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Chicago Water Taxi

400 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611 (Near North Side)
+1 312-337-1446
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Ranked #37 of 209 Activities in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Transportation, Boat Tours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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Albuquerque
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I took the water taxi to China Town from the Michigan Ave stop. It was faster and better to use this form of travel. Weekday ticket was $8. IF you go during the mid afternoon you have more choices in "timing". But when you arrive at China Town, you need to walk thru a few neighborhoods. I went during the... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Skip the honking taxi cabs and traffic and enjoy a relaxing boat ride down town.. We bought all day tickets for $10 person, couldn't beat it! The boat we were on did not have ability to use credit cards so make sure you bring cash (just in case) but the 30(ish) min boat ride took us all the way to... More

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Chicago
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Have lived in Chicago over 30 years and have never seen the city from that perspective. We had a perfect day catching the Water Taxi off of Michigan Avenue, near Trump Tower, and going to Chinatown. We wanted an adventure and it was terrific. The water taxi made a few interesting stops and then we landed near Chinatown (at the... More

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Cary, IL
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66 reviews 66 reviews
13 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Why not take the Water taxi on your next trip to Chicago! You can get on right by the Ogilvie Train Station and take the Water Taxi to either China Town or to the Michigan Ave. We got to the dock just as the taxi was getting ready to leave and were able to pay the $3.00 per person one... More

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Lethbridge, Canada
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Take a rest off your feet and be sure to jump on the water taxi. You will see some great sites on the water - cool off from the humidity of Chicago.

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Mount Prospect, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We take the water taxi most times we visit the city after taking the train in from the burbs. It's just a short walk from Ogilvie Train station and is pretty reasonable at $3/person one way. The views along the Chicago River are great and its a much more peaceful ride than along the streets of Chicago in a regular... More

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

On a nice day, it is a great way to see waterfront buildings. Get a schedule, or note the schedule at the dock to plan your return trip. This is not a tourist boat. So there is no commentary. If you are going to Chinatown from the dock between Trump tower and Wrigley building, you may as well get the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I'm torn! I was so looking forward to taking the water taxi to Chinatown with my son and his friends for his first birthday but I didn't have quite such a good experience. First, I checked to make sure strollers were allowed on the boat, their website said yes. When we arrived to the Union Station stop at Madison, there... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We had a wonderful time on the Chicago Water Taxi. It is a cheap, efficient, and fun way to get around Chicago. We got on the Taxi at the Ogilvie station on the west edge of the river between Washington Blvd and Madison St. It only cost us $10 each to ride all day (a bargain !). We rode down... More

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Austin, Texas
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

In town for three Phish shows this summer and staying in the Streeterville area, we took the water taxi to the shows at Northerly Isle each day. It was about $8 per person and took about 15 minutes to get from the Navy Pier to the Shedd Aquarium. Since the weather was perfect (70s, sunny), this was a great ride... More

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