Awesome guides for awesome adventures
Our boat tour guides are a big reason why Shoreline gives the most fun, exciting, and informative tours in the city. Our expert guides are friendly people who love Chicago as much as we do. Each one of them goes through an extensive training process. Before they even join us, many know the architecture and history of this city inside and out. You’ll love cruising around Chicago with our team of friendly and knowledgeable guides! Each one of our boat tour guides brings something unique to our tours, so get to know them below.
Meet Rachael S.
Rachael has been a Shoreline guide since 2015, and she uses her background in improv comedy for a fun and spontaneous tour. She is still in awe of Chicago's skyscrapers and loves how much there is to do in the city year-round.
"I recommend doing the Architecture Tour at the start of your visit to Chicago. It's a great way to get the lay of the land!"
Meet Wendy B.
Wendy likes to think of herself as a "personable professor" on her tours, teaching guests about Chicago's architecture and history while having fun. Wendy's favorite part about Chicago is the city's combination of man-made and natural beauty, from the skyscrapers on the Chicago River to the beautiful lakefront of Lake Michigan.
"I love that we care about beauty here in Chicago. We have good design all around us!"
Meet Jalen G.
Jalen has a background in acting and uses his acting skills to create an entertaining and unforgettable experience on every one of his Shoreline tours. Jalen makes history come alive with his enthusiasm and energy, whether he's talking about the Great Chicago Fire or the Fulton House, the oldest landmark on the river.
"Taking my tour is like being part of a live studio audience for the greatest show on earth - Chicago!"
Meet Jim C.
Jim is a world traveler (he's been to 86 countries and all 50 states), but Chicago is the place he's called home for 22 years. His love of architecture might have something to do with it: Jim has a degree in Mechanical Engineering, which helps him explain the more technical features of the buildings to guests on Shoreline tours.
"My favorite Chicago landmark is the Wrigley Building. I'm proud to live in a city with a building that beautiful."