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Chicago Architecture River Cruise
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Chicago Architecture River Cruise

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Cruise down the Chicago River to see the city's famous architecture on this boat tour. With commentary from your onboard guide, watch the spectacular skyline glide by, including more than 40 notable buildings like Navy Pier, the Wrigley Building, and the John Hancock Building. Cover all three branches of the Chicago River, passing the East Bank Club, the old Post Office Building and the Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower).
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD46.87
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90-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour
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90-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour

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Discover the architectural gems of the Windy City from an ideal vantage point on a cruise down the Chicago River. Offered several times throughout the day, it’s easy to fit the leisurely excursion into your itinerary. Covering more than 130 years of architectural history, the tour is the perfect opportunity to see a huge area of the city without the hassle of taxis and public transit.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD42.00
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Chicago Lake and River Architecture Tour
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Chicago Lake and River Architecture Tour

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Step aboard a boat for a comprehensive cruise that details the history of Chicago's architecture. Enjoy views of the Chicago skyline accompanied by architecture-focused commentary that points out each of the landmark buildings. As you cruise through Lake Michigan, snap photos of you and your party against the stretch of Chicago's 26-mile shoreline.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD42.00
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Lake Michigan Sightseeing Cruise
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Lake Michigan Sightseeing Cruise

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Take in iconic views of the beautiful Chicago lakefront and its many landmarks during this Lake Michigan sightseeing boat cruise. Climb aboard your vessel for a laid-back ride, enjoying panoramic views of the Windy City's skyline from a unique perspective. Along the way, you'll listen to informative commentary and take in views of the John Hancock Center and Willis Tower, along with many other landmarks. Plus feel free to bring your own lunch or grab a drink at the onboard bar, during your ride.
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  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD28.34
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Chicago Architecture Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady
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Chicago Architecture Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady

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Enjoy a quintessential Chicago experience when you go on an architecture-themed river tour. Pick from multiple convenient start times, and board your vessel—the Lady Liberty—directly from the Chicago Riverwalk. Your trained docent guides will give you a rich introduction to the Windy City’s history, key landmarks, and architectural highlights—and you can spy landmarks like the Marina City towers and Navy Pier from the water’s edge.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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USD56.00
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Chicago Lunch Cruise on Lake Michigan
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Chicago Lunch Cruise on Lake Michigan

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Perfect for families, groups, and corporate outings, the Spirit of Chicago lunch cruise lets you kick back and enjoy a great meal while taking in the sights of Chicago's most famed landmarks. See and photograph the dramatic city skyline, Navy Pier, Soldier Field, and Shedd Aquarium. The cruise includes a delicious buffet lunch with salads, entrees, desserts, and unlimited nonalcoholic beverages. There's also a DJ, games, and a dance floor to keep your group entertained.
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  • 2 hours
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USD81.82
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45-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour from Magnificent Mile
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45-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour from Magnificent Mile

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Get a front row perspective on the exquisite buildings that line the Chicago River during a 45-minute architecture cruise. Hear live commentary about the history and architectural heritage of Chicago on this family-friendly tour, which highlights landmarks such as the Chicago Riverwalk, Michigan Avenue Bridge, Wrigley Building, and Willis Tower. Sit on the open-air top deck or the sheltered bottom deck for the ultimate view of Chicago.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Chicago Urban Adventure River and Lake Cruise

Chicago Urban Adventure River and Lake Cruise

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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.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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USD42.00
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Skyline Tour Aboard 148 Ft. Schooner Windy - Chicago's Official Tall Ship
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Skyline Tour Aboard 148 Ft. Schooner Windy - Chicago's Official Tall Ship

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Escape the bustle of the city on a sailboat tour through Lake Michigan with a convenient departure from Navy Pier. The cruise offers plenty of frame–worthy photo opportunities, including sweeping views of the Chicago skyline rarely seen by visitors. As a popular choice for both locals and visitors, your experience is guaranteed to be family–friendly and tailored to your needs. Select from Pirates and Maritime Stories Sail at 1pm, Skyline/Architectural Theme at 3pm and 5pm, and Skyline Sunset Sail at 7pm. This sail is approximately 75 minutes. The ship leaves promptly at the scheduled time, please allow for time to park, off the pier if necessary.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD49.00
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Chicago Sunset Cruise
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Chicago Sunset Cruise

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Drink in a one-of-a-kind perspective on the Windy City when you go for an evening cruise, perfectly timed to coincide with the sunset. Hop aboard your open-top vessel in the heart of the Magnificent Mile, and cruise along the Chicago River, where your guide will point out architectural highlights. Then, see the skyline from a distance, and watch the skyscrapers light up, when you continue to Lake Michigan for a sunset viewing.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Chicago Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan

Chicago Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan

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Take a gourmet dinner cruise on a high-end luxury yacht with the stunning skyline of Chicago serving as your backdrop. Climb aboard your recently renovated vessel, featuring a sumptuously-appointed rooftop lounge and stylish interior design, for your cruise along Lake Michigan. Then sit down for a 3-course dinner, informed by some of the world’s top celebrity chefs and composed of fresh ingredients cooked right on-board. After dinner, enjoy coffee and tea, captivating views of Chicago landmarks like the Willis (formerly Sears) Tower and Navy Pier, plus musical entertainment provided by the onboard DJ.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Private Lake Michigan Sailing Charter and Sightseeing Tour of Chicago
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Private Lake Michigan Sailing Charter and Sightseeing Tour of Chicago

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If you’ve ever dreamed of sailing away on your own private sailboat, this is the perfect excursion for you. You and up to five other invited guests will have the exclusive use of a sailboat, complete with captain and crew for the duration of your tour. Sail on Lake Michigan and enjoy the sights of Chicago’s striking skyline. If you want, you could even take a turn at the helm.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD427.28
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Chicago Architecture Boat Tour
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Chicago Architecture Boat Tour

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Chicago is famous for its architecture, and the best way to see it is on a cruise down the Chicago River. Glide by historic and modern marvels like the Civic Opera House, Wrigley Building, and Willis Tower from the comfort of an open-deck boat. Live narration reveals each building’s fascinating history, so you'll learn more than you would just observing on your own.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Chicago 3D Fireworks Cruise on Lake Michigan
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Chicago 3D Fireworks Cruise on Lake Michigan

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Enjoy Chicago’s fireworks in 3D during a 2-hour boat cruise on the Chicago River and Lake Michigan. Before the fireworks begin, learn about the history of The Windy City as your boat cruises along the waterfront, passing sights including Buckingham Fountain, Museum Campus and the John Hancock Building. Hear informative commentary from your onboard guide about the landmarks, the locks system and more, then sit back with the best seats in the city for the spectacular fireworks show.
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  • 2 hours
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Chicago by Night: 90 Minute River and Lakefront Cruise

Chicago by Night: 90 Minute River and Lakefront Cruise

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Discover the beauty of Chicago at night during a 1.5-hour cruise on the Chicago River and Lake Michigan. Watch the city sparkle as you pass landmarks such as Museum Campus, Willis Tower, Aon Center and the John Hancock Building, and the illuminated waters of Buckingham Fountain. You'll learn about the history of the city from live commentary by your knowledgeable guide as you glide along the waterfront of Chicago.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Chicago River Tiki Bar Cruise from Chicago Riverwalk

Chicago River Tiki Bar Cruise from Chicago Riverwalk

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Chicago is well known for its architecture and many visitors admire the buildings on a cruise along the Chicago River. Take your river cruise to the next level aboard a floating tiki bar that allows you to take in all the sights with a drink in hand. Your captain also enhances the atmosphere with island tunes as you enjoy your leisurely sail.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Chicago Fireworks Dinner Cruise with Buffet
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Chicago Fireworks Dinner Cruise with Buffet

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Enjoy a memorable, one-of-a-kind night out on Lake Michigan aboard this combination dinner, dancing, and sightseeing cruise. Make your own way to Navy Pier, and set off as the evening begins. You can admire views of Chicago’s picture-perfect skyline as the sun starts to set. While on board, take advantage of the all-you-can-eat buffet dinner, drinks to purchase, a DJ-helmed soundtrack, and even a fireworks display (weather permitting).
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  • 3 hours
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Chicago Premier Lake Michigan Lunch Cruise

Chicago Premier Lake Michigan Lunch Cruise

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Board a luxurious yacht at Navy Pier for a 2-hour lunch cruise along Chicago’s scenic shoreline. Enjoy a three-course gourmet meal as you take in views of the Windy City from a climate-controlled observation deck, then sip coffee or tea while the yacht’s onboard DJ spins a leisurely afternoon playlist.
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  • 2 hours
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Chicago Premier Fireworks Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan
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Chicago Premier Fireworks Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan

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Set sail on Lake Michigan aboard a luxury yacht for a gourmet dinner cruise with views of the Chicago fireworks display. During the 3-hour cruise, the crew serves a 3-course plated meal with dishes prepared by your onboard chef. You can enjoy the stylish interior of the rooftop lounge, dance to DJ entertainment, or relax and soak in the views of the Chicago skyline.
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  • 3 hours
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Premier Chicago River Dinner Cruise
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Premier Chicago River Dinner Cruise

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Cruise down the Chicago River in style during this 3-hour dinner cruise aboard the Odyssey. Watch the beautiful city and its architecture pass by through the ship’s panoramic windows. Then sit down to delicious 3-course meal accompanied by DJ entertainment to set the mood for your journey. A full-service bar complete with microbrews, creative cocktails, and a wine list is also available for purchase.
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  • 3 hours
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Private Sunset Sail on Lake Michigan with Breathtaking Views of Chicago
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Private Sunset Sail on Lake Michigan with Breathtaking Views of Chicago

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Soak up the views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline with a 2-hour sailing tour. This private charter is completely customizable, giving you the chance to choose your music, route, and up to 5 additional guests. Sail into the sunset with your own drinks and snacks (refrigerator and ice on board) and your family or friends by your side.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Experience Wed & Sat Chicago Fireworks Aboard Tall Ship Windy from Navy Pier

Experience Wed & Sat Chicago Fireworks Aboard Tall Ship Windy from Navy Pier

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Watch Navy Pier's fireworks display from the deck of a sailboat. During this 75-minute cruise on Lake Michigan, get views of the Chicago city skyline lit up at night and the colorful fireworks exploding over the lake. Listen to your guide's commentary about the city's history and join in on some traditional shipboard working songs if you like.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Chicago Premier Lake Michigan Brunch Cruise

Chicago Premier Lake Michigan Brunch Cruise

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Enjoy waterfront views of downtown Chicago on a 2-hour brunch cruise through the heart of the city. Board a luxurious yacht at Navy Pier then relax on deck with a complementary mimosa. Find a comfortable spot on the three climate-controlled observation decks, and enjoy a sumptuous buffet while the onboard DJ spins a leisurely afternoon playlist. Capture unforgettable images of downtown skyscrapers and architectural landmarks as you navigate along the historic shoreline, then loop back and finish your outing at the bustling Navy Pier.
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  • 2 hours
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Premier Chicago River Architectural Lunch Cruise
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Premier Chicago River Architectural Lunch Cruise

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Travel down the Chicago River on an architecture cruise aboard the "Odyssey." As you pass by some of Chicago's most notable buildings, you'll dine on a 3-course lunch with salad, a main course such as chicken, salmon, pasta, or short ribs, and a dessert such as cheesecake or sorbet. Listen to onboard narration about the city's architecture along the way.
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  • 2 hours
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What people are saying about Day Cruises in Illinois

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Chicago Architecture River Cruise
"The tour guide was amazing. Very informative, and nice. Beautiful buildings. Good price. Great drinks."..."
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90-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour
"John, our tour guide was great. Very knowledgable and funny and responsive to the crowd. A natural..."..."
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Chicago Lake and River Architecture Tour
"The colorful narratives and knowledgeable tidbits as related by our guide. The various architectural styles of buildings were amazing"..."
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Lake Michigan Sightseeing Cruise
"Good Overall Experience. The crew members were really friendly and helpful. One of them even offered to take our pictures, that was so thoughtful. Nice views of the Chicago skyline."..."
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Chicago Architecture Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady
"The tour guide was wonderful: entertaining and especially knowledgeable. We learned so much about Chicago architecture over time, about the history and development of Chicago and of the river itself. Everyone had good seats and the views were terrific!"..."
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Chicago Lunch Cruise on Lake Michigan
"Champagne when I first walked unto the boat was nice and refreshing. The sun came out which we thought it may rain."..."
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45-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour from Magnificent Mile
"Nice trip, friendly staff, would recommend. Took the 45mins drive, enjoyed the views and being in the river!"..."
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Chicago Urban Adventure River and Lake Cruise
"This trip was our favorite experience while in Chicago. We are a family if 6 and it was enjoyable for all ages 8 through 50. Sarah the tour guide was amazing, loved her! We would do this again"..."
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Skyline Tour Aboard 148 Ft. Schooner Windy - Chicago's Official Tall Ship
"The crew were engaging and made certain safety was practiced. The history lesson was great… but a megaphone would have been a great asset in order to hear everything. Great trip that all must go on while in Chicago!"..."
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Chicago Sunset Cruise
"The staff was wonderful along with the views! The boat was very clean and the going through the locks was magnificent"..."
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Chicago Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan
"Great time with my wife and friends. Wonderful views of Chicago. If your not expecting the Ritz you will enjoy it."..."
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Private Lake Michigan Sailing Charter and Sightseeing Tour of Chicago
"Mike was excellent, the boat was large, immaculate and well maintained. Wind was great and we all enjoyed the sail."..."
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Chicago Architecture Boat Tour
"David our tour guide is great and very informative. we had a blast. We recommend this trip to both locals and out of state residents."..."
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Chicago 3D Fireworks Cruise on Lake Michigan
"I must share I was disappointed on the 4th my son miss the trip due to address but the rep issued new tickets for the next week thanks enjoyed"..."
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Chicago by Night: 90 Minute River and Lakefront Cruise
"The whole cruise was terrific but oddly the interlock experience and history was eye opening. Side note, the weather was excellent for this time of the year."..."
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Chicago River Tiki Bar Cruise from Chicago Riverwalk
"So much fun! Another great experience and Shawn has such a great knowledge about Chicago buildings and things that we've seen while sailing. Thank you !"..."
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Chicago Fireworks Dinner Cruise with Buffet
"Delightful dinner, still saw fireworks despite the rain. Great music and atmosphere. We would definitely do again and recommend it to couples and families."..."
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Chicago Premier Lake Michigan Lunch Cruise
"Awesome staff, Natalie did amazing. I asked if she could put on a song for my boyfriend and I and she did even though I know we aren’t allowed to dance she did! It was a great time and will definitely do again. Thanks Natalie!"..."
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Premier Chicago River Dinner Cruise
"Great food, and staff was more than friendly and professional. Since the minute you arrive to the minute you leave you will be treated very well."..."
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Private Sunset Sail on Lake Michigan with Breathtaking Views of Chicago
"Highly recommend the sunset cruise. What a great way to view Chicago’s skyline! Friendly, informative Captain helped us decide on must see spots for the rest of our stay. Thank you."..."
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Chicago Premier Lake Michigan Brunch Cruise
"I loved it. Everything was great! My daughter koved it. Would do it again when time permited me and my family"..."
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Premier Chicago River Architectural Lunch Cruise
"Friendly staff, great food, relaxing atmosphere, beautiful views and awesome experience. I absolutely loved it!"..."

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