More boats, more tours to suit your schedule.
Explore Chicago’s rich history, famous architecture and awesome skyline. Choose from:
- Guided Architecture Tours on the Chicago River
- Classic Tours on Lake Michigan
- Dramatic Lake Fireworks Tours and Architecture Fireworks Tours
- Special events, such as our Brew Cruises and Wine Tasting Cruises
- Shoreline Water Taxis
- Shoreline Charters also hosts memorable events from casual get-togethers, to corporate meetings, to special celebrations for your family and friends.
We look forward to welcoming you on a Chicago sightseeing cruise or tour with Shoreline!
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I took the architectural tour on 08/27/14 later in the afternoon. The weather was perfect. Sarah, our tour guide was fantastic. I really enjoyed seeing more of the city than I would have been able to on foot. The information Sarah provided was interesting. It was amazing how fast the tour went by. She was entertaining and engaging. I would recommend the tour and if you have the chance, make sure Sarah is your guide.Kris P., Omaha, Nebraska | Source: Yelp 8/31/2014
From start to finish this was an absolute joy. I was visiting from Scotland and tour guide Jake made me and my friend Jared welcome from the very beginning. There was the perfect blend of information about Chicago the city and about the architecture itself, along with the occasional quiet moment to enjoy the trip along the river. The drinks onboard are reasonably priced adding to the river experience. The anecdotes Jake wove into the intriguing tale of Chicago's architectural development filled the afternoon with good humor and learning. I didn't have long to spend in Chicago and am so glad I took this tour as I now feel like I have a real sense of what an extraordinary city Chicago is. Thank you, Jake and all at Shoreline!Alasdair H., United Kingdom | Source: Yelp 9/22/2014
1 of the 4 things we REALLY wanted to do on our 1 night stay in Chicago and boy was it worth it. I don't know how the other tours are but the architecture tour was amazing and very informative. If you can request a tour guide request Victor - he's very knowledgeable and makes you want the tour to never end.Ryan S., Granite City, Illinois | Source: Yelp 9/15/2014
We had taken this tour several years ago in March. We thoroughly enjoyed it then but it was a little cool :) This time it was August and very warm. Our guide was once again full of information, funny and passionate about his love of architecture in Chicago. The skyline has changed in the years since we had last been on this tour and we look forward to taking it again as more buildings are being constructed. Chicago is a beautiful city!Karen K., Alberta | Source: Trip Advisor 9/1/2014
Very nice boat tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and informative. It was nice being able to float by the buildings and look at the architecture a little more closely. Definitely recommend trying out this tour!!Kimberly3810, Christianburg, Virginia | Source: Trip Advisor 8/30/14
By far, this was a tremendous way to get an overview of Chicago from its river, gaining insight into the variety of architectural styles with so many important buildings in the city. Our guide, Kevin, set the bar very high for subsequent guides on any tour - he was over the top with knowledge, humor and an unexpected finale. Be sure to ask for him and tailor your tour time accordingly. He's well worth the accommodation.SoCalMare, San Diego, California | Source: Trip Advisor 9/22/14
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