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Shoreline Classic Lake Tour tickets

Gate Prices Adult $25.76
Child (3-12) $8.00

Enjoy panoramic skyline views and picture perfect backdrops on board this 40 minute Classic Lake Tour. Guided by narration, this tour spans Chicago’s world renowned skyline from Lake Michigan. Starting at Navy Pier you’ll head north to the Hancock Building, east to the Lighthouse, and south towards Museum Campus which includes the Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum, and Adler Planetarium.

Learn about the buildings that line Chicago’s historic skyline, the historical significance of Navy Pier, and what lies beneath Lake Michigan while you enjoy some of the best views in the city. This Classic Lake Tour is not only a great history lesson on Chicago’s architecture but it is also a picture-perfect cruise of Chicago’s skyline.

Great for families and children, this tour is a great addition to your itinerary when visiting Chicago! Conveniently located at Navy Pier it’s an easy to get to family-friendly activity.

The Chicago Explorer Pass is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Choose to use your pass for Shoreline 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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