Anita Dee Yacht Charters

Anita Dee Yacht Charters has been providing private, individualized cruises for groups of 50–400 passengers along Chicago’s magnificent skyline for more than 25 years.

Architecture River Cruise

Marvel at Chicago’s soaring towers while enjoying a 90-minute, narrated river cruise. This tour spotlights more than 50 architecturally significant sites where you will discover a new perspective on the city. Come aboard either of our well-appointed vessels. Seating is available on both an open-air deck or in the climate-controlled cabin, making your journey comfortable regardless of the weather. Snacks and beverages are available for purchase on board each vessel.

Chicago Architecture Foundation

Come see some of the great architectural landmarks of State Street and Michigan Avenue from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This was a time when Chicago was determined to be a great cultural, as well as commercial, city as evidenced and encouraged by the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition. You’ll see buildings by Burnham, Sullivan, Holabird and Roche and other noted architects - including the Reliance Building, Carson Pirie Scott & Co., the Chicago Cultural Center, the Palmer House and the famous Michigan Avenue streetwall. You’ll visit beautiful interior treasures that even many Chicagoans don’t know exist. You will hear the stories behind these architectural gems and the men and women who have added so much to the commercial and cultural life of this city. As icing on the cake, this tour also touches on Millennium Park, Chicago’s exciting new 21st century park, outdoor gallery, garden and music venue.

Chicago's First Lady Cruises

Chicago’s First Lady (CFL), the official cruiseline of the Chicago Architecture Foundation, provides passengers with tours of the Chicago River. In operation since 1993, the cruiseline gives more and 1,600 tours with commentary provided by more than 100 volunteer docents during its May-November season.

Kayak Chicago

Kayak Chicago offer lessons, tours and rental at four (4) locations in Chicago. They offer day and night paddles, the most popular tours is the fireworks paddle every Wednesday and Saturday evening. No experience necessary, recreational kayaks available at all locations. Free parking at all locations. This is the closest kayak rental in downtown Chicago, offering everything to do with kayaking, kayak sales and gift certificates.

Mystic Blue Cruises of Chicago

Mystic Blue embarks from Navy Pier for Lake Michigan party cruises and brunch, lunch, midday, cocktail and dinner cruises. Each of the three decks (Horizon, Escapade and Vista) has seating, dining and dancing areas, as well as room for a spread of edibles. Decks can be reserved for private events (there's more than 5,000 square feet of party space) and last minute guests can hop aboard if space is available. Modest pricing is sure to draw a steady crowd.

Odyssey Boat Cruises

Odyssey Boat Cruises offers guests the unique of viewing the beautiful Chicago skyline on a two or three hour nautical adventure that includes dinner and dancing.

Seadog Cruises

Seadog is one of the most popular attractions at Navy Pier. From April through October, Seadog offers a 30-minute Speedboat Lake Tour and a 75-minute River & Lake Architecture Tour. Both tours depart from Navy Pier. The 2,000 hp Seadogs feature individual cushioned seats and are fully-licensed Coast Guard inspected vessels.

Shoreline Sightseeing

Shoreline Sightseeing, established in 1939, began with one vessel offering Lake Michigan Boat Tours showcasing Chicago’s fabulous skyline. Now in our third generation of family ownership and operation, Shoreline has a fleet of nine touring vessels and eight water taxis.

Spirit of Chicago

Step aboard the Spirit of Chicago cruise at Navy Pier for an afternoon or evening of unparalleled cruising fun on the lakefront in Chicago. Enjoy this luxurious Chicago cruise ship while you dine, dance, enjoy star-quality entertainers and breathtaking skyline views, all for one price. For two, ten, or 600 guests, a Spirit of Chicago cruise will blow you away.

Wendella Sightseeing Boats

Wendella Sightseeing Boats is Chicago's number one provider of architecture tours, sightseeing cruises, private charters and the River Bus Passenger Ferry.