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Classic lake boat tour from Navy Pier

Availability: Daily
Duration: 40 minutes
Language: English
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Do this because
  • Learn about Chicago’s world-famous skyline cityscape and the history of Navy Pier
  • Observe the Hancock Building, Shedd Aquarium, and the Adler Planetarium as you cruise along the lake
  • Set sail along Lake Michigan and take stunning photos of the panoramic skyline
What to expect

Enjoy panoramic skyline views and picture perfect backdrops on board this 40-minute classic lake tour. Guided by pre-recorded narration, this tour spans Chicago’s world renowned skyline from Lake Michigan.

Starting at Navy Pier you’ll head north to the Hancock Building, east to the Lighthouse, and south towards Museum Campus which includes the Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum, and Adler Planetarium.

Learn about the buildings that line Chicago’s historic skyline, the historical significance of Navy Pier, and what lies beneath Lake Michigan while you enjoy some of the best views in the city.

This Classic Lake tour is not only a great history lesson on Chicago’s architecture but it is also a picture-perfect cruise of Chicago’s skyline. Great for families and children, this tour is a great addition to your itinerary when visiting Chicago!

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What's included
  • Professional narration of tour highlights
What's not included
  • Food and drinks (available on most tours)
  • Boarding photo
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  • Youth
  • Children ages 3-12
  • Infants (2 and under): free

Departure point: Navy Pier – 600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

What to remember
  • Please note this tour departs from Navy Pier
  • Tour company uses boats can be both single and double-decker
  • On boats with two decks the upper decks of tour boats are wheelchair accessible (sp – accessible), however lower levels are not
  • Boats are open aired vessels please dress for an outdoor activity
  • Restrooms are available on tour boats, one double-decker boats restrooms are on the lower level and only accessible via stairs
  • Boarding begins 15 minutes prior to departure
  • Leashed dogs are welcome on the tour
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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