Chicago Lake & River Cruises

Chicago Lake & River Cruises
Chicago is a spectacular city located at the southwestern end of Lake Michigan, beside the Chicago and Calumet rivers. The skyline is rated best in America by Travel and Leisure Magazine. Cruises on these waterways are some of the most popular attractions in the city. Chicago attracts millions of domestic and international visitors annually. The city is a hub for hosting national, regional and international events in sports, entertainment, culture and politics.

Chicago Architecture Foundation Tours

This is Chicago's most popular cruise. Chicago Architecture Foundation experts are on board to share information on Chicago's incredible architecture along the Chicago River. You will wonder at the incredible towers on the 90-minute, narrated river cruise. This river cruise highlights more than 50 architecturally remarkable sites located on the Chicago River. The fleet includes Chicago's First Lady, Chicago's Little Lady and Chicago's Fair Lady. All vessels feature open-air and climate-controlled seating. Beverages and snacks are available for purchase on each boat.

Chicago Architecture Foundation
Shop & Tour Center
224 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 922-3432

Odyssey Cruises

Odyssey Cruises leave from Chicago's Navy Pier and feature fabulous dining, dancing and spectacular sightseeing cruises along Lake Michigan. Odyssey offers dinner, brunch, lunch and cocktail cruises. Each cruise offers fresh food prepared fresh daily by Odyssey's chef. The chef prepares delectable dinners, appetizers and desserts for all dinner cruises. Odyssey Cruises is renowned for its elegant cruise events, all with a stunning view of Chicago.

Odyssey Cruises Navy Pier
600 E. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
(866) 305-2469

Wendella Boat Tours

Wendella Boats has been family owned and operated since 1935. Wendella was founded in 1935 at Navy Pier by a Swedish immigrant, Albert Borgstrom. The boat tours all start from Chicago's Magnificent Mile and are terrific family outings. The cruises include sightseeing tours, architecture tours, private charters, wine-tasting tours and much more. The staff are experienced tour guides trained by Wendella's Education Department. The tours are narrated and offer superb detail on Chicago's remarkable history. The Wendella boats operate seven days a week, April through November, from its dock on Michigan Avenue.

Wendella Boats
400 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 337-1446

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