Shoreline Sightseeing

About Shoreline Sightseeing

Our Fleet

Star of Chicago

Commissioned and built along the lines of Parisian “bateaux mooches,” Star of Chicago joined our fleet in 1999. Star of Chicago is used for Architecture Cruises and Skyline Lake Tours on both the Chicago River and Lake Michigan.

Evening Star

Commissioned and built to Shoreline’s specifications (in 2001), Evening Star is adaptable for our Architecture Cruises, Skyline Lake Tours and private charters. Evening Star operates on both the Chicago River and Lake Michigan.

Bright Star

Our largest vessel, Bright Star was commissioned and built for Shoreline in 2003. Like all of our newer boats, Bright Star offers excellent sight lines for our Architecture Cruises on the Chicago River or Skyline Tours on Lake Michigan.

Voyageur

Voyageur was custom outfitted for our Architecture River Tours, providing unrestricted views from every seat. Voyageur joined our fleet in 2006.

Riverview

Custom built by Shoreline Sightseeing to be the first tour vessel on the Chicago River pushed by a tug. This innovative system cuts down on fuel, results in a quiet operating system, and provides our guests unrestricted views of the city. Riverview joined our fleet in 2013.

Cityview

Custom built by Shoreline Sightseeing to be the first tour vessel on the Chicago River pushed by a tug. This innovative system cuts down on fuel, results in a quiet operating system, and provides our guests unrestricted views of the city. Riverview joined our fleet in 2014.

Cap Streeter

Named for George Wellington Streeter, one of early Chicago’s most flamboyant characters, Cap Streeter is designed along the lines of a Lake Michigan steamer. The “Cap” is used primarily for our Skyline Lake Tours and also for fireworks cruises.

Shoreline II

Shoreline II is a traditional lake touring boat devoted to our Skyline Lake Tours and our popular Fireworks Cruises on Wednesday and Saturday evenings and special holidays. Like all Shoreline vessels, it sports our well-known red, white and blue colors.

Marlyn

The Marlyn offers comfortable seating and great views of Chicago’s fantastic lakefront, making it ideal for our classic Skyline Lake Tours. It’s also great for our famous Fireworks Cruises which are offered Wednesday and Saturday evenings and on holidays.

The Blue Dog

Our most intimate vessel, the Blue Dog is primarily used for our Skyline Lake Tours.

Water Taxis

Our fleet of red, white and blue water taxis is a fixture of summertime in Chicago. Our nine comfortable water taxis have names that translate into: “Let’s Go!” including Andale, Andale!, Skedaddle, Vamos, Alons Y, ASAP, Giddy Up, Shake-a-Leg, and Lickety-Split. All are equipped with restrooms.