Guided tour

Chicago Lakefront: Half-Hour Seadog Speedboat Ride

Chicago Lakefront: Half-Hour Seadog Speedboat Ride

From US$ 29.53 per person

Race along Lake Michigan's shoreline and learn entertaining facts about the city of Chicago. Upgrade to the Extreme Thrill Ride for even more fun.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 30 minutes
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Experience a 2,000-horsepower speedboat ride along Chicago's lakefront
  • Learn about Chicago's history and architecture from your experienced guide
  • Enjoy unique views of key Chicago waterfront landmarks
  • Upgrade to the Extreme Thrill Ride for high speeds, full 360° spins, and more
Full description

This half-hour Seadog Speedboat ride along Chicago’s lakefront is one of the best ways to view the city’s skyline while learning about the city. Combine an exciting speedboat ride with informative and amusing stories about the world-famous Windy City! As you depart Chicago's Navy Pier, your captain will tell you interesting facts about the pier and the lakefront as he cranks up the music and races to key lakefront landmarks.

Stop near the picturesque lakefront park of the Chicago Museum campus, where you’ll learn about the architecture and history of Chicago. Admire views of the Magnificent Mile neighborhood, including the Buckingham Fountain, Sears Tower, Grant Park, and Chicago's largest shopping district. Listen to the thrilling sound of the turbo engines as you race around the Lake Michigan waterfront and back to the Navy Pier. Upgrade to the Extreme Thrill Ride Option and experience exhilarating speeds and full 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 the raw power of Seadog Extreme's 1400 HP engines.

  • 30-minute narrated speedboat tour
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Proceed directly to the Seadog speedboat which is docked on the South promenade of Navy Pier - across from the Shakespeare Theater.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please note that the Seadog Speedboat is an open-air vehicle. It is recommended that you dress in casual, comfortable clothing and be prepared to get wet.
  • This tour operates weather permitting.
  • All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All participants on the Extreme Thrill Ride Option must be over 48 inches (1.22 meters) to ride.
  • The Seadog Speedboat is accessible for most wheelchairs. If you have an extra-large wheelchair, the local partner's marine crew will assist you in boarding the vehicle.
  • Restrooms are available on the Seadog Speedboat.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 148 reviews

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We upgraded from the 'regular' Seadog tour to the Extreme - best decision ever! There is a time for the sedate Architectural tour, and there are times when you just really want to go fast. We had age ranges from 8 years to 59 years in our group - hard to say who enjoyed it more. We felt very secure & safe on the boat - heads up - sit in the front to get less wet. Highly recommend!

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August 16, 2021

This was a wonderful experience that my family and I got to enjoy.The tour guide I believe is name is CJ and his entire crew did a wonderful job. He was very knowledgeable in explaining some of the historic buildings in Chicago. Even taking time out to capture pictures for people to make sure their memorable moments would be remembered. I look forward to taking another boat ride with SeaDog again.

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July 7, 2021

Great fun ride . They were on time so we didn’t have to Stand in line for too long . That can be tough if traveling with a toddler or babies . They took care of the strollers by putting them on one side for us just before boarding the boat. The boat ride itself was fun . View is absolutely magnificent and make sure to have your phones and camera ready to take pictures !

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July 5, 2021

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