The Shoreline Architecture river cruise is one of the best things to do in Chicago.
Take the Shoreline Architecture River Cruise with your Go Chicago pass
- Pay nothing at the gate – simply scan your digital pass
- Enjoy a Shoreline Architecture River Cruise down three branches of the Chicago River
- Learn all about the landmarks and buildings from your guide
- Your Go Chicago pass also gives you access to many more attractions in Chicago
This Chicago cruise will take you through the history of the city, revealing hidden architectural gems and the city's renowned landmarks.
Hours of Operation
Seasonal. Multiple departures daily:
April - November
10AM - 5:30PM
*Additional departure times may be available; please visit the website for an updated schedule. Schedules are subject to change.
November- April. In the case of good weather in the colder months, the cruise will still run. Please visit the website for departure times.
Know before you go
Pass redemption is limited to one daytime cruise per day: the Classic Lake Tour, the Architectural River Cruise, or the Tall Ship Windy.
Getting In: Present your pass at the Shoreline Sightseeing ticket booth at Michigan Avenue or Navy Pier. You will receive a timed tour ticket. Tour times cannot be changed once ticketed.
Please Note: All cruises are weather permitting and availability is based on Coast Guard capacity. Tour lasts 75 minutes. Does not include Fireworks Cruises. On-Peak Days, we recommend departing from the Michigan Avenue location for shorter wait times and greater availability.
Shoreline Architecture River Cruise
Michigan Avenue/Riverwalk (enter Riverwalk at the 401 N Michigan Avenue Plaza) OR Navy Pier
(departs at Ogden Slip at Polk Bros. Park)
Chicago, IL 60601