Chicago Urban Adventure River and Lake Cruise

193 Ratings
  • Live Guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • E-Ticket
  • 1.5 hr

Our popular 90-minute daytime river and lake tour, the Urban Adventure Cruise, delights family members of all ages with incredible views of Chicago's world-renowned architecture and stunning skyline. Lively, knowledgeable tour guides bring Chicago’s rich history to life with fun stories and interesting facts. Relax and unwind on a scenic tour of the city from the unique perspective of the Chicago River and Lake Michigan. Welcome aboard!

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Mercury, Chicago's Skyline Cruiseline

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Lake Michigan

Travel along Lake Michigan to view the Chicago Skyline!

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Chicago River

The tour cruises through the main branch of the river. You will hear information about Chicago's famous architecture.

Duration: 45 minutes

Pass By: Marina City

View the unique architecture of Marina City, a building complex which is its own self-contained community.

Pass By: Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower

From the lake, view the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere!

Pass By: Wrigley Building

The Wrigley Building was built to house the corporate headquarters of the Wrigley Company.

Pass By: Navy Pier

View Navy Pier's 50 acres of parks, promenades, gardens, shops, eateries and attractions, especially the 15-story Ferris wheel.

Pass By: Buckingham Fountain

Located in the center of Grant Park. Dedicated in 1927, it is one of the largest fountains in the world!

Pass By: Field Museum

One of the largest natural history museums in the world!

Pass By: Shedd Aquarium

Shedd Aquarium was once the largest indoor aquarium in the world.

Pass By: Adler Planetarium

See this famous planetarium in the heart of Chicago's museum campus.

Pass By: Soldier Field

Soldier Field is a Chicago landmark and home to the Chicago Bears.

Pass By: The McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum

At river level, visitors can view the massive gears of Chicago’s most famous movable bridge and then journey through time as they experience the story of the Chicago River. Once at the top of the Bridgehouse, visitors are treated to magnificent 360 degree views of the city and river, and will gain a whole new perspective on the beauty and complexity that is Chicago.

Pass By: Navy Pier

Navy Pier is a 3,300-foot-long (1,010 m) pier on the Chicago shoreline of Lake Michigan. Navy Pier currently encompasses more than fifty acres of parks, gardens, shops, restaurants, family attractions and exhibition facilities. The ferris wheel it is currently the sixth-tallest wheel in the United States.

Pass By: John Hancock Center

The John Hancock Center is a 100-story, 1,128-foot[6] supertall skyscraper located in Chicago, Illinois. Located in the Magnificent Mile district, its name was changed to 875 North Michigan Avenue on February 12, 2018. View from the lake.

Pass By: Chicago Riverwalk

The Chicago Riverwalk is an open, pedestrian waterfront located on the south bank of the main branch of the Chicago River in downtown Chicago, Illinois. You can find dining, entertainment, shops, boat tours and breweries.
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