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Review of Chicago Water Taxi

Chicago Water Taxi
Ranked #1 of 37 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 March 30, 2013

This was my first experience taking a water taxi . It was so much fun. Great view of the city skyscrapers and we didn't have to wait in congested street traffic.

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Reviewed March 18, 2013

When you arrive in downtown Chicago via Union Station (Metra or Amtrak), the usual plan is to catch a cab to your location. Think about the Water Taxi if you are going anywhere near Michigan Ave and Wacker Drive to the north. (not sure of the destinations to the south). It takes about 10 minutes and you get a great view of the city from the river. The boat is covered if you have inclement weather, but standing on the bow as you head up river is a great experience. The boat is low so you really get a feel for the water (and how you don't really want to fall in) and you can check out the bars and restaurants you may want to visit later. At $3 weekday and $4 on the weekend - it is cheaper than a cab if you are travelling as a couple. A group of 4 may not have that price advantage - but it is still worth the trip.

2  Thank lovestoroam78
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Reviewed February 21, 2013 via mobile

My first visit to chicago my husband and I took the taxi from the Navy Pier to Willis Tower. What a great way to do some sightseeing! I loved it! Will definitely be using this next time we visit Chicago

4  Thank Tdirv
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

Such a great way to show your visiting friends and family a unique part of Chicago. We typically take the taxi on average three times a summer, going from the museum campus to Navy Pier. The only caution I have is that if you or your guest are prone to motion sickness, you may want to survey the conditions of the lake before taking the taxi. :)

3  Thank Bubs D
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

We enjoyed riding on the water taxi as much as walking around the city. Nice was to view architecture

3  Thank Angelia C
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