Take an unforgettable voyage of discovery along Chicago’s river and lake.
Set sail by speedboat for a 75 minute tour departing from the lakefront, through the locks and along the river. You’ll experience Chicago from a whole new perspective as you gain breathtaking waterfront views, coupled with informative and entertaining commentary on the city’s famous architecture. Learn when and why the flow of the Chicago River was reversed or how the city’s engineers pioneered skyscraper construction. Find out why Chicago’s beautiful lakefront is nearly all parkland or what caused an $80 million skyscraper construction mistake!
The answers to these questions and many more await on a narrated historical tour that’s packed with interesting facts. You’ll also enjoy a high speed ride along the lakefront.
See and hear about the dozens of skyscrapers lining the Chicago River including the Willis Tower and the Tribune Tower. Enjoy a spectacular view of the Chicago skyline from Lake Michigan as well as a thrilling speedboat ride along the lake showcasing Buckingham Fountain, Grant Park, beautiful Chicago Harbor, Chicago’s Museum Campus and much, much more.
Multiple rides are available everyday from April to October (weather permitting). Tours depart daily from 10.00am.
- Depart from Navy Pier
- See and hear about dozens of skyscrapers, including the Willis Tower and the Tribune Tower
- Get a spectacular view of the Chicago skyline from Lake Michigan
- Conclude with a thrilling speedboat ride along the lake, taking in Buckingham Fountain, Grant Park, Chicago’s Museum Campus and much, much more
- Return to Navy Pier after 75 minutes