TOUR on Water
- Chicago Water Taxi – https://www.chicagowatertaxi.com/
Purchase tickets here
All day: $9.00
31 Day pass: $60.00
Ten Ride: $20.00
One Way Ticket: $5.00
Ogilvie/Union (River North) Stop
Michigan Avenue Stop
LaSalle (River North ) Stop
Chicago Avenue Stop
North Ave (Sheffield) Stop
- Urban Kayaks – https://urbankayaks.com/
You can rent, tour, or take lessons
- Chicago’s First Lady Cruises – https://www.cruisechicago.com/
Chicago Architecture Foundation – Chicago’s First Lady Tickets
Find the blue awning kiosks on street level on the southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Drive, then descend the stairs located there. Use 112 E. Wacker Drive for GPS purposes.
Tickets available here or in person at the dock.
$44.48 (plus tax) per person for daytime tours
$49.21 (plus tax) per person for 7:30 p.m. Twilight Tour
It’s a lot like riding a bike, but on water!
Public Cycleboat tours hold 10 pedalers and 6 riders for a total of 16 passengers. All rides are BYOB, 90 minutes long and depart from the Chicago Riverwalk (between the Wells Street and LaSalle Street bridges). Get ready to experience the city like never before!
Monday – Thursday
Adult – $45
Child (under 12) – $25
Whole Boat – $600
Friday – Sunday
Adult – $50
Child (under 12) – $30
Whole Boat – $700
Those with their own boats can book hourly dockage on the main branch of the Chicago River at Downtown Docks and, with a permit, at the Marina section of the Riverwalk.
- Mercury Skyline Cruiseline – https://www.mercurycruises.com/tours/
River and lake tours
Urban Adventure Cruise, Mercury’s Canine Cruise, Chicago By Night and Mercury Fireworks Cruise. The Canine Cruise allows patrons to bring their dogs along for the ride, featuring outdoor seating, water bowls and even a special restroom for the pets on board.
Offers a large selection of tour options along the Chicago River, including holiday specials and food-themed cruises. Wendella offers Chicago’s Original Architecture Tour, Wendella’s Signature Lake & River Tour, Chicago Sunset Cruise, Chicago River Experience and Chicago Fireworks Cruise daily. Additionally, Wendella offers adult-only Wine & Cheese and Beer & BBQ Cruises.
TOUR on Foot
Chicago Riverwalk and History Tour
Free one hour Explore the Chicago Riverwalk with a local. Highlighting venues, activities, history, and architecture of the Chicago Riverwalk.
Register here – (you must meet guidelines to get your free tour, please read more info here)