Cruises & Tours2018-06-14T16:53:13+00:00

A variety of outstanding companies offer cruises, taxi services and water tours of the Chicago River and Lake Michigan. Taking a cruise down the Chicago River is another way to experience the beauty, history and architectural majesty of downtown Chicago. Varying in tour length, price and dock connections, cruises with a connection on or near the River are included below. 

You can also experience the Chicago River in a kayak with a convenient rental and docking location on the Riverwalk. 

A variety of outstanding companies offer cruises, taxi services and water tours of the Chicago River and Lake Michigan. Taking a cruise down the Chicago River is another way to experience the beauty, history and architectural majesty of downtown Chicago. Varying in tour length, price and dock connections, cruises with a connection on or near the River are included below. 

You can also experience the Chicago River in a kayak with a convenient rental and docking location on the Riverwalk. 

Boat Cruises & Tours
Chicago Riverwalk Tour - Chicago's First Lady

Chicago’s First Lady

We are Chicago’s Finest Fleet and home of the official Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise.

Riverwalk Dock Location: 112 E. Upper Wacker Drive (South Side of River, Michigan Ave. & Wacker Drive)

Phone: 847-358-1330

Chicago Riverwalk Tour - Shoreline Sightseeing

Shoreline Sightseeing Cruises

From Architecture river tours that show the highlights and history of Chicago’s greatest buildings to tours on Lake Michigan that give you a whole new perspective on the Chicago skyline, Shoreline Sightseeing covers the waterfront.

Riverwalk Dock Location: 401 N. Michigan Avenue (North side of river, Michigan Ave. & Wacker Dr.)

Phone: 312-222-9328

Chicago Riverwalk Tour - Wendella Boats

Wendella Boats

Chicago family-owned and operated since 1935, Wendella is Chicago’s Original Architecture Tour. Located at the start of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, our mission is to provide you with a comfortable, affordable, fun day on the waterways.

Riverwalk Dock Locations: 400 North Michigan Avenue (North side of river – Wrigley Building, Michigan Ave. & Wacker Dr.) and 401 N. Wabash Ave. (Trump Hotel)

Phone: 312-337-1446

Water Taxi

Chicago Riverwalk Tour - Chicago Water Taxi

Chicago Water Taxi

The Chicago Water Taxi is Chicago’s river transportation network. Our vessels operate on a fixed schedule with routes on all three branches of the Chicago River. Our water taxis offer a fun, safe, and reliable way to commute and explore Chicago.

Riverwalk Dock Locations: LaSalle Street (North side of river), Clark Street (South side of river – 105 West Riverwalk) and Michigan Ave. (North side of river – Wrigley Building)

Phone: 312-337-1446

Kayak the Chicago River

Chicago Riverwalk - Urban Kayaks

Urban Kayaks

Urban Kayaks offers Chicago’s premier kayaking experiences on the Chicago River. We offer various trips based on any skill-level and group type.

Riverwalk Dock Location: 435 E. Chicago Riverwalk

Hours: Daily 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Phone: 312-965-0035

Boat Docking Information

Chicago Riverwalk - Downtown Docks

Downtown Docks

Experience the best of the Chicago Riverwalk by docking your boat at Downtown Docks — the elegance of city dining and the serenity of open water.

Riverwalk Dock Location: Along the Riverwalk between State & Dearborn

Hours: Daily 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Phone: 312-709-1358