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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!
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The architectural cruises are our favorite thing to do in Chicago. This is a great way to spend 75 minutes. We were at the Navy Pier and were delighted to find out the tours were running on November 25. You are sitting out in the...More

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chicagohartnett, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Shoreline Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for riding with us and leaving such a great review! We're so happy you enjoyed your ride with us!

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chicagohartnett, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Shoreline Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I truly loved the tour of exactly 75 minutes and was so happy to do it towards late afternoon giving way to twilight and then evening. This allowed us to see the city's breathtaking skyline by the river in daylight and then when the lights...More

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chicagohartnett, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Shoreline Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review! We're so happy you enjoyed your time with us!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to do the architecture river sight seeing tour . Very informative guide & great views of the river & buildings . Lots of different styles best seen on a good clear day. Wrap up in the cold months as it will get chilly with...More

Thank Patrick M
chicagohartnett, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Shoreline Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very informative and pleasant tour! Especially the tour guide, Ben was awesome! A must do in the city!

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chicagohartnett, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Shoreline Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately, we did this tour mid November and it was freezing! No where warm to defrost on the boat so my advise is...save the tour for warmer months!!! Seeing the city from the water was amazing and learning some city history through the architecture was...More

Thank Gillian O
chicagohartnett, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Shoreline Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for riding with us! We do recommend dressing for the weather as it tends to be a little colder on our boats since they are all open air. Summer and Fall are a great time to explore the city but we are open...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We headed out for this tour on a cold, rainy Saturday morning. As it turned out, there were only a total of 6 off us on the boat. We were able to all stay under the cover of the overhang so we could still see...More

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chicagohartnett, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Shoreline Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for braving the weather and riding with us! We're so glad you enjoyed your tour despite the weather!

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
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Tressa B
21 October 2017|
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Response from Dan D | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can....also you can purchase drinks and alcohol on the boat before and during the tour.
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VeronicaOtrip
20 October 2017|
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Response from Ron26067 | Reviewed this property |
They do operate in November but it is wearher dependent. They usually release their schedule about a week in advance for November.
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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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