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Signature Lake and River Tour - 90 Minutes


Wendella’s signature tour since 1935 is a comprehensive overview of Chicago, offering breathtaking views of our magnificent skyline and up-close perspective from the Chicago River. Departing from the Wendella Dock at the Wrigley Building, this 90-minute tour features a live narration highlighting Chicago’s rich history and architectural heritage. Your tour guide, an expert in Chicago's architecture and history, will lead you through the Main Branch of the Chicago River and through the Chicago Lock out to Lake Michigan. This tour is kid-friendly and will entertain everyone, particularly those with a desire to experience the beauty of Chicago’s remarkable skyline.

As another way of giving back to the community, a portion of the ticket price goes directly toward the construction and development of the Chicago Riverwalk, scheduled for completion in 2016.

You can view more information about the Signature Lake & River Tour on our event page.

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Ticket Prices
Adults
$35.50
Seniors
(age 65 and over)
$32
Children
(age 11 and under)
$16.50
Infants
(under age 3)
No charge
 
  • All tours are weather permitting and schedule may change daily.
  • Ticket sales close 5 minutes prior to departure.
  • Schedule subject to change without notice.
  • All tours subject to availability.

Reviews

"Wendella Sightseeing Boats is well worth the money! You get beautiful views of the city, and the boat stops long enough at the really pretty scenes. It's very informative and fun!"

Yelp (August 4, 2014)

"No obstructive views. Guide was a charming storyteller with his M.A. in history. You can't get views like these any other way."

TripAdvisor (October 17, 2014)

"This is my go-to sightseeing in Chicago when someone comes to visit. Take the river and lake tour. It's beautiful on a nice day, has plenty of interesting information, and you get to see how the lock works."

Yelp (September 7, 2014)

"The best part of this trip was the tour guide. He made this trip very worthwhile. We took the river and lake tour and learned so much about Chicago, Chicago River and Lake Michigan. He knew history, architecture, geography. . ."

TripAdvisor (October 12, 2014)

Signature Lake and River Tour Schedule

March 13 - April 30
10:15am
1:00pm
2:00pm
4:45pm
5:45pm
May 1 - May 22
10:15am
11:30am
12:45pm
2:00pm
3:15pm
4:30pm
5:45pm
7:15pm
May 23 - Sept. 7
10:00am
11:00am
12:00pm
1:00pm
2:00pm
3:00pm
4:00pm
5:00pm
6:00pm
7:00pm
8:30pm
Sept. 8 - Oct.15
(Mon - Thurs)
10:15am
11:30am
12:45pm
2:00pm
3:15pm
4:30pm
5:45pm
7:15pm
Sept. 11 - Oct. 18
(Fri - Sun)
10:00am
11:00am
12:00pm
1:00pm
2:00pm
3:00pm
4:00pm
5:00pm
6:00pm
7:00pm
8:30pm
Oct. 19 - Nov. 29
10:15am
1:00pm
2:00pm
4:45pm

Safety & Security

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Parking & Directions

Directions to our docks as well as parking locations.

ADA & Accessibility

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Questions

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