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Wendella Sightseeing Boats

400 North Michigan Ave, Departing from Michigan Ave at the historic Wrigley Building, Chicago, IL 60611
+1 312-337-1446
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Excellent boat tour!

Bob our boat tour guide was excellent! This is a MUST do if you are in Chicago. The architecture of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Rosalie B
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Syracuse, New York
Chicago as seen from an amazing prospective

It's like riding through a skyscraper canyon. Old vs new architecture in design concepts. You can't... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Charles M
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Channahon, Illinois
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400 North Michigan Ave, Departing from Michigan Ave at the historic Wrigley Building, Chicago, IL 60611
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Bob our boat tour guide was excellent! This is a MUST do if you are in Chicago. The architecture of this city is outstanding! There were tables and chairs, a bar and snacks on the boat. Bathroom was clean.

Thank Rosalie B
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's like riding through a skyscraper canyon. Old vs new architecture in design concepts. You can't see these views by walking or bus tours. A must see to appreciate the diversity building designs.

Thank Charles M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice tour with great and enthusiastic guide. Lot’s of energy and perfect knowledge about the various buildings. Maybe even a bit too much info. But the 75 minutes is just perfect to learn more about the city you are visiting and get a different perspective...More

Thank Josien_Dennis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We couldn't get in the river architectural tour that was suggested so we ended up with the Wendella tour. The but is two level with the lower level enclosed and the upper level with chairs and benches. We were early and sat on the outside...More

Thank archytecture
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This review is long overdue but we took a Wendell tour for 4th of July to watch the fire works and it was awesome!! We had a short tour down the river, before going through the locks to get out to the lake, which was...More

Thank Laurie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Five of us took the tour - two natives and three visitors. It runs about $33 for a 75 minute tour, which is probably medium and the only negative. BUT, the tour guide was terrific and she will tell you she talks for 72 of...More

Thank Jim C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took the architectural boat tour (75min). It was very informative. I learned a lot that I wouldn’t have known without the tour. It was snowy and freezing on the day I went, but the staff was friendly and the guide was entertaining. Definitely recommend...More

Thank dugala
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family enjoyed the Wendella Signature Lake & River Tour. My sister, who lives in Chicago, said that she's taken all of the river tours in Chicago and decided that Wendella is the best because of the quality of their guides. Our guide terrific! He...More

Thank dnasaur
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well we went on the Wendella architectural tour and were vvery pleased with the ninety minute cruise and the wonderful commentary. Our guide was full of interesting knowledge about each individual building. It was chilly but we loved the tour. Our family enjoyed the boat...More

Thank bwheels22
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was visiting a friend in Chicago who suggested that we take a boat tour so that I can see a big chunk of the inner city, on my short visit. She suggested the Architecture cruise as it was something she had done before and...More

Thank wardsc10
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Magnificent Mile
Over 400 stores pack the concrete along Michigan
Avenue, the eight-block stretch known as Magnificent
Mile. This area between Oak Avenue and the Chicago
River is more a shopping paradise than a full-out
neighborhood. For prime upscale shopping, this is the
place to go. It’s busy, energetic, and packed with
shoppers. You'll also find hundreds of restaurants and
dozens of hotels, all on the mid- to high-end scale.
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Caroline W
28 August 2017|
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Response from L S | Reviewed this property |
I would say anything before noon, as the tour boats aren't that full at that time and there aren't so many tour operator boats around the river. I believe the evening tours around sunset are amazing too!
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KYjo
18 July 2017|
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Response from WendellaBoatsChicago | Property representative |
Sorry, there are no available Groupons.
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eheffernan
14 June 2017|
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Response from WendellaBoatsChicago | Property representative |
Most kids love the lake! The Chicago River Architecture Tour is great, but I do believe that most children want to get on the lake.
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