Chicago River: 90-Min Architecture Boat Tour

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Embark on a Chicago Architecture River Tour with a professional guide. Cruise the Chicago River to explore renowned landmarks, learn about historical structures, and discover current and upcoming developments with stops at Navy Pier and Goose Island.


  • Discover the Wrigley Building’s dazzling white towers and historical significance
  • Marvel at Willis Tower, one of the tallest buildings in the world
  • Explore the unique design of Aqua Tower and the vibrant Chicago Chinatown
  • Pass by the iconic Merchandise Mart and the historic Navy Pier
  • Learn about the city's architectural history and upcoming developments


Begin your journey with a professional guide narrating as you cruise down the Chicago River. Discover the city’s most renowned landmarks, including the Civic Opera House, Trump Tower, and the Merchandise Mart. Gain historical insights and learn about current and upcoming developments in Chicago’s architectural landscape. Pass by the Wrigley Building, a hallmark of Chicago’s skyline since 1920. Marvel at its design, modeled after the Seville Cathedral’s Giralda Tower in Spain, and its dazzling white towers that illuminate the city at night. Continue to Skydeck Chicago at Willis Tower, one of the tallest buildings in the world, offering an impressive view of the city’s skyline. Cruise by Aqua Tower, an 82-story mixed-use residential skyscraper in the Lakeshore East development. Explore Chicago's Chinatown, an ethnic-Chinese neighborhood on the South Side. Pass the iconic Merchandise Mart, housing top home showrooms and office spaces, and the Navy Pier, a must-see attraction drawing crowds for over 100 years.


Boat equipped with a restroom, outside seating and fully enclosed interior with air conditioning, seats, and windows

Important Information

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking Tour times cannot be changed Tours are on rain or shine Minimum drinking age is 21 years Please arrive 30 min before your tour time Seating is first come first serve. If you have a large group, arrive early Child tickets (3 and under) are for free but need a registered ticket Youth tickets available on our main ticketing page Refunds will not be issued if a tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of the cruise ship The location is not wheelchair accessible Outside food and drinks are prohibited, but a full bar with snacks is available for purchase There is a connected marina parking lot offering discounted rates of approximately $12 to $15

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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