Take a thrilling speed boat tour of Chicago along the city's beautiful Lake Michigan, enjoying fantastic views of the city skyline and its many tourist landmarks along the way. This fast-paced speedboat ride is sure to get your heart racing, with a little history, humor and information thrown in food good measure.
Start your 30-minute ride at Navy Pier, heading out onto scenic Lake Michigan as you listen to a few anecdotes about the Pier and the impressive Lake Michigan. Then pump up the music and listen to the engines roar as your 2,000-horsepower vessel zips along the lake for an adrenaline-pumping tour of the city. Zoom down to Chicago's Museum Campus, where you'll stop for a few minutes to get a quick history lesson and learn about Windy City's many landmarks.
Then crank up the throttle again as you streak back past Navy PIer towards the Magnificent Mile, catching great views of Grant Park, Buckingham Fountain and the Willis Tower as you cruise. Return to the dock at Navy Pier after 30 minutes to finish your action-packed speedboat trip.
Start Location: 600 E Grand Ave , Chicago, IL, 60611
Start Location Notes: We recommend you park in the West Parking Garage near door 8 to most easily access Seadog.
Start Location Direction: Driving From the South: Take the Dan Ryan Expressway West to Lake Shore Dr. North. Exit Grand Ave./Illinois St. to Navy Pier From the Southwest: Take Interstate 55 North (Stevenson) to Lake Shore Dr. North. Exit Grand Ave./Illinois St. to Navy Pier From the Far Southwest: Follow Interstate 57 North to the Dan Ryan Expressway West. Go to Lake Shore Dr. North Exit Grand Ave./Illinois St. to Navy Pier From the Southeast: Take 90/94 West (Dan Ryan Expressway) to Lake Shore Dr. North. Exit Grand Ave./Illinois St. to Navy Pier From the North: Take 90/94 East (Kennedy) to Ohio St. Exit. Turn right on Fairbanks/Columbus Dr. Turn left on Illinois St. to Navy Pier From the Northeast: Take Lake Shore Dr. South to the Grand Ave./Illinois St. exit. Turn left on Illinois St. to Navy Pier CTA Navy Pier is served by several bus lines from the Loop, including: 29-State 56-Milwaukee 65-Grand 66-Chicago routes
You can find us on Navy Pier’s Dock Street, located at: 600 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago IL, 60611. Look for Seadog Speedboats directly below the Ferris Wheel and across from the Grand Staircase.
Absolutely, Door 4 is the closest entrance to Seadog’s ticket booth.
Unfortunately, we do not.
We offer four different cruises at varying lengths: 30-Minute Lakefront Speedboat Tour, 30-Minute Extreme Thrill Ride, 75-Minute River and Lake Architectural Tour, and a 60-Minute Lakefront Fireworks Cruise
Seadog offers something for everyone! We do not, however, recommend cruising for those with cardiac conditions or orthopedic conditions associated with the neck or back. It’s also not recommended for women in late terms of pregnancy. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult to cruise aboard any Seadog product. Don’t forget, you must be at least 48 inches to board Seadog’s Extreme Thrill Ride!
If you reserve your tickets in advance, you have the option to print your Seadog tickets at home or display them on your smartphone at boarding. You may also pick up or purchase tickets at the Seadog ticket booth on the day of your cruise.
In accordance with US Coast Guard Regulation, all passengers and their belongings being brought on to our vessels are subject to search and screening. In order to expedite the boarding process we ask that you please do not bring any unnecessary bags on board.
Sorry, city ordinances prohibit smoking aboard all Seadog vessels.
We do not sell food or beverages on board, but you’re welcome to bring your own refreshments as long as there is no glass.
This is unlikely on Seadog’s 30-Minute Lakefront Speedboat Tour, 75-Minute River and Lake Architectural Tour, and a 60-Minute Lakefront Fireworks Cruise.The 30-Minute Extreme Thrill Ride boasts the highest chance of getting wet so plan accordingly! Seadog is an open-air speedboat so there’s always a possibility depending on lake and wind conditions.
Our vessels are accessible for most standard manual wheelchairs.
Yes. Restrooms are located on all Seadog products.
Boarding begins fifteen minutes prior to scheduled departure. We recommend arriving at least 30 minutes early to ensure enough time to get tickets.
If Seadog Cruises cancels your cruise due to inclement weather, you may reschedule your cruise date or receive a refund.
If we know in advance that your cruise will be cancelled due to weather, you will receive a call from our contact center to reschedule. If you do not receive a call and/or are concerned about your cruise being cancelled because of weather, please call our reservation center at 888-636-7737 for more information on your specific cruise.
Strollers remain stowed on dock while you enjoy your cruise. A Seadog staff member will diligently watch your items and return them upon docking back at Navy Pier.
Dogs are welcome aboard Seadog and cruise for FREE*! All we ask is that pooches are leashed and friendly!