Chicago Boat Tours and Cruises
Shoreline’s Chicago boat tours will introduce you to our exciting city in a whole new way! Explore Chicago’s world-renowned architecture and dramatic history from a cruise on its most famous natural landmarks: Lake Michigan and the Chicago River. With boat cruises departing daily spring through fall, these lake and river tours are perfect for visitors seeking a unique Chicago experience or families looking for a fresh take on a-day-in-the-city as well as for romantic date nights and casual get-togethers. Our knowledgeable and entertaining tour guides will provide fascinating back-stories about the city as you cruise Chicago’s waterways and take in superb skyline views. Sign up and reserve your spot on one of our Chicago river boat tours or Chicago boat cruises today!
Architecture River Tour
Our Architecture River Tour explores the development of Chicago from prairie outpost to world-famous metropolis, with a focus on the city’s famed architecture and the landmark buildings that shaped Chicago’s iconic skyline. These 60-minute tours travel the Chicago River as expert guides discuss landmarks such as the Tribune Tower, Wrigley Building,Trump Tower, and Marina City. Depart from Shoreline’s docks at either the Michigan Avenue Bridge or Navy Pier.
Night Architecture Tour
Our 60-minute Night Architecture Tour continues to be a crowd favorite for the unique evening views it offers of Chicago’s breathtaking skyline shining against a starlit sky. Enjoy learning about the history of Chicago’s architecture through its landmark buildings from famed architects including Jeanne Gang, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Helmut Jahn, Adrian Smith, and many more. Depart from Shoreline’s docks at either the Michigan Avenue Bridge or Navy Pier.
Skyline Lake Tours
Skyline Lake Tours explore Chicago from the beautiful vistas of Lake Michigan. Shoreline’s 30-minute Classic Lake Tour and 45-minute Sunset Lake Tour both depart daily from Navy Pier to delight passengers with stunning city views and a commentary on the city’s history and landmarks.
Architecture Fireworks Cruises and Lake Fireworks Cruises turn a night out into a truly dazzling experience! There’s no better place to take in Navy Pier’s spectacular fireworks display than aboard a Shoreline boat tour.