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Go on a Architectural Boat Tour

111 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago

Historical and Architectural Boat Tour for One, Two, or Four from Chicago Fireboat Tours (Up to 53% Off).

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Veteran-owned local business offers 90-120 minute cruises, during which passengers can admire scenic views of Chicago’s landscape

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1 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
3 days ago
We recently visited Chicago and this was one of the first things we did! So glad we went with the fireboat tours over the generic cruise ship type of tours. Laura was a wonderful guide and the entire crew was so so welcoming. We enjoyed a two hour long tour of the lake and Chicago river. Be sure to bring a sun hat and enjoy :)
6 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
4 days ago
It was a beautiful experience!! Very informative and fun.
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Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
5 days ago
Best boat tour ever. Small boat, great history, lake, river and north branch. Run by Navy veterans and all staff were great with a sense of humor. Highly recommend!!!
4 ratings4 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
August 5, 2022
I was a former Chicago Architectural (Foundation) Center docent for 10 year, and have taken many of the River architectural cruises from several different companies. The guide, a retired engineer, offered a different take on the history and buildings with coverage of Navy Pier, as well. I highly recommend this tour plus it takes guests through the lock, though we had to wait because of a little traffic. The tour goes up the E/W and N. Branches of the River.
1 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
August 3, 2022
Amazing tour!
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  • Cruise departure times: Historical and architectural cruise (river tour): 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Departure location: DuSable Harbor 111 N Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60601
  • This offer is not valid on the weekends. Weekdays only.
  • Not available Saturday or Sundays. Sorry, no exceptions.
  • Not valid on holidays or for "special event" cruises.
  • Free admission for children 3 and under
  • Tours run daily until Labor Day Weekend.
  • Cruises run about 1.5 - 2 hours
  • Drinks and snacks available for purchase
  • Subject to weather

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Promotional value expires Nov 13, 2022. Amount paid never expires. Online redemption only. Subject to weather. Not valid for special events or private tours. Limit 3 per person. May be repurchased every 30 days. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services. Learn about Strike-Through Pricing and Savings

About Go on a Architectural Boat Tour

One usually doesn't have many opportunities to sail on a historic vessel. At Chicago Fireboat Tours, customers can do just that, as they board the Fred A. Busse, an active Fireboat for the Chicago Fire Department from 1937 until 1981. This veteran-owned local business offers a range of guided tours, historic cruises, evening sunset cruises and charters upon the Chicago Fireboat both on the Chicago River and Lake Michigan.