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Chicago Lakeside Architecture Tour

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    What to Expect
    Board your sailboat at Navy Pier in downtown Chicago. As you step aboard, meet your friendly captain and crew. Find a comfortable spot to relax and sightsee; have your camera ready for the plethora of photo ops coming your way.
    As you sail out into Lake Michigan, your guide will provide narration on Chicago's history, architecture and people. Learn about the city's maritime roots and its development into a hub of modern science and technology. Your vantage point on the water will give you great views of the city's well-known architecture that composes the city skyline. 
    You're welcome to help the captain and crew with sailing duties such as steering the boat with the large wooden ship's wheel or hoisting the sails. Alternatively, simply relax on deck and enjoy the ride. 
    Your cruise ends up back at Navy Pier.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Was expecting much more from this architectural tour of Chicago. Just okay is why I gave it three stars. This boat didn’t raise all the sails. The guy was fairly boring. Wished we would have taken the one that travelled through the city instead.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank SLHandJPB
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    I would highly recommend this trip! The staff are amazing! We even get to get involved and help raise the sails which is a lot harder than you would think. This trip is fun for all ages . Skyline views are wonderful !!!

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank patmaiac
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Rather boring. Tour narrator was so young and just flat and blah and overall poor in explaining Chicago’s architecture. Some detail about the boat and history of such ships would have been great. Certainly did not appreciate narrator’s negative comment regarding Trump hotel and building...More

    1  Thank sueh266
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    The experience was so enjoyable that I wish I could have stayed on the Windy all afternoon. Friendly crew, interesting architecture and history comment. I will be taking other friends on it and highly recommend this activity

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank 218candyh
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    This tour offers a different perspective from the typical architectural tour. A perfect way of ending the day feeling a refreshing breeze while watching a beautiful skyline and learning some interesting history about Chicago.

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    6 August 2018|
    Response from Megan M | Reviewed this property |
    I would recommend contacting the company directly. I would assume it wouldn't run because it's an open air boat and storms wouldn't be safe. If you go I hope you have a wonderful time
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