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Shoreline Sightseeing

Family-owned and operated for three generations and 75-plus years,  Shoreline has welcomed generations of Chicagoans as well as visitors from just about every country in the world on their tours and cruises. Explore your Chicago as never before on Shoreline’s lake and river tours! Visit Shoreline Sightseeing online at www.shorelinesightseeing.com or call 1-312-222-9328 for complete details. Group rates are available for purchase. Groups must meet a minimum of 20 guests per tour.

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Special Events

Shoreline Sightseeing Brew Cruises
Friday, August 23, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Shoreline Sightseeing’s annual Brew Cruises include generous samplings fine craft beers, appetizers, live music and a 90-minute cruise complete with spectacular nighttime views of Chicago’s skyline and landmarks.

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Shoreline Sightseeing’s annual Brew Cruises include generous samplings fine craft beers, appetizers, live music and a 90-minute cruise complete with spectacular nighttime views of Chicago’s skyline and landmarks. 

Shoreline Sightseeing Brew Cruises depart at 7:00 p.m. from Shoreline’s dock at Polk Bros Park at the southwest corner of Navy Pier. Boarding will begin 15  minutes prior to departure. 

Tickets are $49 per person. Must be 21 to go on this cruise; ID required.  A cash bar will also be available for cocktails and soft drinks. For complete information and tickets, visit:  shorelinesightseeing.com or call 312-222-9328.

Shoreline Sightseeing Wine Tasting Cruise
Friday, September 13, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Shoreline Sightseeing and Lynfred Winery present their annual Friday Wine Tasting Cruises. Evening includes meet & greet opportunities, wine sampling, appetizers, as well as live music and a 90-minute starlit cruise along the historic Chicago River.

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Shoreline Sightseeing and Lynfred Winery present their annual Friday Wine Tasting Cruises. Evening includes the opportunity to meet Lynfred staff members and sample Lynfred’s fine varietals paired with light appetizers, as well as live music and a 90-minute starlit cruise along the historic Chicago River. Wine Tasting Cruises will depart from Shoreline’s dock at Polk Bros Park at the southwest corner of Navy Pier at 7:00 p.m., returning at 8:30 p.m.

Tickets are $49 per person; wine cruises are for over 21 only; ID required.

For information and tickets: shorelinesightseeing.com or call 312-222-9328.

Shoreline Sightseeing Oktoberfest Beer Brats and Boats Cruise
Thursday, September 26, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Shoreline for a traditional Oktoberfest evening featuring a German dinner prepared and served by the staff of Paulina Market paired with wonderful Oktoberfest brews.

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Join Shoreline for a traditional Oktoberfest evening featuring a German dinner prepared and served by the staff of Paulina Market paired with wonderful Oktoberfest brews. Enjoy classic Oktoberfest atmosphere, a souvenir stein and live music and dancing with the Paloma Band. Festivities take place on a two-hour Chicago River cruise. 

The Oktoberfest Beer Brats and Boats Cruise will depart from Shoreline’s dock at Polk Bros Park at the southwest corner of Navy Pier at 7:00 p.m., returning at 9:00 p.m. Full beverage service will be available for purchase on board.

Tickets are $59 per person. 21+; ID required. For complete information and tickets, visit: shorelinesightseeing.com or call 312-222-9328.

Cruises

Shoreline Architecture River Tours

Expert Guides highlight Chicago’s world-famous architecture on this Chicago River Tour. Discover why Shoreline’s Architecture River Tour was named by TripAdvisor as the Most Popular Day Cruise in America for 2018.

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Discover why Shoreline’s Architecture River Tour was named by TripAdvisor as the Most Popular Day Cruise in America for 2018!

Take Shoreline’s award-winning 75-minute Architecture River Tour to discover Chicago’s renowned landmarks as presented by our expert and entertaining guides. You’ll learn how Chicago rose from the ashes of the Great Fire of 1871 to become the birthplace of the skyscraper and a major influence on the school of modern American architecture. Shoreline’s Architecture River Tour features commentary on more than 40 of the city’s most famous buildings as well as close-up views and excellent photo opportunities. Tours depart day and evening from both the southwest corner of Polk Bros Park at Navy Pier and the northeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at the Apple store.

For more information, visit http://shorelinesightseeing.com/tours-taxis/architecture-tour/

Shoreline Classic Lake Tours

Experience the city’s famed skyline as seen from majestic Lake Michigan on this relaxing 40-minute tour.

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Shoreline’s 40-minute Classic Lake Tour offers a relaxing way to experience the panoramic of the city’s famed skyline as seen from majestic Lake Michigan. The tour covers the entire lakefront with vistas of the city’s landmark buildings and noted attractions including the Shedd Aquarium and Oceanarium and Buckingham Fountain. A recorded narration covers the highpoints of Chicago’s dramatic history and architecture. Shoreline’s Classic Lake Tours depart from Navy Pier. For more information, click here.

Shoreline Sightseeing Group Tours

Looking for the ideal Chicago experience for your group? Shoreline Sightseeing welcomes groups of 20 or more on many of our regularly scheduled tours including Architecture River Tours, Classic Lake Tours and Fireworks Tours.

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With convenient day and evening departures plus great group rates, a Shoreline tour is the ideal outing for social or corporate groups. Shoreline also offers pre-scheduled tours for School and Camp Groups. Advance booking for all Group Tours is required and may be made online or via our group sales department at 312-373-7258. For questions or to request information, please email groups@shorelinesightseeing.com. For tour descriptions, please visit http://shorelinesightseeing.com/tours-taxis/group-tours/

Shoreline Lake Fireworks Tours

Wednesdays and Saturdays from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Shoreline’s popular Lake Fireworks Tours offer spectacular views of the Navy Pier fireworks plus a panoramic lake tour.

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For truly spectacular views of the Navy Pier Fireworks, take a Shoreline Sightseeing Lake Fireworks Tour. You’ll see why this tour is a favorite with Chicagoans and visitors alike. Begin with a dramatic lake tour covering the entire panorama of Chicago’s famous skyline shining against the nighttime sky. Then enjoy excellent views of the fireworks as seen from the lake!

These 60-minute Fireworks Tours depart from the west end of Navy Pier’s South Dock on Wednesday evenings at 9:00 p.m. and Saturday evenings at 9:30 p.m. Boarding begins 15 minutes prior to departure time. Shoreline’s Navy Pier dock for this cruise is wheelchair accessible. For complete information or to buy tickets, visit shorelinesightseeing.com or call 312-222-9328.

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Shoreline Architecture Fireworks Tours

Wednesdays and Saturdays from Memorial Day through Labor Day. One of the best ways to enjoy the Navy Pier’s fireworks is on a Shoreline Architecture Fireworks Tours.

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Experience Navy Pier’s Aon Summer Fireworks in a whole new way with a Shoreline Architecture Fireworks Tour. Begin with a guided nighttime cruise down all three branches of the historic Chicago River for amazing views of Chicago’s iconic skyscrapers. The evening ends with an up-close view of Navy Piers’ spectacular Aon Summer Fireworks from the mouth of the Chicago River. Shoreline’s 90-minute combination Architecture/Fireworks Cruises depart from our docks at Polk Bros Park in the Chicago River, near the southwest entrance of Navy Pier.

Departure times are Wednesday evenings at 8:15pm and Saturday evenings at 9:00pm. Boarding begins 15 minutes prior to departure time. Shoreline’s Navy Pier dock for this cruise is wheelchair accessible.  A cash bar is available on board. For updated scheduling information for the Shoreline Architecture Fireworks Tour visit shorelinesightseeing.com or call 312-222-9328

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Shoreline Water Taxis

Take Shoreline’s Water Taxis for scenic connections to top touring destinations on lake and river routes. Hop on our taxis at Union Station/Willis Tower, the Michigan Avenue Bridge, Navy Pier and the Museum campus. Both single fares and one and two-day passes are available. For more information, click here.

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Take the Chicago Shoreline Water Taxis for scenic journeys to touring destinations on lake and river routes. Hop on our taxis at Union Station/Willis Tower.

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