Lake Michigan Sightseeing Cruise

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Stop At: Lake Michigan, Beaches for swimming, IL

Take a sightseeing cruise on Lake Michigan and marvel at all of Chicago's fabulous lakefront sights. Duration of the cruise depends on on weather. The cruise will be 40 minutes during the warmer months and 30 during the colder months.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Chicago Skyline, Chicago, IL 60601

On this boat tour, your guide will tell you about Chicago's colorful history and famous landmarks as you enjoy the panorama of Chicago's famous skyline! See Chicago's major skyscrapers like the John Hancock Center, Aon, Trump Tower, Willis Tower (Sears Tower) and more. Spot downtown areas like the Gold Coast, Streeterville, Grant Park and Buckingham Fountain, and pass by famous landmarks such as Navy Pier.Feel free to purchase beverages at the onboard bar (cash only). You can also bring aboard your own lunch to enjoy as you relax and admire Chicago from the cruise. This is a perfect way for the entire family to experience Chicago's beautiful lakefront!

Duration: 40 minutes

Pass By: John Hancock Center, 875 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-1803

The John Hancock Center, is a 100-story, 1,128-foot supertall skyscraper

Pass By: Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, 233 S Wacker Drive entrance on Jackson Blvd (south side of building), Chicago, IL 60606-7147

The tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.

Pass By: Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3419

Home to 50 acres of parks, promenades, gardens, shops, eateries and attractions, and the Centennial Ferris Wheel.

Pass By: Buckingham Fountain, Grant Park, Chicago, IL 60605

Chicago's landmark is considered one of America's finest fountains due to its Beaux-Arts-style landscape design, finely wrought bronze sculpture and innovative use of technology.

Pass By: Millennium Park, 201 East Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601-6530

Located within Grant Park, Millennium Park is home to Cloud Gate, or "the bean."

Pass By: Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602-4801

The Chicago Cultural Center is the nation's first free municipal cultural center and one of the most visited attractions in Chicago. The stunning landmark building, opened in 1897 as the city's first public library, is home to two magnificent stained-glass domes.

Pass By: Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601, USA

The Chicago Architecture Center is home to a 4,000-building scale model of Chicago.

Pass By: Historic Water Tower, 806 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-2103

Chicago-focused gallery, specializing in photos, inside a 19th-century Gothic limestone landmark.

Activity Details
Admire all of Chicago's fabulous lakefront sights and attractions on this 40 minute Lake Michigan boat tour. Cruise along Lake Michigan and take in amazing views of the city’s famous skyscrapers from a great vantage point. Feel free to bring a lunch and enjoy drinks from the onboard bar as you relax on this sightseeing cruise.
Departure & Return
Departure Point600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
ReturnReturns to original departure point
What's Included
  • Commentary on board
  • Food and drinks (available for purchase)
Additional Information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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  • Great trip, very interesting and awesome scenery! Would highly recommend! Beautiful sunny day made it even better! My husband and I did Route 66 with some friends, and wanted to do this cruise at the same time!

  • Was a good view of the city from Lake Michigan!
    It was a hot day and advise to wear a hat as there is no shade on top of the boat but still enjoyed the ride!

  • Very enjoyable boat ride. Staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. Informative trip around Lake Michigan

  • This was a beautiful cruise around a small section of the lake. Great views of Chicago and the Navy Pier. Fantastic photo opportunities. I would have liked to have gone further out into Lake Michigan.

  • Staff very helpful, smooth ride, interesting narration. Worthwhile and enjoyable.

  • It was such a relaxing cruise. Vey informative!

  • It was Nice !

  • Tour was lots of fun. Would recommend the tour to families. Beautiful view of the city. Best prices booking through Viattor. Best seats on top of boat.

  • I wish I hadn't spent the money for this tour. In all honesty the tour of lake was just ok but not very impressive after taking the sunset river tour the previous night. I thought the river tour would be only in the river but it also went out into the lake. There is no tour more impressive than the Chicago skyline at sunset or at night. If you are going to spend the money for boat tours, I suggest Wendella's Sunset Cruise.

  • Ok for the price but nothing much than cruising the boat for 40 minutes.

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