Shoreline Sightseeing Company


Navy Pier, Chicago IL 60611

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Shoreline Sightseeing’s award-winning Architecture Tours depart daily from Navy Pier and the Michigan Avenue Bridge. Shoreline’s Architecture River Tour was named TripAdvisor’s #1 Travel Experience in the U.S for 2020. Led by Shoreline’s expert, entertaining guides, these 75-minute tours highlight more than 40 of Chicago’s world-famous landmarks. Tours also offer close-up views and excellent photo ops along the Chicago River. Spanish language Architecture River Tours are also available. Shoreline’s Skyline Lake Tours run daily from the west end of Navy Pier. Passengers learn about Chicago’s dramatic history and impressive landmarks as they enjoy a 40-minute, panoramic Lake Michigan tour. Shoreline also offers two ways to take in the dramatic Navy Pier Fireworks; the Architecture Fireworks Tours and Lake Fireworks Tours. For a special evening out, Shoreline offers a variety of Special Events including Brew Cruises and Wine Tasting Cruises. See our website for complete details and daily schedule of all tours and special events. Please note; onboard bar sales will be available by credit or debit card only; no cash will be accepted. Schedule updated daily on our website at: Discounted online tickets available at:, or call 312-222-9328.

Health and Safety

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Masks Required-Guest

Masks Required-Staff

CDC Recommended Cleaning Procedures

Mobile Payments Accepted

Social Distancing Guidelines Enforced

Reduced Occupancy/Occupancy Limits

Complimentary Policy1 per 20, plus tour guide

Average Visit/Tour Length1 hour

Maximum Group Number200

Miles from Midway Airport10.0

Miles from Downtown

Open Seasonally

Hours of OperationApril - November


Preferred Catering Providers

Largest Room, Reception Capacity (Standing)200

Largest Room, Banquet Capacity (Seated)70

Complete Buy-out Available

Max Capacity, Theater Style200

Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing)175

Max Capacity, Classroom Style200

Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated)70

Total Square Footage of Meeting Space200

Max Venue Capacity200

Private Meeting Space Available

Private Dining Available

Group Breakfast Available

Box Lunches Available

AAA Rated

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Shoreline vessels on the Chicago River at twilightShoreline Sightseeing's Classic Lake Tours depart from Navy PierShoeline's Classic Lake Tours are a family favorite!Shoreline's Architecture River Tour was rated #1 most booked tour by TripAdvisor for 2019A Shoreline Tour is ideal for Group Events including family outingsThere's not better way to take in Chicago's summer fireworks than on a Shoreline TourA Shoreline Special Event Cruise on the Chicago RiverShoreline's Classic Lake Tour heads back to its convenient Navy Pier dockShoreline Water Taxis run on the Chicago River and across Lake MichiganShoreline's panoramic Classic Lake Tour offers wonderful views of Chicago's skylineA Shoreline Lake Fireworks Tour offers ideal views of the fireworks from Navy PierShoreline's popular Brew Cruises are a summer tradition in ChicagoShoreline's Tours provide amazing photo ops!

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