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Go On A Virtual Cruise Of The Chicago River From Your Sofa

By Colby Smith

Go On A Virtual Cruise Of The Chicago River From Your Sofa

Booze cruise, anyone?

With the likely extension of the stay-at-home order, Chicagoans are feeling as antsy as ever to get out and roam their city. Although that’s not quite in the cards yet, you can get a taste of city and sea life through Chicago Detour’s virtual boat tour.

Chicago Detour’s Cruise from your Couch Virtual Boat Tour allows you to go on a float tour of the Chicago River.

You won’t need to wear a life jacket, but you would benefit from putting on your thinking cap. The one-hour tour will not only take you along a smooth passage over Chicago’s famous waterway, but will provide unique insight into its surroundings.

“Executive Director and Chicago Detours founder Amanda [Scotese] will lead this special tour that delves into the forgotten stories of Chicago’s waterways, environment, transportation history and architectural masterpieces,” the tour description reads.

The tour sets sail on Saturday, May 9, for $8 per ticket. Register here to go on a one-of-a-kind voyage.

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If even thinking about rivers makes you sea sick, give your sea legs a break and check out one of Chicago Detour’s happy hour tours, which such themes as: Chicago Underground Layers Virtual Expedition, FOrgotten Nightlife History Around Viagra Triangle, and Beloved Barflies of Chicago Lore.

Or, go on a one of their live virtual tours, including: Mother’s Day Brunch Women’s History Tour, The Secret Pasts of Wicker Park Buildings, or the Brains Behind the Chicago Skyscraper tour.

[Featured image: @pat_visuals]