Wendella Tours & Cruises

Wendella is Chicago’s Original Architecture Tour, offering a variety of tours, cruises, and Chicago Water Taxi transportation.


Family-owned and operated since 1935, Wendella is Chicago’s Original Architecture Tour. Located at the start of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, their mission it to provide you with a safe, comfortable, affordable, fun day on the waterways.

Wendella features a variety of distinctive tours, cruises and private events. In addition to tours, Wendella offers exciting cruises throughout the summer including Fireworks Cruises, Beer & BBQ Cruises and Wine & Cheese Cruises. If you’re looking to host a private event, Wendella is dedicated to planning the perfect event for your corporate outing or private party. Their vessels include a full-service bar and most vessels feature a climate-controlled lounge.

Wendella Tours & Cruises

  • Mon-Fri Closed
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed


  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Gift Certificate
  • Private Parties
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