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Lake Michigan Sightseeing Cruise

Highlights
  • Narrated 40-minute sightseeing cruise on Lake Michigan
  • Enjoy fantastic panoramic views of Chicago's skyline
  • See Chicago's major skyscrapers like the John Hancock Center, Aon, Trump Tower and Willis Tower (Sears Tower)
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Lake Michigan Sightseeing Cruise
From US$25.76
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Cruise departs at 5:30pm
US$25.76
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Cruise departs at 6:30pm
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Cruise departs at 4:30pm
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Overview
Take in superlative-worthy views of the beautiful Chicago lakefront and its many landmarks during this 40-minute Lake Michigan sightseeing boat cruise. Climb aboard your vessel for a laid-back ride, enjoying panoramic views of the Windy City's iconic skyline from a unique perspective. Along the way you'll listen to informative commentary and take in views of the John Hancock Center and Willis Tower, along with many other landmarks. Plus feel free to bring your own lunch, along or grab a drink at the on-board bar, during your ride.
What to Expect
Get a unique perspective on Chicago's world-famous skyline during this 40-minute sightseeing boat cruise on Lake Michigan. Whether you're looking for some unexpected views of the city's striking architecture, or simply want a chance to relax on Chicago's famous waterfront, this tour is a great option.

Start your cruise from Navy Pier's Dock Street, leaving every hour of the day between 10am and 5:30pm, heading out for a 40-minute ride on the water. Along the way you'll listen to interesting commentary surrounding Chicago history, and hear colorful details about its most famous landmarks.

During your ride you'll have a chance to view some of the Windy City's most famous (and tallest) buildings, including the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower), John Hancock Center, the Aon Center and Trump Tower. You'll also be able to spot downtown neighborhoods like Streeterville and the Gold Coast, plus attractions like Navy Pier, Grant Park and the famous Buckingham Fountain.

If you're feeling thirsty, feel free to grab a refreshment at the on-board bar (cash only). Or pack a lunch, as you enjoy your meal while you cruise. No matter how you choose to spend your relaxing boat ride, it's sure to offer a great time for the entire family.

Please note: This cruise is seasonal and does not operate in the winter due to weather conditions.
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1 - 5 of 12 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago
Best Part of our visit to the Pier!

My husband and I really enjoyed this tour. Drinks and bathrooms available on the boat and seating was spacious for all sizes. A great way to relax and enjoy the water while learning about some of the history of the area. We sat in the...More

Thank Kristi J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Summer of 2017

nice way to visit the inner city, was on the architecture tour and was able to see all the important building a great view of the downtown

Thank zacmat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
We really enjoyed this adventure

We bought the City Go Pass and this was one of the possible activities. We were not sure what to expect, but we took a chance. We really enjoyed the tour. It was a little less than an hour, but was perfect to learn more...More

4  Thank Jessica B
chicagohartnett, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Shoreline Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for riding with us!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Good tour on a beautiful day

Easy to get tickets on the Navy Pier. Boat was clean and staff organized. Tour informative and offered lots of opportunity for pictures. Would be a 5 except I would rather have a live person narrating over a recorded one and they do not offer...More

1  Thank Linda S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Nice tour!

Excellent organization since you arrive at Navy Pier! Once you are on the boat the view and guide are great and you can also buy drinks if desired!

Thank dhivine
chicagohartnett, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Shoreline Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for riding with us!

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Daniel W
8 August 2018|
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Response from zacmat | Reviewed this property |
Parking is available quite near by and as you drive in to the navy piers.
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