Wendella Sightseeing Boats

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400 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611 400 N Michigan Ave, Chicago Directions
Today 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Closed All Hours
+13123371446
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Report | 14 days ago
Poured rain but our guide went on like it was beautiful out.
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Report | 13 days ago
Great tour for both locals and visitors alike. You can never get tired of looking at the beautiful architecture!
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Report | 14 days ago
Would love a deal to show relatives around.
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Report | 13 days ago
If you want to see Chicago without all the walking, take a relaxing trip on the Wendella sightseeing boat. I just took it about 3 weeks ago and I'm ready again.
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Report | 14 days ago
Great way to spend your time while in Chicago! Beautiful view of the city from the water.
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Report | 13 days ago
A lovely way to view the skyline of Chicago on a cool relaxing waterway excursion. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and made the tour even more interesting. A must do activity for first time visitors to the city.
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It was a great trip on the river, an hour and 15 min. The guide was a guy from Chicago who knew everything about the buildings, architects, dates etc. and just did a wonderful job. Don't miss it!
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WE LOVED IT and we'll be back!!!
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Report | 13 days ago
Best place to get all the history of Chicago in. I always take new friends visiting here first.
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Need a better way to monitor the line before boarding, we had many people cut the line after one of the staff moved half the line to accommodate larger number of people waiting in line. They need to add another bartender, the line was 8 deep with only 1 tender and many staff walked by without offering to help out with orders. Many of us missed the beginning of tour because of the line. Pretty poor customer service.
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In 1935, Albert Borgstrom, a Swedish immigrant and carpenter by trade, set about constructing a 65-foot wooden yacht. He named the ship The Wendella and charged visitors $0.25 to ride through the city and listen to a guide expound on the sights. This simple vessel ended up being a steppingstone, and 75 years later, guests still ride along, now craning their heads back at the jagged opalescent silhouette of Trump Tower and the beehive curves of Marina City. Beneath the evolving skyline, the fleet has expanded to six vessels, which are now run by Albert's grandson, Michael Borgstrom. Wendella staffs a dedicated, in-house education department to keep the city's history alive and make sure that people continue to believe in water so it doesn’t disappear. On special excursions, the crew stocks the boats with wine for tastings beneath the stars or points the vessel through the verdigris waters of the lake to watch evening fireworks shows.

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