We used to live in Chicago and went back to show the city to our teenage children. The architectural boat tour was a great start to introduce them to the architectural landscape and history of our beloved city. […] The captain of the boat was a lot of fun and our tour guide was very knowledgeable. I studied the architecture of Chicago in college and she knew her facts.
Make Sightseeing in the Windy City a Breeze
Tours & Boats specializes in bringing Chicago’s boat tours to you and your group. From student field trips down the Chicago River to sightseeing cruises for convention attendees on Lake Michigan, we can craft a private charter to suit your needs. We also offer discounts on groups of ten or more if you don’t want a private event.
We pride ourselves on offering the most bang for your buck. Our 90-minute boat tours are one of the longest in Chicago—at the most reasonable price! Take your group on a cruise they won’t forget and explore the feats of engineering that made the Windy City famous. Inquire about our Chicago architecture tour discounts for groups today!
Why Choose Us for Your Next Event?
We offer discounts for groups of ten or more, so you and your group can learn about the Chicago architecture at an affordable price. We also offer discounts for groups of six or more that you can directly get on the ticketing page.
Our boat offers an open-air upper deck and an enclosed, air-conditioned main deck with room for up to 150 passengers.
As the closest dock to McCormick Place, we’re well-situated for convention groups looking for a unique way to explore the city.
Our dock is easily accessible, so reasonably priced parking isn’t hard to find.
We can handle any type of group—school trips, convention groups, or just your closest friends and family.
Choose Your Group
Hear from Our Previous Guests
We had a great informational time on the tour. So many buildings, so little time! Even at 90 minutes the tour seemed to fly by. Our guide, Sean, did a great job keeping the same pace as the boat describing each building in great detail, builders, architects, year, styles, and revisions.
Absolutely terrific river tour of Chicago’s architecture. When the other architectural tours were full, we defaulted to this one. HOME RUN! Billy was a wonderful guide. Obviously comfortable in front of a crowd, and his spontaneity kept us entertained throughout.
I have wanted to book this boat tour for years! I had family in town from England as well as out of state so I figured this would be perfect for everyone to see as much as possible with such a big group. It was perfect! We had so much fun!
Fun experience! The tour guide and captain of the ship were funny and engaging. The views is spectacular. I was born and raised in Chicago, but seeing it from the river at sunset was just spectacular. The route that was taken was incredibly scenic and I got some awesome shots of the city.