Seadog Cruises Chicago in Chicago, IL

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A highly popular attraction at Navy Pier in Chicago, Seadog Chicago Tours have attracted more than a million visitors to see the best of the city and are ideal for all ages. Passengers can enjoy stunning views of Buckingham Fountain, Grant Park, Chicago Harbor, Chicago’s museum campus, and many more breathtaking sights. Cruise tours are available during the months of March through October.


from Seadog Chicago Tours
One of the most popular attractions at Navy Pier in Chicago, Seadog has thrilled over 1,000,000 people. Whether you're a history buff, love architecture or are just looking for a fun time, Seadog has something for everyone!

Chicago Lakefront Speedboat Tour
Our 30-minute Lakefront Speedboat tour is the best way to view Chicago from the Lake, combining an exciting speedboat ride along the shoreline with informative and amusing descriptions of the World famous Chicago Skyline! As you depart Chicago's Navy Pier, we'll tell you interesting facts about the Pier and Chicago's lakefront. Then we'll crank up the music and race south past Navy Pier to Chicago's Museum Campus where we'll pause to hear about Chicago's interesting lakefront landmarks, architecture and history. We will then speed north past Navy Pier to cruise the Magnificent Mile, giving you unique views of the Sears Tower, Buckingham Fountain and Grant Park along the way. After a few quick facts, we'll dash back to our dog house on Navy Pier.

Architectural Tour
75-minute River and Lake Architectural Tour Seadog Chicago's River and Lake Architectural Tour is the only tour to take you from the lakefront, through the locks and along the Chicago River all the way to the famous Willis Tower! Departing from Navy Pier, this 75-minute architecture cruise is the best way to get up-close to all of Chicago’s most famous buildings and unique architecture. It combines amazing views, entertaining narration and an exciting ride along the lakefront. Welcome aboard – Woof!
You'll Enjoy:
•A passage through the historic Chicago Locks and up the Chicago River
•Up-close views of all the famous bridges of the Chicago River
•An entertaining docent who’ll share amusing stories, facts and tidbits on Chicago’s interesting history
•Fascinating stories about some of Chicago’s most famous buildings including the Tribune Building, Willis Tower, Lyric Opera and the Merchandise Mart
•An exciting speedboat ride along the lakefront featuring views of Chicago including Buckingham Fountain, Grant Park, beautiful Chicago Harbor, Chicago’s Museum Campus and much, much more!

Extreme Thrill Ride at Chicago Navy Pier
An even more intense and jet-propelled experience, the Seadog Extreme at Chicago's Navy pier will exhilarate with top speeds and the most horsepower on the water! Prepare for the ultimate thrill!

For a truly wet and wild experience, the Seadog Extreme is 30% faster than her doggie siblings! Topping out at 45mph on the open water, the Seadog Extreme is the most horse-powered commercial passenger vessel of its kind currently cruising the Great Lakes.
With exhilarating high speeds and full 180-360° spins, this jet-propelled ride blasts off to start and splashes down to stop! Experience full throttle slalom runs, sharp twists and turns, and feel the raw power and excitement of the Seadog Extreme's two 1400 HP engines. Also enjoy rock-n-roll music and a fun narration about Chicago.

Lakefront Fireworks Cruise
Lakefront Fireworks Cruise. Cruise along Lake Michigan with an exciting speedboat ride paired with an informative tour of the Chicago skyline, then end the evening with a dazzling fireworks show from the best seats in the city. Available on Wednesday and Saturday, Memorial Day – Labor Day. (fireworks display dependent on weather conditions)

Haunted River Tour
Discover Chicago’s architecture at nighttime while exploring the many spirits, scandals, and sins of the Windy City. Our costumed tour guides will take you on a journey through Chicago's darker history with spine tingling tales of supernatural occurrences, moonlit mysteries, and infamous figures along the beautiful Chicago River.

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Los Angeles, California
"Fun but could be better "
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed October 30, 2019
The architectural tour was part was great. We got learn a lot about the city, and all the architecture. Although we didn’t get to do the speed boat part, which is a huge let down. We paid extra because we wanted to experience the speed boat, and I was really hoping to get a look at the lighthouse by the pier. So I would go again to do the speed boat, but that’s not guaranteed than forget it. I would pay the extra money
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Ahmad G
"Fun and informative tour!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 30, 2019
The host was great, provided an overview of the history behind the beautiful Chicago architecture in a fun manner. Would definitely recommend for anyone who wants a tour of the city.
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Marissa G
"Fun, spooky river cruise"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 30, 2019
Three friends, my pup, and I recently went on the haunted river cruise. The tour was great! We were bundled up since it was a night tour in late October. Our guide was spooky, hilarious and knowledgeable. Plus they are dog friendly, so we always bring our pup along for the ride. Thank you, Seadog!
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"Excellent trip combining river and architecture with speeding across lake for city views"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 29, 2019
Thanks guys for letting us have 15% dog discount based on a picture of our boy at home in England. Thanks Andy for informative tour including history of river and city as well as architecture. Highlight was speeding across lake after sunset with city skyscrapers lit up on the horizon. We only had a few hours in Chicago and this was a great way to spend them.
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Mercedes V
Chandler, Arizona
"Definitely would suggest this"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 27, 2019
This was recommended by a former Chicago resident, and I'm so glad I didn't skip this tour! Tyler was our tour guide and he was funny and enjoyable while still providing us with a good overview of the architecture and the history behind the buildings. You get to briefly speed around in the boat when first on and then you travel down the river to get to the educational part of the tour. It was very fun and I felt like we went at the perfect time, around 5:30 so we got to see some of the lights come on around the city but it wasn't dark out by any means. Definitely would suggest this to anyone traveling to Chicago.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Seadog Chicago Tours

Where are you located?
You can find us on Navy Pier’s Dock Street, located at: 600 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago IL, 60611. Look for Seadog Speedboats directly below the Ferris Wheel and across from the Grand Staircase.

Is there parking at Navy Pier?
Absolutely, Door 4 is the closest entrance to Seadog’s ticket booth for an additional cost.

Do you validate parking?
Unfortunately, we do not.

Is Seadog okay for all ages to ride?
Seadog offers something for everyone! We do not, however, recommend cruising for those with cardiac conditions or orthopedic conditions associated with the neck or back. It’s also not recommend for women in late terms of pregnancy. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult to cruise aboard any Seadog product. Don’t forget, you must be at least 48 inches to board Seadog’s Extreme Thrill Ride!

Can I smoke on board?
Sorry, city ordinances prohibit smoking aboard all Seadog vessels.

Are food and drink allowed on board?
We do not sell food or beverages on board but you’re welcome to bring your own refreshments as long as there is no glass.

Will I get wet?
This is unlikely on Seadog’s 30 - Minute Lakefront Speedboat Tour, 75 - Minute River and Lake Architectural Tour, and a 60 - Minute Lakefront Fireworks Cruise. The 30 - Minute Extreme Thrill Ride boasts the highest chance of getting wet so plan accordingly! Seadog is an open-air speedboat so there’s always a possibility depending on lake and wind conditions.

Is the boat handicap accessible?
Our vessels are accessible for most standard manual wheelchairs.

Are there restrooms on every cruise?
Yes. Restrooms are located on all Seadog products.

When can we board?
Boarding begins fifteen minutes prior to scheduled departure. We recommend arriving at least 30 minutes early to ensure enough time to get tickets.

What happens in the case of inclement weather?
If Seadog Cruises cancels your cruise due to inclement weather, you may reschedule your cruise date. If we know in advance due that your cruise will be cancelled due to weather, you will receive a call from our contact center to reschedule. If you do not receive a call and/or are concerned about your cruise being cancelled because of weather, please call for more information on your specific cruise.

May I bring a stroller aboard?
Strollers remain stowed on dock while you enjoy your cruise. A Seadog staff member will diligently watch your items and return them upon docking back at Navy Pier.

Can dogs cruise aboard the Seadog?
Dogs are welcome aboard Seadog and cruise for FREE*! All we ask is that pooches are leashed and friendly!