us safe during the whole ride.

Couldn’t have gotten a better crew to appreciate the Chicago Skyline and feel the lake wind on our faces!

Will go back for more!
Written 11 September 2021
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