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Chicago Water Taxi

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Address: 400 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-4104
Phone Number: +1 312-337-1446
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We are Chicago's river transportation service. An iconic fleet of black and...

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 Chicago Riverwalk, and Union and Ogilvie Train Station. There is no better way to get around Chicago than by boat!

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Water Taxis here we come

Great way to get around and very economical. The views are not to bad either. They were clean and safe.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Aleida B
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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great way to get around and very economical. The views are not to bad either. They were clean and safe.

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Northbrook, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The yellow color Chicago water taxis provide an easy way to get from Michigan avenue to China Town with various other stops along the river. The all day pass allowed us to hop on and hop off the taxis for a 24 hour period. The weekend cost of $10.00 per person is a bargin.

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Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the train into the city and the first water taxi stop was just a block and a half away. We took that to the river walk and then back on to Chinatown. A very quick way to get around with magnificent views of Chicago

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We purchased a one day pass to go from train station, to hotel, to train station, to Chinatown and back. Very pleasant. They run on time. Very affordable way to get around

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the water taxi. We took it from China Town to Michigan Ave on a beautiful afternoon. Got a great at look at Chicago's architecture from the lake and avoided the city traffic

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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The taxi schedule is very reliable and easy to follow. Nice crew as well. August is a great time of year as the weather is mild then. Great way to get to points along the river.

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Schriesheim, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's nice to see the skyline from the water for a change, and it's not that expensive. Good way to get around Chicago.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have no idea why I haven't done this before, because now that I have I can clearly say that the water taxi is the way to go! Not only was it easy (got on the water taxi from Union Station to Michigan Ave), but it was also fast and inexpensive. My ride took about 15 mins and was WAY... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although you can walk this route, it is nice on a hot day to sit back and take it easy. Is rather expensive at $10 per person from the Aquarium to Navy Pier so we only did it once

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great views of the Chicago skyline from the water taxi. Short 15 minute ride but you dock right at Navy Pier and you can take some great pictures from the boat!

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