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.
Take Your Next Party to the Water
Hold your next event in a venue that your guests won’t forget! Tours & Boats offers private cruises down the Chicago River and into Lake Michigan for up to 150 passengers. With two viewing decks, a dance floor, and a full-service bar, you and your guests can party all day (or night!) as you gently glide down the water. Make your next birthday, anniversary, or family reunion the talk of the town—or even hold your wedding reception here! See some examples of what we can do for you below, so contact us to get started today.
Some of Our Favorite Private Cruises
Why Choose Us for Your Next Event?
Our premier party boat has room for up to 150 guests, making it the perfect spot for any large event.
We offer sightseeing opportunities from two levels: an upper open-air deck and the lower enclosed main deck.
Both our decks offer 360° viewing capabilities, so you can appreciate the scenery from all sides.
Our trained staff and skilled captain are at your service the entire trip, ensuring you have a safe and memorable day.
Your guests can dance the night away on our dance floor or sip cocktails at the full-service bar.
We can take care of it all, including arranging catering, entertainment, and bar services for your event.
Cheap parking is easy to find near our marina—you can find a spot for as little as $10!
Optional Services for Your Event
Take your event to the next level with delicious catering options. We work directly with vendors to ensure that your guests will be well-fed throughout the journey.
Whether you want to hire a DJ, rent a band, or just play your own tunes from your iPhone or another device, we can make it happen. Talk to us about entertainment options for your event today!
Treat your guests to exceptional beverage services with our full bar! We offer different packages, from wine and beer to full cocktail menus, tailored to all group sizes.
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.