Small-Group Sightseeing Boat Tour in Chicago

5 (42)
Chicago, US
5 (42)
Chicago, US
Product photo
Product photo
Product photo
Product photo
Product photo
Product photo
Product photo
Product photo
Product photo
Product photo
Product photo
Product photo
Product photo
Product photo
Product photo
Product photo
Product photo
/ Person

Your Product

Select participants
Adult (0-100)
Min: 1 Max: 6
You should select a minimum of and a total maximum of
At least one participant is required. Please adjust and try again.

Non-refundable - You will not receive a refund if you cancel.

Guaranteed Lowest Prices - Find a lower price? We'll match it!

Please wait, fetching options!
Experience the ultimate custom sightseeing adventure in Chicago with our Small-Group Sightseeing Boat Tour! Capture the city's breathtaking skyline from incredible vantage points and create lasting memories. Join us on our safe and seaworthy US NAVY built Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) as we zip you through the local waterways, visiting iconic landmarks such as Navy Pier, Soldier Field, Fort Dearborn, Vietnam Memorial, and Wolf Point. You'll also pass by the famous Adler Planetarium and enjoy the stunning Chicago Skyline, showcasing architectural gems like the Willis Tower, Tribune Tower, and Wrigley Building. This personalized tour gives you a unique and up-close perspective of the city, ensuring an unforgettable experience. Don't miss this opportunity to discover the best of Chicago from the water!

About this experience

  • Non Refundable There is no return, refund or cancellation possible with this product
  • 2 hours
  • Suitable for 1-6 Participants
  • Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Custom sightseeing experience in Chicago
  • Photograph the world-famous skyline
  • Zip to many sights around the local waterways
  • Safe and seaworthy US NAVY built RIB
  • Unique and personal tour of the City
  • Life Jackets

Popular Hotels Closeby

More about this experience


Experience the ultimate custom sightseeing adventure in Chicago with the Small-Group Sightseeing Boat Tour. Get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey through the city's waterways while enjoying breathtaking vantage points and capturing mesmerizing photos of the world-famous skyline. This tour takes you on a thrilling ride aboard a safe and seaworthy US NAVY built Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB), providing a unique and personal perspective of the city's iconic landmarks.

What to Expect?

During this small-group tour, you can expect to zip around the local waterways and marvel at Chicago's most renowned sights. From the impressive Navy Pier to the historic Soldier Field, Fort Dearborn, and the Vietnam Memorial, you'll have the opportunity to witness the city's rich history and vibrant culture up close. As you cruise along, keep your camera ready to capture the stunning skyline and iconic landmarks like Wolf Point and the Shedd Aquarium. This tour guarantees awe-inspiring views that will leave you in awe.

Who is This For?

This Small-Group Sightseeing Boat Tour is perfect for anyone seeking an immersive and personalized experience of Chicago's landmarks. Whether you're a solo traveler, a couple on a romantic getaway, or a group of friends looking for adventure, this tour caters to all. The tour is designed for individuals who want to explore the city's highlights from a unique perspective, capturing the essence of Chicago's beauty and history.

Why Book This?

By choosing the Small-Group Sightseeing Boat Tour, you'll have the opportunity to witness Chicago's iconic sights from a truly exceptional viewpoint. Unlike larger tour groups, this intimate experience allows you to enjoy personalized attention from your knowledgeable guide, who will share fascinating insights and stories about the city's landmarks. The use of a Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) ensures a thrilling and safe adventure, adding an extra element of excitement to your sightseeing journey. Don't miss this chance to create lasting memories and capture stunning photographs of Chicago's skyline.

Good to Know

During the tour, life jackets will be provided to ensure your safety and comfort. The tour's starting point is conveniently located at the River City Marina, easily accessible for all participants. Before departure, a brief overview of boat safety will be provided, ensuring that everyone is well-prepared for the adventure ahead. Remember to bring your camera and dress comfortably for this exciting experience on the water. Get ready for an unforgettable tour that will showcase the best of Chicago's landmarks and skyline.


Customers who have experienced the Small-Group Sightseeing Boat Tour rave about the unique and thrilling adventure it offers. They praise the knowledgeable guides who provide interesting insights and stories about Chicago's landmarks, making the tour both educational and entertaining. Many reviewers also highlight the stunning views and photo opportunities, stating that the tour allows them to capture the city's beauty in a way they had never experienced before. Overall, customers express high satisfaction with the tour's performance, guaranteeing an unforgettable and enjoyable sightseeing experience.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Navy Pier

(Pass by)

Navy Pier is a 3,300-foot-long (1,010 m) pier on the shoreline of Lake Michigan, located in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Navy Pier encompasses over 50 acres (20 ha) of parks, gardens, shops, restaurants, family attractions and exhibition facilities and is one of the top destinations in the Midwestern United States, drawing nearly two million visitors annually.

Soldier Field

(Pass by)

Opened in 1924, the stadium has served as the home of the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL) since 1971, as well as the Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer (MLS) since 2020

Adler Planetarium

(Pass by)

The Adler Planetarium is a public museum dedicated to the study of astronomy and astrophysics. It was founded in 1930 by Chicago business leader Max Adler. It is located on the northeast tip of Northerly Island at the shore of Lake Michigan in Chicago, Illinois. The Adler was the first planetarium in the United States and is part of Chicago's Museum Campus, which includes the John G. Shedd Aquarium and The Field Museum. The Adler's mission is to inspire exploration and understanding of the universe

Chicago Skyline

(Pass by)

Enjoy Chicago's iconic skyline with building like the Wilis Tower, Tribune Tower, Wrigley Building and more



5 (42)


My husband and I went on a trip with Captain Ken and Zac on Sunday 21st April and it was simply an exhilarating day. Ken was friendly, knowledgeable and made the trip so enjoyable. Originally we were only only able to do a trip down the river, however, Ken contacted me to let us know that we could also go on Lake Michigan, and we were so glad that we were able to.... the rib ride was brilliant, so fast and safe. Certainly the best way to enjoy the lake whilst seeing views of Chicago. If you do only one trip in Chicago, do this one with Captain Ken !


The best experience in Chicago! We strongly recommend this unique experience with Blackhawk above any other boat tours for its great mix of comfort, individual experience, and adventure.


With all of the choices for a River and Lake tour in Chicago, this is the best if you’re up for a cozy time on the River, and a blast of full throttle on the Lake. Well done and professional, but to be expected from a US military veteran-run business. We are happy to support fellow veterans, and Blackhawk is the best!


Ken was very knowledgeable and definitely knew his history on Chicago! Boat ride was so refreshing, seeing that beautiful sky line and enjoying the breeze. Thank you for being so kind and patient with us! Definitely book this tour if you’re debating it, you won’t regret it!


Great time, so much better than the big boat cruises. We had a fantastic time with our Captain. Definitively a great decision to go with a smaller boat for a more relaxing and personalized experience!


Amazing experience! The views were fabulous, the guide was fun and informative, and the boat was awesome. Highly recommend!


Fantastic tour, we had a great time! Every part was cool: touring the buildings up close from the river, going through the lock, riding the waves out on the lake, and stopping for the million dollar skyline view from the lake! So. Much. FUN.


Great way to experience Chicago with Captain Ken. He spontaneously found the right time window between thunderstorms - we got extremely lucky, thanks to our Captain! And he took the boat out just for the three of us. Very informative trip through downtown and a lot of fund on the lake!


Ken was amazing,he was a wellspring of knowledge. He has a great personality and really meticulously gives details on architecture, driving directions, and historical facts. I would gladly take this tour again with a friend who has never been to Chicago or who lives there and has never experienced this type of gem in the city.


We loved this tour! It's a way better option than the big boat tours, since you get personalized attention and the boat is fast and small. Captain Ken was super personable and knowledgeable! Tip: go in the morning when there are less boats on the water.
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-05-29 23:57