Chicago Lakefront: Half-Hour Seadog Speedboat Ride

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87 reviews

Chicago Lakefront: Half-Hour Seadog Speedboat Ride

From $29.53 per person

Race along Lake Michigan's shoreline and learn entertaining facts about the city of Chicago. Upgrade to the Extreme Thrill Ride for even more fun.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 30 minutes
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Experience a 2,000-horsepower speedboat ride along Chicago's lakefront
  • Learn about Chicago's history and architecture from your experienced guide
  • Enjoy unique views of key Chicago waterfront landmarks
  • Upgrade to the Extreme Thrill Ride for high speeds, full 360° spins, and more
Full description
This half-hour Seadog Speedboat ride along Chicago’s lakefront is one of the best ways to view the city’s skyline while learning about the city. Combine an exciting speedboat ride with informative and amusing stories about the world-famous Windy City! As you depart Chicago's Navy Pier, your captain will tell you interesting facts about the pier and the lakefront as he cranks up the music and races to key lakefront landmarks. Stop near the picturesque lakefront park of the Chicago Museum campus, where you’ll learn about the architecture and history of Chicago. Also stop for views of the Magnificent Mile neighborhood, where you can see Buckingham Fountain, Sears Tower, and Grant Park. Learn about the development of this area, which features Chicago's largest shopping district. Listen to the thrilling sound of the turbo engines as you race around the Lake Michigan waterfront and back to the Navy Pier. Upgrade to the Extreme Thrill Ride Option and experience exhilarating high speeds and full 360° spins. This jet-propelled ride blasts off to start and splashes down to stop. Experience full-throttle slalom runs, sharp twists and turns, and feel the raw power and excitement of Seadog Extreme's two 1400 HP engines.
  • 30-minute narrated speedboat tour
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Proceed directly to the Seadog speedboat which is docked on the South promenade of Navy Pier - across from the Shakespeare Theater.

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • Please note that the Seadog Speedboat is an open-air vehicle. It is recommended that you dress in casual, comfortable clothing and be prepared to get wet.
    • This tour operates weather permitting.
    • All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
    • All participants on the Extreme Thrill Ride Option must be over 48 inches (1.22 meters) to ride.
    • The Seadog Speedboat is accessible for most wheelchairs. If you have an extra-large wheelchair, the local partner's marine crew will assist you in boarding the vehicle.
    • Restrooms are available on the Seadog Speedboat.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 / 5

    based on 87 reviews

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    Me and my hubby really really enjoyed the sea dog boat it was very fun the tour guide Dylan was very informative of the tour and giving fun facts about the different downtown buildings and Jenny was the captain who say a woman can’t Drive a boat! Lol!! The music was hype for you too be in tune Dylan ask each guest if they wanted to take a picture how nice that was. Note to take once you get on the boat it very choppy so if you get sea sick or motion sickness this isn’t for you. But for me my mind went when I cruised to the Bahamas. My overall experience I would do it again you do get wet just a little bit but we’ll worth the price, one word Do it!!!!

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    July 4, 2021

    We loved this activity. They offer several possibilities: the lake, the canals and a slightly more fun experience on the lake. The view from the lake is wonderful, good atmosphere with music .... in short we regretted not having chosen Seadog to do the canals too and especially the experience of the extreme. Very friendly staff.

    August 5, 2019

    great event, very good entertainment on board, a lot of fun; Unfortunately, there were problems with redeeming the voucher, since the organizer knew nothing about the pre-booking and there were already a lot of people waiting on this date. After a short back and forth they left us on board. Everything was very friendly, but we were asked to inform you that, from Seadog's perspective, the communication in advance was not optimal.

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    August 4, 2019

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