Skyline Lake Cruise

Great views from a Great Lake

Cruise along Lake Michigan

Take in the stunning sights of Chicago’s skyline from Lake Michigan—it’s a view of the city like you’ve never seen it before! Our Skyline Lake Tour departs daily from Navy Pier spring through autumn, weather permitting.

Enjoy 45 minutes of Skyline views from Lake Michigan. It is a perfect trip for Chicago locals and visitors alike.


Skyline Lake Cruise

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Shoreline Sightseeing booth at Grand Avenue Navy Pier dock
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Our Skyline Lake Tour departs from our Navy Pier dock at 600 E. Grand Ave. Once onboard, you’ll head out on a majestic boat tour of Lake Michigan where you’ll be able to see Chicago’s renowned skyscrapers and landmarks.


Our Skyline Cruise takes you out onto Lake Michigan, heading both north and south on the lake, you’ll see many of Chicago’s famous landmarks and the classic skyline vista.

Skyline Lake Tour route map

Adults: $34.95

Children (3-12): $16.95

Children 2 and under: Free

Tour highlights:
  • 45-minute, pre-recorded boat tour presented in two sections
  • View iconic landmarks including the Willis Tower, 875 N. Michigan (the former John Hancock Building), Aqua Tower, and The St. Regis Chicago (Vista Tower)
  • Unique views from Lake Michigan create an entirely new perspective of the city
  • Hear the history of Chicago’s buildings and how the city came to have such a famous skyline
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