This section details Chicago Architecture's top five boat tour providers: Shoreline Sightseeing, Chicago Line Cruises, Wendella Sightseeing, Chicago Architecture Foundation, and Seadog Cruises. Despite the fact that it is one of the most expensive architectural boat tours in the area, people rate it positively on Tripadvisor (almost 5 stars). According to TripAdvisor, Shoreline Sightseeing architectural boat tours tend to be the most booked in the entire United States. If the goal of your tour is to learn as much as possible about Chicago's architecture, Chicago Line tours are your best option.
Shoreline Sightseeing has the largest fleet in the city: 11 boats and six water taxis, and dozens of architectural guides, making it one of the most popular tour operators. With its state-of-the-art tour boats and well-trained guides, Shoreline Sightseeing presents Chicago's architectural history in the best light possible. This is why the architectural tours offered by the Chicago Architecture Center are also called “CAF tours.”.