Explore Stunning Lake Michigan on a Shoreline Sightseeing Chicago Lake Tour

Explore Stunning Lake Michigan on a Shoreline Sightseeing Chicago Lake Tour

There really is no better way to see Chicago than from the water. Whether you’re a local or a guest, if you’re searching for a unique way to see the city, you really can’t beat a Chicago lake tour with Shoreline Sightseeing. On our Classic Lake Tour, our skilled guides offer a view of the city you just can’t see any other way.

What Will I Experience on a Shoreline Sightseeing Chicago Lake Tour?


The Classic Lake Tour covers the entire downtown city skyline from north to south. We follow a 6-mile path along the shores of Lake Michigan past Navy Pier, taking in the full breadth of the Chicago city skyline as seen from the lake, including:

  • The Hancock Building One of the most iconic of Chicago’s towering skyscrapers, the John Hancock Center was completed in 1970 and is home to the world-renowned John Hancock Observatory.
  • The Willis (Sears) Tower Perhaps one of the most recognizable of all of Chicago skyscrapers is this 108-story, 1,451 foot skyscraper completed in 1973. The Willis (Sears) Tower was the tallest building in the world for nearly 25 years.
  • The Shedd Aquarium The Shedd Aquarium is the largest indoor public aquarium in the world with more than 32,000 aquatic animals. The Shedd aquarium is part of Chicago’s Museum Campus, which also houses the Adler Planetarium and the Field Museum of Natural History.

Schedule and Pricing Information

Although our Classic Lake Tours run regularly, seats fill up quickly and reservations are recommended – especially during the summer. Tours run on weekends from March through April, with daily runs from May through mid-October. Tours return to weekends-only from mid-October to mid-November. There are no runs from mid-November through March due to weather.

The Classic Lake Tour boards at Navy Pier from either the west end near the Dock Street entrance or the east end near the Beer Garden and lasts for 40 minutes. Prices are as follows:

  • Adults – $17.75
  • Senior – $15.50
  • Children – $6.50

Learn the History of the City Skyline with a Chicago Lake Tour from Shoreline Sightseeing

To learn more about the history of this great city with a Chicago lake tour from Shoreline Sightseeing, contact us today at 312–222–9328 or email us at info@shorelinesightseeing.com. We will be happy to tell you more about our tour options.