Chicago's skyline is stunning from every angle, whether you're on the sidewalk, in the back of a cab or cruising through the Loop on a train. But one of the coolest ways to take in all of the amazing architecture is through a boat tour on the river or Lake Michigan.
With Chicago in Phase 4 of its reopening plan, boats that take visitors on trips across the lake and river have been able to reopen at 50 percent of capacity, with a maximum of 100 people allowed onboard. Many companies have also instituted more frequent cleaning, new boarding procedures and face mask requirements for staff and guests.
While it's important to be mindful of social distancing, you can still cruise the Chicago River, learn about the city's vibrant history, or eat dinner and snap photos on Lake Michigan. Even if you've already visited the best Chicago attractions, you'll appreciate seeing them from a new point of view on some of the best boat tours in Chicago.
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As safety guidelines are updated and schedules shift, we've done our best to include boat tours that are currently operating. If you have any questions about a particular tour, we recommend calling ahead.