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Chicago: 75-Minute Architecture Cruise by Speedboat

$53.50 /person
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About the activity

Enjoy Chicago's iconic skyline with an exciting speedboat tour departing from Navy Pier. View Chicago's unique architecture and famous landmarks from the water as you listen to the live narration.

  • Free cancellation
    This activity is non-refundable.
  • Instant confirmation & Mobile tickets
    Receive your ticket right away. Use your phone or print your voucher.
  • Skip the line
    Get priority entry.
  • Live guiding
  • Duration
    75 minutes
  • Includes
    • Guide
    • 75-minute architecture cruise
    • Live narration
    • Restroom facilities onboard
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Tips (optional)
Highlights & Description


  • Cruise along the lakefront of Lake Michigan and down the Chicago River
  • Get up close to architectural gems like the Tribune Tower and Willis Tower
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the stunning Chicago skyline
  • Pass through the historic Chicago Locks
  • Sail under the famous bridges of the Chicago River


Climb aboard a speedboat for a thrilling river and lake cruise around some of Chicago’s architectural gems. Gain insights into the city's most famous landmarks from your guide. Admire sights like Willis Tower, Tribune Tower, and Buckingham Fountain.
Depart from the former Navy training center of Navy Pier on the shores of Lake Michigan on a tour along the lakefront. Sail through the locks and along the Chicago River all the way to the second tallest building in the USA, Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower).

Get up close to Chicago’s most iconic buildings and unique architecture, and enjoy amazing views and an entertaining narration as part of the exciting ride. Learn the fascinating history of structures like the neo-Gothic Tribune Tower and the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Cruise the lakefront of Lake Michigan to see monuments and attractions such as Buckingham Fountain, Grant Park, Chicago Harbor, and the Chicago Museum Campus.

Good to know before you go
  • Infants are free, however, make sure you select the free infant ticket option to ensure admittance on the cruise
  • The speedboat is an open-air vehicle and you may get wet
  • This tour runs weather permitting
  • All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult
  • The speedboat is accessible for most wheelchairs; if you have an extra-large wheelchair, the marine crew will assist you in boarding the vehicle
  • Restrooms are available on the speedboat
  • Please double check all COVID-19 regulations and requirements ahead of the tour
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the cancellation policy for this activity?
This activity is non-refundable.
2. When will I receive the confirmation of my booking?
You will receive an email notification right after your successful payment. If you don't see it in your inbox, check your spam or junk mail folder. When the payment is completed you have the option to download your ticket directly.
3. What does the 'skip the line' ticket mean?
'Skip the line' tickets provide the fastest possible entry with no or very little queuing.
4. Are mobile tickets enough or do I have to print them?
Tickets don't need to be printed. You can show your ticket from your smartphone as a PDF.
  • Adult
    13-99 years
  • Children
    3-12 years
  • Infant
    0-2 years
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