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Top Chicago Cruise Tours

Planning a getaway? Look no further because we have compiled some of the best boat tours and best city cruise tours in Chicago that you would enjoy. There are a lot of cheap Chicago boat trips that travellers can embark on to have the best moments of their lives with their friends and families. The cruises and boat tours in Chicago allow travelers to admire and learn about Chicago, its architecture and all of it attraction centres where travellers get to explore, take pictures for posterity sake and make memories. The fun and exploration do not end here as travellers still get to enjoy a thorough and close up view of Chicago and its amazing attraction centres.

With the hop-on and hop-off tour tourists have the liberty to hop off the boat, go about fun and other interesting activities then hop on to continue their cruise with other travellers and a guide. This tour is suitable for both children and adults as they can hop on and hop off the boat to have fun. To enjoy these tour tourists, need to overcome their fear of water, boats and ships. They also need to be physically fit because they would have to walk at some point. We have specially handpicked the best boat tour in Chicago for you and we know that you would enjoy it.

Best Chicago Boat Tours Price

Chicago Architectural River Cruise €43.62
Go City: Chicago Explorer Pass - Choose 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 Attractions €62.69
Chicago Premier Lake Michigan Brunch Cruise €111.84
Chicago Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan €173.77
Chicago Signature Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan €118.43
Chicago Fireworks Dinner Cruise with Buffet €153.32
Chicago City Minibus Tour with Optional Architecture River Cruise €38.53
Lake Michigan Sightseeing Cruise €27.33
90-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour €40.51
Chicago Architecture Boat Tour €30.86
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Chicago Architectural River Cruise

1. Chicago Architectural River Cruise

clock Duration: 1 hour 30
  • Come take part in a cruise trip that is one of a kind and it will introduce visitors to the architectural wonders of Chicago
  • A 90 minute long trip involving the time spent on the beautiful and enigmatic Sea Waters .
  • Throughout this signature cruise, one of the award-winning Docents will introduce travellers to more than
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Go City: Chicago Explorer Pass - Choose 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 Attractions

2. Go City: Chicago Explorer Pass - Choose 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 Attractions

clock Duration: 60 days
  • Explore the city with this Go Chicago Explorer Pass
  • This trip includes a visit to the Skydeck and 360 Chicago Tower
  • Main attractions include Lincoln Park Zoo, 10pin bowling lounge, Museum of Contemporary Arts, American Writers Museum, and Brookfield Zoo
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Chicago Premier Lake Michigan Brunch Cruise

3. Chicago Premier Lake Michigan Brunch Cruise

clock Duration: 2 hours
  • An unforgettable 2-hour brunch cruise on the Odyssey, Chicago.
  • One will be left amazed and captivated by the unsurpassed views of the Sears Tower, the John Hancock Tower, the Museum campus, and the impressive Aon Center
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Chicago Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan

4. Chicago Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan

clock Duration: 2 hours 30
  • Expect something extraordinary on this 2.5 to 3 hour premier Chicago dinner cruise experience on a newly renovated luxury cruise ship
  • Enjoy a 3-course plated meal with celebrity-chef inspired dishes that are prepared from fresh ingredients right on board.
  • Take in the unmatched views of the world-famous Chicago skyline as
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Chicago Signature Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan

5. Chicago Signature Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan

clock Duration: 3 hours
  • Cruise along Lake Michigan in Chicago with dinner, dance, and sightseeing.
  • Take a look at popular sites in Chicago like the Navy Pier, Soldier Field and more
  • Dine in a magnificent restaurant
  • Witness Chicago's stunning views with perfect performance of live DJs who are famous for playing popular songs.
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Chicago Fireworks Dinner Cruise with Buffet

6. Chicago Fireworks Dinner Cruise with Buffet

clock Duration: 3 hours
  • Celebrate a night out in Chicago with dinner, dancing and sightseeing aboard a three-hour luxury cruise on Lake Michigan.
  • An excellent opportunity to see spectacular views of the Chicago skyline and a live DJ spinning your favourite songs.
  • During summer months, enjoy a breathtaking fireworks display.
  • Witness
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Chicago City Minibus Tour with Optional Architecture River Cruise

7. Chicago City Minibus Tour with Optional Architecture River Cruise

clock Duration: 2 to 4 hou
  • Enjoy Chicago's famous sights and its fabulous views on this award-winning small-group sightseeing tour of the city.
  • Travellers will get to explore Chicago with an expert guide on a comfortable minibus, stopping at iconic locations like an early skyscraper "The Rookery", Museum Campus and many more
  • People on this trip
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Lake Michigan Sightseeing Cruise

8. Lake Michigan Sightseeing Cruise

clock Duration: 40 minutes
  • Get a chance to see Chicago's fabulous lakefront sights and attractions on this 30-40 minute Lake Michigan boat tour.
  • An exhilarating trip where you, and the cruise along Lake Michigan, often take in amazing views of the city's famous skyscrapers from a great vantage point
  • Witness the panoramic view of the marvellous
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90-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour

9. 90-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour

clock Duration: 1 hour 30
  • Get the chance to be inspired by the captivating visual art that constitutes Chicago's legendary architectures, and the exceptional architects who created this ever-changing and dynamic legacy for all to enjoy and admire.
  • A comprehensive 90 minute tour that will navigate the travellers through the heart of the city on all three
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Chicago Architecture Boat Tour

10. Chicago Architecture Boat Tour

clock Duration: 1 hour 30
  • Marvel at the magnificent architecture on the Chicago River with expert tour guides! All ages welcome.

    Each architecture river tour is narrated by a professional guide which leads passengers down the Chicago River to discover the city’s most renowned landmarks. In addition to historical insight on well known structures such as the Civic...
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Private Shoreline Historical Adventure Tour in Chicago

11. Private Shoreline Historical Adventure Tour in Chicago

clock Duration: 1 hour 30
  • This tour is the perfect way to experience the shoreline of Chicago in a new and exciting way!

    Our tour vessel is a former military Williard Marine, which provides a unique and interesting touch to the normal tour experience. Being both sturdy in the water, and fast! Reaching up to speeds of 35 Knots! We work hard to provide historical...
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Chicago Urban Adventure River and Lake Cruise

12. Chicago Urban Adventure River and Lake Cruise

clock Duration: 1 hour 30
  • Our popular 90-minute daytime river and lake tour, the Urban Adventure Cruise, delights family members of all ages with incredible views of Chicago's world-renowned architecture and stunning skyline. Lively, knowledgeable tour guides bring Chicago’s rich history to life with fun stories and interesting facts. Relax and unwind on a scenic tour...
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Chicago by Night: 90 Minute River and Lakefront Cruise

13. Chicago by Night: 90 Minute River and Lakefront Cruise

clock Duration: 1 hour 30
  • Glide along the Chicago River and Lakefront as you're dazzled by the sparkle of the city at night! Enjoy breathtaking views of the dramatic skyscrapers and Buckingham Fountain's spectacular light display. Hear lively commentary as you feel the night breeze and see Chicago’s skyline transformed into a glittering jewel. A one-of-a-kind experience...
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Small-Group Sightseeing Boat Tour in Chicago

14. Small-Group Sightseeing Boat Tour in Chicago

clock Duration: 2 hours
  • The ultimate custom sightseeing experience in Chicago! Enjoy the City from great vantage points and photograph the world-famous skyline. We zip you to many sights around the local waterways including the Navy Pier, Soldier Field, Fort Dearborn, Vietnam Memorial, Wolf Point, Shedd Aquarium, and many others. Come aboard our safe and seaworthy US...
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FAQs about Chicago Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

How much is a boat/cruise tour in Chicago?

The price of Chicago boat tours varies on the kind of service you choose. Chicago boat tours offer great services which include afternoon tea cruise, evening cruise, three-course dinner cruise, pizza cruise, sunset boat cruise, and many more. Prices start from €24.11 and go up to €1611.54.

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What are the best cruise/boat tour in Chicago?

Chicago boat tours are spectacular tours that take you through the waterways of Chicago city, which is famous for its rivers for the purposes of trade. They allow you to have stunning views of the city’s skylines, let you see the Chicago shoreline attractions and have great lunch and dinner options on the decks of boats.

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  • Chicago Architecture River Cruise
  • 90-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour
  • Chicago Sunset Cruise
  • Chicago Lake and River Architecture Tour
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