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“Great value. More than just the lakefront too”
Review of Chicago Water Taxi

Chicago Water Taxi
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Chicago River Walk Tours
Ranked #1 of 40 Transportation in Chicago
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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, The Chicago Riverwalk, and Union and Ogilvie Train Station. There is no better way to get around Chicago than by boat!
Reviewed August 18, 2011

The water taxi's head west towards a small vibrant Chinatown and meander through the canyons of buildings between Lake Michigan and the cities main railway stations. Nikppy, safe, away from the pollution above and the bums and the masses of people all caught up in their own thoughts and kamikaze cab drivers. Boat tends to run quite far through the year; into November, it all depends on the weather really. But yeah make the most of it. Obviously the shoreline is the most stunning view but you can get so much further than just there.

1  Thank Antony T
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Reviewed August 11, 2011

We took the taxi from Shedd's to Michigan. It was fun relaxing, and did we ever get some great photos of Chicago. Highly recommend!!!

2  Thank fivecallmemom
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Reviewed August 10, 2011

The Wencella's Water Taxi-the yellow boats, offer a $6.00 pp pass for the whole day.

There is another company (white boats) and they run out to Navy Pier. They are MUCH too expensive ($28 pp for a day pass).

The Wencella's Water Taxi boats go from Michigan Avenue to Chinatown, with a total of four/five stops...

If you already have a day/tourist pass from the Chicago CTA, you can ride a bus for free to get from Michigan Avenue to Navy Pier... skip the expensive white boat company!

Thank Jay P
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Reviewed August 4, 2011

It costs $6.00 for an all day pass. You can ride it all day if you like.

You can travel from Michigan Avenue all the way to Chinatown, passing many of Chicago's beautiful skyscrapers (charge your camera battery - you'll need it!).

There are open air seats and a lot of great scenery.

If you're in Chicago for leisure, I strongly recommend you find the time to take a ride.

6  Thank Michael255093
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Reviewed July 28, 2011

We took the taxi from the Shedd Aquarium to Navy Pier. It was a great way to get another view of the city and a good opportunity to get photos. The ride was smooth, the taxi staff professional and the price was very reasonable. A nice, relaxing ride on a very hot summer Chicago day. Great experience, glad we did it!

2  Thank joburkholder1
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