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Chicago Urban Adventure River and Lake Cruise

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Chicago, United States
Chicago Urban Adventure River and Lake Cruise

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English


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.
  • Family friendly
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Excellent value for money
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
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All taxes, fees and handling charges
Live commentary on board
Food and drinks

Departure Point

112 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Discounted parking available at 111 E. Wacker Drive. Please visit the dockside box office for parking ticket validation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 115 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Mercury, Chicago's Skyline Cruiseline

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What is the maximum group size during Chicago Urban Adventure River and Lake Cruise?
This activity will have a maximum of 115 travelers.

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  • "When you visit Chicago this tour is a must do!" See review
  • "I like that the boat is smaller than some of their competitors; easier to see everything." See review


100 Reviews

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Memorable Journey!
, Jul 2021
Wonderful time - Hadley is so knowledgeable and has a terrific sense of humor! Thanks for such a memorable journey!
Would return!!!!!
, Jul 2021
Loved both aspects of the tour. (Architectural & the Lake). Our guide Improved as the tour continued. Needed to be more assertive, ask for questions and not speak in a monotone.
Beautiful sites
, Jul 2021
Loved the experience. Beautiful sites! Tour guide was very nice but seemed limited in her knowledge and didn't have the best "radio type" voice which made it difficult to listen.
Good experience
, Jul 2021
We had a good time a board. I loved Chicago. It was a excellent experience 😍🍺🌻 Sarah is very friendly and she has knowledge about the city. Thank so much.
I tried to give it just a half of star!!!!!
, Jul 2021
Corona is still out here. That being said it was too many people without masks, coughing and sniffling. But all yall care about is money, and by the way, fix that very old cruise boat
Comfortable ride beautiful sight seeing.
, Jul 2021
The bartender was so amazing and over all best experience and comfortable boat ride. The history about Chicago was so amazing.
Good family friendly day trip
, Jul 2021
it was a hot day, waiting for harbor lock was little uncomfortable delay, but once we started moving, much more tolerable. Sarah was a very enjoyable narrator. Learned some new and interesting things about Chicago. Full bar and restrooms available on board. Whole family enjoyed it.
, Jul 2021
Sara was a great tour guide. Good value, Fun and informative. Nice boat with all the amenities you would need
Highly Recommended!
, Jun 2021
Amazing tour of downtown Chicago! Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and fun. The boat was very clean and the staff very polite. It was great to get views from the river and the lake! Must do!
Good family activity
, Jun 2021
Great information given by Sarah. However, to contradict a statement that Sarah made….the land that Chicago sits on DID belong to the indigenous people that occupied the space before it was taken over by the white men that invaded it. It would be helpful to learn more about them to share that too!

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