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Shoreline Sightseeing

Departing from Navy Pier, Departing from Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
+1 312-222-9328
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TripAdvisor ranked Shoreline Sightseeing as the #1 Most Booked Tour in America! Shoreline Sightseeing is Chicago's leader in river and lake cruises! Featuring state-of-the-art tour boats and expert guides, Shoreline presents the Chicago skyline as you've never seen it before. With so many options among our lake and river cruises, we're sure to offer a tour your whole group will love. Our famous Architecture River Tours are led by knowledgeable and entertaining guides showcasing the city's rich architectural heritage. We also offer skyline lake tours, romantic sunset tours, and exciting fireworks cruises from which to see dazzling displays throughout the summer. Themed offerings include wine tasting cruises, brew cruises, 4th of July options, and St. Patrick's Day cruises. So set sail with Shoreline today, where every day is a celebration of Chicago!
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 22:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Departing from Navy Pier, Departing from Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
Streeterville
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Reviewed yesterday

this shoreline architectual river cruise was so GOOD!! We went at about 5 pm so we got the sites in daylight and in the sunset to early evening. It was spectacular. The tour Guide, I think named Jim or Bill, well whoever he was, was...More

Thank Connie T
Reviewed yesterday

Chicago is known for its outstanding architecture and this boat tour is probably the best way to see it. Our docent, Rachel, probably has given the same spiel hundreds of times, but it seemed fresh and unrehearsed as we cruised up and down both branches...More

Thank TravelinNan2016
Reviewed yesterday

Bill F. did an excellent job. It was a beautiful day (9/18) and we got to enjoy a spectacular view of the Chicago skyline and unique architecture throughout the tour.

1  Thank juliehjl
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Rachel did an amazing job throughout this 75-minute tour. Even our 12 and 14 year old sons enjoyed the cruise.

Thank klb3141
chicagohartnett, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Shoreline Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for riding with us! We're so glad your entire family enjoyed the tour!

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I booked this tour this morning & was able to get a 10% off promo code through Viator! My 75 minute tour was only $30 which is an incredible value compared with other tour operators. Our guide, Ben, was phenomenal!!! He relayed interesting facts for...More

Thank Clarissa P
chicagohartnett, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Shoreline Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for the great review and we're so glad you enjoyed your tour with Ben!

Reviewed 2 days ago

Had lots of recommendations to do this as a first-time visitor to Chicago. Weather was beautiful the day we chose and we had a great time! The guide struck a great balance of providing knowledge and letting us soak up the sights. Highly recommend!

Thank sbprincess23
chicagohartnett, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Shoreline Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We're so glad you decided to ride with us! We're happy to hear you enjoyed the tour!

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was blown away by the beauty and information of this tour. It is a must see/ do Tour guide Bill Field was fun and informative. Captain Kenya made those uturns seem seamless. Do it

Thank Tommy K
chicagohartnett, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Shoreline Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for riding with us! We're glad you enjoyed your ride with Bill and Kenya!

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Only used the "taxi service" from navy pier to union station. Should be called "bus service" because it goes on a schedule. That isn't meant as a negative comment because it went every half hour and for only 8 dollars you get a nice 40...More

Thank phototraveller22
chicagohartnett, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Shoreline Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for riding with us, it's a great way to get around the city!

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very entertaining and informative. William the guide was excellent but the bar man would rather have been somewhere else. We went at dusk and the lighting was amazing! Really enjoyed it.

Thank Bec Y
chicagohartnett, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Shoreline Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for riding with us, we're glad that William made your tour enjoyable!

Reviewed 3 days ago

We were only in Chicago for the weekend and we were told this was a must do. It certainly was! Our tour guide, Jim, was incredible. He was very knowledgeable about the history of the city and it's architecture, but he was also extremely funny...More

1  Thank Swaterman24
chicagohartnett, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Shoreline Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for riding with us! We're so glad you enjoyed your tour with Jim!

Nearby
Streeterville
Streeterville is where visitors head for play at Navy
Pier, a pseudo amusement park and development of
restaurants, shops, rides, and other activities.
You’ll find lots of action and excitement on the
docks. Along the pier, you’ll see the statue of the
captain for whom Streeterville is named. While you
enjoy your fair share of sightseeing at the pier, you
can also visit other popular attractions there such as
...More
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Marijka L
11 September 2017|
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Response from carlarA9058KC | Reviewed this property |
They are all very good questions. I was with a bus tour whom had purchased the tickets in advance. We boarded by the Navy Pier and it will end it's tour there as well. You may wish to call the preferred tour company in... More
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ebbenny
13 July 2017|
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Response from chicagohartnett | Property representative |
These tours are not offered on Groupon. However, you can purchase tickets through Viator, the Go Chicago Card, and directly through the company website.
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BabyBoomah
9 July 2017|
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Response from Vicki P | Reviewed this property |
You can take the chance that it won't be full but there was a long line waiting to get on when we got there. We did book ahead and arrived 25 minutes early and there were at least 50 people in line ahead of us. The weekends... More
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