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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 INAUGURAL “ILLINOIS MADE” CRUISE

August 4th

SHORELINE SIGHTSEEING INAUGURAL “ILLINOIS MADE” CRUISE

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Boarding will begin 15 minutes prior to departure!

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New Cruise in Partnership with Illinois Office of Tourism will feature Food and Beverages from Illinois artisans 

Shoreline Sightseeing will host the first Illinois Made Cruise featuring food and beverages from “Illinois Made” artisans on June 23. Launched in July 2016, Illinois Made is an ongoing program that recognizes the artisans, products and experiences that are unique to the state. Shoreline is partnering with the Illinois Office of Tourism for two Illinois Made Cruises this summer.. 

Illinois Made artisan Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. of Galena, IL will be featured on the August 4th Cruise as well as various other food and beverage providers from around the state. Chicago musician Morgan Foster will entertain during the 90-minute Chicago River cruise. Updated listings of Illinois Made Cruise participants can be found on Shoreline’s Facebook page and social media outlets.

The Illinois Made cruise will depart from Shoreline’s dock at Polk Bros Park at the southwest corner of Navy Pier at 8:00 p.m., returning at 9:30 p.m. Boarding will begin 15 minutes prior to departure. A cash bar will be available.

Tickets for Shoreline’s Illinois Made cruise are $49.00 per person; please note; must be 21 to go on this cruise. For complete information and tickets, visit  http://shorelinesightseeing.com/special-events/ or call 312-222-9328.

Shoreline Sightseeing Wine Tasting Cruises

August 11th

Shoreline Sightseeing Wine Tasting Cruises

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Boarding times may vary by date.

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Shoreline Sightseeing and Lynfred Winery will offer wine lovers a rare opportunity to sample fine wines while enjoying  a 90-minute starlit cruise on the beautiful Chicago River. Wine tasting cruises will feature a short wine course and generous tastings of a selection of fine wines from Lynfred wineries, as well as light refreshments, all while taking in remarkable views of  Chicago’s dramatic skyline at night.

Shoreline Sightseeing Comedy Cruises with Zanies Comedy Club

August 25th

Shoreline Sightseeing Comedy Cruises with Zanies Comedy Club

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Take in the laughs and impressive nighttime views of Chicago!

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Tickets for each cruise will include two comedy acts and one drink ticket. A cash bar will also be available. The Shoreline Sightseeing Comedy Cruises with Zanies Comedy Club will depart from Shoreline’s dock at Polk Bros Park at Navy Pier at 8:00 p.m. Boarding will begin 15 minutes prior to departure. Tickets are $49 per person. (Must be 21)

Shoreline’s annual Hard Cider Tasting Cruise

September 8th

Shoreline’s annual Hard Cider Tasting Cruise

7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

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All passengers must be 21; ID required.

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Hard cider is one of the fall season’s most delectable beverages and Shoreline Sightseeing will be returning with their guest cider brewers for the fourth annual Hard Cider Taste Cruise on Friday, September 8. The evening features guest cider experts from around the Midwest who will provide background on the characteristics of each hard cider sampling. Cider samples will be accompanied by custom-paired appetizers designed to bring out the distinct flavor of the individual brews. A cash bar will be available. Guests will also enjoy dramatic, nighttime views of Chicago’s world-famous skyline on this relaxing 90-minute river cruise. The Cider Cruise will depart from Shoreline’s dock at Navy Pier’s Polk Bros Park at 7:30 p.m.

Shoreline Sightseeing Wine Tasting Cruises

September 14th

Shoreline Sightseeing Wine Tasting Cruises

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Boarding times may vary by date.

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Shoreline Sightseeing and Lynfred Winery will offer wine lovers a rare opportunity to sample fine wines while enjoying  a 90-minute starlit cruise on the beautiful Chicago River. Wine tasting cruises will feature a short wine course and generous tastings of a selection of fine wines from Lynfred wineries, as well as light refreshments, all while taking in remarkable views of  Chicago’s dramatic skyline at night.

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Shoreline Sightseeing Group Tours

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 additional pre-scheduled tours for School and Camp Groups. Advance booking for all Group Tours is required and may be made online at http://shorelinesightseeing.com/misc/group-booking/ 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/group-tours/.

Shoreline Architecture River Tours

Shoreline Architecture River Tours

Take Shoreline’s guided 75-minute Architecture River Tour to discover Chicago’s amazing landmarks as presented by our famously knowledgeable 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, representing three different centuries of distinguished Chicago architecture. These 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. For more information, click here.

Shoreline Classic Lake Tours

Shoreline Classic Lake Tours

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 Fireworks Tours

Shoreline Fireworks Tours

Architecture or Sightseeing
Chicago loves fireworks and so does Shoreline! Choose between two types of Shoreline Fireworks Tours to catch the dazzling Aon Summer Fireworks displays during the summer season as well as for special holidays. Shoreline’s Architecture/Fireworks Tour includes both a guided Chicago River architecture tour and viewing of the fireworks from the vantage point of the mouth of the Chicago River. Shoreline also offers Lake Fireworks Tours, which include a moonlit Lake Michigan cruise plus front-row viewing of the fireworks display. For more information, click here.

Shoreline Water Taxis

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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