Chicago's Original Architecture Tour ®

Experience Chicago with Wendella

Chicago family owned and operated since 1935, Wendella is Chicago's Original Architecture Tour. Located at the start of Chicago's Magnificent Mile, our mission is to provide you with a comfortable, affordable, fun day on the waterways. Wendella features a variety of distinctive tours, all focusing on the history and architecture of the city and led by a trained professional tour guide. Our specialty cruises, including our monthly Beer & BBQ Cruise and Wine & Cheese Cruise are an exciting way to experience Chicago. Looking for a unique venue to host a private event? We are dedicated to planning the perfect event for you and your guests. Our vessels include a full service bar and on most vessels, a climate controlled main cabin. Wendella also operates the Chicago Water Taxi, which provides transportation services on the Chicago River. The United States Coast Guard inspects, licenses and certifies all Wendella vessels and their operators for passenger service.