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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

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:
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
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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
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Q:
What is the maximum group size during 30 Minute Lake Michigan Speedboat Ride?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers.

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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

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star-3
Short but sweet
Peggy_H
, Aug 2021
Pleasant n knowledgeable. Capt Jamie, first mate Tom n host Eric. Thank for a lovely fly across the water!
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star-1
Horrible and unfair
Lavon_T
, Aug 2021
Horrible my family missed the tour due to un expected medical conditions and the company wouldn’t reschedule the tour nor given me a full refund
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star-3
Average Boat ride
Maria_E
, Jul 2021
It was average. I thought we were going on the Red boat that does the speed, tricks and splashes. Didn't know we were on the wrong one until we were boarding. When I purchased tickets online, it didn't give me an option for the red boat so we assumed it was one and the same......The 30 minute talk was basic information,nothing spectacular. Overall the price we paid was not worth it, we had a group of 7. If it were priced lower it wouldve been worth it. I'd skip this next time.
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star-3
Worth checking out. Price was a bit step for a 30min boat ride.
Edward_M
, Jul 2021
It was fun, my 10yr old daughter loved it. For a boat that size its quick but expect to have your hair blown back unless your sitting up front.
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star-5
It was fun asf
Erik_S
, Jul 2021
Going fast in the water and getting wet and having a good time with my freind. Also I think I went on a good time since I got the ser the sunset.
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star-5
Great view
Hammer
, Jul 2021
Nice ride. Was able to see great view of the city. The tour guides ladies was great also. When I come back next time. I will ride the Seadog Extreme next time it do tricks.
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star-3
more about site seeing than an exciting ride
Maggie
, Jul 2021
There should be a way to book the extreme ride and there is not. Wanted the extreme experience so the "rather slow" speed boat experience was not what I was after.
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star-1
Left disappointed
Lynette_L
, Jul 2021
Unfortunately I read the description and after watching some videos on YouTube I thought I got the correct experience but I think I needed to book the xtreme ride which I didn't even see as an option. My teenagers were most excited for this part of the trip but I just can't justify spending the money on another ride as there are 6 of us in our family. Staff was kind, boat was comfortable but we left disappointed. Hopefully we make it back to Chicago some day to give it another shot.
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star-5
Can’t wait to go back
Judy_S
, Jul 2021
This boat ride was awesome. It was amazing! Will definite book again! The tour guy was upbeat and fun and friendly.
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star-5
Great ride!
Tiffany
, Jul 2021
Our tour guide (Tbear)and speedboat driver was great and knowledgeable about safety and protocols for riders on the boat. They made the experience for us fun.
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