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Chicago Lakefront: Seadog Speedboat Ride

1. Chicago Lakefront: Seadog Speedboat Ride

This half-hour Seadog Speedboat ride along Chicago’s lakefront is one of the best ways to view the city’s skyline while learning about the city. Combine an exciting speedboat ride with informative and amusing stories about the world-famous Windy City. As you depart Chicago's Navy Pier, your captain will tell you interesting facts about the pier and the lakefront as he cranks up the music and races to key lakefront landmarks. Stop near the picturesque lakefront park of the Chicago Museum campus, where you’ll learn about the architecture and history of Chicago. Admire views of the Magnificent Mile neighborhood, including the Buckingham Fountain, Sears Tower, Grant Park, and Chicago's largest shopping district. Listen to the thrilling sound of the turbo engines as you race around the Lake Michigan waterfront and back to the Navy Pier. Upgrade to the Extreme Thrill Ride Option and experience exhilarating speeds and full 360° spins. This jet-propelled ride blasts off to start and splashes down to stop. Experience full-throttle slalom runs, sharp twists and turns, and the raw power of Seadog Extreme's 1400 HP engines.

Chicago: 75-Minute Architecture Cruise by Speedboat

2. Chicago: 75-Minute Architecture Cruise by Speedboat

Climb aboard a speedboat for a thrilling river and lake cruise around some of Chicago’s architectural gems. Gain insights into the city's most famous landmarks from your guide. Admire sights like Willis Tower, Tribune Tower, and Buckingham Fountain. Depart from the former Navy training center of Navy Pier on the shores of Lake Michigan on a tour along the lakefront. Sail through the locks and along the Chicago River all the way to the second tallest building in the USA, Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower). Get up close to Chicago’s most iconic buildings and unique architecture, and enjoy amazing views and an entertaining narration as part of the exciting ride. Learn the fascinating history of structures like the neo-Gothic Tribune Tower and the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Cruise the lakefront of Lake Michigan to see monuments and attractions such as Buckingham Fountain, Grant Park, Chicago Harbor, and the Chicago Museum Campus.

Chicago: Seadog Speedboat Fireworks Cruise on Lake Michigan

3. Chicago: Seadog Speedboat Fireworks Cruise on Lake Michigan

Enjoy a summer or autumn evening on this Chicago Seadog Speedboat Fireworks Cruise on Lake Michigan. This popular 60-minute narrated tour ensures you have the best views of this magnificent fireworks display. Every seat on the Seadog Speedboat Fireworks Cruise has amazing panoramic views of Chicago's historical skyline. Whether you are looking for a romantic evening, a night out with friends, or simply appreciate the art of pyrotechnics, this tour will have everyone of all ages leaving with a smile. Come and visit all of the possibilities that Chicago has to offer by enjoying a magical Fireworks Cruise on Lake Michigan. These memories are made to last a lifetime!

Chicago: Early 360 & Speedboat Tour with Priority Boarding

4. Chicago: Early 360 & Speedboat Tour with Priority Boarding

Experience the best of Chicago's must-see locations soaring above the bustling metropolis from the heights of 360 Chicago. With exclusive early access, you'll bypass the crowds and enjoy one of the city's top attraction at your own pace. Skip the long lines outside and glide up to the 94th floor for panoramic views that span across four different states. At 1,000 ft above the city, get ready for an experience like no other, with 360-degree views of Chicago and a beverage from the Sip & View menu at CloudBar. Look out over the city's famous skyscrapers and beautiful views of Lake Michigan. Adrenaline junkies need to try Tilt, an exhilarating experience where you lean against a floor-to-ceiling window and tilt out over the city almost 100 floors below (available as an upgrade onsite). Once back on ground level you’ll explore the Magnificent Mile, where your expert guide shares captivating stories about the city's 77 diverse neighborhoods. Chicago has its own unique take on crowd-favorite dishes, so tuck into some Chicago-style popcorn. See the city from yet another fresh perspective with an 30-minute Seadog Speedboat tour on Lake Michigan. This water adventure rounds off your day excitement of land, air, and water exploration in Chicago.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 302 reviews

Seadog extreme!! Hands down the best. You definitely get your money worth! let me write this in CAPS!!! IF YOU WANNA GET WET WET. SIT IN THE BACK!! SOOOO MUCH FUN. I forgot the captain and crew names. The captain was a young black guy(amazing driver)And our funny/fun instructor was a older white man with a colorful mohawk. I’m definitely coming back!!

Short excursion but just wanted to come into the city, see the lake and skyline, and had to head back out of the city. Skunk (tour guide) was fun. Easy to park in the garage on Navy Pier. Good ice cream afterwards. You will get wet!

The only bad thing about this was that it didn’t last long enough. Loved it. Got soaked just what I expected and wanted, nearly lost my eyelashes due to the speed of the boat. Would defo recommend this.

I went a family group of 30 people. Ages oldest 75yo youngest 5yo. Very exciting. You will get wet so be prepared. We all had fun. The driver was very good.

Fast boat, good guide explaining all the building history