7 Best boat tours in Chicago!

Enjoy your time exploring the beautiful city of Chicago from the water. Here are some of the best boat tours in Chicago:

Tall Ship Windy: If you're looking for a unique experience, consider a tour on the Tall Ship Windy, a traditional four-masted schooner. They offer architecture sails and lakefront sails.


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Chicago Line Cruises: Known for their knowledgeable guides, Chicago Line Cruises offers both historical and architectural boat tours along the Chicago River.


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Seadog Cruises: Seadog Cruises provides exciting speedboat tours, including their Lakefront Speedboat Tour, River & Lake Architecture Tour, and Extreme Thrill Ride. The Extreme Thrill Ride is particularly exciting for those seeking an adrenaline rush.


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Mercury, Chicago's Skyline Cruiseline: This company offers a thrilling experience with their Urban Adventure Cruise, which combines architecture and history while speeding along the river on a thrilling boat.


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Shoreline Sightseeing: Shoreline Sightseeing offers a variety of boat tours, including architecture cruises, lake tours, and fireworks cruises (available during special events). Their tours depart from both Navy Pier and the Michigan Avenue Bridge.

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Wendella Sightseeing Boats: Wendella offers various boat tours, including their Signature Lake & River Tour, which takes you along the Chicago River and out to Lake Michigan. They also have a sunset cruise option that provides breathtaking views of the city as the sun goes down.


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Architecture River Cruise: The Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise is one of the most popular boat tours in the city. Knowledgeable guides provide insightful commentary on Chicago's iconic architecture as you cruise along the Chicago River.


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