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Chicago River Boat Architecture Tour

Chicago River Boat Architecture Tour

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Welcome to Chicago River Boat Architecture Tours! We’re proud to present you with an in-depth, expert architectural-based river boat tour that delves into one of the most remarkable American cities today. Known for unique, daring, and historical architectural pursuits, it’s hard to cover all of the design and building treasures that make up the Windy City today. If you’re ready to learning more about the designs, people, and innovations behind these creations, throw on your captains hat and get ready to cruise along the Chicago River and see what architects from around the world travel to see in Chicago. Tour departures from 465 N. McClurg Ct.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$49.28
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$49.28
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45-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour from Magnificent Mile

45-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour from Magnificent Mile

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Get a front row perspective on the exquisite buildings that line the Chicago River during a 45-minute architecture cruise. Hear live commentary about the history and architectural heritage of Chicago on this family-friendly tour, which highlights landmarks such as the Chicago Riverwalk, Michigan Avenue Bridge, Wrigley Building, and Willis Tower. Sit on the open-air top deck or the sheltered bottom deck for the ultimate view of Chicago.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$23.00
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$23.00
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Chicago Lake and River Architecture Tour

Chicago Lake and River Architecture Tour

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Step aboard a boat for a comprehensive cruise that details the history of Chicago's architecture. Enjoy views of the Chicago skyline accompanied by architecture-focused commentary that points out each of the landmark buildings. As you cruise through Lake Michigan, snap photos of you and your party against the stretch of Chicago's 26-mile shoreline.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.00
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$40.00
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90-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour

90-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour

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Discover the architectural gems of the Windy City from an ideal vantage point on a cruise down the Chicago River. Offered several times throughout the day, it’s easy to fit the leisurely excursion into your itinerary. Covering more than 130 years of architectural history, the tour is the perfect opportunity to see a huge area of the city without the hassle of taxis and public transit.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.00
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$40.00
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Chicago River Floating Tiki Bar Cruise

Chicago River Floating Tiki Bar Cruise

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See Chicago the Island Party way. Our floating Tiki Bar offers you the opportunity to take in all the sights and sounds as you relax and enjoy a beverage. Have questions about the buildings you'll see along the river? Our helpful staff will be happy to answer questions.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00
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$35.00

Lake Michigan Sightseeing Cruise

Lake Michigan Sightseeing Cruise

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Take in iconic views of the beautiful Chicago lakefront and its many landmarks during this 40-minute Lake Michigan sightseeing boat cruise. Climb aboard your vessel for a laid-back ride, enjoying panoramic views of the Windy City's skyline from a unique perspective. Along the way, you'll listen to informative commentary and take in views of the John Hancock Center and Willis Tower, along with many other landmarks. Plus feel free to bring your own lunch or grab a drink at the onboard bar, during your ride.
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  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$27.25
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$27.25
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Chicago Architecture River Cruise

Chicago Architecture River Cruise

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Cruise down the Chicago River to see the city's famous architecture on this boat tour. With commentary from your onboard guide, watch the spectacular skyline glide by, including more than 40 notable buildings like Navy Pier, the Wrigley Building, and the John Hancock Building. Cover all three branches of the Chicago River, passing the East Bank Club, the old Post Office Building and the Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower).
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$44.69
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$44.69
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Premier Chicago River Dinner Cruise

Premier Chicago River Dinner Cruise

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Cruise down the Chicago River in style during this 3-hour dinner cruise aboard the Odyssey. Watch the beautiful city and its architecture pass by through the ship’s panoramic windows. Then sit down to delicious 3-course meal accompanied by DJ entertainment to set the mood for your journey. A full-service bar complete with microbrews, creative cocktails, and a wine list is also available for purchase.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$172.58
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$172.58
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Chicago Lunch Cruise on Lake Michigan

Chicago Lunch Cruise on Lake Michigan

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Perfect for families, groups, and corporate outings, the Spirit of Chicago lunch cruise lets you kick back and enjoy a great meal while taking in the sights of Chicago's most famed landmarks. See and photograph the dramatic city skyline, Navy Pier, Soldier Field, and Shedd Aquarium. The cruise includes a delicious buffet lunch with salads, entrees, desserts, and unlimited nonalcoholic beverages. There's also a DJ, games, and a dance floor to keep your group entertained.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$81.46
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$81.46
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Premier Chicago River Architectural Lunch Cruise

Premier Chicago River Architectural Lunch Cruise

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Travel down the Chicago River on an architecture cruise aboard the "Odyssey." As you pass by some of Chicago's most notable buildings, you'll dine on a 3-course lunch with salad, a main course such as chicken, salmon, pasta, or short ribs, and a dessert such as cheesecake or sorbet. Listen to onboard narration about the city's architecture along the way.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$97.78
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$97.78
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Chicago Fireworks Dinner Cruise with Buffet

Chicago Fireworks Dinner Cruise with Buffet

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Celebrate a night out in Chicago with dinner, dancing and sightseeing aboard a three-hour luxury cruise on Lake Michigan. Glimpse top Chicago attractions like Navy Pier, Soldier Field and more while you dine on a lavish, all-you-can-eat buffet! See spectacular views of the Chicago skyline and a live DJ spinning your favorite songs. In the summer months, enjoy a breathtaking fireworks display.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$158.98
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Chicago Premier Fireworks Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan

Chicago Premier Fireworks Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan

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Set sail on Lake Michigan aboard a luxury yacht for a gourmet dinner cruise with views of the Chicago fireworks display. During the 3-hour cruise, the crew serves a 3-course plated meal with dishes prepared by your onboard chef. You can enjoy the stylish interior of the rooftop lounge, dance to DJ entertainment, or relax and soak in the views of the Chicago skyline.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$179.38
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Chicago Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan

Chicago Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan

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Take a gourmet dinner cruise on a high-end luxury yacht with the stunning skyline of Chicago serving as your backdrop. Climb aboard your recently renovated vessel, featuring a sumptuously-appointed rooftop lounge and stylish interior design, for your cruise along Lake Michigan. Then sit down for a 3-course dinner, informed by some of the world’s top celebrity chefs and composed of fresh ingredients cooked right on-board. After dinner, enjoy coffee and tea, captivating views of Chicago landmarks like the Willis (formerly Sears) Tower and Navy Pier, plus musical entertainment provided by the onboard DJ.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$111.38
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$111.38
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Private Sunset Sail on Lake Michigan with Breathtaking Views of Chicago

Private Sunset Sail on Lake Michigan with Breathtaking Views of Chicago

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Soak up the views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline with a 2-hour sailing tour. This private charter is completely customizable, giving you the chance to choose your music, route, and up to 5 additional guests. Sail into the sunset with your own drinks and snacks (refrigerator and ice on board) and your family or friends by your side.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$427.28
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$427.28
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Private Lake Michigan Sailing Charter and Sightseeing Tour of Chicago

Private Lake Michigan Sailing Charter and Sightseeing Tour of Chicago

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If you’ve ever dreamed of sailing away on your own private sailboat, this is the perfect excursion for you. You and up to five other invited guests will have the exclusive use of a sailboat, complete with captain and crew for the duration of your tour. Sail on Lake Michigan and enjoy the sights of Chicago’s striking skyline. If you want, you could even take a turn at the helm.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$427.28
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Chicago Architecture Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady

Chicago Architecture Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady

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The Chicago Architecture Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady has long been the gold standard among all Chicago tour experiences, and is the only Chicago architecture boat tour led by highly trained expert docents. On this 90-minute cruise, you will enjoy an overview of historic and modern architectural styles including stories about the people who designed and built Chicago. No visit to Chicago is complete without experiencing this award winning tour, so accept no substitutes.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$56.00
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$56.00
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Chicago 3D Fireworks Cruise on Lake Michigan

Chicago 3D Fireworks Cruise on Lake Michigan

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Enjoy Chicago’s fireworks in 3D during a 2-hour boat cruise on the Chicago River and Lake Michigan. Before the fireworks begin, learn about the history of The Windy City as your boat cruises along the waterfront, passing sights including Buckingham Fountain, Museum Campus and the John Hancock Building. Hear informative commentary from your onboard guide about the landmarks, the locks system and more, then sit back with the best seats in the city for the spectacular fireworks show.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.00
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$42.00

Chicago Urban Adventure River and Lake Cruise

Chicago Urban Adventure River and Lake Cruise

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See the the Second City from the water with a sightseeing cruise along the Chicago River and the Lake Michigan shoreline. Take in towering skyscrapers and spot the gargoyles that live on to of the city’s historic buildings. Hear stories about the city’s history and culture as you pass Chicago landmarks, museums and iconic buildings. Capture unforgettable images of the city skyline from Lake Michigan, and get a unique look at Chicago that’s perfect for all ages.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.00
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$39.00

Chicago Architectural River Cruise

Chicago Architectural River Cruise

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See the towers, piers and iconic landmarks along the Chicago River on an architectural cruise through the heart of the city. Enjoy complimentary refreshments on deck as you cruise down the historic waterway, while listening to fun stories and facts throughout the tour. Spot gargoyles that keep watch high above the city, and buildings that range from Neoclassical to Art Deco. Take in over fifty sites from Lake Point Tower to the Navy Pier, and see the Second City from the water.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$49.05
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Chicago Architecture Boat Tour

Chicago Architecture Boat Tour

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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 Opera House, Trump Tower & the Merchandise Mart, passengers will also get a chance to learn about current and upcoming developments. The Chicago River Cruise navigates the three primary branches of the river including the main branch to Navy Pier, the north branch to Goose Island and the south branch to Chinatown.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$32.00
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Chicago by Night: 90 Minute River and Lakefront Cruise

Chicago by Night: 90 Minute River and Lakefront Cruise

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Discover the beauty of Chicago at night during a 1.5-hour cruise on the Chicago River and Lake Michigan. Watch the city sparkle as you pass landmarks such as Museum Campus, Willis Tower, Aon Center and the John Hancock Building, and the illuminated waters of Buckingham Fountain. You'll learn about the history of the city from live commentary by your knowledgeable guide as you glide along the waterfront of Chicago.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.00
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What people are saying about Day Cruises in Illinois

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Chicago River Boat Architecture Tour
"Great tour guide! Even in the cold and slight rain my husband and O enjoyed ourselves! The Irish coffee was an added bonus!"..."
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45-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour from Magnificent Mile
"Thomas did an amazing job narrating the tour. He kept it light hearted and informative. The pacing was great and the views were stunning :)"..."
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Chicago Lake and River Architecture Tour
"The tour was great , the guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining told us a lot is stories . Safety protocols were in place, I would definitely recommend it."..."
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90-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour
"Lovely weather on tour day helped make this a great experience! Boat seats were decently comfortable, tour guide very knowledgeable and interesting. Would definitely recommend!"..."
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Chicago River Floating Tiki Bar Cruise
"It was our first time on this cruise with our niece visiting from NY and we all really enjoyed it very much. We would definitely do it again. Great for out of town guests to see Chicago’s beautiful architecture along the Chicago River. Great photos and bottomless mimosas. It was very relaxing."..."
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Lake Michigan Sightseeing Cruise
"The bottom deck of the boat was empty, so our family had so much room to spread out and enjoy the ride and the views!"..."
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Chicago Architecture River Cruise
"A great way to see Chicago, and to learn about the architects and architecture making Chicago a world class city. The cruise was enjoyable. Victor, our guide, was knowledgeable, fun, funny and truly made the architectural story come alive. I have already recommended this cruise to friends."..."
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Premier Chicago River Dinner Cruise
"It was very beautiful, the staff was very friendly. The food was amazing and delicious. We celebrated our 4th year wedding anniversary. They sat rose paddles on our table, it was everything we could have asked for.😊❤"..."
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Chicago Lunch Cruise on Lake Michigan
"Food was really good and the staff are all professional. We got a free voucher to return because our first trip we had the weather was bad a we couldn’t sail. Vouchers are good for one year."..."
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Premier Chicago River Architectural Lunch Cruise
"We had a very nice relaxed lunch ,and the tour was good . The food was good and the waite staff ,was prompt . Good service and music ."..."
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Chicago Premier Fireworks Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan
"The location is simply beautiful. As the cruise gets farther away, the scenic view of the city takes your breath away. The communication of fireworks and Chicago was a unique experience. The doors were opened on time, and everyone seemed to follow the attire requirement; which made everything blend. The food was very tasty, and the service was great well. They do offer upgrades in case you decide to add lobster or others. They provided a bar of dessert that was included. Cocktails and special drinks were an extra charge. Lastly, we were there to celebrate our anniversary, and because we mentioned it they gave us free decadent chocolate cake"..."
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Chicago Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan
"The atmosphere and food were GREAT! Music was great as well! I was a little upset by the fact that we did not receive the souvenir glass we were promised, even though we were charged the full price which included the glass. We didn’t even receive a discounted price which we were told we would at the beginning of dinner. That was disappointing"..."
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Private Sunset Sail on Lake Michigan with Breathtaking Views of Chicago
"It was truly the best choice to do something different, special, and romantic to celebrate my Wife's birthday. We recently moved to Chicago and was the first time we saw the city from the inner lake. The views and sunset were truly spectacular. Captain Mike was quite friendly and professional. We felt quite safe under the circumstances."..."
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Private Lake Michigan Sailing Charter and Sightseeing Tour of Chicago
"Very pleased with the entire experience. Will definitely do it again! A small group of us (6) had an awesome time on the Lake with wonderful views of the Skyline & Navy Pier. Fantastic experience for both locals and tourists."..."
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Chicago Architecture Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady
"Lots of information that went beyond the architecture. For example, I never knew that Chicago was built on lots of clay. I would have liked to have known what was along Chicago river before the recent skyscrapers. I know Grand central was torn down. Was the rest of it mostly warehouses and storage and docks?"..."
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Chicago 3D Fireworks Cruise on Lake Michigan
"Beautiful! Just beautiful! sat on the left side facing the direction the boat was going upstairs and had the most astonishing view of Chicagos skyline and the fireworks. The guide also did a very good job at telling interesting details about the city's history and architechture. It was soooo worth it!"..."
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Chicago Urban Adventure River and Lake Cruise
"Our docent was excellent. Really fun & interesting tour. When you visit Chicago this tour is a must do!"..."
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Chicago Architectural River Cruise
"Great boat ride, excellent tour guide, beautiful buildings and scenery in a beautiful city, great to have drinks available."..."
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Chicago by Night: 90 Minute River and Lakefront Cruise
"Nice views of the city. Live narration was helpful. Full bar and snacks available. Go through a set of locks."..."

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