Chicago River and Lake Architectural Tours Begin on March 30


Chicago River

Shake off the winter blues and celebrate the warmer weather of spring with a lake and river architectural tour that will give you a view of Chicago you’ll never forget.

Seadog Chicago‘s River and Lake Architectural Tour is the only tour to take you from the lakefront, through the locks and along the Chicago River, all the way to the famous Willis Tower. Departing from Navy Pier, this 75-minute architecture cruise is the best way to get up-close to all of Chicago’s most famous buildings and unique architecture. It combines amazing views, entertaining narration and an exciting ride along the lakefront. 

During the cruise you will enjoy:

  • A passage through the historic Chicago Locks and up the Chicago River
  • Up-close views of all the famous bridges of the Chicago River
  • An entertaining docent who’ll share amusing stories, facts and tidbits on Chicago’s interesting history
  • Fascinating stories about some of Chicago’s most famous buildings including the Tribune Building, Willis Tower, Lyric Opera and the Merchandise Mart
  • An exciting speedboat ride along the lakefront featuring views of Chicago including Buckingham Fountain, Grant Park, beautiful Chicago Harbor, Chicago’s Museum Campus and much, much more.

Multiple departures from Navy Pier begin on March 30. Seats sell out quickly; early reservations are recommended. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

You can find Seadog Chicago on Navy Pier’s Dock Street. Look for Seadog Speedboats directly below the Ferris Wheel and across from the Grand Staircase. Navy Pier has onsite parking; however, at peak times, Navy Pier can run out of parking, so alternative plans are recommended if you plan to cruise at those hours. Parking is not validated.

Entertainment Cruises is the nation’s largest dining and sightseeing cruise company with a fleet of 30 ships in cities that include: Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, National Harbor, MD, Norfolk, VA, Philadelphia, New York, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Boca Raton, Palm Beach, Washington, D.C. and Weehawken, NJ.

From the fresh and fun Spirit to the modern and sleek Odyssey and Bateaux, to our Elite Private Yachts and exciting Seadog speedboat rides, Entertainment Cruises offers a wide range of guest experiences. Once onboard, each guest will see the city from a whole new perspective—from the water.

Entertainment Cruises operates more than ten thousand cruises and serves more than 1.5 million guests each year.  We are inspired by a commitment to excellence and dedicated to creating unforgettable memories.  That’s why every shipmate is focused on delivering exceptional experiences to our guests through the unique “Our Service System.” The company’s maiden voyage was aboard the Spirit of Norfolk in 1978, and cruised along the historic Elizabeth River. Michael Higgins is the current CEO. Michael began his hospitality career as a bartender on the Spirit of Chicago in the late 1980s. He left Spirit to launch Odyssey Chicago in 1991—and oversaw Odyssey’s expansion to Boston and Washington, D.C. and its merger with Spirit in 2006. Michael, dedicated to exceptional service, developed “Our Service System.”  For more on the company’s history, please check out the website’s timeline. Entertainment Cruises is a portfolio company of Pritzker Group Private Capital.



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