Spectacular sights and stories
From shoreline to skyline, there’s no better way to see Chicago’s world-famous architecture than from a Shoreline Sightseeing boat. Our fleet of 11 touring vessels and 6 water taxis is the largest in the city, and our many tours offer amazing views of the city’s famous landmarks with incredible stories told by our guides to match. Choose the tour that suits your schedule, then sit back, relax, and enjoy Chicago!
Hear the history
Our expert tour guides are fun, friendly people who truly love showing off the city of Chicago. Each Shoreline guide goes through an extensive training process to learn all about Chicago’s famous landmarks, but even before they join us, many know the architecture and history of the city inside and out. They make every Shoreline tour fun, exciting, and informative, the ideal guides for your tour around the city!
“Jim and the whole crew were absolutely amazing! The tour was informational and entertaining.”
“I’ve been to Chicago a few times, but this tour offered a new perspective. A great way to kick off a trip to Chicago and Antonio was amazing!”
More boats, more tours
Uncle Jim Martin wouldn’t believe how much our fleet has grown since he started Shoreline way back in 1939. Today, we operate 11 major touring vessels and 6 water taxis, making our fleet the largest in Chicago.
We’re proud of our boats, many of which we custom-built to offer the best sightseeing experiences for our guests. Give us a wave when you see our red, white, and blue boats on the Chicago River and Lake Michigan!
Shoreline’s Water Taxis
Commuting made fun
Shoreline’s water taxis are the fast and fun way to get to Chicago’s top attractions. Beloved by commuters and visitors alike, our water taxis aren’t tours, but they are a great way to get around town.
Our water taxi service begins in May and runs through September, with additional service throughout the spring and fall for special events.