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Top Boat Tours 2014: Best Chicago Boat Tours for Summer 2014 Ranked by ChicagoTraveler.com

From Stunning Views of the Skyline to Informative Details About Architecture, Chicago Cruises Are a Great Way to View the City

CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 07/14/14 -- A boat tour is an incredible way to view Chicago during the summer, and the city offers several distinct tours that allow guests to experience the city in a unique way. Today, ChicagoTraveler.com (www.chicagotraveler.com), a travel and tourism website dedicated to the Windy City, announced its 2014 list best boat tours for the season.

1. Odyssey Cruises
The newly renovated Odyssey offers amazing skyline views and lakefront dining. This cruise treats guests like royalty while enjoying the finest DJ entertainment. Currently, the Odyssey offers brunch, lunch, and dinner cruises. There are also several specialty cruises that get up close and personal with the John Hancock Center, the Chicago lakefront, and the Shedd Aquarium.

The dining cruises depart from Navy Pier and coast along Lake Michigan. The Odyssey travels past many of Chicago's famous skyscrapers and landmarks. This offers an amazing summer experience. While enjoying the beautiful summer weather, music will fill the air and delicious entrees are served directly to the guest's table.

The Odyssey recently experienced a $2 million renovation. The cruise has three elegant climate-controlled decks and an LED illuminated dance floor. The Odyssey also has a calming rooftop lounge with comfortable deck furniture.

The Odyssey offers an illuminating experience this summer with the dazzling fireworks display. Every Wednesday and Saturday from May 24 to August 30, the Odyssey offers a fireworks experience like none other.

More information about the Odyssey here: http://www.chicagotraveler.com/odyssey-chicago-tours

2. Seadog Cruises
This cruise offers one of the more well-liked attractions at Navy Pier. The Seadog offers entertainment for everyone from the history buff to the thrill-seeker. This cruise allows guests to enjoy views of Grant Park, The Chicago Harbor, Buckingham Fountain, and much more.

This summer guests can experience the Chicago Architecture Tour which departs daily from Navy Pier. This tour views the city from the Chicago River and provides fascinating narrations of many of Chicago's renowned neighborhoods and landmarks. The Architectural Tour is 75 minutes and this tour is the best way to view Chicago's famous buildings and distinct architecture.

The Lakefront Speedboat Rides are another entertaining summer attraction. These rides allow guests to view the city of Chicago while listening to music on a speedboat ride. The Lakefront Speedboat Tour is 30 minutes and combines a thrilling speedboat ride with informative descriptions of Chicago's skyline.

Seadog Cruises also offers an Extreme Thrill Ride that is designed to amaze. The ride uses two 1400 HP engines to offer guests an experience that includes 180-degree turns, 360-degree spins, and splash down stops. The Extreme Thrill Ride is a wet and exciting experience. The Seadog Extreme tops out at 45 mph and is 30% faster than any other Seadog boat.

There is also the Lakefront Fireworks Cruise that is offered every Wednesday and Saturday evening this summer. The Seadog provides panoramic views of the dazzling fireworks from various positions along Lake Michigan.

More information about Seadog Speedboat Tours here: http://www.chicagotraveler.com/seadog-speedboat-tours

3. Spirit Cruises
The Spirit of Chicago offers dancing, sightseeing, and dining aboard its entertaining cruise. The Spirit departs from Navy Pier and cruises along the lakefront. This ship is designed for comfort, relaxation, and fun. The Spirit of Chicago shows its guests the city of Chicago in a truly memorable way.

Guests aboard The Spirit can expect to experience Chicago this summer on a rooftop deck. The Spirit also offers panoramic windows on the three climate-controlled interior decks. There is an entertaining DJ, full service bars, and large dance floors.

The Spirit of Chicago offers an incredible fireworks display at Navy Pier this summer. This ship provides an up close and personal view of the astonishing show. This ship delivers an entertaining and distinct mixture of beautiful views, dining, entertainment, and dancing. The fireworks display is every Wednesday and Saturday night from May through August.

This ship is also a great place to host an event this summer. Enjoy the summer weather with a private group or with family out on the water. The Spirit of Chicago is perfect for birthdays, field trips, and company events. The Spirit has a skyline lunch and dinner cruise.

More information about Spirit of Chicago Tours here: http://www.chicagotraveler.com/spirit-chicago-tours

4. Valara Cruises
This cruise is one of the most luxurious and impressive in Chicago. The Valara offers an upscale experience that is sure to entertain guests and clients this summer. There are several reasons to choose the Valara for a private cruise. This is an 87-foot luxury yacht that operates solely as a private yacht rental. The Valara offers excellent service while providing beautiful skyline views.

This private cruise can help businesses get to know employees and customers. The cruise allows guests to mingle throughout two luxury levels that include large bars and modern furnishings. The Valara offers entertainment that helps set the tone of the event such as a band or a live DJ.

This cruise is also ideal for weddings and receptions this summer. The Valara can accommodate up to 149 guests for an intimate wedding. The cruise offers an easy to plan and simple package that can fit the needs of any client. Wedding packages include Pure Elegance, Grande Gala, and the VIP Classic.

More information about Valara private cruises: http://www.chicagotraveler.com/adventure-sea-tours

5. Chicago Line Cruises
Every summer in Chicago, Chicago Line Cruises hosts several entertaining and exciting themed tours. These tours can range from early java jaunts to nightly fireworks cruises. The tours normally depart from the historic North Pier Dock.

The Architectural Cocktail Tour is one of the more popular tours for Chicago Line Cruises. This tour allows guests to sip cocktails while listen to the history of Chicago. The tour includes a beautiful view of the skyline along Lake Michigan. The detailed narration of Chicago's architecture is impressive to all guests. The tour occurs Monday through Saturdays from May 23rd to August 31st. There is also a fireworks tour that occurs on Saturdays from May 23 to August 31.

Chicago Line offers private charters that are engaging. This cruise is for groups of 20 guests to 200 guests. The boats are fully-outfitted and offer comfortable amenities. The private charters offer a perfect outing this summer to create a memorable event that guest will talk about for years. The private charters are ideal for cocktail parties, buffets, dinners, and specially themed menus. The boats have a full-service bar and a professional audio system. Chicago Line can offer a beautiful view of the skyline for any special occasion.

More information about Chicago Line Cruises: http://www.chicagotraveler.com/attractions/chicago-from-the-lake.html

When experiencing Chicago this summer, a boat tour is an amazing way to view the city. Chicago cruises can offer experiences that includes beautiful weather, famous attractions, and elegant boats. When considering a boat tour, Chicago has several cruises that provide a view of the city that is unmatched.

About ChicagoTraveler.com:
Chicago is one of the top vacation destinations in America famous for its unique character, annual events, popular foods, and architecture top sports teams. ChicagoTraveler.com guides travelers to all the best things to do, top places to eat and deals on the best places to stay in Chicago.

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