Tickets for River & Lake Architectural Cruise

See Chicago's highlights as you speed up the river and locks!

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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.
75 minutes
  • 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!

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Ticket features
Instant ticket delivery
Smartphone tickets accepted
What's included
Cruise with English speaking live guide
Transportation to and from the pier

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

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Seadog Chicago - Ticket Office
Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave, 60611, Chicago
Key info
Wheelchair accessible
Live guide
English speaking
Additional info

Getting There

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

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.
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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