Seadog Cruises Chicago in Chicago, IL

Entertainment CruisesNavy PierChicago, IL 60611
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A highly popular attraction at Navy Pier in Chicago, Seadog Chicago Tours have attracted more than a million visitors to see the best of the city and are ideal for all ages. Passengers can enjoy stunning views of Buckingham Fountain, Grant Park, Chicago Harbor, Chicago’s museum campus, and many more breathtaking sights. Cruise tours are available during the months of March through October.


from Seadog Chicago Tours
One of the most popular attractions at Navy Pier in Chicago, Seadog has thrilled over 1,000,000 people. Whether you're a history buff, love architecture or are just looking for a fun time, Seadog has something for everyone!

Chicago Lakefront Speedboat Tour
Our 30-minute Lakefront Speedboat tour is the best way to view Chicago from the Lake, combining an exciting speedboat ride along the shoreline with informative and amusing descriptions of the World famous Chicago Skyline! As you depart Chicago's Navy Pier, we'll tell you interesting facts about the Pier and Chicago's lakefront. Then we'll crank up the music and race south past Navy Pier to Chicago's Museum Campus where we'll pause to hear about Chicago's interesting lakefront landmarks, architecture and history. We will then speed north past Navy Pier to cruise the Magnificent Mile, giving you unique views of the Sears Tower, Buckingham Fountain and Grant Park along the way. After a few quick facts, we'll dash back to our dog house on Navy Pier.

Architectural Tour
75-minute River and Lake Architectural Tour Seadog Chicago's River and Lake Architectural Tour is the only tour to take you from the lakefront, through the locks and along the Chicago River all the way to the famous Willis Tower! Departing from Navy Pier, this 75-minute architecture cruise is the best way to get up-close to all of Chicago’s most famous buildings and unique architecture. It combines amazing views, entertaining narration and an exciting ride along the lakefront. Welcome aboard – Woof!
You'll Enjoy:
•A passage through the historic Chicago Locks and up the Chicago River
•Up-close views of all the famous bridges of the Chicago River
•An entertaining docent who’ll share amusing stories, facts and tidbits on Chicago’s interesting history
•Fascinating stories about some of Chicago’s most famous buildings including the Tribune Building, Willis Tower, Lyric Opera and the Merchandise Mart
•An exciting speedboat ride along the lakefront featuring views of Chicago including Buckingham Fountain, Grant Park, beautiful Chicago Harbor, Chicago’s Museum Campus and much, much more!

Extreme Thrill Ride at Chicago Navy Pier
An even more intense and jet-propelled experience, the Seadog Extreme at Chicago's Navy pier will exhilarate with top speeds and the most horsepower on the water! Prepare for the ultimate thrill!

For a truly wet and wild experience, the Seadog Extreme is 30% faster than her doggie siblings! Topping out at 45mph on the open water, the Seadog Extreme is the most horse-powered commercial passenger vessel of its kind currently cruising the Great Lakes.
With exhilarating high speeds and full 180-360° spins, this jet-propelled ride blasts off to start and splashes down to stop! Experience full throttle slalom runs, sharp twists and turns, and feel the raw power and excitement of the Seadog Extreme's two 1400 HP engines. Also enjoy rock-n-roll music and a fun narration about Chicago.

Lakefront Fireworks Cruise
Lakefront Fireworks Cruise. Cruise along Lake Michigan with an exciting speedboat ride paired with an informative tour of the Chicago skyline, then end the evening with a dazzling fireworks show from the best seats in the city. Available on Wednesday and Saturday, Memorial Day – Labor Day. (fireworks display dependent on weather conditions)

Haunted River Tour
Discover Chicago’s architecture at nighttime while exploring the many spirits, scandals, and sins of the Windy City. Our costumed tour guides will take you on a journey through Chicago's darker history with spine tingling tales of supernatural occurrences, moonlit mysteries, and infamous figures along the beautiful Chicago River.

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Holli D
"A great blend of wit and wisdom"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 22, 2018 NEW
At the suggestion of a local friend, we booked a sea dog tour. It was the exact right amount of charming and informed. The history was there, but also the anecdotes that make the information memorable. Tour guide Billy and our crew Rock and Captain Swag made the ride seem safe and seamlessly executed. Highly recommend.
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Jerry L
Saint Louis, Missouri
"Fun and Educational (in a fun way!)"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 22, 2018 NEW
What a great time. A bit cold out for the middle of October but this tour through downtown Chicago by boat was both a lot of fun and very educational. Chicago is a beautiful city and this was a great way to see some of it. Our guide Anna was great and she knew her stuff. She had a great personality and even poked fun at us for visiting from St. Louis. If you take this tour you will know a lot more about Chicago than you knew prior to taking the boat ride. Highly recommended.
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Annika L
"sooo much fun and interesting"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 22, 2018 NEW
We had so much fun cruising the Chicago River with guide Billy! It was so interesting to see the buildings from the river and it was really interesting what the guide told us. He even told us some fun facts and little story which was really fun! For the last few minutes, we could enjoy speeding over the lake. We can only recommend joining one of those tours
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Melbourne, Australia
"Architecture adventure"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 20, 2018 NEW
We went on the Seadog architecture trip, which is a combination of seeing Chicago’s amazing buildings up close along the river, and seeing the skyline from an exhilarating speedboat ride on Lake Michigan. Our guide Amir was knowledgeable and a heap of fun. Highly recommended!
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London, United Kingdom
"Great tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 20, 2018 NEW
We went to Chicago for our honeymoon and chose this tour because it was the only one that did the river and lake. Tour was brilliant - really informative and lots of fun, especially going at speed on the lake! Thank you
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Frequently Asked Questions about Seadog Chicago Tours

Where are you located?
You can find us on Navy Pier’s Dock Street, located at: 600 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago IL, 60611. Look for Seadog Speedboats directly below the Ferris Wheel and across from the Grand Staircase.

Is there parking at Navy Pier?
Absolutely, Door 4 is the closest entrance to Seadog’s ticket booth for an additional cost.

Do you validate parking?
Unfortunately, we do not.

Is Seadog okay for all ages to ride?
Seadog offers something for everyone! We do not, however, recommend cruising for those with cardiac conditions or orthopedic conditions associated with the neck or back. It’s also not recommend for women in late terms of pregnancy. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult to cruise aboard any Seadog product. Don’t forget, you must be at least 48 inches to board Seadog’s Extreme Thrill Ride!

Can I smoke on board?
Sorry, city ordinances prohibit smoking aboard all Seadog vessels.

Are food and drink allowed on board?
We do not sell food or beverages on board but you’re welcome to bring your own refreshments as long as there is no glass.

Will I get wet?
This is unlikely on Seadog’s 30 - Minute Lakefront Speedboat Tour, 75 - Minute River and Lake Architectural Tour, and a 60 - Minute Lakefront Fireworks Cruise. The 30 - Minute Extreme Thrill Ride boasts the highest chance of getting wet so plan accordingly! Seadog is an open-air speedboat so there’s always a possibility depending on lake and wind conditions.

Is the boat handicap accessible?
Our vessels are accessible for most standard manual wheelchairs.

Are there restrooms on every cruise?
Yes. Restrooms are located on all Seadog products.

When can we board?
Boarding begins fifteen minutes prior to scheduled departure. We recommend arriving at least 30 minutes early to ensure enough time to get tickets.

What happens in the case of inclement weather?
If Seadog Cruises cancels your cruise due to inclement weather, you may reschedule your cruise date. If we know in advance due that your cruise will be cancelled due to weather, you will receive a call from our contact center to reschedule. If you do not receive a call and/or are concerned about your cruise being cancelled because of weather, please call for more information on your specific cruise.

May I bring a stroller aboard?
Strollers remain stowed on dock while you enjoy your cruise. A Seadog staff member will diligently watch your items and return them upon docking back at Navy Pier.

Can dogs cruise aboard the Seadog?
Dogs are welcome aboard Seadog and cruise for FREE*! All we ask is that pooches are leashed and friendly!