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Shoreline Sightseeing

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Address: Departing from Navy Pier, Departing from Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
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+1 312-222-9328
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09:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Shoreline Sightseeing is Chicago's leader in river and lake cruises!...

Shoreline Sightseeing is Chicago's leader in river and lake cruises! Featuring state-of-the-art tour boats and expert guides, Shoreline presents the Chicago skyline as you've never seen it before. With so many options among our lake and river cruises, we're sure to offer a tour your whole group will love. Our famous Architecture River Tours are led by knowledgeable and entertaining guides showcasing the city's rich architectural heritage. We also offer skyline lake tours, romantic sunset tours, and exciting fireworks cruises from which to see dazzling displays throughout the summer. Themed offerings include wine tasting cruises, brew cruises, 4th of July options, and St. Patrick's Day cruises. So set sail with Shoreline today, where every day is a celebration of Chicago!

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USD 33.60*
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Great time

Did this tour on a gorgeous afternoon and it was awesome. Great views of the city and our tour guide Ben was fun and informative.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jason B
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Langley, Canada
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Langley, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Did this tour on a gorgeous afternoon and it was awesome. Great views of the city and our tour guide Ben was fun and informative.

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chicagohartnett, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Shoreline Sightseeing, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - we're so glad you enjoyed your trip with Ben! More 

Mansfield, Ohio
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was in Chicago with my girlfriends and booked the river tour in advance. When we arrived to the counter, the personnel was not helpful to redeem the pre-purchased tickets after showing all kinds of proof of purchase. The personnel was rude unhelpful and made no effort to work with us to figure out how to solve the issue. At... More 

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chicagohartnett, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Shoreline Sightseeing, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, we are currently looking into the situation and will get back to you shortly. More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The views were really nice but the tour guide was very rude. He didn't allow people to get off the benches to take pictures because apparently people couldn't see the view BUT you can see the same exact view from all 4 sides of the boat. And he spoke way too much, he was trying to bore people to death.... More 

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Thank you for your feedback - we're always looking for ways to improve our tours. More 

Katy, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really liked the tour guide Ben. He wasn't overly informative aka he did shut up to let us do our thing and enjoy our time. The people were nice and the time went by so fast! Good times :)

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Thanks for your review - we're glad you enjoyed your trip with Ben! More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We called to book a group tour for 30; after being given a price and schedule, we added the tour to our itinerary and sent it out to our group. Then, Shoreline's group sales manager emailed to say it would actually cost more. After a confusing exchange—during which we even agreed to pay twice as much—we ended up on the... More 

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chicagohartnett, Manager at Shoreline Sightseeing, responded to this review

Shoreline is proud to serve hundreds of groups a season so your feedback is concerning to us. We would like to investigate this situation further. Will you please contact me at cangel@shorelinesightseeing.com with your contact information and group name. Thank you - Caitlin. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found Architecture tour through hotel concierge. Sunny day helped enjoy the open barge seating along the river. Guide shared plenty on buildings around the city, and included some history. Tour was 75 minutes of talking, and not all relevant. Other passengers enjoyed the tour more than me.

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Thanks for the review - we appreciate any feedback to help improve our tours. More 

Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our docent was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. The cruise was pleasant and comfortable. Perfect blend of history and architectural information. Great for couples, families with kids, and anyone who wants a unique perspective on Chicago.

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chicagohartnett, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Shoreline Sightseeing, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - come back to visit us again! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the architecture tour which gave us different and very interesting insight to the history of the city. "Jim" our docent, was good and my family enjoyed the entire 75 min.

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Thanks for your review - Jim is one of the best! More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the architecture cruise. Very cool sights of the Windy City from the water. Tour guide was very knowledgeable. A must do if you are in Chicago!

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Thanks for the review - we're so glad you had a great time with us! More 

Franklin, Michigan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Host was entertaining and very knowledgable. Kept everyone's interest for all 90 minutes. Very well done, would do it again.

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