Chicago’s boat tours are as famous as the city itself. Tourists can enjoy seeing skyline view from few spots at the river and Lake Michigan. These tours come with guides to help you understand the culture and history as the tour ascends.
Chicago Architecture Foundation Centre River Cruise
The cruise ferry offered by Chicago architecture is one of the best deal that you may grab. It is unique because the highly-trained guide from Chicago Architecture Centre elucidates the history and anecdotes covering at least 50 landmarks of Chicago on the tour’s course. The starting point of all the cruises is the Chicago First Lady Cruises dock. You can find it on the southern side of the Michigan Avenue Bridge. By paying just $5, the tourists may enjoy all the exhibitions by Chicago Architecture Centre.
Shoreline Sightseeing Classic Lake Tour
Chicago’s skyline can be covered in under 40 minutes with this tour if you are short on time. After experiencing the Navy Pier, you may come aboard to view some of Lake Michigan’s best catches. They play a recorded commentary as the tour commences.
Seadog Lakefront Speedboat Tour
Seadog’s Speedboat would take you on a quick journey to the City of Chicago within 30 minutes. The speedboat is sometimes addressed as a floating roller coaster by locals. The tour starts from Navy Pier and furrows around the lake along the Magnificent Mile, Museum Campus, Grant Park, Wrigley Building, etc. But you will have to catch the super speedy commentary of the guide aboard if you do not want to miss anything.
Odyssey Chicago River Dinner Cruise
How about relishing Chicago’s exquisite cuisines while feasting the eyes with the starry skyline of the city in the night. Odyssey Chicago River Dinner Tour is arranged on a glass-enclosed boat for a magical experience. It starts from the Chicago River Esplanade. It is near the NBC Tower.
The dinner is served in three courses. The cruise offers special ferries for occasions like fireworks dinner overlooking the fireworks and After Dark Dance Cruises for dancing buffs. They also arrange cruises for elderly and senior citizens. The tour ends in two to two and a half hours. So, enjoy every minute of it.
Shoreline Sightseeing Architecture River Tour
Shoreline Sightseeing offer tours that start from Navy Pier and Michigan Avenue. Their architectural tour takes about 75 minutes. They take you on a swift journey with valuable tits and bits from their guide about 40 historical buildings of the city.
The ticket starts from $35 to $48 for adults. They charge around $27 for children above the age of two. The trip includes Aon Centre, Wrigley Building, John Hancock Centre, etc. The tour is also available at sunset and night.