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Tour code: 5580SKY
Take in superlative-worthy views of the beautiful Chicago lakefront and its many landmarks during this 40-minute Lake Michigan sightseeing boat cruise. Climb aboard your vessel for a laid-back ride, enjoying panoramic views of the Windy City's iconic 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, along or grab a drink at the on-board bar, during your ride.


  • Narrated 40-minute sightseeing cruise on Lake Michigan
  • Enjoy fantastic panoramic views of Chicago's skyline
  • See Chicago's major skyscrapers like the John Hancock Center, Aon, Trump Tower and Willis Tower (Sears Tower)
  • Bring a lunch to enjoy on board during your boat tour

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What You Can Expect

Lake Michigan Sightseeing Cruise

Skyline Lake Michigan Tour

Get a unique perspective on Chicago's world-famous skyline during this 40-minute sightseeing boat cruise on Lake Michigan. Whether you're looking for some unexpected views of the city's striking architecture, or simply want a chance to relax on Chicago's famous waterfront, this tour is a great option.

Start your cruise from Navy Pier's Dock Street, leaving every hour of the day between 10am and 5:30pm, heading out for a 40-minute ride on the water. Along the way you'll listen to interesting narration from your on-board narrator, who shares insights into Chicago history, and colorful details about its most famous landmarks.

During your ride you'll have a chance to view some of the Windy City's most famous (and tallest) buildings, including the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower), John Hancock Center, the Aon Center and Trump Tower. You'll also be able to spot downtown neighborhoods like Streeterville and the Gold Coast, plus attractions like Navy Pier, Grant Park and the famous Buckingham Fountain.

If you're feeling thirsty, feel free to grab a refreshment at the on-board bar (cash only). Or pack a lunch, as you enjoy your meal while you cruise. No matter how you choose to spend your relaxing boat ride, it's sure to offer a great time for the entire family.

Please note: This cruise is seasonal and does not operate in the winter due to weather conditions.

Customer Reviews

Anna G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great experience.Tour guidance very understandable for my foreign guests.Staff very courteous.
Thank you !!!

John W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The crew was extremely professional and courteous. The actual ride was pleasant and informative. I would highly recommend and I would also be a repeat customer. Oh and the personal at the information Center were also professional and kind. You have some great employees. Congrats. John Wetzig


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Price is reasonable, people are friendly.
I really enjoyed the tour!

Alexandra S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Nice tour and great speaker

Joel V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We loved seeing Chicago from Lake Michigan. Ticketing and boarding was efficient

Aida A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

i enjoyed my tour very much! The time was perfect because there were not many people on board. The description of the historic Chicago buildings was clear and very interesting. I highly recommend other to enjoy this tour!

Jose B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Our favorite experience in Chicago, we loved it! The city looked amazing from the lake, and it was relaxing and soothing. We purchased drinks and snacks on the pier and brought them onboard, so it was even better. The staff was lovely and attentive, we highly recommend this tour.

Connie B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Every thing was wonderful on this trip, even the weather! Your staff were very friendly and helpfull.
Just one thing, the staff on board th boat should let people know what side is the best side to sit on
to get the best view of what they are going to talk about.

Kimisha M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

It was very educational and the views was great!

Wayne W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Handled well and efficiently. Good tour. Would recommend to others and friends. No negative experiences relative to the whole tour.

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