Chicago River Architecture Tour

Enjoy Chicago's skyline from its famous river!

Cruise down the Chicago River in style and admire the city's breathtaking architecture. Board a Chicago River Architecture Tour with an experienced live guide who will detail the 130 year long story behind the legendary skyline of the Second City.

On board, you will have bartenders and staff keep you comfortable and entertained (cost of drinks/snacks not included). This inclusive tour will navigate through the heart of the Windy City on all three branches of the Chicago River. This 75 minute cruise through the heart of Chicago is a can't-miss for visitors and locals alike!

 

Tour Highlights

  • Willis Tower
  • Centennial Fountain and Water Arc
  • Merchandise Mart
  • Michigan Avenue Bridge
  • Wrigley Building
  • Chicago Riverwalk
  • Lyric Opera of Chicago
  • Marina City
  • Tribune Tower
    • Live Guide
    • Boat Ticket
  • Adults €39.00
    Children (age 4-12) €18.00
    Infants (age 0-3) €0.00
  • You'll meet at Wendella Boats, located at 400 North Michigan Avenue at the Wrigley Building. You will be directed to the correct dock from there.

    Boarding begins about 15 minutes prior to departure and the boat leaves at the time indicated on your ticket, so we suggest arriving 30 minutes prior to your departure time. Boats will not be held past the posted departure time and we cannot issue refunds for those who miss their departure.

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    • Wendella Boats is located at 400 North Michigan Avenue, at the Wrigley Building. You will be directed to the correct dock from there.
    • Seating is general admission and is based on a first come, first served basis. We suggest arriving 30 minutes prior to your departure time to get in line.
    • Boarding begins about 15 minutes prior to departure and the boat leaves at the time indicated on your ticket.
    • Boats will not be held past the posted departure time and we cannot issue refunds for those who miss their departure.
    • All bags are subject to screening.
    • Restrooms are available on board.
    • Live Guide
    • Boat Ticket
  • Adults €39.00
    Children (age 4-12) €18.00
    Infants (age 0-3) €0.00
  • You'll meet at Wendella Boats, located at 400 North Michigan Avenue at the Wrigley Building. You will be directed to the correct dock from there.

    Boarding begins about 15 minutes prior to departure and the boat leaves at the time indicated on your ticket, so we suggest arriving 30 minutes prior to your departure time. Boats will not be held past the posted departure time and we cannot issue refunds for those who miss their departure.

  • English
  • 25
    • Wendella Boats is located at 400 North Michigan Avenue, at the Wrigley Building. You will be directed to the correct dock from there.
    • Seating is general admission and is based on a first come, first served basis. We suggest arriving 30 minutes prior to your departure time to get in line.
    • Boarding begins about 15 minutes prior to departure and the boat leaves at the time indicated on your ticket.
    • Boats will not be held past the posted departure time and we cannot issue refunds for those who miss their departure.
    • All bags are subject to screening.
    • Restrooms are available on board.
    • Live Guide
    • Boat Ticket
  • Adults €39.00
    Children (age 4-12) €18.00
    Infants (age 0-3) €0.00
  • You'll meet at Wendella Boats, located at 400 North Michigan Avenue at the Wrigley Building. You will be directed to the correct dock from there.

    Boarding begins about 15 minutes prior to departure and the boat leaves at the time indicated on your ticket, so we suggest arriving 30 minutes prior to your departure time. Boats will not be held past the posted departure time and we cannot issue refunds for those who miss their departure.

  • English
  • 25
    • Wendella Boats is located at 400 North Michigan Avenue, at the Wrigley Building. You will be directed to the correct dock from there.
    • Seating is general admission and is based on a first come, first served basis. We suggest arriving 30 minutes prior to your departure time to get in line.
    • Boarding begins about 15 minutes prior to departure and the boat leaves at the time indicated on your ticket.
    • Boats will not be held past the posted departure time and we cannot issue refunds for those who miss their departure.
    • All bags are subject to screening.
    • Restrooms are available on board.

FAQ

  • Expand/Collapse Where is the meeting point?

    You'll meet at Wendella Boats, located at 400 North Michigan Avenue at the Wrigley Building. You will be directed to the correct dock from there.

    Boarding begins about 15 minutes prior to departure and the boat leaves at the time indicated on your ticket, so we suggest arriving 30 minutes prior to your departure time. Boats will not be held past the posted departure time and we cannot issue refunds for those who miss their departure.

  • Expand/Collapse How do I receive my ticket(s)?

    You will receive two separate emails from Fat Tire Tours. The first will be confirmation of your purchase with us, and the second will be an email with your tickets included. You can either print off your tickets or present them on your mobile device in order to board the boat. 

    Please note that due to processing times, your tickets may take up to 24 hours to arrive in your inbox. If you have not received an email with your tickets within 24 hours, and have checked your spam box to ensure they did not incorrectly send there, please Contact Us and our team will be happy to help. 

  • Expand/Collapse What is your cancellation policy?

    Per Wendella Boats policy, tickets are non-refundable.

  • Expand/Collapse Is this wheelchair-accessible?

    Yes, the boat is accessible via ramps.

    The West Docks (west of the Wrigley Building) are accessible by elevator from Michigan Avenue (walkway between 400 & 410 N Michigan Ave) and Wabash Avenue (401 N Wabash Ave).

  • Expand/Collapse Are there food/drinks available on board?

    Yes, there are drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and snacks available for purchase on board.

  • Expand/Collapse What is your weather policy?

    This boat tour runs year-round at the discretion of the cruise company. We encourage guests to consult the weather forecast and dress accordingly.

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