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.


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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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Witold C
"Fantastic tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 15, 2018 NEW
Really admired the humour and information mixture presented by our guide Ian and the crew. Incredible way to see present past and future projects in Chicago centre.
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"Architectural Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 14, 2018 NEW
the 3:15pm Architectural Tour. The guide; Billy and the Captain; Deep dish and first mate Amanda did a fantastic job!! We learned a lot about the city and the cruise was relaxing. It's a BYOB cruise. We went into the building across from the launch dock and got some frozen margaritas from Lolos. They have a real kick, almost too strong, but put you in the relaxed mood. Don't miss this trip!!!
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Steven Z
"Spend extra money for a better cruise"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed August 14, 2018 NEW
I went with a group of family and friends and here was my experience: Pros: Cheaper (especially with Groupon) than other cruises; Speedboat ride on the lake is unique and you get great views of the skyline. Cons: Our tour guide really didn’t do well at all. He was stammering, didn’t sound like he had done it before, had lame humor, and his stories were not as complete or exciting as we’ve had on cruises from other companies. We just recently took one with another company and he butchered the stories behind the architecture. Microphone wasn’t working 15% of the time. Picking up a cruise from navy pier is worse than the river for two reasons. One, you need to go through the ‘lock’ to get to the river, which takes 10 minutes upon departing and arriving. That adds 20 minutes to your trip where you’re literally just sitting on the water doing nothing. Two, navy pier is just a lot harder to get to than the river walk with traffic and people, etc. This was about 30 bucks a person. I’ve done the architectural foundation cruise for 45 and it was a much better experience. If you want a cheaper cruise with the same views and an average/below guide, Seadog is for you. Otherwise, spend the extra money and go with the other.
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Cinthya D
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"The Best!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 14, 2018 NEW
We did this Extreme Adventure cruise 9 years ago, and I was waiting the right time to came back with our soon, and know it was perfect, we are celebrating he’s 11 birthday!! and one of the best to do it and a Great surprise for him it was the Xtreme Cruise with Seadogs; we did all so the Arquitectural river cruise and it was very nice as well, Tila our tour wide it was very Good, the Arquitectural tour has just a little teaser of velocity, if you really want Fun and Adventure you have to do the Xtreme!!
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"Happy Birthday granddaughter "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 14, 2018 NEW
Wonderful afternoon on the sea dog with my family. The tour guide, Ann, was knowledgeable about Chicago architecture and FUN!! I was pleasantly surprised when The crew passed out cold water to the boat passengers. Very thoughtful on a gorgeous Sunday in August.
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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!