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Wendella Sightseeing Boats

400 N Michigan Ave, Departing from Michigan Ave at the historic Wrigley Building, Chicago, IL 60611-4104
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Well done tour

What a great way to see and learn about the city of Chicago! Our tour guide was so knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tyler P
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Great way to see the city!

Save your shoes by going on the river cruise. Great way to see the city and get your bearings. The... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Robert F
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400 N Michigan Ave, Departing from Michigan Ave at the historic Wrigley Building, Chicago, IL 60611-4104
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What a great way to see and learn about the city of Chicago! Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and kept everyone engaged. The boat has plenty of options to enjoy the sights, even on a hot day.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Save your shoes by going on the river cruise. Great way to see the city and get your bearings. The sights and information you gather gives a good insight of the history of Chicago.

Thank Robert F
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Reviewed 3 days ago

With two days in Chicago I wanted to see as much as possible. This was a brilliant attraction and the tour took my wife and I along the Chicago River and also out onto Lake Michigan. Although it was a bit overcast, this did not...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This tour was great. Ruby was the guide...knowledgeable, personable and humorous. Pre-booked this as we had a limited time in Chicago...always a dicey proposition since weather is unpredictable. Our day wasn't the best weather wise, but that's just the way it goes. Chose this tour...More

Thank Peej D
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great architectural and lake boat tour. Only criticism was the scheduling of a third grade class aboard that ran amuck. I would call directly when scheduling to make sure there are no young school groups going. The guide was very knowledgeable and enjoyed the information...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

By all means, schedule the nigh-time tour. The buildings are all lit up and the views are fantastic. Wendella’s hosts are highly educated with lots of little known facts about the architecture that really make it interesting

Thank Fred M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

wanted to take my mom and her friend, who are on the last leg of a whirlwind tour of the US, to something special in this Windy City. So glad we decided upon the Wendella tour. The experience was absolutely first class, from the special...More

Thank climbaSky
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our recent visit to Chicago, we decided to do the Chicago River Experience. The price was great and it was such a beautiful ride. You get to experience the city in a whole new way. Highly recommend!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I recently visited Chicago with my brother and his wife. Everyone told us a must see in Chicago is the architectural river tour. I went online and was a bit overwhelmed when I discovered there were so many boat tours all stating...More

Thank Robert F
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So many places are moving away from tour guides in favor of automated tours. I really deplore that move. Wendella offered a real person as the guide, and he was very knowledgeable and humorous. He really made the tour great! We took the river and...More

1  Thank Louis C
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WendellaBoatsChicago, Manager at Wendella Sightseeing Boats, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I don't mean to complain or sound ungrateful for a wonderful review, but I have spearheaded Wendella's animatronic robot research program for many years. Just as we were close to a breakthrough with robot tour guides (we struggled with calibrating the words "Mies van der...More

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Magnificent Mile
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Avenue, the eight-block stretch known as Magnificent
Mile. This area between Oak Avenue and the Chicago
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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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