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Wendella Tours & Cruises


400 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago IL 60611

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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.

Services Offered

Wheelchair Accessible

Complimentary Policy2 per group of 20 or more

Average Visit/Tour Length1.5 - 2 hours

Minimum Size for Group Admission Rate20




American Express

Student Group Friendly

Reservation Cancellation PolicyAll tickets are non-refundable but are transferable to another time, date, or tour.

Reservations Accepted


ADA Compliant

Self-Parking AvailableOff-site

Food On-siteOTHER

Open Seasonally


Military Discount

Preferred Catering Providers

Largest Room, Reception Capacity (Standing)280

Largest Room, Banquet Capacity (Seated)280

On-site Audio/Visual Equipment

Complete Buy-out Available

Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing)1120

Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated)1120

Max Venue Capacity1120

Private Meeting Space Available

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