Get Out On A Boat! How To Spend A Chicago Summer On The Water

Posted by Leila Zammatta on Friday, May 10th, 2019 at 11:03am.

Is there anything better than being out on the water on a beautiful Chicago summer day? We don't think so, which is why we've rounded up some of the best options for boat rentals and tours that will let you experience the city from a Lake Michigan or Chicago River view.

Chicago Architecture Foundation Boat Tour - These tours are perpetually popular with tourists and locals alike, and for good reason! You can learn about our city's most amazing buildings and architectural features from a knowledgeable guide all while you're enjoying the summer breeze from atop a river boat. There are lots of other architecture tours, but this one is perhaps the most consistently highly rated.

Jet Ski Chicago - Okay, these aren't exactly boats, but there's nothing like the adrenaline rush you'll get from zipping along Lake Michigan with the Chicago skyline glittering in the background. Plus you can take off right from North Avenue Beach!

Odyssey Lunch Cruises - What's better than having lunch on a patio? Having lunch on a boat of course. Enjoy a three course lunch while you float along the Chicago River on these cruises.

Fireworks Cruises - What is better than seeing fireworks on a hot summer night? Seeing them from a boat, of course. Head out from Navy Pier and enjoy the spectacle!

SeaDog Speedboat Tours - Love feeling the wind in your hair as you experience the best of Chicago? This speedy tour is for you. 

Wateriders Kayak Tours - Want something a little more adventurous? Hop in a kayak and discover a different side of the city on one of these popular tours.

Chicago Electric Boats - Grab one of these boats, a couple of friends, a cooler filled with snacks and beverages, and cruise around the Chicago River on your own electric boat.

3rd Coast Charters - When you want to splurge on your own private charter boat, this is the way to go. Plus they offer sailing lessons if you're ready to embrace the nautical life in Chicago.

You probably don't think of Chicago as a destination for boating or water sports, but you'd be surprised. Want learn more about living on the shores of Lake Michigan? Get in touch with our real estate team today!

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