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Chicago at Sunset

Chicago at Sunset Boat Tour

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Chicago's First Lady Fleet

Chicagos First Lady Fleet

Wendella Sightseeing Boats

Wendella Sightseeing Boats


The Windy City has plenty of water and scenery for excellent boat tours Chicago. One of the oldest and best Chicago boat tours is done with Wendella Sightseeing Boats.

Wendella offers three different boat tours Chicago. Choose from the Combined Lake and River Tour, the Chicago River Architecture Tour or the Chicago at Sunset Cruise. However you choose, you'll be able to see more Chicago attractions than you would from the land. And you can't beat a nice evening out on a boat!

The Wendella tour guides will entertain you as you cruise through the city and check out Chicago's world renowned skyline. Be ready to leave this boat tour a little smarter as you'll be given fun facts and trivia about this historic city during your 1-2 hour tour. 

Tickets for one of the best things to do in Chicago are relatively inexpensive. You can take one of Wendella's great tours for under $30.

Chicago's First Lady

Chicago's First Lady
 

The people at Chicago's First Lady know that Chicago is one of the world's most architecturally beautiful cities and that the best Chicago boat tours are the ones that take you along all three Chicago rivers to see for yourself.

Some of the tour guides at Chicago's First Lady are volunteers from the Chicago Architecture Foundation, so you'll be traveling with someone who really wants to be there and enjoys using their spare time to educate about Chicago's amazing architecture.

The boats in the fleet have plenty of seating so you'll never feel crammed or claustrophobic. This is one of the best Chicago boat tours that can be enjoyed by Chicago first timers or residents of the city. Rain or shine, Chicago's First Lady is one of the best.

Hop on one of the boats in the Chicago's First Lady Fleet to see a side of Chicago that can only be seen from the water. Purchase tickets in advance for this Chicago attraction for $35.

Chicago Line Cruises

Chicago Line Cruises
 

Chicago Line Cruises offers several different boat tours Chicago that you can choose from, though not all of them run every day of every week. The Historical and Architectural tours will have your brain working overtime to remember all the cool facts and bits of unique Chicago trivia that your tour guide gives you - but in the most fun way possible.

The boat for this tour is a smaller than those offered by other tours. But this can be a good thing as you will feel closer and more personal to the tour guide and fellow tourists. All the better for appreciating your guides corny Chicago jokes.

Chicago Line Cruises also offers an evening cocktail cruise where you can sip your favorite alcoholic beverage and appreciate the city during early evening, one of the most beautiful times to be out on the water. 

Tickets for Chicago Line Cruises cost $40 and include complimentary beverages and snacks.

Chicago Travel Info
  Venue Info Price
1.
Adventure Sea Tours
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Adult Price

$43
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Chicago Line Cruises
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Adult Price

$42
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Architecture Foundation Tours
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Adult Price

$38
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4.
Odyssey Chicago Tours
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Adult Price

$44
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5.
Tall Ship Adventures
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Adult Price

$25
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6.
Seadog Speedboat Tours
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Adult Price

$19
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7.
Spirit of Chicago Tours
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Adult Price

$39
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8.
Shoreline Sightseeing
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Adult Price

$15
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Architecture River Tour
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Adult Price

$32
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10.
Classic Lake Tour
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Adult Price

$18
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There are plenty of Chicago attractions but some of the best are all the boat tours Chicago has. Whether you want to learn more about Chicago's architecture, the city's history, or have a few brews out on a boat at sunset, you'll be able to find something from one of the best Chicago boat tours.

Not seeing anything you like above? Check out some more boat tours Chicago has and be sure to check out our Chicago deals and discounts for plenty of fun things to do in Chicago. If you really want to keep in touch with Chicago's waters, book one of the hotels with a view! Many of these popular hotels in Chicago even offer Chicago hotel deals to make staying there even more desirable!

Once you find a deal on your hotel, be sure to check out all the Chicago tour deals that can save you big on all the boat tours in Chicago, as well as every other Chicago tour available - walking, bus, bike, food and more! There are a million ways to tour this beautiful city, so pick the experience you want the most - seeing the city skyline, soaking in the architecture, eating your way through town or all three!