Water activity

Chicago Lakefront: Seadog Speedboat Ride

Activity provider: City Cruises

Chicago Lakefront: Seadog Speedboat Ride

Activity provider: City Cruises
Likely to sell out

From US$ 39.21 per person

Likely to sell out

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
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Duration 30 minutes
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Skip the ticket line
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. Admire views of the Magnificent Mile neighborhood, including the Buckingham Fountain, Sears Tower, Grant Park, and 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 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 the raw power of Seadog Extreme's 1400 HP engines.

  • Speed boat trio
  • Live guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and beverages
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People under 3 ft 9 in (120 cm)
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
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • The Seadog Speedboat is an open-air vehicle, be prepared to get wet
  • This tour operates rain or shine
  • All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult
  • All participants on the Extreme Thrill Ride Option must be over 120cm 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
  • The boat departs at the time of the activity and does not wait
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 198 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money
  • Safety

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I love SEADOG, but it seems like the regular non-extreme thrill ride has been modified to be basically a speed boat ride out and back instead of having a few little opportunities to get splashed and take a fast corner as it used to. I guess they decided to save all the real fun for the Extreme Thrill. With that disappointment stated, it is still lovely to go out in a speed boat and it was a good trip for the newbies I brought with me. I would still recommend. ♥️

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August 4, 2022

We upgraded from the 'regular' Seadog tour to the Extreme - best decision ever! There is a time for the sedate Architectural tour, and there are times when you just really want to go fast. We had age ranges from 8 years to 59 years in our group - hard to say who enjoyed it more. We felt very secure & safe on the boat - heads up - sit in the front to get less wet. Highly recommend!

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August 16, 2021

This was a wonderful experience that my family and I got to enjoy.The tour guide I believe is name is CJ and his entire crew did a wonderful job. He was very knowledgeable in explaining some of the historic buildings in Chicago. Even taking time out to capture pictures for people to make sure their memorable moments would be remembered. I look forward to taking another boat ride with SeaDog again.

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July 7, 2021

Product ID: 24790