This Chicago lakefront tour is ideal for thrill seekers and people who are on a tight schedule. The quick tour around Lake Michigan provides impressive panoramic views of the city and its famous landmarks. Feel the roar of the speedboat underneath you as you make your way past Museum Campus, Willis Tower, and a host of other city attractions. Climb aboard today to start your sightseeing adventure.
Your Chicago lakefront cruise sets off and speeds toward Museum Campus. This 57-acre park is home to three Chicago staples associated with the natural sciences: Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium, and the Field Museum. Featuring more than 1,500 species of fish and 5 million gallons of water, Shedd Aquarium was once the largest indoor aquarium in the world. Adler Planetarium is the oldest planetarium in the country and the first one built in the western hemisphere; it dates back all the way to 1930. Field Museum contains permanent exhibitions on the history of the planet as well as Sue, one of the most well-preserved T-Rex fossils ever uncovered.
After seeing these buildings up close and hearing all about them from your guide, youíll continue your Chicago tour toward Magnificent Mile. This upscale section of the city has some of the most famous buildings in all of Chicago, including the Tribune Tower and the Wrigley Building. The former is home to the Tribune Company, a large multimedia corporation that owns major newspapers like the "Chicago Tribune," as well as various television stations across the country. The Wrigley Building is the headquarters for the famous chewing gum company of the same name.
If youíre looking for a quick scenic tour of the city, this Chicago speedboat tour is it. Skip the bus tours that wait in traffic and the even slower walking tours. Hop on board this fun and informative cruise that packs a lot of sightseeing into a short amount of time. Donít wait; seats are filling up fast!