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Chicago Architecture Boat Tour

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Up to 24 hours in advance. Learn more
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Safety measures
icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

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Restroom on board
Outside seating available
Seating is first come first serve basis
Guided architecture cruise of the historic Chicago River
Fully enclosed interior with air conditioning, seats, & windows
Full bar & snacks (available for purchase)
Gratuities
Discounted parking is for as low as $10
Approx. $10 discounted parking lot connected to marina

Departure Point

900 S Wells St, Chicago, IL 60607, USA

Please enter 900 S Wells Chicago, IL 60607 to your GPS for directions to the boat dock. Go through the parking lot behind the River City condominium building. The parking lot is located across from the soccer field on 9th St and Wells.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Tour times cannot be changed
  • Cruises are on rain or shine
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Please arrive 30 min before your cruise time
  • Seating is first come first serve. If you have a large group, arrive early
  • Child Ticket (3 and under) is for free but needs a registered ticket
  • Youth Tickets available on our main ticketing page
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Vessel has full bar and restroom
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 80 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Tours and Boats
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Chicago Architecture Boat Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Chicago Architecture Boat Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Chicago Architecture Boat Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Chicago Architecture Boat Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Chicago Architecture Boat Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Chicago Architecture Boat Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Chicago Architecture Boat Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Chicago Architecture Boat Tour.

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  • "Well worth the price for beautiful views and a great history about Chicago and it’s architecture!" See review

Reviews

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341 Reviews

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star-5
Excellent Docent, very...
christine_p
, Sep 2021
Excellent Docent, very informative and entertaining. Very well planned and managed tour Would highly recommend it.
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No
Bobbi_H
, Sep 2021
I wish I had a photo of the rats in the middle of nowhere to post. Said wrong time when I booked it. And now I have to fight to get my money back
star-5
A tour with entertainment
charlene_r
, Sep 2021
David was a great tour guide he was very knowledgeable and entertaining. I would definitely recommend this tour.I have lived in Chicago all my life and this was a good choice.
star-5
Breathtaking views
Julie_P
, Sep 2021
I really enjoyed this tour. The host and captain were very humorous. The host was very informative. I learned a lot about Chicago's architecture.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
It's great that you enjoyed our tour and learned a lot about our architecture. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Your positive response has always been our drive to continue doing our best.
star-5
What a way to view the city!
Stacy_H
, Sep 2021
Great experience! We had a team outing with visitors from out of state and everyone absolutely loved it! Our tour guide was a veritable fount of information. I've lived in Chicago my entire life and I learned a few new fun facts. Would definitely recommend this.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave an excellent rating and thank you for recommending us. We really appreciate it!
star-5
Great way to see many facets of the city's architecture!
Martin_S
, Sep 2021
Our guide talked the whole 1 1/2 hours without a note! He knew so much information about the buildings we saw, and told stories instead of dry facts. Superb!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
We’re glad that you loved our boat tour. We are always trying our best to make your experience memorable, and we’re glad that we’ve achieved it!
star-5
Educational and enjoyable tour
Cynthia_C
, Aug 2021
The docent and his knowledge and enthusiasm were great and made it fun. The captain was also entertaining and navigated us safely through the city.
star-5
Hillary was awesome!!
Todd_B
, Aug 2021
Very informative, the guide was funny and have a little netter insight than just basic facts of the buildings. Hillary was awesome!!
star-5
Great experience
Alexis_S
, Aug 2021
Guide was knowledgeable and interesting, boat was comfortable and accommodating. We enjoyed it very much
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
We were glad to know that you enjoyed the tour. Please don't hesitate to come back on our of one future tours!
star-5
Fasinated
LeighBrooke
, Aug 2021
Our guide was hilarious but also taught us a lot about Chicago’s history! Would highly recommend this tour!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you so much for the shoutout! We hope to see you again on one of our future tours.

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