Shoreline Sightseeing Architecture River Tour

Shoreline Sightseeing124 N Streeter DriveChicago, IL 60611
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Step aboard the Shoreline Architecture River Cruise from Navy Pier and discover the magic of the Windy City’s architectural wonders! Glide past over 40 iconic buildings, from the majestic John Hancock Center to the historic Wrigley Building, as your expert guide provides detailed descriptions. Kids age 2 and under are free, and the tour is dog-friendly, too!

up to 1.2 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Chicago Travel Experts
  • Experience over 40 amazing landmarks such as the Tribune Tower, the Wrigley Building, and Marina City.
  • Knowledgeable and entertaining guides provide details of Chicago’s famous landmarks as you pass by.
  • Children age 2 and under are free, but please select a ticket for them even though they are free.
  • Departs from Shoreline Sightseeing's dock at Navy Pier and lasts about 75 minutes.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time.
  • Drinks and light snacks items are available for purchase from the onboard bar by credit card only.
  • Dogs are welcome on board as long as they are leashed, so bring your furry friend!
  • Shoreline's Navy Pier dock is easily accessible for wheelchair users and guests with mobility concerns.


from Architecture River Tour from Navy Pier
Experience one of the world’s most beautiful cities with an architecture river tour along all three branches of the historic Chicago River.

Cruise down the main branch of the Chicago River, up the north branch to the East Bank Club, and then south past Willis Tower (Sears Tower) to the old Post Office Building.

Take in magnificent city skyline views as you see more than 40 notable buildings, including the John Hancock Center and the Wrigley Building. Learn about their distinctive architecture from your professional and entertaining guide.

Shoreline Sightseeing's Navy Pier dock sits at the entrance to Chicago's iconic Navy Pier boardwalk, one of the Midwest's top visited destinations. Wheelchair users will find this dock more accessible than Shoreline Sightseeing's dock at Michigan Avenue.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Architecture River Tour from Navy Pier

Where does the cruise depart from?

The tour departs from Shoreline Sightseeing's Navy Pier dock, which sits at the entrance to the iconic Navy Pier boardwalk.

When should I arrive?

Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time.

What can I expect to see in this Architecture River Tour?

You can expect to see over 40 landmarks including the Tribune Tower, the Wrigley Building, and Marina City.

How long is the Architecture River Tour?

This Chicago river cruise lasts approximately 1 hour 15 minutes.

Are children allowed on the tour?

Yes! This is a family friendly tour and children under the age of 3 can join free of charge.

Is this tour wheelchair accessible?

Yes, this Chicago river cruise from Navy Pier is accessible to wheelchairs and guests with mobility concerns.

What happens if it rains?

The tour schedule depends on the weather. The tour will usually sail during the summer, though bad weather could result in a reduced schedule. The captain will decide whether conditions are unsafe, and they have discretion to delay or cancel the cruise accordingly.

Is it better to cruise during daytime or evening?

The architectural details of the famous buildings are more clearly visible during the day. When the city lights turn on, however, Chicago’s architecture will be highlighted in a different but remarkable way. Many guests have ended up taking both day and evening tours because they both offer unique experiences respectively.

Are there restrooms on the tour boats?

Yes, there are restrooms available on the boats.