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All cruises are weather permitting and availability is based on Coast Guard capacity.

Your Pass allows you to sail on one cruise per day. Choose between the following:

  • Classic Lake Tour
  • Architecture River Cruise Tour
  • Tall Ship WINDY

Architecture River Cruise tickets

Gate Prices Adult $35.56
Child (3-12) $19.88

The Architecture Cruise is an exciting tour of the Chicago River and its architectural landmarks. You’ll travel down the main branch of the Chicago River, up the north branch to the East Bank Club, and then south past the Willis Tower to the old Post Office Building.

Cruises are led by professional guides who share the dramatic story of Chicago's rise from the ashes of the Great Fire of 1871 to become the home of the skyscraper and the cradle of modern American architecture.

Chicago is one of the most architecturally diverse cities in America. Longtime home of Frank Lloyd Wright and host to iconic buildings by Mies van der Rohe, Skidmore Owings Merrill, and Helmut Jahn, the urban Chicago landscape is a living record of twentieth century architectural movements. This cruise provides the perfect vantage point from which to to marvel at these iconic structures. It’s also a great photo opportunity!

The Go Chicago Card is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Your pass includes Architecture River Cruise tickets, plus admission to dozens more top attractions.

Getting In

Present your Pass at the Shoreline Sightseeing ticket booth at Michigan Avenue or Navy Pier's Polk Bros Park.


Multiple departures daily: April through November, 10:00am-5:30pm.
Please visit website for departure times. Schedules are subject to change.


Seasonal. Closed in Winter, November-April.


All cruises are weather permitting and availability is based on Coast Guard capacity. Tour lasts 75 minutes. Does not include Fireworks Cruises.


600 East Grand Avenue
Departs from Ogden Slip at Polk Bros Park.
Chicago, IL 60611

Driving Directions

Illinois Street east towards Lake Michigan to Navy Pier. Take the Navy Pier Exit off of Lake Shore Drive.

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Go Chicago Card

  • Includes Architecture River Cruise tickets.
  • Save up to 55% vs paying at the gate.
  • Choose as you go from 25 Chicago attractions.