Chicago river and lake architectural tours aboard Seadog

River & Lake Architecture Tours

Departing from Navy Pier, this 75-minute narrated cruise is the best way to get up-close views of Chicago’s unique architecture and famous landmarks.

You'll Enjoy:

  • A 75-minute cruise through the historic Chicago Locks and Chicago River
  • Up-close views of all the famous bridges of the Chicago River
  • Entertaining narration with amusing stories and historical facts 
  • Fascinating background on famous buildings including the Tribune Building, Willis Tower, Lyric Opera and Merchandise Mart
  • Zipping along the lakefront in a speedboat with views of Chicago's iconic Buckingham Fountain, Grant Park, Chicago Harbor, Chicago’s Museum Campus and more!

*Cruising with a child under 2? Please add a $0.00 infant ticket to your cart. Infants cruise free, but are required to have a ticket so we can get an accurate head count.

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Additional Information:

  • Seadog offers multiple departures daily from Chicago's Navy Pier
  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult
  • We recommend that guests bring sunscreen and water along
  • Seats fill up fast, so plan your cruise today! If seats are available, you can also purchase tickets for the same day at our Seadog ticket booth located on Navy Pier
  • While people always take priority seating, Lakefront and Architecture tours on Seadog are dog friendly. Tickets must be purchased at the Navy Pier ticket booth using code "Puppy" for 15% off your ticket while dogs ride free!
  • Architecture Tours are BYOB so bring along a cocktail and enjoy a cool cruise along Chicago's iconic waterfront. 
  • Seadog Architecture tours start from $41.95*

Seadog Departure Times

Monday - Thursday:

Friday - Sunday:

11:15am | 1:15pm | 3:15pm | 5:15pm | 7:15pm

11:15am | 12:15pm | 1:15pm | 2:15pm | 3:15pm | 4:15pm | 5:15pm | 6:15pm | 7:15pm 

8:15pm on Friday & Sunday Only

**These are standard schedules, but times may vary - to check the exact times, click "Buy Tickets" and select your date.

Complete Your Day on the Water with an Upscale Dining Experience

Odyssey Chicago River

  • See Chicago's iconic architecture with narrated highlights underscored by ambient soundscapes
  • Enjoy a 2 to 3-hour leisurely brunch or lunch cruise on the Chicago River with panoramic river views
  • Depart from the Chicago River Esplanade between Michigan Avenue & Columbus Drive near NBC Tower, a short distance from Seadog at Navy Pier
  • Lunch cruises start from $64.90* 

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*Prices subject to change.

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