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Explore the growth of the city’s distinctive skyline on this leisurely 90 minute cruise.
Sip your favorite cocktail as the towering sunlit majesty of Chicago's skyscrapers gives way to the breathtaking, burnished hues of early evening. Many people say it's the most beautiful time of day for a cruise. Your Docent will describe Chicago’s famous towering structures in a fully narrated architectural cruise as they are majestically lit by the hues of early evening.
On the day of your cruise you can purchase our Bar Package at the ticket counter. As there are no transactions on the boat, this pre-pay package includes unlimited premium wines, beer, and mixed drinks for $21.
Locks and Lighthouse
235 South Van Buren
Enjoy your cocktail on all three Branches of the Chicago River. On the North Branch travel just North of Chicago Avenue and then sail South to Polk Street.
“Fantastic, informative cruise! The guide was incredibly knowledgeable and able to answer impromptu questions. I highly recommend it.”
“Wow. You think you know Chicago? Take a ride on this cruise and you will be blown away by the information. We took the 90 minute cruise. It included free cookies, soda, coffee and tea which was a nice touch.”
““Don't be tempted by the boats on the main river” - Their location is not on the river itself but just a few minutes walk from it. worth it !”
“This is my 8th time on a Chicago architectural river cruise and this was by far the most informative and biggest bang for your buck.”
“Great tour! Learned so much about the history of Chicago architecture. Would definitely do this again since skyline changes with new buildings going up.”
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