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Chicago Water Taxi

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Magnificent Mile
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Address: 400 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
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+1 312-337-1446
6:45 am - 9:00 pm
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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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Great way to cut down on walking

We took this taxi to cut off walking all the way to Navy Peir. We had a great time looking at the skyline from the water.

Reviewed March 2, 2016
Tillsonburg, Canada
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Tillsonburg, Canada
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83 reviews
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Reviewed March 2, 2016

We took this taxi to cut off walking all the way to Navy Peir. We had a great time looking at the skyline from the water.

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Wyandotte, Michigan
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Reviewed February 24, 2016

Always a nice way to get to China Town and north without all the traffic. We had a great time, fast reliable service and reasonably priced.

Pune, India
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91 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed February 23, 2016

Travelled here from Navy pier to Michigan avenue and it was a very amazing experience while watching different buildings alongside.

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Brentwood, Tennessee
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed February 23, 2016

A great way to see all around the city from one end to the other when out away from the land and. gliding on the water.This time of year not so good due to winter.But do it in spring or summer like I did on a previous trip.

Thank Leslie B
Homer Glen, Illinois, United States
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed February 23, 2016

This is a wonderful spring, summer, and fall trip that introduces a visitor to the Chicago school of architecture. Yes, Paris has it's baton mouche, Chicago has the Chicago water taxi. This is good for limited mobility people.

Thank Edward M
St. Louis
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114 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed February 22, 2016

It is a cheap way to explore the city! It is only seasonal like from the spring to the fall! Definitely worth it to experience this while visiting Chicago!!

Thank William S
Smithville, Missouri
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158 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2016

We take the water taxi from union station to our hotel on Michigan Ave. also take it to navy pier and the shed aquarium. The price is right, easy to access the taxi along michigan av. Doesn't run during the winter months of course.

Thank Donna Q
Chicago, Illinois
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105 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed February 9, 2016

Went downtown with some friends and instead of walking decided to hop on the Water Taxi. It was a beautiful day and really nice short trip down the river to Michigan Ave

Thank cindyzee
Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed February 3, 2016

Jump on the water taxi and cruise from Navy Pier to Michigan Avenue while experiencing the Great Chicago Skyline on the Chicago river

1 Thank Saladgirl1954
Newman Lake
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Reviewed February 2, 2016

Decided on our last rip to Chicago we needed to ride on the water taxi. It was a great way to get to where we wanted without walking a long ways!

Thank Judy M

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