Tour Boat

Commercial tour boats, rented kayaks, and private pleasure craft cruise along the south branch of the Chicago River. (Credit: CBS)

Explosion Of Boats On Chicago River Has Tour Operator Stressing Safety

With the growing popularity of kayaking and other boat rentals on the Chicago river, the water is getting more crowded, aand at least one tour operator said the need for safety education is that much more important.



Shoreline River Tours Signal Return Of Spring

It must be spring. The city’s tour boats are back along the Chicago River and Navy Pier.


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Emanuel Proposes Big Hikes In City Fees For River Tour Boats

The decade-long agreement that Emanuel introduced at Wednesday’s City Council meeting includes dramatically higher fees expected to generate $42.5 million over the life of the contract.


Rescue workers carry off a patient at the scene of a tour boat accident on the Chicago River Monday. (Steve Miller/WBBM Newsradio 105.9)

Tour Boat Hits Dock On Chicago River

A passenger told CBS 2 at the scene the boat’s engine died as the watercraft was trying to dock and it drifted into the wall.


Chicago's Leading Lady

Chicago’s Newest River Tour Boat Christened

Measuring 98 feet long and 34 feet wide, and with space for 299 passengers, Chicago’s Leading Lady is the newest vessel on the Chicago River.

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Capt. Steve Lipine of the Mystic Blue tour boat admires the cityscape from Lake Michigan. (CBS)

Your Chicago: Tour Boat Captain Has Breathtaking View

Steve Lipine traded his job in electronics for a gig that allows him to admire Chicago’s cityscape on a regular basis.