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What's included

Cruise with English speaking live guide

What's not included

Transportation to and from the pier
  • Board a speedboat and see Chicago's sights from the Chicago Locks and Chicago River
  • Learn fun facts and history from a local guide as you go!
  • See sights like the Tribune Building, Willis Tower, Buckingham Fountain, Grant Park, and Chicago Harbor

Speed along the rivers with the famous Chicago wind in your hair, and see all the city highlights from a speedboat with this awesome River & Lake Architectural Cruise. Check off sights like the Tribune Building, Willis Tower, and Lyric Opera, with fun facts from a live guide!

Join your guide - a proper Chicago native - for a River & Lake Architectural Cruise and see Chicago from a whole new vantage point.

Pass through the historic Chicago Locks and speed on up the Chicago River. See the famed bridges, hear funny stories and historical facts and get amazing lakefront views as you go!

Rain, wind or shine, this is the best way to see Chicago!

Show your smartphone ticket at the ticket booth 45 minutes before the scheduled departure.

Getting There

Bus: From the Loop, take either the 29-State, 56-Milwaukee, 65-Grand or 66-Chicago routes to Navy Pier.

  • Changes are not possible for this ticket

Ratings & reviews

based on 6 reviews
Yasmeen,  United States United States
Jul 15, 2019
Great and interesting information about the architecture as well as the history. Fun, fast ride on Lake Michigan as well. Just a perfect cruise all around.
john,  United States United States
Jul 8, 2019
Great and quick way to see the city by water. Try and sit more towards the front of the boat as the back few rows are a bit obstructed.
Great staff - friendly - tip the tour guide 👍
Aug 24, 2018
Fantastic. Speedboats are really great.

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