Best boat tours in Chicago

Check out the top boat tours in Chicago, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Chicago's First Lady Cruises
1. Chicago's First Lady Cruises
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12 local reviews
112 East Upper Wacker Drive, Chicago
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+1 847-358-1330
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Laura
This is the official boat tour of the Chicago Architecture Foundation. Docent-led, this is our favorite tour …
Shane
Any of the Chicago architecture boat tours are great. You see the city from a unique perspective and learn a l…
Rose
Best architectural boat tour by the Chicago architecture society. Highly recommended way to get to know Chicag…
1. Chicago's First Lady Cruises
1. Chicago's First Lady Cruises
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12 local reviews
112 East Upper Wacker Drive, Chicago
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+1 847-358-1330
Laura
Laura
This is the official boat tour of the Chicago Architecture Foundation. Docent-led, this is our favorite tour of this kind! We can hep you b…
Shane
Shane
Any of the Chicago architecture boat tours are great. You see the city from a unique perspective and learn a lot while at it. Don't forget t…
Rose
Rose
Best architectural boat tour by the Chicago architecture society. Highly recommended way to get to know Chicago and it's historical architec…
2. Wendella Boats
2. Wendella Boats
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17 local reviews
400 N Michigan Ave, Chicago
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 312-337-1446
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Tim
If you're coming in the right season, a boat tour of Chicago is one of the most popular things to do to learn …
Anne
Hands down this amazing architectural boat tour is a must do. An amazing guided tour on the river downtown de…
Elizabeth & Mike
One of the several architectural boat tours along the Chicago river.
2. Wendella Boats
2. Wendella Boats
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17 local reviews
400 N Michigan Ave, Chicago
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 312-337-1446
Tim
Tim
If you're coming in the right season, a boat tour of Chicago is one of the most popular things to do to learn about the history of Chicago, …
Anne
Anne
Hands down this amazing architectural boat tour is a must do. An amazing guided tour on the river downtown detailing much of the history of…
Elizabeth & Mike
Elizabeth & Mike
One of the several architectural boat tours along the Chicago river.
3. Shoreline Sightseeing
3. Shoreline Sightseeing
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5 local reviews
600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago
Open · Closes 7:30 PM
+1 312-222-9328
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Megan
The architectural boat tour is a must and a Chicago favorite for both tourists and locals!
Elizabeth & Mike
Take in the skyline from the water on any of the Lake Michigan boat tours.
Ricky
Architecture river cruise. See the best architecture Chicago has to offer on an open air river boat. Tours l…
3. Shoreline Sightseeing
3. Shoreline Sightseeing
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5 local reviews
600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago
Open · Closes 7:30 PM
+1 312-222-9328
Megan
Megan
The architectural boat tour is a must and a Chicago favorite for both tourists and locals!
Elizabeth & Mike
Elizabeth & Mike
Take in the skyline from the water on any of the Lake Michigan boat tours.
Ricky
Ricky
Architecture river cruise. See the best architecture Chicago has to offer on an open air river boat. Tours leave every half hour in season…
4. Chicago Architecture Foundation
4. Chicago Architecture Foundation
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25 local reviews
224 S Michigan Ave, Chicago
Open · Closes 6:00 PM
+1 312-922-8687
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Tony
If it is a nice day you should definitely check out the Chicago Architecture Tours. There are many walking tou…
Jen
Take the architecture boat tour (book ahead) - one of the coolest ways to appreciate the city - sit on the riv…
Andy
If it is a nice day you should check out the Chicago Architecture Tours. There are many walking tours which ar…
4. Chicago Architecture Foundation
4. Chicago Architecture Foundation
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25 local reviews
224 S Michigan Ave, Chicago
Open · Closes 6:00 PM
+1 312-922-8687
Tony
Tony
If it is a nice day you should definitely check out the Chicago Architecture Tours. There are many walking tours which are great but the 90 …
Jen
Jen
Take the architecture boat tour (book ahead) - one of the coolest ways to appreciate the city - sit on the river and look up as someone who …
Andy
Andy
If it is a nice day you should check out the Chicago Architecture Tours. There are many walking tours which are great but the 90 minute boat…
5. Chicago Riverwalk
5. Chicago Riverwalk
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18 local reviews
Chicago Riverwalk, Chicago
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Caro
Cool area to walk around. Highly recommend catching an architectural boat tour too!
Tony
If you're looking for breathtaking views of some of Chicago's most gorgeous architecture, take a stroll along …
Michelle
Such a fun way to spend a sunny morning in Chicago! The views along the way can't be beat! You'll love marvel…
5. Chicago Riverwalk
5. Chicago Riverwalk
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18 local reviews
Chicago Riverwalk, Chicago
Caro
Caro
Cool area to walk around. Highly recommend catching an architectural boat tour too!
Tony
Tony
If you're looking for breathtaking views of some of Chicago's most gorgeous architecture, take a stroll along the Riverwalk. A series of pub…
Michelle
Michelle
Such a fun way to spend a sunny morning in Chicago! The views along the way can't be beat! You'll love marveling at the buildings and archi…
6. Navy Pier
6. Navy Pier
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87 local reviews
600 E Grand Ave, Chicago
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Anthony
This tourist hot spot features shops, eateries, an IMAX cinema and a bevy of sightseeing boat tours. Pier Park…
Tony
This tourist hot spot features shops, eateries, an IMAX cinema and a bevy of sightseeing boat tours. Pier Park…
Samson
Navy Pier is a must see spot for all things touristy in Chicago. On a warm day we highly recommend the Archete…
6. Navy Pier
6. Navy Pier
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87 local reviews
600 E Grand Ave, Chicago
Anthony
Anthony
This tourist hot spot features shops, eateries, an IMAX cinema and a bevy of sightseeing boat tours. Pier Park is home to a 200-foot-high Fe…
Tony
Tony
This tourist hot spot features shops, eateries, an IMAX cinema and a bevy of sightseeing boat tours. Pier Park is home to a 150-foot-high Fe…
Samson
Samson
Navy Pier is a must see spot for all things touristy in Chicago. On a warm day we highly recommend the Archetectural boat tour or catching a…