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Best Chicago River Cruise Trips

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.

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 Chicago Explorer Pass with SkyDeck and 360 Chicago

2. Go Chicago Explorer Pass with SkyDeck and 360 Chicago

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 Odyssey Lake Michigan Brunch Cruise

3. Chicago Odyssey 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 Odyssey Dinner Cruise

4. Chicago Odyssey Dinner Cruise

clock Duration: 3 hours
  • 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 Odyssey Lake Michigan Lunch Cruise

5. Chicago Odyssey Lake Michigan Lunch Cruise

clock Duration: 2 hours
  • Chicago's largest luxury yacht at Navy Pier where travellers will get to satisfy their appetite and see breathtaking views of Chicago's skyline.
  • A 2-hour cruise in a luxurious yacht where travellers will be enjoying themselves to the fullest in style
  • Eat delicious meals and enjoy yoursef while on this cruise trip
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Spirit of Chicago Sunset Dinner Cruise with Buffet

6. Spirit of Chicago Sunset Dinner Cruise with Buffet

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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Spirit of Chicago Fireworks Dinner Cruise with Buffet

7. Spirit of 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

8. 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

9. 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-min Chicago River Architecture Tour

10. 90-min 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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FAQs about Chicago Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

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.

Tripindicator has selected only the best Chicago boat tours by analysing beneficial features including ease of booking, carefully reading real travellers reviews and comments on TripAdvisor, getyourguide.com, viator.com, ticketbar.com, klook.com and so on.

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 €19.71 and go up to €497.89.

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