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Shoreline Sightseeing, established in 1939, began with one vessel offering Lake Michigan Boat Tours showcasing Chicago’s fabulous skyline. Now in our third generation of family ownership and operation, Shoreline has a fleet of nine touring vessels and eleven water taxis. In 1996, Shoreline brought the first Water Taxis to Chicago. In 1999, we began our very successful Architecture Tours on the Chicago River. Between 1999 and 2003 Shoreline commissioned three brand new vessels for their touring fleet: Star of Chicago, Evening Star, and Bright Star. Shoreline recently added four more custom outfitted vessels: Celebration in 2005, Voyageur in 2006, Riverview in 2013 and Cityview in 2014. All our touring vessels have been custom built or custom modified to offer our passengers the highest standards of comfort and safety.

In addition to our regularly scheduled services, Shoreline has always offered Private Charters. We offer full event-planning services for our charter clients, handling every detail from food and bar services to arranging for DJ’s and bands. Our four-season vessel, Celebration, was especially outfitted for private charters.