4.5 star rating: Recommended 16 Reviews

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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Duration:  30 minutes (approx.)

Feel the need for speed? This exhilarating speedboat ride takes you out onto Lake Michigan for the ride of a lifetime. Experience the roar of the 2000-horsepower engines as you race along Chicago's famous Lake Michigan. The best way to view Chicago is always from the lake!


  • 30-minute lakefront speedboat ride
  • Enjoy incomparable views of Chicago's skyline and waterfront
  • Pause to learn about interesting lakefront landmarks, architecture and history
  • Race along the lakefront and experience unique views of Willis Tower, Buckingham Fountain and Grant Park

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What You Can Expect

Lake Michigan Speedboat Ride

Lake Michigan Speedboat Ride

Your exciting speedboat ride along the shoreline is combined with informative and amusing descriptions of the world-famous Chicago skyline.

As you depart Chicago's Navy Pier, your Captain will tell you interesting facts about the Pier and Chicago's Lake Michigan. Then, with the music cranked up, you'll race south past Navy Pier to Chicago's Museum Campus. The tour pauses here so you can hear about Chicago's interesting lakefront landmarks, architecture and history.

Then you'll race north past Navy Pier to cruise the Magnificent Mile, providing unique views of the Sears Tower, Buckingham Fountain and Grant Park along the way!

Finally, you will race back to Navy Pier to the thrilling sound of turbo-charged engines!

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Hanging out with my Family on my Birthday!!! I'm the one with the curly hair.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

This was a great ride! Unfortunately, it was an overcast day and the water was very choppy so, the speedboat ride didn't go very fast. But the tour guides made the ride fun and informative. We still had a
awesome time and I would recommend this ride to anyone visiting Chicago. FYI, there is a 2 for 1 coupon
on the Hop On and Off Doubledecker bus tour brochure.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

Great quick way to see they city from the lake. It was very windy when the boat was moving, so depending on the weather of your time of visit, dress accordingly. The tour guide was great, Fabio. I would highly recommend this ride.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

nice tour, but it was too cold

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2012

Our teenage grandchildren enjoyed the ride immensely, especially getting wet.
The confirmation process required an email when I called after arriving in Chicago. I left a phone message because we didn't have internet access with us. Fortunately when we arrived for our ride the boat was not full so we got on as Walk on's" since they could not find our reservation.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2012

This is thrilling. The Speed coupled with the Chill was simply unforgettable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2011

Lots of fun!!!! We had a great guide...I would highly recommend the architecture tour to anyone! Thanks for an amazing time!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2010

The speedboat ride was wonderful! However, this site makes you believe that you are getting a discount but when you arrive at the ticket booth to pick up your tickets you will find that you have over paid by 2.00 person!!
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