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Chicago Water Taxi

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Address: 400 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone Number: +1 312-337-1446
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Description: We are Chicago's river transportation service. An iconic fleet of black...
We are Chicago's river transportation service. An iconic fleet of black and yellow boats, we serve all three branches of the Chicago River from March to November. Our stops include Michigan Avenue, Chinatown, North Avenue, Clark and LaSalle, and Union and Ogilvie Train Station. There is no better way to get around Chicago than by boat!
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Chicago water taxi is a big attraction in Michigan lake. You can enjoy riding for a small area and can go back to area from where you have started your walk. Michigan lake is most... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Chicago water taxi is a big attraction in Michigan lake. You can enjoy riding for a small area and can go back to area from where you have started your walk. Michigan lake is most attractive area of Chicago.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Took water taxi from Michigan avenue to navy pier as we were staying at the W lakeshore. It was so easy. We went out early that day to the architectural boat tour.(to avoid queues). So when we decided to head back later that day it was so easy. $10. Better than a taxi or walking.

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Palm Harbor Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Great ride from mag mile to Chinatown. The boat was convenient, clean and inexpensive. Quick way to get across town, nice scenery also.

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West Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Even if you have no where to go, this is worth just riding up and down the Chicago River. It's awesome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Talk about service, Brandon our captain from Shedd to Navy Pier was great! He helped to load us up, even helped my hubby with the stroller, and chummed it up with our 7 month old. These guys are amazing. Very smooth 20-25 minute ride and couldn't think of a better way to get around!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Oustanding way to see the city and hear interesting facts about Chicago! Wear sunscrean and hold onto your hat in the windy city! The breeze on the river WILL blow your hair/hat.

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Oak Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Avoid the traffic and get to China town or North Michigan ave with the locals that take this every day in the nice weather to get to work.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

For the price it was very reasonable. And so much better than driving bside all those cars. You get a real different view of Chicago from the water. Trust me, just try it, you'll love it, and the drivers hve lots to tell you!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I usually drive or take the CTA train or Metra train when going downtown. This is the first time I walked over the museum campus from a friend's place. The water taxi was boarding within 5 minutes of purchasing the tickets. US$8 one way, $16 round-trip. I liked that during peak traffic, this is a nice route! (great view, pretty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

What a great way to get around and see Chicago from a different perspective. It's not a tour, just a ride on the Chicago River. The workers were very helpful and let us know what stops were best for getting to certain attractions. It was very inexpensive and well worth the effort to walk down the stairs to catch a... More 

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Additional Information about Chicago Water Taxi

Address: Address: 400 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone Number: +1 312-337-1446
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:45 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 6:45 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 6:45 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 6:45 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 6:45 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 6:45 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 6:45 am - 9:00 pm

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