Chicago Skyline Cruise on Lake Michigan

Shoreline Sightseeing600 E Grand AvenueChicago, IL 60611
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Experience the breathtaking Chicago Skyline on a 45-minute Lake Michigan cruise departing from Navy Pier. Enjoy stunning views of the city’s iconic landmarks and skyscrapers such as The Chicago Harbor Lighthouse and Willis Tower, and informative pre-recorded commentary about the history of Chicago’s famous buildings. Don't forget your camera!

up to 0.8 hrs 1 or more people

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from Ashley, one of our Chicago Travel Experts
  • Enjoy 45 minutes of skyline views from Lake Michigan, perfect for Chicago locals and visitors alike.
  • Explore Chicago's downtown skyline from north to south on a six-mile Lake Michigan journey departing from Navy Pier.
  • Pass iconic landmarks like the Hancock Building, Willis (Sears) Tower, Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium, and more.
  • Includes professional pre-recorded narration detailing special city events and landmarks.
  • Snacks and drinks are available for purchase from the onboard bar with credit cards only.
  • Bring your furry friend! The cruise is dog-friendly as long as they are leashed.


from Skyline Lake Tour
Experience stunning views of the Chicago skyline from Lake Michigan aboard the Skyline Lake Tour. Departing from Navy Pier, this 45-minute sightseeing tour will take you out into Lake Michigan on a majestic boat ride where you'll discover how the city came to have such a famous skyline.

Admire all of Chicago's fabulous lakefront sights and attractions on this Lake Michigan boat tour operated by Shoreline Sightseeing. Cruise out past The Chicago Harbor Lighthouse and head both north and south along Lake Michigan. See the classic skyline and famous skyscrapers such as the Willis Tower, 875 N. Michigan (formerly John Hancock Building), Aqua Tower, and more, from a unique vantage point while enjoying a pre-recorded narration.

Skyline Lake Tours depart daily from Navy Pier, spring through autumn and is a perfect trip for locals and visitors alike. Book your tickets for this exciting tour and take in the city sights like never before.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Skyline Lake Tour

Where does this Lake Michigan cruise go?

The tour goes from north to south on a six-mile Lake Michigan journey. Pass iconic landmarks like Navy Pier, 875 N. Michigan (the former Hancock Building), Willis Tower, and Museum Campus, which includes the Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium, and Field Museum of Natural History.

How long is the Skyline Lake Tour?

Tour duration is approximately 45 minutes.

Where does the tour depart from?

The Skyline Lake Tour departs from Navy Pier at 600 E. Grand Ave. Cruise Lake Michigan.

When should I arrive?

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

Are children allowed on the Skyline Lake Tour?

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

Is the Skyline Lake Tour wheelchair accessible?

Skyline Lake Tour boats aren't wheelchair accessible due to narrow and steep ramps. Guests with crutches, canes, or walkers can be assisted. Restrooms are inaccessible as they're on the lower deck accessible only by stairs.

Are there restrooms on the boat?

Yes, there are restrooms onboard the tour boat.

Are lifejackets available on board?

Lifejackets are provided for each passenger as required by the US Coast Guard, but they are only passed out in case of an emergency.

Are there food and beverages available for purchase onboard? Do they sell alcoholic beverages?

Light snacks and drinks, including alcoholic beverages, are available for purchase on most Shoreline Sightseeing tours. Purchases are available by credit card only.