A Chicago family tradition since 1935, this is the tour that started it all. This unique excursion tells the story of more than 200 years of fascinating social, cultural and political history, and explores more than a century of groundbreaking architecture. The journey begins with an up-close perspective of Chicago’s internationally-known architecture as seen from the Chicago River. Then venture through the Chicago Lock on to the calm, cool waters of Lake Michigan for expansive views of Chicago’s extraordinary 26-mile skyline. Take the selfie of a lifetime on this inspirational experience!
Adult: $35.50 | Senior (65 & up): $32
Child (3-11): $16.50 | Infant (2 & Under): Free
You can view more information about Wendella's Signature Lake & River Tour on our event page.
"Wendella Sightseeing Boats is well worth the money! You get beautiful views of the city, and the boat stops long enough at the really pretty scenes. It's very informative and fun!"
"No obstructive views. Guide was a charming storyteller with his M.A. in history. You can't get views like these any other way."
"This is my go-to sightseeing in Chicago when someone comes to visit. Take the river and lake tour. It's beautiful on a nice day, has plenty of interesting information, and you get to see how the lock works."
"The best part of this trip was the tour guide. He made this trip very worthwhile. We took the river and lake tour and learned so much about Chicago, Chicago River and Lake Michigan. He knew history, architecture, geography. . ."