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Seadog Chicago Speedboat Ride

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Key Highlights

  • Find out what 2,000+ HP sounds like when you start it up!
  • Discover why over 150,000 people annually ride Seadog!
  • Prepare to have fun and get wet!
  • Enjoy the feel of the wind in your hair
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    01 Apr - 31 Oct: Daily

    Duration

    1 hour (including boarding)

    Start time

    01 Apr - 22 May: Every hour from 11:00am - 7:00pm
    23 May - 05 Sep: Every hour from 11:00am – 9:00pm
    06 Sep - 31 Oct: Every hour from 11:00am - 7:00pm

    Meeting Point

    Cruise departs from Navy Pier, where ample parking is available. Directions for reaching Navy Pier are given in Additional Information.
    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

    Ending Point

    The cruise ends at the starting point

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Are you ready for the turbo-charged thrill of your life when you ride the Seadog along Chicago’s scenic lakefront?

    Prepare for the roar of the 2000-horsepower engines, the plumes of spray and the excitement of zipping along Lake Michigan at 30knots.

    Plus, you’ll be treated to fantastic views of Chicago’s famous skyline, and your Captain will share all kinds of interesting stories and facts about the places you see.

    Fun for all the family – and friends too!

    Itinerary

    Enjoy Lake Michigan’s most exhilarating experience when you take the Seadog Chicago Speedboat Ride. Your ride starts from Navy Pier, where there is ample parking. Details of how to reach Navy Pier are given in Additional Information.

    To receive your boarding pass please present your voucher and photo ID at the activity operator’s ticket kiosk at Navy Pier. Boarding begins 30 minutes before departure time.

    Food and drink can be brought on board, but remember – it is hard to eat while going 30 knots! Be prepared to be splashed – Seadog is an open-air speedboat. If conditions are windy and the lake has a chop, there is a good chance you might get wet. It’s all part of the fun!

    As you depart Chicago's Navy Pier, your Captain will tell you interesting facts about the Pier and Chicago's lakefront.

    Your Captain will then crank up the music and whizz south past Navy Pier to Chicago's Museum Campus where you will pause to hear about Chicago's interesting lakefront landmarks, architecture and history.

    Seadog then zips north past Navy Pier to cruise the Magnificent Mile, giving you unique views of the Sears Tower, Buckingham Fountain and Grant Park along the way.

    Finally, you will race back to Navy Pier to the thrilling sound of turbo-charged engines!

    Your thrilling 30-minute trip ends back at the starting point at Navy Pier.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • 30-minute speedboat ride
    • Narration (in English) from the Captain
    • Taxes and fees
    • Fuel surcharge

    Exclusions

    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.
    You must print and present your voucher in order to redeem services purchased. Please present your voucher and photo ID at the activity operator’s ticket kiosk located at Navy Pier. You will be issued boarding passes at this time. Boarding begins 30 minutes prior to cruise departure time.
    Cruises go ahead rain or shine all year long. In the rare event the Coast Guard prohibits cruising because of weather conditions, your activity operator will contact you to make other arrangements

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.Ample parking is available at Navy Pier where the cruise starts. Alternative parking is available at 460 E. Illinois and 403 E. Grand (one block from Navy Pier). Free Navy Pier Trolley Service runs continuously from parking lot to Navy Pier along Illinois & Grand.Directions for reaching Navy Pier:From the South:Take the Dan Ryan Expressway West to Lake Shore Dr. NorthExit Grand Ave./Illinois St. to Navy PierFrom the Southwest:Take Interstate 55 North (Stevenson) to Lake Shore Dr. NorthExit Grand Ave./Illinois St. to Navy PierFrom the Far Southwest:Follow Interstate 57 North to the Dan Ryan Expressway WestGo to Lake Shore Dr. North Exit Grand Ave./Illinois St. to Navy PierFrom the Southeast:Take 90/94 West (Dan Ryan Expressway) to Lake Shore Dr. NorthExit Grand Ave./Illinois St. to Navy PierFrom the North:Take 90/94 East (Kennedy) to Ohio St. ExitTurn right on Fairbanks/Columbus Dr.Turn left on Illinois St. to Navy PierFrom the Northeast:Take Lake Shore Dr. South to the Grand Ave./Illinois St. exitTurn left on Illinois St. to Navy Pier