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Chicago Water Taxi

Open Now: 6:45 AM - 9:00 PM
Open today: 6:45 AM - 9:00 PM
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There are a few options for getting a view of the river. We decided to take a ride on the Chicago... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Miami, Florida
Loved the scenery and service

We took the water taxi when leaving Chicago to catch Amtrak. From Michigan Ave to a couple blocks... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Texarkana, Texas, United States
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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, The...more
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400 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-4104
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are a few options for getting a view of the river. We decided to take a ride on the Chicago Water Taxi and were not disappointed. For $10 you can get a ticket and ride for 24 hours. The taxi, depending on the schedule...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Delatorrellc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the water taxi when leaving Chicago to catch Amtrak. From Michigan Ave to a couple blocks from Union station. Was great to see the city one last time (this trip) from the river. Impressive! Will do it again!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank BiggieSauls
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Heading from Oak Park to east Wacker one morning my guide suggested we hop the water taxi. I was amazed that the price was not much different than a taxi, yet it was very relaxing, direct and much more enjoyable on a day when the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank WildPlum3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a good way to get from Madison to Michigan Avenue, but the boarding area is hard to find and Google will walk you around the block endlessly.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AngelaBMichigan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Travel by water taxi is a great way to not only move around downtown Chicago, it is a great way to see the skyline and the beautiful architecture. Though it is not a tour per say, we enjoyed conversations with German and Dutch tourists as...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Vicparadise
Reviewed November 1, 2018

Great view of the city from the water, staff was great! We rode from Museum to Navy Pier and was really great!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Eric H
Reviewed October 20, 2018

The Chicago water taxi is a fun way to travel downtown, near Michigan Avenue to Chinatown. It offers an inexpensive way to spend time on the water, see some great architecture in the downtown area. It stops in Chinatown's Ping Tom Park on its southernmost...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Andy R
Reviewed October 19, 2018

We used the Chicago Water Taxi to visit Chinatown. The ride was comfortable and the price is excellent. I would definitely recommend the Chicago Water Taxi.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Krsmith41
Reviewed October 10, 2018

It's a real shame they don't operate more frequently, but we very much enjoyed taking the water taxi to Chinatown (mmm, dim sum). The views were worth the price.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ethnicmutt
Reviewed October 9, 2018

If you are thinking of getting to the Shedd Aquarium from the Navy Pier then this is the best way. And the views of the Chicago skyline from the boat are wonderful.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mark S
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June 6, 2018|
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Response from spudsl201 | Reviewed this property |
Actually, maybe not a short walk with a 6 year old, but bus or taxi would be convenient.
jacqui r
April 12, 2018|
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Response from halukermis | Reviewed this property |
only service animals
September 3, 2017|
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Response from ken m | Reviewed this property |
The last stop is at Michigan Ave. Trump Tower. It does not go to Navy Pier. However, there is a free Navy Pier Trolley that you can catch at Rush and Illinois one block north of Navy pier. Ask on the water taxi . The taxi... More