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Chicago Land & Lake Half-Day Tour
See Chicago from the land and the water on this scenic half-day tour. This comprehensive tour shows you the South Shore business district, the Loop and the exclusive shopping areas and neighborhoods. Then, you will see Chicago from the water as you cruise past the shoreline in a beautiful streamliner yacht! From the lake you’ll see lakefront views of the Chicago River, the city’s bridges and the famous Chicago Locks. There’s also Navy Pier, the Coast Guard Station and other points of interest lining the shores of the longest lake in the world, Lake Michigan. The tour ends at the boat dock at McClurg Court & Illinois Street adjacent to Michigan Avenue and its exclusive stores.
Length: Approx. 4 hours
Price: From $44.99



Chicago River & Lake Architecture Tour
Chicago is renowned for its stunning and original architecture, and the most relaxing way to see it is on a cruise on the Chicago River! You’ll learn all about Chicago’s history and landmarks before the tour’s grand finale, a thrilling speedboat ride on Lake Michigan. From the boat, you’ll see and hear about the dozens of skyscrapers lining the Chicago River, including the Sears Tower and the Tribune Tower.Then, for a spectacular view of the Chicago skyline from Lake Michigan, you’ll take a thrilling speedboat ride along the lake. From the water, you’ll see Buckingham Fountain, Grant Park, beautiful Chicago Harbor and Chicago’s Museum Campus.
Length: Approx. 75 minutes
Price: From $36.09



Lake Michigan Speedboat Ride
Feel the need for speed? This exhilarating speedboat ride takes you out onto Lake Michigan for the ride of a lifetime. Experience the roar of the 2000-horsepower engines as you race along Chicago’s famous Lake Michigan. The best way to view Chicago is always from the lake! Your exciting speedboat ride along the shoreline is combined with informative and amusing descriptions of the world-famous Chicago skyline.

As you depart Chicago’s Navy Pier, your Captain will tell you interesting facts about the Pier and Chicago’s Lake Michigan. Then, with the music cranked up, you’ll race south past Navy Pier to Chicago’s Museum Campus. The tour pauses here so you can hear about Chicago’s interesting lakefront landmarks, architecture and history.Then you’ll race north past Navy Pier to cruise the Magnificent Mile, providing unique views of the Sears Tower, Buckingham Fountain and Grant Park along the way!
Length: Approx. 30 minutes
Price: From $21.99



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