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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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Summer Fun!

Love the Water taxi. Fun for the kids. Every summer I the bring the grandkids down town on the train from the suburbs. We go to Navy Pier, 95th etc. Last year at Navy Pier we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Bartlett, Illinois
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Bartlett, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Love the Water taxi. Fun for the kids. Every summer I the bring the grandkids down town on the train from the suburbs. We go to Navy Pier, 95th etc. Last year at Navy Pier we took a fun boat ride. Creating nice memories for the kids. I can't believe anyone would NOT enjoy this.

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West Dundee, Illinois
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

My husband and I like taking the water taxi to get from the museums to Navy Pier. The kids love it too! Be aware, though, on really windy days, the waves may get a little bumpy. Just a heads up :)

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Willowbrook
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The longer boat tours offered by the Chicago Architectural Foundation are wonderful and I highly recommend them but they can be pricey for families. If you're looking for an inexpensive way to see Chicago from the river hop on a water taxi. There's no tour guide but it's an enjoyable boat ride and a great way to get around the... More 

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Chicago Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

If you live in the City, you can make Great Use of the Water taxis. They travel down the Chicago River and Lake michigan from areas like China Town to Union Station (Train Station) all the way down the River to Michigan Ave with stops in between and out to the lake all the way to Museum Campus and McCormick... More 

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Pune
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

It was nicely managed, the time taken to get on board was little more. The guide and the knowing the history part was excellent. The duration of 1 hour is also good time to see and understand. Over all the arrangements are good.

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We used the Chicago Water Taxi to get from Shedd Aquarium to Navy Pier. It's relatively inexpensive, plus it's a fun experience! It was windy, so Lake Michigan was very choppy. We ended up getting soaking wet! They handed out ponchos, but by the time we got them, we were already drenched. This wouldn't have been so bad if it... More 

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Greenfield, Wisconsin, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Actually we went on the Water Taxi back in 2010? I didn't review it back then because I never heard of TripAdvisor at that time. I wish Milwaukee had the Water Taxi which is where I am from. I love being on the water and this was great. It can't take you right to where you're going but it can... More 

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Roswell, Georgia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Why sit in traffic, waiting on red lights, and pay dearly to get where you need to go. The Chicago water taxi can get you there quicker and for a fraction of the cost.

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Tujunga, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This is a great way to get around. We used it all day. Went to the Willis building then back to Navy pier, then to the aquarium.Fun

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Herts
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78 reviews 78 reviews
21 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This is a great way to see the city skyline as well as a convenient service for getting to the aquarium. Its also inexpensive so a must-do when you're in Chicago.

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