A boat tour on Lake Michigan and the Chicago River is something I feel everyone needs to do at least once, whether you're visiting from out of town or local folk. Even if you live in the area and have been up and down the Chicago streets many times, you get a view of the city and all its beauty that you just can't capture from the seat of a cab or while rushing down Michigan Avenue.
Wendella offers combined river and lake tours, architectural tours, sunset tours and the Chicago Water Taxi. The 90-minute river and lake tour is a favorite of local school kids who get their first taste of the river and lake on school field trips -- just like I did and then my son's class did. In a few short days, tours will return for the 2011 season.
Check out this link http://www.wendellaboats.com/media/news/article.aspx?ArticleId=38 for information on the St. Patrick's Day tours, where you can float down a GREEN Chicago River.
The company dates back to 1935 and has a neat history of its own. Learn more on their website:
http://www.wendellaboats.com/. Book your tour online for discounted tickets.
Here's an article I wrote a few years back about the boat tours for the Northwest Indiana Times: