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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After finding out our flight home to NJ from O'Hare was cancelled, my wife and I started looking for things to do in Chicago. We walked to Navy Pier and were extremely fortunate to walk past the ticket booth for Shoreline Sightseeing. Thanks to word of mouth from friends, I heard amazing things about the Architecture Boat Tour, so we decided to do it and we were not disappointed. The 75 minute tour takes us slowly through the Chicago River, while a tour guide expertly tells guests all about the incredible history of MANY of the building that beautifully rest on the banks of the river. If you are in Chicago, and not sure of what to do, I HIGHLY recommend this tour. It is worth the price!Brian C., Fair Lawn, NJ | Source: Yelp 6/26/2014
This week my family took the Architectural Tour for the third time. Javier was our guide and was fantastic. He had the right mix of humor, history and architectural facts. Make sure to ask for Javier as your guide when booking your tour. Best tip of our Chicago trip.Debbie T., Oakland, CA | Source: Yelp.com 6/25/2014
My friend and I had the best time during this tour. The tour guide, Kevin, was so funny and knowledgeable; you could tell he loved his job and Chicago. I suggest you do this first when you visit, get a real sense of where everything in Chicago is in relation to everything else and then go wandering for a bit, with all your new-found Chicago knowledge. It was so fun I wanted to go back and do it again with my husband who missed it.Stephanie L., Mississauga, Canada | Source: Yelp.com 6/23/2014
Informative and fun. We very much enjoyed our experience on this tour. This was a must-do on our list and we highly recommend it! Sarah, our guide, was humorous and obviously knows her stuff! We purchased the tour outside of the aquarium and were given 2 free water taxi rides to get to Michigan Ave for some sightseeing and dinner first and then departed in the same place for the tour. Service to arrange this was fabulous. Thanks again!Jennifer R., Hamilton, CA | Source: Trip Advisor 6/25/2014
Our work group took the architecture river tour on the Chicago River departing across from Navy Pier. We boarded the boat and had an amazing time. I must say that we had a very entertaining tour guide. Not only did he know the city and the building's history but he could play a mean harmonica. At the end of the cruise, we even got to see the water cannon shoot up over the Chicago River. I would love to go back sometime in the future and take the Night Architecture River Tour as it would be so cool to see the buildings at night. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone as it is a great way to see the city!Sueme3, Plano, Illinois | Source: Trip Advisor 6/25/2014
I really enjoyed the Architecture Tour today, and would like to thank staff of Shoreline Sightseeing for this great experience. Taking this tour is by far the best, the quickest, the most enjoyable and entertaining way of exploring the city which is so proud of its architecture. Heather is a fantastic guide, very passionate about her job, and extremely knowledgeable about the city, its history and architecture! I am now eager to learn more about Chicago and its amazing architectural traditions.Anton A., Warsaw, Poland | Source: Trip Advisor 6/20/2014
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