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Wendella Sightseeing Boats

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Neighbourhood: Near North Side
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Address: 400 North Michigan Ave, Departing from Michigan Ave. and Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL 60611
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+1 312-337-1446
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09:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 21:00

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Great insight into Chjicago heritage

Very good guide who was fluent and knowledgeable. Learned a lot about Chicago and the varying styles of buildings. Helpful and friendly staff. Good and worth doing.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Trevor S
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Saint James, France

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Saint James, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very good guide who was fluent and knowledgeable. Learned a lot about Chicago and the varying styles of buildings. Helpful and friendly staff. Good and worth doing.

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We boarded the boat in front of the Trump International building and really enjoyed every moment. It was a hot, sunny, summer day and a great way to see the city architecture from the water. The tour was the right amount of time and the crew was very informative about the buildings, sights and sounds. A definite must on your... More 

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We went on the tour at dusk. It was very nice. All the tall buildings lit up and the river was lovely. Then through the lock and out onto the majestic Lake Michigan. Oh my what an awesome view of the skyline and navy pier. I have done dozens of these type of city boat trips and this was one... More 

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London, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Really enjoyed going down the river on this tour. Great views of the city from a different angle. Learned a lot about the different styles of architecture around the river, the architects themselves, and the history of the city.

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Thank Lisa C
Metamora, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

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 21 November 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

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 17 November 2016 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 16 November 2016 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 16 November 2016 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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