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Chicago, United States
30 Minute Lake Michigan Speedboat Ride

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icon30 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Zoom along the shoreline of Lake Michigan, zipping past famous landmarks as you go, during this exhilarating speedboat ride in Chicago. Climb aboard your 2,000-horsepower speed boat at Navy Pier, then hang on for the ride of a lifetime, as you zip past famous attractions like the Willis Tower, Grant Park, and Buckingham Fountain, pausing to learn a little about the history and architecture of the Windy City along the way.
  • Lake Michigan speedboat ride in Chicago
  • Enjoy incomparable views of Chicago's skyline and waterfront
  • Pause to learn about interesting lakefront landmarks, architecture, and history
  • Race along the lakefront and experience unique views of Willis Tower, Buckingham Fountain, and Grant Park
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30-minute lakefront speedboat ride
Informative and amusing descriptions of the world famous Chicago skyline
Unobstructed views of the beautiful Chicago skyline
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities

Departure Point

600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA

Seadog cruise departs from the south side of the Navy Pier

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Take a thrilling speed boat tour of Chicago along the city's beautiful Lake Michigan, enjoying fantastic views of the city skyline and its many tourist landmarks along the way. This fast-paced speedboat ride is sure to get your heart racing, with a little history, humor, and information thrown in food good measure.

Start your ride at Navy Pier, heading out onto scenic Lake Michigan as you listen to a few anecdotes about the Pier and the impressive Lake Michigan. Then pump up the music and listen to the engines roar as your 2,000-horsepower vessel zips along the lake for an adrenaline-pumping tour of the city. Zoom down to Chicago's Museum Campus, where you stop for a few minutes to get a quick history lesson and learn about Windy City's many landmarks.

Then crank up the throttle again as you streak back past Navy Pier towards the Magnificent Mile, catching great views of Grant Park, Buckingham Fountain and the Willis Tower as you cruise. Return to the dock at Navy Pier to finish your action-packed speedboat trip.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
City Cruises Chicago Navy Pier
See Chicago landmarks on an exhilarating high-speed boat
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Grant Park
See Chicago landmarks on an exhilarating high-speed boat
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Navy Pier
Seadog Cruises depart from Navy Pier
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Buckingham Fountain
See Chicago landmarks on an exhilarating high-speed boat
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The Magnificent Mile
See Chicago landmarks on an exhilarating high-speed boat
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Coast Guard regulations require a photo ID for each guest to board
  • All cruises are weather permitting
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Entertainment Cruises

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
Where is the departure point for the 30 Minute Lake Michigan Speedboat Ride?
A:The 30 Minute Lake Michigan Speedboat Ride departs from Navy Pier: 600 E Grand Ave Chicago, IL 60611.
Apr 2021
Q:
Is there parking near the departure point for the 30 Minute Lake Michigan Speedboat Ride?
A:Local Parking is available at 600 E Grand Ave. Alternative parking is available at 460 E. Illinois St. and 403 E. Grand Ave. (one block from Navy Pier.) There may be a fee for parking.
Apr 2021
Q:
Are there any restrictions for the 30 Minute Lake Michigan Speedboat Ride?
A:This ride is not recommended for guests with conditions related to the neck or back or that may be pregnant.
Apr 2021
Q:
Are there any age restrictions on the 30 Minute Lake Michigan Speedboat Ride?
A:There are no age restrictions, however children under 12 years old require an accompanying adult. Infants under 3 years old go free as lap children.
Apr 2021
Q:
How should I dress for the 30 Minute Lake Michigan Speedboat Ride?
A:Casual attire is appropriate.
Apr 2021
Q:
How often are the departures for the 30 Minute Lake Michigan Speedboat Ride?
A:Speedboat rides depart every hour from 11 AM - 8 PM
Apr 2021
Q:
How early should I check in for the 30 Minute Lake Michigan Speedboat Ride?
A:Boarding time is 30 minutes prior to departure.
Apr 2021
Q:
Are there life jackets available onboard the 30 Minute Lake Michigan Speedboat Ride?
A:Each vessel is 100% U.S. Coast Guard and Transport Canada certified with life preservers and all required lifesaving equipment, including child life vests.
Apr 2021
Q:
What happens in case of bad weather during the 30 Minute Lake Michigan Speedboat Ride?
A:Cruises sail rain or shine. In the case of severe weather conditions or upon the direction of the U.S. Coast Guard or Transport Canada, you will be given the option to reschedule or cancel with a full refund.
Apr 2021
Q:
Will I get seasick during the 30 Minute Lake Michigan Speedboat Ride?
A:Most guests experience no discomfort at all as we do not leave the calm waters of the harbor. If you tend to have a problem with motion sickness, you may wish to bring Dramamine or other seasickness medication.
Apr 2021
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during 30 Minute Lake Michigan Speedboat Ride?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during 30 Minute Lake Michigan Speedboat Ride?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by 30 Minute Lake Michigan Speedboat Ride.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during 30 Minute Lake Michigan Speedboat Ride?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 30 Minute Lake Michigan Speedboat Ride?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by 30 Minute Lake Michigan Speedboat Ride.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during 30 Minute Lake Michigan Speedboat Ride?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by 30 Minute Lake Michigan Speedboat Ride.

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Reviews

4.5
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112 Reviews

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star-5
We had a great experience...
Michelle_S
, Sep 2021
We had a great experience in the Seadog. Cool J, Captain Jamie and Eric were awesome and gave us a great experience. We would definitely do it again!!
star-4
Miami vice
Deborah_J
, Sep 2021
Birthday celebration...great experience and perfect day.... Got photos to remember the day...The speed boat was bumpy, but not scary..which was good...
star-1
No wheelchair accessible for those who cannot transfer
rachelle_b
, Sep 2021
Only wheelchair accessible if you are able to transfer from your wheelchair into one of their seats. For us, due to paralysis that was not an option. It was disheartening to find this out after we arranged our day around it. More information on the website would be helpful for the next person. Im sure the ride itself was great, sadly we did not get to experience it.
star-5
Nice Ride
Alice_T
, Aug 2021
The water, buildings and weather. The information was great! When the water sprinkled in me. The speaker, captain and all the above was a great experience. I would definitely do it again.
star-4
Nice views of the skyline
Connie_D
, Aug 2021
We were super lucky to see a gorgeous sunset. Would have preferred more speed, more engagement and city highlights from our guide
star-5
Worth it!
Stacey_W
, Aug 2021
Amanda was entertaining and the lake breeze was amazing! The adventure started on time and the music was perfect.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great time
Kevin_Y
, Aug 2021
The speed and just being free on the water with great people. The experience driver who made everyone comfortable
star-4
Cool
Amira_H
, Aug 2021
Really cool, quick experience goes pretty fast but nothing too scary. Personally I’m a thrill seeker so I wanted it faster but it’s still nice. Really good views of the city. Don’t get wet really only a little if the wind is blowing and you’re in the back.
star-5
Really enjoyed the tour...
Madaline_M
, Aug 2021
Really enjoyed the tour around Lake Michigan, the vibe and music was great. We definitely would do it again! And the speed was AMAZING.. GREAT TIME.
star-5
Great experience for my...
Michelle_C
, Aug 2021
Great experience for my kids and I. The kids enjoyed being splashed by the water. The tour guide was amazing..

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