Sail Away with Chicago Line Cruises

By Maggie Kmiecik

Image from courtesy of Chicago Line Cruises.

This year marks 40 years of architecture cruises for Chicago Line Cruises! It's safe to say, they really know their stuff. From the first tour to many, many skyscrapers later, their award-winning Docents continue to share Chicago’s iconic Architecture with guests from around the globe.

Chicago Line Cruises is so excited to finally be able to welcome guests back on the boats and start exploring the amazing history Chicago has to offer. On this 90-minute cruise their professional and award-winning Docent will present more than 50 skyscrapers, bascule bridges, and historic sites. Each year thousands flock to get the full experience!

The tour comes with complimentary coffee, soda, and lots of safety! To hop aboard a Chicago Line Cruise, you'll meet them at their own private docks so you can avoid the more crowded docks in other parts of the city. Chicago Line's boats also don't have fixed seating, so chairs can be moved around. They encourage parties to sit together while being able to easily maintain a good social distance!

Masks are required during the 4Bs — boarding, bar, bathroom, and big groups. The staff and Docents will also be wearing masks to help protect themselves and visitors. There have also been additional hand washing and sanitizing stations added aboard the ship, along with additional staff to help maintain more frequent cleaning of the boat.

As you can see, if you're looking for an engaging and safe experience on the water, Chicago Line Cruises is the architecture tour for you! Plan your trip today.


Chicago Line Architecture Cruises will are happening Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. As events are changing all the time, please check the website for the most up to date days and times.

The famous architecture cruise is a 90-minute adventure that you'll love! But there is limited capacity on the boat, so make sure to book your tickets in advance to secure your spot.