Chicago: 75-Minute Architecture Cruise by Speedboat

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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.


  • 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.


Guide 75-minute architecture cruise Live narration Restroom facilities onboard

Important Information

  • 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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This activity is non-refundable


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