Chicago Urban Adventure River and Lake Cruise

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From $42.00

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Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 1 hours

Departs: Chicago, Chicago

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Our popular 90-minute daytime river and lake tour, the Urban Adventure Cruise, delights family members of all ages with incredible views of Chicago's world-renowned architecture and stunning skyline. Lively, knowledgeable tour guides bring Chicago’s rich history to life with fun stories and interesting facts. Relax and unwind on a scenic tour of the city from the unique perspective of the Chicago River and Lake Michigan. Welcome aboard!

What's Included

All taxes, fees and handling charges

Live commentary on board

What's Not Included

Food and drinks


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 4
  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 15
  • ADULT: Age: 16 - 99

Additional Info

  • Discounted parking available at 111 E. Wacker Drive. Please visit the dockside box office for parking ticket validation
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Lake Michigan
Travel along Lake Michigan to view the Chicago Skyline!

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Chicago River
The tour cruises through the main branch of the river. You will hear information about Chicago's famous architecture.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Marina City
View the unique architecture of Marina City, a building complex which is its own self-contained community.

• Admission Ticket Free

Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower
From the lake, view the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere!

• Admission Ticket Free

Wrigley Building
The Wrigley Building was built to house the corporate headquarters of the Wrigley Company.

• Admission Ticket Free

Navy Pier
View Navy Pier's 50 acres of parks, promenades, gardens, shops, eateries and attractions, especially the 15-story Ferris wheel.

• Admission Ticket Free

Buckingham Fountain
Located in the center of Grant Park. Dedicated in 1927, it is one of the largest fountains in the world!

• Admission Ticket Free

Field Museum
One of the largest natural history museums in the world!

• Admission Ticket Free

Shedd Aquarium
Shedd Aquarium was once the largest indoor aquarium in the world.

• Admission Ticket Free

Adler Planetarium
See this famous planetarium in the heart of Chicago's museum campus.

• Admission Ticket Free

Soldier Field
Soldier Field is a Chicago landmark and home to the Chicago Bears.

• Admission Ticket Free

The McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum
At river level, visitors can view the massive gears of Chicago’s most famous movable bridge and then journey through time as they experience the story of the Chicago River. Once at the top of the Bridgehouse, visitors are treated to magnificent 360 degree views of the city and river, and will gain a whole new perspective on the beauty and complexity that is Chicago.

• Admission Ticket Free

John Hancock Center
The John Hancock Center is a 100-story, 1,128-foot[6] supertall skyscraper located in Chicago, Illinois. Located in the Magnificent Mile district, its name was changed to 875 North Michigan Avenue on February 12, 2018. View from the lake.

• Admission Ticket Free

Chicago Riverwalk
The Chicago Riverwalk is an open, pedestrian waterfront located on the south bank of the main branch of the Chicago River in downtown Chicago, Illinois. You can find dining, entertainment, shops, boat tours and breweries.

• Admission Ticket Free

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