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Classic Lake Tour tickets

Gate Prices Adult $23.52
Child (3-12) $7.84

This 40 minute Classic Lake Tour spans the entire panorama of Chicago's world renowned skyline, traveling north past Navy Pier to the Hancock Building, east out to the Lighthouse, and south towards the Sears Tower and Museum Campus which includes the Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum and Adler Planetarium.

The tour is accompanied by a professionally produced narration recounting Chicago's dramatic history and highlighting many famous landmarks along the route. Tours depart from Navy Pier. Departure times vary according to the season-please call (312) 222-9328 or visit online for exact schedule information.

The Classic Lake Tour is one of the best ways to see the city of Chicago. And since you can take the cruise for free with a Go Chicago Card (or as a choice with a Chicago Explorer Pass), there's nothing stopping you from enjoying this special experience.

Please note: Pass redemption is limited to one daytime cruise per day: the Classic Lake Tour, the Architectural River Cruise, or the Tall Ship Windy. Evening cruises not included with your Pass.

The Chicago Explorer Pass is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Choose to use your pass for Classic Lake Tour tickets, then look to the list of other top attractions for your other Explorer Pass admission choices!

Getting In

Present your pass at the Shoreline Sightseeing ticket booth at Navy Pier.


June–August: Departs daily every half hour 10:30 am–7:30 pm
May and September: Departs daily every hour 11:30 am–5:30 pm
October 1-October 19: Departs weekends every hour 11:30 am–5:30 pm (weather permitting).


October 20-April


All cruises are weather permitting and availability is based on Coast Guard capacity. Tours last 40 minutes. Does not inlclude Fireworks Cruises.


Navy Pier, 600 East Grand Avenue
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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