Take a thrilling Chicago architecture boat tour to discover the great history of Chicago’s towering skyscrapers with a thrilling Chicago boat tour.
- Exciting, descriptive, professionally narrated 75-minute tour
- Cruise the lakefront, through the locks and along the river
- Exciting views and descriptions of Chicago’s most famous architecture, landmarks and history
- Thrilling speedboat ride on the lake
What’s the sound of 2,000+ HP when you begin? Learn when you’re riding the Seadog! The only tour to bring you across the locks and along the river from the lakefront. The Architecture Tour of the Seadog River & Lake is the best option to experience Chicago.
Seadog is the perfect way to experience the architecture of Chicago while crossing the river! The Seadog River & Lake Architecture Tour is your best choice to experience Chicago, the only tour to take you from the lakefront, through the locks and along the river.
From popular and simple to locate Navy Pier, depart straight. Includes passage to Sears Tower through the historic Chicago River Locks and up the Chicago River, an architectural river trip and a speedboat ride along the lake front.
Our professionally narrated tour is educational, fun and interesting:
- Learn when and why the flow of the Chicago River was reversed.
- Learn how Chicago architects pioneered skyscraper construction
- Learn why the beautiful Chicago lakefront is almost all parkland
- Learn about an $80 million dollar skyscraper construction mistake
- See and hear about the dozens of skyscrapers lining the Chicago River including the Sears Tower and the Tribune Tower.
You’ll also get a stunning view of the Chicago skyline from Lake Michigan with Seadog Cruises. And only Seadog completes the architectural tour with an exciting speedboat ride along the lake featuring Buckingham Fountain, Grant Park, lovely Chicago Harbor, Museum Campus in Chicago and much, much more!
Get your e-ticket and go riding on the Seadog River & Lake Architecture Tour to learn about Chicago’s renowned architecture in a fun and exciting manner!
Make your way to Navy Pier or Michigan Avenue for your cruise departure (depending on which option you choose). Board your riverboat and select a comfortable seat; the boat has a restroom and, on occasion, a full bar. As your guide, an architecture specialist, introduces you to the city’s highlights, pay attention.
See buildings designed by world-renowned architects like as Mies van der Rohe, Helmut Jahn, and Skidmore, Owings and Merrill along the picturesque path. The best vantage point for admiring the distinctive city skyline is from a riverboat. Pass past the John Hancock Center, the Willis Tower (previously known as the Sears Tower), the Wrigley Building, and the Lyric Opera House, among more than 40 notable structures.
Listen as your guide describes two key events that shaped the city’s architectural history. Learn how the advent of balloon-frame building revolutionized home construction and hear about Chicago’s spectacular recovery from the Great Fire of 1871. Chicago became one of the cradles of contemporary American architecture as a result of both of these events.
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