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Wendella Sightseeing Boats

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Address: 400 North Michigan Ave, Departing from Michigan Ave. and Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL 60611
Phone Number: +1 312-337-1446
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great tour

Really enjoyed the lake views and river tour. Crew was very helpful and friendly. The commentary was excellent.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Metamora, Michigan

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Metamora, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed the lake views and river tour. Crew was very helpful and friendly. The commentary was excellent.

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Torrance, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a 75 minute cruise along the downtown river of Chicago. So much history is explained as well as history and building facts and statistics. Well worth the money and time invested to appreciate Chicago. This is a must see attraction.

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Mishawaka,IN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This boat tour was fantastic! The tour guide had all sorts of great information on the buildings and was an architect himself. The tour lasted a little over an hour. It is a very smooth ride and the boat offers several snack and drink options as well. I would definitely do this tour again.

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Hampshire, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The lovely Britney gave us a very informative and enjoyable tour, along with the Captain and other crew of course. It was interesting to see Chicago from the river and to learn the history of some of the buildings.

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Thank Merddinemrys
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this tour. I recommend the Lake and River Cruise. The views of the skyline from the lake are beautiful! Then they take you down the river and the close up views of the buildings from that vantage point are wonderful, too. Mark was a very knowledgeable and entertaining guide. Plus there is a bar in the boat!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The boat is great, goes around the city and the tour is very informative and shows all the main attractions of Chicago along the river. The tour also goes out on lake Michigan through the locks. You will get great views of skyling and instagram moments on the lake tour.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I highly recommend the Wendella boat tour if your visiting Chicago. It's a great way to see a lot of the city without walking. Very informative and educational as well. I learned a lot and really enjoyed the great views. Well worth it! Great opportunity to get pictures of Chicago's skyline.

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Decatur, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The cruise was full, beautiful day. It was alittle chilly but for November, it was perfect. Guide was very knowledgeable & very obvious he loves Chicago!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My mate in chicago recommended these guys. you must do a tour while in the city, to see parts of the skyline you would otherwise miss!. IT was around 35 bucks, the boats have a bar and the gudies are knowledgeable and witty. .We had a group of 5 and all thought it was fantastice to relax and enjoy the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having done some research on various boat trips in Chicago I really wanted to get out onto Lake Michigan. The Sunset Cruise with Wendella had some excellent reviews and justly so. Many photos you will see of Chicago will be its amazing skyline from the water and being a Sunset Cruise you get to witness this during sunlight, twilight and... More 

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