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clock-o1 hour 15 minutes (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English


Get views of Chicago's famous architecture from the deck of a boat during this 75-minute sailing excursion. Learn about the people, plans, and persistence that shaped Chicago's architecture along the shoreline. Hear about the city's historical maritime roots to modern science and technology through your guide's commentary while taking advantage of great photo ops. Choose between an afternoon or early evening departure and relax as you enjoy the sights. 
  • 75-minute cruise on Lake Michigan
  • See the architecture of Chicago's skyline from the water
  • Learn about the architecture, history and people through your guide's commentary
  • Plenty of photo ops
  • Help sail the boat or relax and take in the scenery
  • Choice of afternoon or early evening departure
Board your sailboat at Navy Pier in downtown Chicago. As you step aboard, meet your friendly captain and crew. Find a comfortable spot to relax and sightsee; have your camera ready for the plethora of photo ops coming your way.
As you sail out into Lake Michigan, your guide will provide narration on Chicago's history, architecture and people. Learn about the city's maritime roots and its development into a hub of modern science and technology. Your vantage point on the water will give you great views of the city's well-known architecture that composes the city skyline. 
You're welcome to help the captain and crew with sailing duties such as steering the boat with the large wooden ship's wheel or hoisting the sails. Alternatively, simply relax on deck and enjoy the ride. 
Your cruise ends up back at Navy Pier after 75 minutes.


Viator Traveler's Reviews

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, Sep 2017

Nice crew. Clever commentary.

, Sep 2016

Wonderful weather and nice view.

, Aug 2016

Beautiful ship, friendly crew, fun for the kids big and small. If you use electronic tickets check in with the booth to get paper tickets printed.

, Aug 2016

Staff was friendly and had lots of information. Was not aware that it would be so hot on the water and limited shade seating. Did take some time to get tickets staff at the box office did not know how to process my tickets that I purchases online from the site. Was not a bad visit just not what we were looking for thought it would be more sailing on the water and less talking about the skyline with kids.

, Jul 2016


, Jul 2016

Overall for the price it was a good experience! However we were near the front of the line to board and by the time the last guests were on the boat there was no seating to be found and they were a group of disabled people that would have had a VERY difficult time standing the entire time so many guests gave up their seats to accommodate them. So, they either sold too many tickets for the trip or are not letting passengers know that it may be STANDING ROOM ONLY. Either way, they should say there is a possibility of STANDING ROOM ONLY or board elderly, disabled folks first.

, Jul 2016

The guide was only mediocre. There was never a feeling of being under sail because they were only tacking back and forth in a small space for a large boat, and every time they did the engine would turn on. The sails were never fully utilized. And there was some pressure applied to solicit tips and buy pictures.

, Jul 2016

Had a blast! Not cheesy at all. Lots of great information, friendly crew, and beautiful views of the city!

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