Before the invention of Lake Michigan, Chicagoans were forced to take their speedboats to the local YMCA or to the nearest kiddie pool. Celebrate this magnificent liquid innovation with today's Groupon: for $18, you get a 30-minute Extreme Thrill Ride from Seadog Cruises, up to a $35 value including tax and fees. A reservation is required.
Jet-boat off from the south side of Navy Pier and race along, below, and above the water while enjoying Chicago's beautiful sights, including Museum Campus, the Sears Tower, Buckingham Fountain, Grant Park, and the Colossus of Daley. Each jet-propelled Seadog Extreme, a 54-gross-ton, 65-foot-long vessel, holds 125 wide-eyed humans and three torpedo bays for blowing apart unnecessary landmarks. Thirty percent faster than its brother boats, this machine loves to spend tours doing 360-degree spins and triple salchows.
A Seadog tour is a once-in-an-hour opportunity to show out-of-town guests how the city looks when blurred, as well as a different way for Chicagoans to enjoy the lake that doesn't involve grenade fishing. Because this flame-clad speedboat averages 45 miles per hour while it twists and turns to a rocking soundtrack and a bevy of equally gnarly Chicago tales, you'll have the chance to crank your internal-excitement knob to 11. Boats leave every hour from 11:45 a.m. to 6: 45 p.m. seven days a week.
This Groupon excludes tours that depart during special events and holidays.
- 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
- There is nothing like the cool breeze of the lake air against your face, great music playing, and a tour guide that is hysterical. – Nick M., 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.