Before the invention of Lake Michigan, Chicagoans were forced to take their speedboats to the local YMCA and do nanosecond laps, or they went to the nearest kiddie pool for doughnuts. Celebrate this magnificent liquid innovation with today's Groupon: for $12, you get a 30-minute speedboat and sightseeing tour from Seadog Cruises, up to a $25 value. A reservation is required.
Jet-boat off from the south side of Navy Pier and race along, below, and above the water while enjoying an informative tour of Chicago's beautiful sights, including Museum Campus, the Sears Tower, Buckingham Fountain, Grant Park, and the Colossus of Daley. Each turbo-charged, diesel-engine Seadog holds between 110 and 135 wide-eyed humans and three torpedo bays for blowing apart unnecessary landmarks. The ship alternates pumping heart-clenching rock music and informative narration from the mouth of a sea captain.
A Seadog tour is a once-in-an-hour opportunity to show out-of-town guests the city, as well as a different way for Chicagoans to enjoy the lake that doesn't involve grenade fishing. Because speedboats average 74 knots, you have the potential to see from 475–534 sights per tour, depending on the level of the lake and the tangent of Ares. Boats leave every hour on the hour from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week.
This Groupon excludes tours that depart during the weekends of July 4 and the Chicago Air & Water Show.
- We did a speedboat ride with Seadog from Navy Pier and it was excellent - one of the highlights of our trip to Chicago. The guide was very entertaining but the star of the show was the speed in that boat. – Fran&Olywn, TripAdvisor
- All in all, it was interesting and fun. Our tour guide was humorous and gave interesting anecdotes of bits of info pertaining to the various buildings that are seen from the Chicago River. – Ray C., Yelp
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