More boats, more tours to suit your schedule.
Explore Chicago’s rich history, famous architecture and awesome skyline. Choose from:
- Guided Architecture Tours on the Chicago River
- Classic Tours on Lake Michigan
- Dramatic Lake Fireworks Tours and Architecture Fireworks Tours
- Special events, such as our Brew Cruises and Wine Tasting Cruises
- Shoreline Water Taxis
- Shoreline Charters also hosts memorable events from casual get-togethers, to corporate meetings, to special celebrations for your family and friends.
We look forward to welcoming you on a Chicago sightseeing cruise or tour with Shoreline!
Our customers love us!
Architecture tour was amazing... A very unique way of knowing about the history of Chicago and its skyline.Dhawal V., Omaha, NE | Source: Yelp 3/15/2015
Such a great tour. My family and I went on the architecture tour and it was a wonderful experience. I do not recall the name of our tour guide but he was quite witty. Not only is this tour informational but you can really take in some gorgeous skyline views.Cristy C., Oxnard, CA | Source: Yelp 3/17/2015
The Shoreline Sightseeing Architectural River Tour is a must on a trip to Chicago. Although the weather was sunny this past Saturday, it was about 40 degrees in the afternoon when we went. Kevin the tour guide is unbelievable in his knowledge of architects, styles, and Chicago history and even threw in a blues harp original at the conclusion.Todd L., Sacramento, CA | Source: Yelp 3/27/2015
"Affords great views of the city buildings"
My wife and I were visiting Chicago in first week of March and were lucky enough to go on the first boat tour of the year!!!! We took the 75 minute river architecture tour. Our guide was very informative and knowledgeable giving us the background to the numerous building adjacent to the Chicago River. Whilst not cheap this a tour well worth taking for a different view of the cities' buildings.
"Becky is the best!!!! Awesome views and picture opportunities"
...Becky was absolutely wonderful!!! She laughed throughout and really demonstrated a passion for this. You can tell she studied architecture history and she brought the city alive with her stories of the evolution of the city. Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone. Having been to the city many times over the years, this was first time fitting a river tour in and couldn't speak more highly of Becky and her knowledge and great personality. Learned a lot and brought the buildings alive, referring to them as characters and people. Make sure you have a camera and walk a around to take pictures.
"Fun and interesting"
I loved our tour guide Sarah, she was funny and made history and architecture so entertaining. If you go with this river tour you really should try to get on her boat.
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