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Wendella Tours & Cruises
  • As Chicago's original architecture boat tour, Wendella has been dedicated to serving Chicago's families, visitors, students, guests and commuters for over 75 years. Family owned and operated for three generations, our mission is to provide you and your family with a safe, comfortable and affordable fun day on the waterways. Our experienced staff and expert tour guides, trained by Wendella's in-house Education Department, work hard to ensure that you capture the true essence of Chicago's past, present and future every time you step on board one of our vessels. Wendella offers our signature 90 minute Combined Lake and River Tour; the 75 minute Chicago River Architecture tour; the 45 minute Chicago Experience and our Chicago at Sunset Cruise. We also offer many specialty cruises including Wine Tasting and Fireworks. Taking Metra downtown? Ride the Chicago Water Taxi to Michigan Ave. Visit for more information.
    General Facility Details
    • ADA Compliant:
    • Bar/Lounge:
    • Family-friendly:
    • Food On-site: OTHER
    • Military Discount:
    • Minimum Size for Group Admission Rate: 20
    • Open Seasonally:
    • Reservation Cancellation Policy: All tickets are non-refundable but are transferable to another time, date, or tour.
    • Reservations Accepted:
    • Self-Parking Available: Off-site
    • Student Group Friendly:
    Payment Method(s) Accepted
    • American Express:
    • Discover:
    • MasterCard:
    • Visa:
    Group Amenities
    • Average Visit/Tour Length: 1.5 - 2 hours
    • Complimentary Policy: 2 per group of 20 or more
    Services Offered
    • Wheelchair Accessible:
  • Facility Meeting Space Details
    • Preferred Catering Providers:
    • Complete Buy-out Available:
    • Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated): 1120
    • Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing): 1120
    • Max Venue Capacity: 1120
    • On-site Audio/Visual Equipment:
    • Private Meeting Space Available:
    Largest Meeting Room Details
    • Largest Room, Banquet Capacity (Seated): 280
    • Largest Room, Reception Capacity (Standing): 280