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Chicago Sightseeing Cruises

Engaging Architecture Tours. Scenic Lakefront and Chicago River Cruises. Exciting Extreme Thrill Rides. Hornblower has an experience for everyone!

Our Sightseeing Experiences

Cruise past Chicago’s famous landmarks with entertaining commentary, then kick it up a notch as we speed along the lakefront on a thrilling ride.

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Architecture Tours

Get up-close views of Chicago’s unique architecture and famous landmarks on a narrated tour along the river and lakefront.

Up-close views of all the famous bridges of the Chicago River
Entertaining narration with amusing stories and facts on Chicago's history
A 75-minute cruise through the historic Chicago Locks and up the Chicago River
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Extreme Thrill Rides

With exhilarating high speeds, full 360° spins and fun narration, this jet-propelled ride on Lake Michigan thrills from start to finish.

Full throttle slalom runs, sharp twists and turns, and 360° spins. You will get wet!
Up-close views of architectural landmarks along Lake Michigan
Amusing stories and entertaining facts
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Lakefront Tours

The best way to view Chicago's world famous skyline, combining an exciting speedboat ride along the shore with engaging narration.

Up-close views of architectural landmarks along Lake Michigan
Amusing stories and entertaining facts
Entertaining onboard music while we cruise

Frequently Asked Questions

Are food and drink allowed on board? +

Yes! However, we do not sell food or beverages on board, but you’re welcome to bring your own refreshments as long as there is no glass.

Are there restrooms on Seadog boats? +

Yes. Restrooms are available on all Seadog boats.

Is Seadog okay for all ages to ride? +

Seadog offers something for everyone! We do not, however, recommend cruising for those with cardiac conditions or orthopedic conditions associated with the neck or back. It’s also not recommended for women in late terms of pregnancy. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult to cruise aboard any Seadog product. Don’t forget, you must be at least 48 inches to board Seadog’s Extreme Thrill Ride!

What happens in inclement weather? +

If Seadog Cruises cancels your cruise due to inclement weather, you may reschedule your cruise date or receive a refund. 

If we know in advance that your cruise will be cancelled due to weather, you will receive a call from our contact center to reschedule. If you do not receive a call and/or are concerned about your cruise being cancelled because of weather, please call our reservation center at 888-636-7737 for more information on your specific cruise.

What is Seadog's pet policy? +

Friendly leashed dogs are welcome aboard Seadog and cruise for FREE (Woof!).

Will I get wet? +

It is unlikely that you will get wet on Seadog’s 30-Minute Lakefront Speedboat Tour, 75-Minute River and Lake Architectural Tour, and a 60-Minute Lakefront Fireworks Cruise. However, Seadog is an open-air speedboat so there’s always a possibility depending on lake and wind conditions.

You will definitely get wet aboard Seadog's 30 minute Extreme Thrill Ride, that's part of the fun! Please be sure to dress accordingly. Ponchos are available for purchase at our ticket booth.


This cruise was a lot of fun. Our guide was very knowledgeable and genuinely interested in the information she was delivering. Learned a lot about the history of architecture in the city. Would definitely recommend for all ages.

Toronto, Canada

We had a fabulous time on this boat! William was a great guide and John the captain was amazingly skilled. If you're looking for an adrenaline rush and don’t mind getting wet then this is the trip for you!

Norton, MA
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