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CRUISE THE CHICAGO RIVER LIKE A LOCAL
The three branches of the Chicago River wind through the city, offering gorgeous views,
incredible people-watching, and plenty of on-land excursion opportunities. While lakes
offer serenity and peace in nature, urban pontooning is the perfect combination of
outdoor living and city excitement.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Start by choosing one of Chicago’s boat launches as your starting point for the day.
If you enter or exit the river through Lake Michigan, you’ll need to pass through the
Chicago Harbor Lock. If you’ve moved your boat through locks before, you’ll have no
problem. Just make sure you pay close attention to the operators’ instructions.
If you’re used to boating in lakes, keep in mind that the Chicago River will offer less room
to maneuver, and you’ll likely encounter more traffic than you’re used to. That means
right-of-way rules are even more important. The Chicago River is also a popular spot
for kayakers and stand-up paddleboarders, so always be aware of your surroundings to
ensure everyone can enjoy a safe day on the water.
THINGS TO SEE
Chicago is known for its architecture. In fact, many companies operate architecture
boat tours along the river. To enjoy your own history lesson from your own Harris boat,
you can tune into this Audio Tour of the 10 Most Iconic Buildings along with the Chicago
Riverwalk by Geoffrey Baer.
If you’ve never explored Lake Michigan, save some time to boat out into the harbor and
beyond. This Great Lake’s vivid blue waters on a sunny day will have you thinking you’re
on the ocean. Plus, the panoramic view of Chicago’s skyline from Monroe Harbor is
stunning, especially when lit up at night.
DOCK AND DINE
Book a dock at Downtown Docks ahead of time so you can explore the Chicago
Riverwalk, a 1.25-mile path that runs along the Chicago River. It serves as a pedestrian
thoroughfare, provides access to the water, and is home to art installations and highly
popular restaurants like local favorite City Winery, American classic Beat Kitchen, or
tropical oasis Island Party Hut.
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PREPARE TO TAKE OFF
If it’s adrenaline you crave, Harris’s premium pontoons are packed with power to launch you across the water—and amenities more luxurious than first class. Enjoy the feeling of pure exhilaration.
For over 60 years, we’ve created first-class, luxurious pontoons. And while we take pride in our work, we refuse to give in to complacency.
A HIGHER STANDARD
By crafting new models with upgraded technology plush amenities and greater horsepower, we’re working hard to build a better boat for you.
INNOVATIONS THAT ELEVATE YOUR RIDE
Our designers’ compulsive dedication to engineering and heritage has developed some of the best-built pontoon boat platforms in the industry. Harris pontoons feature patented TTRS (Total Torsional Reduction System) deck construction. Each boat is designed to be a true “integrated system” that creates a strong, lightweight pontoon platform proven to endure years of rigorous use.
ADVANCED PONTOON CONSTRUCTION
Dolphin Nose Cone Design
o Exclusive 2-piece Dolphin Nose Cone with integrated splash fin is both elegant & engineered to perform *
o Dolphin Nose Cone design navigates through water with grace & ease
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A Different Pontoon Experience
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