In honor of Carlos Zambrano reaching the 100-win mark, we set out to answer the age-old debate once and for all: Which is faster? A Venezuelan fastball or a speedboat? After weeks of figuring out how to use a high-speed camera, we finally captured photographic evidence that hands-down answers the question:
With today's Groupon, $13 gets you a 30-minute speedboat and sightseeing tour with Seadog Cruises (unscheduled walk-up tickets are valued up to $26, including taxes and fees, depending on when you go). Depart from the south side of Navy Pier (600 E. Grand Ave.) and race along the water while enjoying Chicago's beautiful sights, including Navy Pier, Museum Campus, the Sears Tower, Buckingham Fountain, and Grant Park. It's the perfect opportunity to show out-of-town guests the city and a different way for Chicagoans to enjoy the lake.
Avoid the Saturday speedboat-tour rush by taking advantage of a romantic dusk cruise during the week. You'll see local attractions like you've never seen them before—illuminated by the moon and blurred by the boat's immense speed.
This is a great chance to show your friends and family the city in a whole new way by maximizing the number of attractions it's possible to see in one tour. Since speedboats average 74 knots and the tour lasts 30 minutes, you have the potential to see up to 475 sights seen per tour. (Though the boat will probably go a little slower, so you can appreciate the sites and obey the law.) Don't miss the boat on this exhilarating experience.
This Groupon excludes Seadog tours that depart between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturdays and during the weekends of 4th of July and the Chicago Air & Water Show.
Yelpers rave about Seadog Cruises, giving it four stars. Here's what they'd want you to know:
- “This boat ride is a blast." – Robert L.
- “Its an awesome thing to do with a group of friends and they are actually very reasonably priced…” – Ren H.
- "We got a lot of great information about the buildings in Chicago and we laughed almost the entire time. He had great stories and kept everyone really engaged." – Michele S.
Since 1996, the staff at Seadog Cruises has welcomed explorers aboard sophisticated, open-air speedboats for city tours. Over the years, they’ve led more than two million sightseers through Baltimore and Chicago on cruises that elucidate city histories, paying special attention to landmarks such as Baltimore’s Naval Reserve Center and Chicago’s Tribune Tower. Their fleet of sea crafts uses low-sulfur diesel and a four-stroke engines that produce lower emissions than older models, allowing eco-conscious passengers to rest easy and fish to finally open their windows for some fresh water.
Near North Side
600 E Grand Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60611Get Directions